Berta Falls

State Pahang
LocationPos Lenjang, Off Jln Sg Koyan - Ringlet
Coordinates and map 4.32209, 101.58937 (Lower), 4.32721, 101.58196 (Upper)
Water SourceSg. Mertar, Natural Stream
Waterfall ProfileMulti-Level Cascade Falls
Accessibility4WD Access, Hiking ~2hrs

Berta Falls consist of 3 waterfalls deep within the rural regions of Pos Lenjang. The 3 waterfalls according to sequence are Lata Pulai, Talag Cenrat & Talag Tampug. Talag is orang asli speak for "falls". The highest and most scenic waterfall of the series is Talag Tampug (pictured below) which is situated the highest upriver.
This waterfall series was first documented by Jan back in 2012 where he visited Talag Cenrat.(link)

Access to the region has been easier recently, vehicles with decent ground clearance will be able to navigate up to the access trail. Visitors are however cautioned against driving into the region past dusk, as the region has been experiencing occasional visits by elephant herds. There has been casualties to local aboriginal folk due to the passing herds.(link) This waterfall is not suitable for beginners. Visitors are also highly recommended to hire a guide from the local orang asli village to help navigate the jungle safely.

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Mertar Falls 3 (Talak Tampug)

Head to Sg Koyan town as the landmark. Visitors can also use the northern route coming down from Ringlet, Cameron Highlands as well. There are 2 access roads into Pos Lenjang area. There is an old road (gravel/dirt condition) from the north (Image 1); visitors from Ringlet can choose to use this access road. It is nearer but the road conditions can be more challenging during wet seasons. The alternative is to use the same access route from Pos Betau.(Image 2) The road condition from Pos Betau is reasonably maintained and continues to a newly constructed single lane tarred road.

Proceed along the final stretch of gravel road to Kg Simpang Gening Pos Lenjang (Image 3) There is a river side camp at the edge of the village. Visitors can seek permission to camp there and also hire a guide from the same village. (We were charged RM400 for 2 guides, prices depends on waterfall level reached)

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Image 1

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Image 2

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Image 3

Do note that the bridge to cross the powerful Sg Jelai Kecil has collapsed. To cross the river, visitors will have to waddle across knee height and quite fast flowing river. It may not be possible to do this if the river level is high during rainy seasons. The trail starts on the left of Sg Berta which is part of an old logging road. This old logging road is also actively used by elephant herds. (hence hiring a guide is recommended as they will know the animal's recent movements) From the logging road there will be several junctions, near the Berta Falls 2 (Image 4) there will be a right junction to go down to the river. Lata Pulai (Image 5) on the other hand is only accessible from river side trekking. Visitors can back track from Berta Falls 2.

To proceed to the upper Talag Tampug Fall, visitors will have to scramble back up the logging road and continue upriver. Near the river confluence of Sg Berta & Sg Martar, visitors will have to scramble down the hill and cross the river to reach the waterfall. Visitors will pass 2 more small waterfalls (Image 6) before reaching the final grand scene.

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Image 4

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Image 5

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Image 6

"Rubbish exist when there is an imbalance of those willing to take action."

If you plan to visit this waterfall, do bring a plastic bag along. In the event there is rubbish left by irresponsible individuals, you can contribute and do our part to keep nature's paradise clean. Thank you~

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Waterfalls can be dangerous ! Always take care about your safety