I was raised by a family of academicians and grew up believing that nothing else matters as long as I do well in my studies. My childhood was pretty much routine and straight forward. Going to school and studying for exams occupies most of my growing up days and thinking back, I was brainwashed to believe that I couldn’t do anything outdoor or extreme stuff as I have a weak and sickly body.
As I grew up, I started to become rebellious and discovered that the things that I have been told by my family are mostly not true and I am actually capable of anything that I wanted to do as long as I put my mind to it. My life started to become interesting when I met my husband. He’s always been there to support me and accompany me to to do all the extreme and the crazy things I wanted to do, even if it defies logic.
Naturally, when I became a mother, I did not want my son to go through the same childhood that I did. My son has autism and is dyslexic. And because he does not achieve the academic milestone the same way as children his age, he is stigmatized. I did not want to restrict him from exploring the world and condemn him to a normal and boring academic life although he is a special need child and everyone around me keeps telling me that he is not capable of anything and so, I’ll bring him to explore the world with me at any chance that I got, in hopes that he will benefit from all the exposure.
One of the things that I’ve dreamed of doing as a child but never got the chance to do was jungle trekking. My first jungle trekking experience was with both my husband and son during Resorts World Genting Back to Nature Eco Retreat 2015. It was a 2km trek in the jungle of Genting Highlands and I was practically sweating by the time it was done. It was a memorable experience, to say the least.
We started our exploration just after our birdwatching session. You may read our experience HERE.
Still all hyped up, we trekked down a very steep slope.
As our guide back then were pretty strict, we did not really get to leisurely take our time in the jungle but our second time around with Treks Enterprise was another story altogether, we get to trek into the jungle at a pretty much leisurely pace and we were allowed ample time for photography as well.
Due to the steepness of the path and for safety reasons, only a maximum of 5 people were allowed to go down at one time.
My family and I went down with a guide especially assigned to us. In my humble opinion, this time the path is much more challenging than our first time.
Walking sticks and hiking shoes is advisable should you decided to trek a challenging path like this. Unless you are equipped with shockproof or action camera, I wouldn’t advice any photography session during any jungle trekking or hiking session.
After about 30 minutes, we were rewarded with such a beautiful view.
A sight to behold for nature lovers, I must say. And if you ask me if I would do it again, the answer is a definite yes.
Treks Enterprise is offering all sort of guided walks and eco-related programmes and a guided hiking or jungle trekking session is one of them.