The hilly regions of Tasik Kenyir is a world of untouched virgin tropical
jungle estimated to be millions of years old. There is no exact estimation
of the number of species of plants and wildlife existing within this vast
ecosystem. Dipterocarpus shrouds the horizon and towering trees of the
majestic Keruing, Meranti and Kapor loom above while the exotic, wildlife
roam freely below. For research scientists, nature lovers, adventures and
keen photographers, there is no rival as Kenyir promises to be a world of
The highest elevation in Tasik Kenyir is Mount Cergau. Meanwhile Mount
Gagau with an elevation of 4,514 feet above sea level is the second
highest peak in Taman Negara after Mount Tahan.
Expeditions to Mount Gagau have been proven to be an exhilarating
experience. For the many who have scaled this mountain, it is truly an
experience to cherish!
Among the other peaks in Kenyir are the Bongsu, Tembat, Raung,
Kachang, Cergau and Gajah Terom. At present, there are no facilities on
the other peaks except for Mount Gagau where base camps and hiking
trails have been set-up.
KETENGAH (Central Terengganu Development Authority) recognizes that
the mountainous tropical rain forest offer tremendous eco-tourism
potential. In ensuring that this natural heritage is well preserved, proper
steps are now being taken to provide facilities such as ranger stations,
base camps and hiking trails and all activities and developments are
closely scrutinized. Should you decide to venture into these hilly regions
please consult the relevant authorities.