Jangkar Fall

State Sarawak
LocationWest of Lundu, near Indonesian border
Coordinates and map N 01 39.90 E 109 41.72
Water SourceRiver
Waterfall ProfileVertical fall
AccessibilityRiver trekking

The Jangkar fall is a powerful, remote fall, located on the slopes of the Berumput range, the boundary between Sarawak and Indonesia. From Kuching you first follow road nr 1. After crossing the Kayan river, you look for signs to Biawak. From the road you can see the waterfall already.
At (N 01 38.82' E 109 43.00') a small road to the road leads to Kg Jantan, where you can park your car. Try to find a guide here.

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Visible from far away

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Kg Jantan, where the trail starts

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Start of the river trekking

An easy trail leads first trough plantations until you reach the Jangkar river after about 45 minutes. Here the trail ends and you start trekking the river. Huge boulders make this a tough trek, only possible under good weather conditions. Don't try this trek when it has rained or might rain! Even with good weather, you must be careful. But it is also big fun.

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Passing a small waterfall

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Tough river trekking

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Slow progress

After another hour you reach the spectacular waterfall, with a huge deep pool. A nice place to relax, enjoy your lunch and take a bath. The slopes are steep, no trail, so we did not even try to climb to the top. It seems that there are more falls upstream!

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There is the waterfall!

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Spectacular and powerful

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The upper part of Jangkar fall

Waterfalls can be dangerous ! Always take care about your safety

Visitor Comments


carlisle87 14-07-2011
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0PegBi71-0
ema 09-02-2011
can i know who should i contact for go to this waterfall? maybe we want go there on April or March..
wilson 12-07-2010
Been there!!! Nice website, very useful info. Sarawak is a hidden treasure.
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