And to answer the FAQ – no, you would not see even a single papaya tree around.
Papaya River is multi-layered. Knowing that it is the only water source in Tarak, hikers take a dip in the lower parts of the river near the campsites and keep the uppermost part untouched where hikers fetch their water.
Papaya River is one popular sidetrip too…
… as well as a perfect stopover for Photo Ops
* If camping at the grassland, make sure to bring sufficient amount of water since Papaya River is about 2 and a half hour far.