Sungei Perting Fall aka Lata Hammers

State Pahang
LocationOff the Gombak-Bentong road
Coordinates and map N03 27.41' E101 51.85'
Water SourceSmall River
Waterfall ProfileVertical Falls
AccessibilityTrekking along trail

Access to this beautiful, unknown, waterfall is from the old Gombak-Bentong road. Coming from KL by the Karak highway, you take the exit to the village of Bukit Tinggi, where you can have breakfast. Then you follow the old road to Bentong for about 16 km. On your way you pass a nice unnamed waterfall and a Hot Springs.

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This nice unnamed waterfall can be seen from the road. Will be powerful in the rainy season.

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The Hot Springs look grand, but are now in a bit of disrepair.

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This signboard marks the access road to the resort and the waterfall

From the junction a small road leads in about 3 km to the resort. The quality of this access road was reasonable during our visit. Should be possible with a normal car, although a 4WD might come in handy during the rainy season.

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Near the unfinished house you can park your car and start trekking

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First you have to cross the river.

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After the crossing you follow a well-maintained trail

The trail is well maintained, at some places a bit overgrown. Follow it for another 2 km (half an hour). The river is always audible down in the ravine to your right. During our visit the location where you start the descent to the river, was indicated by an arrow, made of tree braches and twigs. Take care, this descent is very steep!

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The start of the scramble down to the river. Notice the arrow.

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The steepest part of the descent. A fixed rope is helpful

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At the bottom, the waterfall and the huge pool come as a big suprise.

This waterfall is one of the most beautiful that can be found near KL. The water volume is high, even in the dry season and the pool is huge. There are several suitable campsites around.

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You have to cross the river to reach the 'beach'

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The Hammers waterfall in all its beauty

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Driftwood trees show that in the rainy season this fall will be much more powerful.

A vague trail to the right of the fall leads to the upper fall, which is more modest, but also has a nice pool. Upstream the river becomes quiet.

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The upper fall

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Wild orchids can be found here

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It might be interesting to explore the stream further uphill

This waterfall is a relatively unknown and therefore unspoilt gem, quite near KL.

Keep it that way! Take only pictures, leave only footprints.

