One of the most recommended treks for those who want to have a challenging trekking experience with a life long excitement.
Gunung Ledang (also known as Mount Ophir), 1276 metres (4187 ft), is probably Peninsular Malaysia’s best-known mountain. The mountain is situated in Johor, close to the Melaka border and it is a very accessible mountain. Ledang can be climbed in a weekend, camping one or two nights on the mountain.
Ledang is a good introduction to Jungle Mountains. The route up the mountain takes one from big trees on the lower slopes, through a mossy forest with several species of pitcher plant, to the wind-swept rocky summit with its rhododendrons and other flowering plants. The route up the summit is short, steep and a strenuous scramble in places. Although any healthy fit person can climb Gunung Ledang, it is not suitable for a casual family outing.
Departure from Singapore
Recommend 02 Days
Grade: Moderate to difficult
Best Season: May to October (Park may closed from Dec-Feb due to monsoon season)
Region: Johor state, Malaysia
Date: 9-10 Sep (Camp) 2017
Tour Code: AMH-OPH_02-1
Recommended for those who are fit
Day trip climbing is limited to 100 persons per day
Day 1 SINGAPORE – Ophir (LD)
1030 Meet & depart with stop for lunch at local restaurant
1500 Arrive Park HQ, check in and trek to a waterfalls in park.
1530 Swim, rest & relax at falls
1700 Return to Park HQ for washup & rest.
1800 Dinner in Park Cafeteria
Day 2 Ophir – SINGAPORE (BLD)
0600 Wake up call, check out and breakfast
0730 Meet guide and registration; deposit luggage in park office
0800 Start of trek
To summit – 10-12hrs to ascend & descend or Bukit Botak (1050m, 9-11hrs to ascend and descend)
Please note there will be a turnaround time if the guide feels that the group cannot make it to the destination.
1830 Arrive base, washup, meet vehicle for return SIN with stop for dinner in local restaurant
2330 Arrive SINGAPORE
Tour Code: AMH-OPH_02-2
Recommended for those who likes camping and prefer sunrise trek.
Camping is limited to 50 persons per day
Day 1 SINGAPORE – Ophir (LD)
0730 Meet & depart
1200 Lunch in local restaurant
1300 Continue drive to Park HQ.
1330 Arrive Park HQ, meet guide and registration
1400 Start of trek to CP4 Kolam Gajah (534 m)
1700 Arrive campsite. Set camp and prepare dinner
1800 Enjoy your self-cooked dinner in the forest.
Washup in the cooling pool. Rest & relax
Day 2 Ophir – SINGAPORE (BLD)
0300 Wake up call and light breakfast or hot drink
0400 Trek to summit – 2-3hrs to ascend
0700 Enjoy sunrise and breakfast at summit
0800 Descend to campsite
1100 Arrive campsite. Lunch & break camp
1300 Descend to base
1530 Arrive base, washup, meet vehicle for return SINGAPORE with stop for dinner in local restaurant
2200 Arrive SINGAPORE
Price per person in SGD
Price is subjected to changes without prior notice
- 10-seater aircon private transfer from Singapore
- X-Trekkers leader
- Meals as per itinerary & First Aid support
- 1 Local mt guide
- 1 night in Park Dorm/Hut/Chalet as per choice for Option 1 & tent for option 2
- Entrance fees, trekking permit and climbing insurance, certificate
- Briefing prior departure
- 15% discount at X-Boundaries
Price excludes: Personal gears & expenses, Travel Insurance, Evacuation cost, Visa if applicable, Tips to guide, All Meals not stated, Other tours not stated in itinerary, Porter’s fees
The overall experience was great. I recommend a slightly earlier start from SG, maybe 4am or 5am, since the traffic at the causeway was terrible on the way in. Not for beginners, but my children, aged 8 and 10, were able to do the hike quite well.
Which is the best moment of the trip? Climbing the ropes against the rock, putting our feet into a lake and have fishes swimming around them!Mr Kiruthika & Family
Thank you for your efforts. My friends and I have enjoyed the trip very much. Trekking is definitely the highlight of the trip. The nature of the trail and terrain is definitely good for cardio training. However the view was a little upsetting due to the haze. I would prefer to watch sunrise at the summit of mt ophir.
Overall the trip is well planned and arranged. I would prefer the itinerary of sticking to the original plan (trek up to see sunrise).
Do plan ahead so that the future participants get to enjoy the true highlight of Mt Ophir (Sunrise probably).Anonymous
Our guide (Chew) was always helpful.
Written briefing pre-trip was good, info was clear.
This was a challenging trip to accompany considering we had 2 6-year-old kids + a toddler (one year old) and the guides were particularly helpful (holding hands etc) – and we made it to the top (apparently breaking records of the youngest, fastest trekkers on this one day trek so the national park people said!)
The only point for improvement we really felt is if you could manage that there is no change of van half way through the trip each way. This took a while, was disruptive (especially at midnight on the way back when everyone and kids are asleep) and should be possible to avoid?
Best Moment: The realisation at the top of the summit and at the bottom that we’d made it, especially with the two six years old and the one year old all the way…It was certainly thanks to the guides’ support as well!!Stephanie Batot
Leaders Piers and Andros really took care of our welfare throughout the trip. Appreciated their help and guidance and leadership!
Best Moment: Trekking to the waterfall on the first day. Nothing to beat a dip on a hot day!
Least Enjoyed: KFC. Not exactly least enjoyed, but the most challenging part.
Challenging. On a personal note, would be better if participants had more training before the trek.Chew Mei Ying
It was a wonderful experience and excellent support by Willy.
Best moment of the trip: Reaching the waterfall. Refreshing !!Swapnil
The crews were knowledgeable and friendly. They were accommodating towards the group which consisted many beginner hikers. The overall adventure was great mainly because of the group dynamics as well, with many of the friends being great company to be around.
The trek was tougher than I had expected. With more pre-trip training, I will be able to better appreciate the surrounding nature.
It’s really very tiring and exhausting climbing mt ophir.Anonymous
… it can be steep, rocks must be climbed and one should have gloves. Yes, it’s manageable for beginners …….
Not for the physically unfit and mentally unprepared. Some of our members struggled.
The guide was friendly and knowledgeable, certainly instrumental in making the trip enjoyable.Anonymous
Tougher than expected, but well within a doable range.
We prepared ourselves in the gym prior to the trek and if the trek would had been too easy it could have been a wasted trip. We were pleased that the trek challenged us fully physically and mentally. We were pleased to have completed (last person) the trek in 9hr15min.
KFC – most challenging obstacles and the group pushed on with Anthony pushing from the back.Anonymous
Maybe the program schedule could be more accommodative with more flexible time in terms of the lunch and dinner on the first day. Offer more option on the Malaysian local food.
Would be good to provide light sticks in case the group is unable to reach back before night fall.
Best Moment: From CP7 to CP8, reaching the summit and replenish water supply at the water point. Reaching the summit is a sense of achievement and accomplishment. Top-up of water supply is to experience the importance of rationing water consumption.
Wonderful.Lim Chin Boon