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{Training Hike} M'sia - Mount Ophir (1,276m): Challenging full-day hike (As...

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10 Ubi Crescent #07-33, Ubi Tech Park

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Gunung Ledang, or commonly known as Mount Ophir (1,276m) is the highest mountain in Johor and almost the most climbed mountain there.

This is a good step-up hike for those who are looking to progress to tougher hikes after Gunung Datuk or are training or preparing for Kinabalu/Nepal etc.

There are 2 main trails for Mount Ophir, the more popular and accessible "Sagil", and the "Asahan Trail". For this trip, we are looking to do the Asahan Trail.

Who is this for?

=> People who wish to challenge themselves
=> Have done Ophir before but never done the Asahan Trail
=> Wish to do a tough full day hike

It serves as a good training or progressive hike for those who wish to do more hiking. Most do it as training for other treks, like Kinabalu, or Nepal.

How tough is it/How fit do I have to be?

It is about 2.5 times as Gunung Datuk. The trek is around 5+h up and 3-4h down, making it a total of 9h to 10h, depending on your speed. The total elevation is ~1300m up and down. It can and will be extremely tiring on your legs. The distance is ~8km one way!

It is generally tropical forest trail, with some rope portions, ladders and rock faces. It can be quite fun to go through the different terrain with the need to use your hands at some points.

However, if you have done Gunung Datuk before, the terrain is not that much of a surprise. The tough part is only the duration.

This is good for people who have some level of fitness, if not it will be fun for those who are first time in Malaysia!

What happens if I am slow?

There is a 1 guide to 7 hikers ratio. There is also a cut-off timing to the summit, if you fail to make it you will have to turn back! So far everyone I've brought made it, but as the trail is harder than Sagil, I am more likely to enforce the cut-off timing!

How many pax?

Minimum 10 to start the trip!

Once confirmed, a Whatsapp group will be set up and info-kit sent out.

Itinerary:
(Saturday)
1.00 am : Meet @ Marsiling MRT
1.30 – 4am : Transport to Gunung Ledang via Tangkak
5.00 am : Breakfast at Tangkak
6.30am : Tangkak – Gunung Ledang National Park
7.00 am : Arrival @ National Park counter – Registration & Tagging items (checking in)
8.00 am : Start climbing to the top
12.00 pm : Arrive at the peak (safety time at the peak until 2.00 pm)
1.00 pm : Descend back to the base
4.30 pm : Arrive at the park, clear the items and wash up.
5.00 pm : Leave.
5.00 pm – 8.30pm : Dinner at Tangkak and head to Singapore/Dinner at JB

*Itinerary is subject to changes based on conditions and group speed*

Price:
150SGD
130 SGD (Malaysian)

Price includes:
2-ways Transport
Mountain Guide
All associated Park Permits/ Fees
Packed lunch provided by the Park
Mountain Insurance
Trip Leader

Price excludes:
All Personal expenses/Meals
Visa Application (if any)
Porter

This event is organized by
LITTLE MONSTERS TRAVEL PTE LTD
Travel Agent Licence No: 03117
Contact : +6597511216
Email: info@littlemonsterstravel.com

Some additional questions:

1) How long is the ride to Mount Ophir

A: It takes only around 3-4h from Singapore

2) The journey to Ophir only takes 3 hours, why do we set off so early?

A: This is so that we can save money on accommodation/driver cost/taxi to MRT station. This also means there is a lack of sleep, so try to sleep in the vehicle! Bring a travel pillow!

3) Are there shower or toilet facilities at the park?

A: Yes there are but basic. Expect using a hose/bucket. Please bring a change of clothes and shower when you are down from Ophir. No smelly people in the vehicle!

4) What do I have to look out for?

A: There are mosquitoes and leeches sometimes, depends on the weather.

5) Where is dinner?

We would have dinner in Tangkak at a cheap and nice chinese restaurant, if there are dietary concerns there are other options around the area also.

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