Waterfalls can be dangerous ! Always take care about your safety

Visitor Comments


haziq 22-10-2013
Went there for camping twice, on first trip is the day where we were leaving and the drown case group arrived. video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfnnMPSyj0Q&feature=em-upload_owner
Fahzan Aziz 03-06-2013
just for the information, sentiasa beringat. http://www.sinarharian.com.my/arkib/dihanyut-arus-deras-selepas-selamatkan-rakan-1.166766
ZUL SALLEH 26-02-2013
I was there frm 22nd till 24th Feb 2013. Awesome eventhough its killing me. My last jungle trekking was in 1996. Alhamdulillah ... with His blessing, I have finally reached the destination through different obstacles. The journey takes 1 hour to 3 times a break journey. Trekking very tiring but disappeared when looking at the waterfall with very cold water when crossing to the campground. The waterfall height approximately about 6 meters with a fierce roaring sound.
Fahzan Aziz 24-01-2013
one of my favourite waterfall, camp site limited tapi cukup untuk 20-30 pax satu-satu camp site. kami ada tanam pokok-pokok macam cili api, serai dan kunyit, tak taula apa jadik. sayang, banyak sampah ditinggalkan, marilah bersama keluarkan sampah-sampah yang tak patut, sakit matala weh. kalau mau pergi, silalah call-call nombol saya, 017-2777147.
alitosfera 23-09-2012
been there last year. Its a nice place for camping. But the campsite is really limited. Trekking is not so hard as there is a clear path. But,need to cross the river first to get in that path.
anaklaut 09-02-2012
salam....blh bg no contct guide klu nak g kat lata hummer ni...ni no phne saya 0122647604( apai )...blh msg@call saya
jack 07-02-2012
ada ikan kelah tak area sini.. :D
Dick 08-11-2011
At this time of year, Perting falls was not difficult to find or get to. I was able to drive on the dirt road to the Perting Valley camp with my intrepid Myvi, although there are some side roads so one may need to ask directions. The correct road takes you over a small bridge and then along a road with basic concrete and corrugation. You can park by the Perting Valley camp. Walk about 200 meters on a bare dirt escarpment with lots of water pipes, and you will see a flat area of the river where you will see the path on the other side. Water was about crotch (pardon the expression) deep. The hike to the falls took 45 minutes, and there are a few A4 size signs someone put up at the bends in the path. With its sandy beach, this is anice place for an overnight. Might need a parang in case of new obstructions on the path.
Roger 13-03-2011
Uphill River Crossing We made our first trip yesterday. We saw two hikers were waiting at the crossing. They told us that it was their first trip. We saw there wasn’t any spot we could cross the river as most parts were deep and the water was strong perhaps due to earlier rain. We decided to proceed hiking the trail next to the river. Just a short distance, the two hikers managed to catch up with us. Just then, they spotted their friends across the river. Their friends came down to help their crossing. We decided not to follow them, we proceeded further up, looking for a shallow crossing. After about 20 minutes, we hit the end of the trail. We decided to check out the camp site which we had passed by earlier. My instinct told me that it must be used by campers from the resort and there must be a river crossing. This part of river was not strong and shallower. We made our crossing at the most shallow part and walked beside the river up to a spot, about 20 feet away which had a much gentle slope for us to climb up. Upon reaching the top of the slope which was about 20 feet high, we could not see any visible trail. I told my friend if you could make our way 100 feet perpendicular to the river we should able to find the main path. As the area was not dense, we could walk through the branches and bushes. Just about 30 feet away, we found some signs that someone had passed thru. Indeed, we saw more signs and markings on trees. We followed a more clear path. A short distance, we finally met the main path. From here another 30 minutes we eventually reached the waterfalls. On our return, we tried the downhill river crossing. But I still prefer our uphill river crossing, less traveled trail.
amin 01-03-2011
Kena lapor diri kt balai polis dulu tak sebelum masuk..?
fazrol46 07-02-2011
kat cni mmg ade tmpt camping.. ade dlm 3/4 campsite yang boleh di dirikn khemah.. terbakkk...:)
ah_chuan86 01-02-2011
kat sini ada teempat camping ke?
fazrol46 31-01-2011
