From Tahan Hqrs...as we sat off, with Ahmad leading, we traversed through relatively flatter terrain, with a few steep hills, not too high, passing by rivers and streams. There were no clear paths once we got off the beaten tracks into the humid and steamy jungle. To ensure that
no one got lost inadvertently, we observed jungle rule # 1 .... the distance between you and the next should be such that you can see the person in front of you always.
Rule # 2 .... put the slower ones in front. From Tahan Hqrs to Sungai Melantai is about 12 km as the crow flies. Today, that portion can be covered in approximately 4-6 hours depending on fitness level. But, I believe we took much longer.