If you are tired of the heat and the suffocating humidity of Southeast Asia, the best thing you can do is take a few days to the Cameron Highlands.
From Georgetown we took a private bus that picked us up at the hotel at 8 and at 12 we were already installed in the village of Tanah Rata in the middle of the Cameron Highlands area under a pleasant temperature of 20 degrees.
The bus left us somewhat more expensive than public transport -55 ringits- but it was worth it for its comfort and the mess that the nice driver with whom we chatted during the trip was brought.
The type of tourism that is breathed in the Cameron Highlands is quite different from what we usually find throughout Southeast Asia. In this mountainous area of Malaysia people come to perform the multiple trekkings that exist and, as a general rule, restaurants and food shelves close at 10 pm, which surprised us accustomed to eating or drinking in Kuala Lumpur or Georgetown until late.
The mountains of Cameron Highlands stretch in the heart of Malaysia. A landscape that joins the jungle, the extensive tea plantations as huge carpets and an alpine landscape with peaks of almost 2000 meters high.
Trekking through the Cameron Highlands
The variables for trekking in Cameron are multiple with routes suitable for all audiences.
The accommodation options they are included in the populations of Tanah Rata, Ringlet and Bringchang. These are concentrated in a few kilometers and the road that unites them extends small arms that become paths where to discover the secrets of its forests and peaks. Specifically there 14 signposted roads with variants that we can join to make daily days where to alternate waterfalls, peaks, views of tea plantations or pleasant walks through the interior of the thicket.
The roads are properly marked although some variants have been literally devoured by nature. This is the case of road 11 and 12, at least, during the month of August 2013.
We opted the first day for way 4 which brings us closer to the Parit waterfall and the way 8 which runs through the forest and leaves us at the foot of the Robinson waterfall. Both - the waterfalls - are no big deal but the road through the thick jungle becomes really nice.
The Robinson waterfall following path 8