3-6 Feb 2011 ni aku turun perting lg buat kali yg ke-7... kena guide a new team yg nk ke sane.. banyak perubahan yang telah berlaku di perting valley..xmcm dlu˛ yg aku dtg..pic pon berlainan sangat..please keep update wahai webmaster waterfallsoftmalaysia..huhu..:)
fazrol46 31-01-2011
jln msuk still mcm biase..cuma tmpt parking dh beruubah sedikit.. papa p0n tetap layan perting ni... "mulekan trackking dgn bismillah".. insyaallah selamat...^_^
Brazilianos 19-09-2010
We have been to the falls today. Really a great place and still untouched. The unfinished house became a Camp with a nice garden on the right and some fountain. They are building something up the hill but its better if you park your car at the house area. From the house you need to walk ca. 50 meter up the hill and then take the slope down for the river crossing. If you pay attention you should see the beginning of the trail on the other side of the river. The trail was quite overgrown but still good visible and easy to follow. Someone left some written indication signs on the side of the trail. You should also consider to take some salt with you - there were lots of Leeches. Thanks for the warning with the drowning cases. The water currency is really strong.
amir 03-07-2010
salam..nak bertanya ni ke lokasi lata hammer ni naik 4wd lepas x terus ke waterfall?ke kena park kat luar then trekking ke waterfall 2..thanks..
bossaura 13-01-2010
sendiri mau ingat jangan buat maksiat!!
bossaura 13-01-2010
memang best gile tempat ni... tapi 2 hari lepas 11/01/10 jam 11 pagi kawan saya lemas di tempat ni...kene tarik arus n mayat nya di jumpai next day..mayat tersangkut pada akar pokok di dalam dasar sungai...so berhati-2..jgn terlalu suke...nanti duka..(advise-bawa tali setiap kali mandi air terjun...test dulu baru terjun...ok)
cma 10-11-2009
best gilerrr beb...airnya sejuk mengalir jernih n bersih. tak sabar nak pergi lagi...tempat yang tenang n aman damai. harap jangan ada yg cuba mencemarinya...tqvm.
Joe 22-08-2009
I met a few of our WS members and they have been here too..in different trips.. and there were near drowning cases as well on each of the trips by these people. On 16th August 2009... A group of visitors to this fall were not as lucky as we were...one person from their group drowned... Check out the news report from Utusan Malaysia:- http://www.utusan.com.my/utusan/info.asp?y=2009&dt=0817&pub=Utusan_Malaysia&sec=Kota&pg=wk_05.htm Be extra careful when u go to this waterfall. Especially on the right side when u are facing the falls... On our trip there 3 months back, we had 5 person near drowning at the same time. We were very very lucky that all was back in one piece. Please BE XTRA CAREFUL!
Joe 24-05-2009
Perting Valley Camp has put up clear signs to the waterfall. U will not miss it. But a warning to all swimmers, beware of branches underneath and the current. Easily trap and may cause drowning. BE EXTRA CAUTION
eugene 07-05-2009
guys.i need a little HELP here.i feel the xcitemnt thru ur experiences n all.bt tht doesnt satisfy me enough.so i intend to go for a camping there by next week/a week after.here the problem.i just lack of info regarding the place.is there anythg i shud knw?
Riza 07-04-2009
Was informed by a local guide that the name for this fall is actually Air Terjun Perting Pandak. Any inquiries ask Pak Lang 0142906301.
Joe 06-09-2008
I went there with my Waterfall Survivor group members today. The road heading in is ok. but 4WD or cars with higher chassis will be better. It a easy trail in. The descent part is steep but there is rope that u can hold on to it. No rubbish seen all the way in. Unspoilt place. Just keep it that way. If u like waterfall hunting join our group at http://www.facebook.com/groups.php?src=fftb#/group.php?gid=17696439707 This is a group that all share the same interest. WATERFALL HUNTING!
HAPPYYEN 27-04-2008
Instructions to the place is very accurate. Today, 4 of us from the BP Guild was there. Yes, the gate was installed. Manage to walk across the river infront of the gate. Beautiful place (good view from the campsite), spoilt by rubbish left behind by uncaring campers.Contact me for more info at happyyen@gmail.com
fazrol 21-03-2008
ishk2~ yekeee riza?? napelaa diek uat mcm tuh.. susah la nk seberang sg nnti.. dah kene cr jln len lak.. bod bet la tuan tanah kedaun tuh!!!
Riza 21-03-2008
Bad news, the owner of the farm was seen installing a gate yesterday. Most probably will need to find another place to cross the river. There were 4x4 tracks seen on the trail, which made a mess of the trail.
fazrol 26-02-2008
bln5 nih aku nk g lg..sape nk foloww aku nk camping lageyyy... xpuassss!! bestttt sgt2..
fazrol 25-02-2008
