Tuesday, July 7, 2009

GUNUNG LEDANG - CONFIRMED

It's officially ON! I'll be joining a group of trekkers to Gunung Ledang via Sagil on Jul 11 (this Saturday!). I was told there'd be a big group (40 people??) and I never met anyone of them.

Below is the itinerary:

11 July
4.00 pm - Meet at Seremban R&R
7.00 pm - Dinner
9.00 pm - Dorm accommodation at Park

12 July
6.30 am - Register and start climbing

Puteri Waterfall
From Ranger office you have to walk through the staircase about 20 minutes to reach here.

Kolam Puteri (900ft)
It takes 25minutes to reach here from Puteri Waterfall.

Kolam Gajah (2050ft)
It takes 50 minutes to 1hour to reach here from Kolam Gajah. Before you reach here you will cross a place name Kolam Anak Gajah. From Kolam Anak Gajah you have to use either twin fall trail or Bukit Semput trail to reach Kolam Gajah.

Sungai Segitiga (2200ft)
From Kolam Gajah to Sungai Segitiga you will go through 2 hills and it will take about 1hour 30minutes to reach Sungai Segitiga. It’s easy to find the suitable place to build your tent here because the campsite area here is flat.

Botak Hill
Botak hill is the last campsite before you reach at the summit. It’s the last area where you can find water point here. There is no water at the summit!. The journey from Sungai Segitiga is challenging where you have to go through a cave name Gua Kambing then steep cliff/ropes area and a stream. You can see bonsai trees on the way to Botak Hill.

6.00 pm
Back to KL.

Cost RM60 per pax including all entrance and park fees, cert, insurance & 1 night dorm accommodation.

I really hope it's worth the money (macamlah bayar banyak sangat!) and I am excited about the whole trip!
What to bring?
  • A good pair of hiking shoes
  • Head Lamp
  • Spare batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Oral re-hydrating salt (ORS) sachets
  • Cotton Hand gloves
  • Plenty of water (at least 2-3 liters)
  • Mosquito/insect repellents
  • Towel
  • Ponchos/raincoats
  • Food for the whole day
  • Toiletries
  • Spare clothes to change
  • Sleeping Mat

I really hope that I can climb with my day hiking back pack and put back the overnight stuffs in the car!

GUNUNG LEDANG, Here I come!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow.....Gunung Ledang....
Putera Gunung Ledang u would be! enjoy ur trip!!
take lots of photos, and post it here.btw, do u have facebook or sumthing similar?

The Author said...

unfortunately no!

Anonymous said...

too bad then....i am more in facebuk. u can put more pic there! well, cant wait for ur post bout gunung ledang!

John Iverson said...

All the best bro... be carefull ok...

The Author said...

Thank you to both. I am excited and careful is the word as I have more climbs to do. Mt. Kinabalu is my curtain closer this year! Lepas tu puasa, raya dan musim tengkujuh!

pricon said...

Salam bro, so how was the climb? Hope you enjoyed it!

The Author said...

The climb was very good. It was challenging and gruelling and I enjoyed it immensely. The group that I joined was also okay, fun people. Had no problem with them. 33 of us and 26 made it to the top!