The idea of being in nature, or even viewing scenes of nature can already give a sense of calmness. Even studies have showed that occasional visits to nature spaces reduces anger, anxiety and stress.

Well, what more if you get to stay overnight in a resort that’s set-up in a real forest setting, deep in the woods, disconnected from the busy city lights and noises, and even phone connections – with all that sooths your ears are the flowing streams, waterfalls, and the song of the forest.

Sekeping Serendah is located in the state of Selangor (Malaysia), in an indigenous (Orang Asli) community village. Located in the middle of a forest, the very transparent and open sheds give a beautiful connection to the beauty of the natural environment surrounding them. All the sheds in this facility are intentionally kept basic and free from lavishness.

During day time, we spend time at the nearby waterfall, whether taking a challenging dip in the cold water right at the falls, or a relaxing dip upstream in the slow-moving waters. I usually go for a short forest trek along the stream upwards, with my camera, taking pictures of the rainforest.

For those who wants to have a more relaxed time right around the sheds, can choose to go to the swimming pool in the garden. You can even choose to spread open your yoga met and get on your healing journey.

Evenings can be very pleasant, with cool breeze and all you have it the aura of the forest to keep you and your company cozy. We usually have a barbeque session, chatting the night away.

I definitely can’t wait to get back to this nature retreat, not to mention a nature healing journey of my own.


Difficulty Level

mardi-himal-base-camp

Location

Selangor, Malaysia

Duration

2 Days

Activity type

Rainforest experience


So, what is the plan?


0530am – Board transport at Woodland MRT Exit Cnn0730am – Meet up with guide (prepare day pack)nn0745am – 4WD transfer to trail headnn0845am – Briefing and stretchingnn0900am – Start of hikenn1100am – ETA Batu Tenggek✔nn1130am – ETA Panti North✔nn1230pm – ETA Panti East✔

What is included:


  • Round trip transportation from Singapore (as per itinerary)

  • Tour Leader from Singapore

  • Professional Mountain Guides

  • Permission & reports to relevant authorities

  • Expedition porter (For company equipment & ration)

  • Chef on the mountain

  • Camping meals

  • Porter to bring equipment and ration up the mountain

  • Group and external radio communication

  • 4WD transfer

  • Flysheet & ground sheet (A-frame tent)

  • Certification of climb



What is not included:


  • Group, personal, equipment, belongings, travel, or other types of insurance coverage during expedition dates.

  • Personal camping equipment

  • Travel, meals, accommodation, and other items not mentioned above prior and after the expedition

  • Emergency evacuation cost

  • Visa to Malaysia

  • Personal Medication

  • Meals other than specified in the itinerary

  • Travel insurance