to daud:apelaa..xkan JAIS nk masuk jauh sgt dlm hutan tuh,lata hammers jauh sgt drg org luar,so pandai2 laaa..its ur responsibility..ape2 pon lata hammers the best ever n forever!!btol x alan??
Alix 18-12-2007
Visited the waterfall on 9/12/07. The descent on the right of the trail is well marked with a pink ribbon. Can't miss it ! It took us 40 minutes to reach the waterfall. The trail is wet and infested with leeches. Few fallen trees due to the rain. Please keep the place clean, leave nothing but footprint.
Bryan Mok 18-12-2007
Hi Guys, Planning to go to this Lata Hammer coming Jan 08 due to rainy season, can some one offer direction to look for the trail to descent please, my email mokbryan75@gmail.com
Alix 06-12-2007
Plan to visit the waterfall this weekend. Would appreciate some advise and direction. Email : rosalix9922@yahoo.com
Keong 27-11-2007
Hi Zhi Hao...my name is Keong and I would like to make a trip to the Hammers falls. Since you were the most recent visitor there, can you give me more specific directions on how to get there? My email is bandel4@yahoo.com.sg
Zhi Hao 27-11-2007
From KL, we took LRT to Titiwangsa, then a bus to Perting (Central Pahang). The bus stopped by the highway and we started trekking inside.
Zhi Hao 27-11-2007
Just went there, 21 boys, quite difficult to reach because we were carrying camping stuffs and equipments.
Alan 15-10-2007
Dear Rick & Tim. Went camping on the 13/10/07. Yes, there was a fallen tree with branches all over the path. We pratically climbed over the obsticle. 3 adults and 4 kids. Not easy, but we made it. It rained at the falls and it was a real tsunami. Good experiend.
Rick 15-10-2007
We tried to visit on 14.10.07. We crossed the river and walked for 25 minutes, but discovered the path was blocked by a fallen tree. Shame, we must have been very close but there was no way past.Still, it was a good walk and we got to swim in the river near the crossing point.
tim 15-10-2007
Visted on 14-10-2007. A very large tree has fallen down hillside and across trail at approx 2km mark from start of walk....unable to get to mark to descend to waterfall...need equipment to clear trail....Tim
rickywong 27-09-2007
hello, everybody.. who can tell me that how do i get to there from KL? need yours help so much....thanks! my email ricky0163338291@gmail.com
Megat 26-08-2007
It's pretty hard to find the junction down to the waterfall w/o the sign or indication. The other day, we were busy having fun chatting we missed the junction. Oh well, it was a good walk in the jungle, though. Plus, the fall we ended up was pretty much beautiful if not great!
yellowbanana 26-08-2007
I've been there on the end of May 07. Not bad at all and very clean as if there's no one every discover it. Here're some pics and activities during our Lata Hammers's trip. http://yellowbananainc.blogspot.com/2007/05/lata-hammers-invasion.html http://yellowbananainc.blogspot.com/2007/05/lata-hammers-invasion-story.html
Alan 23-08-2007
Dear Aziz, Lata Hammers is quite hard to find. The trail head is completely diferent from the instruction from this website. Own transport needed. Rapid KL buses don't masuk jungle. More instruction pls email me. campmanalan@yahoo.com Cheers.
Aziz 22-08-2007
Hi guys, I'm planning to visit KL in a couple of weeks, and am thinking of visiting Lata Hammers too. Any pointers with regards to getting transport from KL, knowing that Hammers is a rather isolated place? Cheers, Aziz
Alan 19-08-2007
One more thing. Watch out for those little vampires shaped like worms and black. Can someone tell me what happened to the fishes. Man, they r all gone !
Alan 19-08-2007
Went to Hammer today. 4 of us have the whole place to ourselve. The arrow indicator to scramble down is gone. Good, cause less people would fine it. Selfish me ! Well, find it if u can. Still a beautiful falls and a nice beach. Hammer is advisible for experienced trekkers or u r gonna walk round the jungle finding the falls. Good luck.
Hmmlo 27-06-2007
I went to the waterfall with Megat and friends. Unfortunately, we did not find the waterfall at all. I guess that we missed the sign to go down hill after half and hour walk, and we ended up walk further up for three hours. My advice for you all, read the direction to the waterfall carefully.
Megat 25-06-2007
We just went there last weekend. We had a productive walk and a great picnic by the river bank. The high-volumed river was really beautiful and wild. Good place for people looking for a place to getaway from the city and enjoy the unspoiled nature. Watch out for leeches coz there is a lot of blood suckers out there.
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