Gunung Ledang Day Trek
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
Not recommended for toddlers and child less than 7 years old
1 Day: 18 Apr, 11 July, 24 Oct 2020
2 Days: 16-17 May, 8-9 Aug, 7-8 Nov 2020
- 10-seater aircon private transfer from Singapore
- X-Trekkers leader
- Meals as per itinerary & First Aid support
- Local mt guide (1 guide : 7 hikers)
- 1 night in Tangkak Guesthouse/ homestay or Gunung Ledang Resort (as per choice) for 2 days option
- Entrance fees, trekking permit and climbing insurance
- 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
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).
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!!
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.
It was a wonderful experience and excellent support by Willy.
Best moment of the trip: Reaching the waterfall. Refreshing !!
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.