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“A good hiking experience”

Gunung Ledang (Mount Ophir)
Ranked #41 of 144 things to do in Melaka
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Singapore
Level 5 Contributor
21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A good hiking experience”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

A rookie hiker. Climbed this mountain with some effort, with about 40 teenagers from various secondary schools, but did not get to reach the peak as someone forgot to bring the water cleansing tab and we were running dangerously low on water. Some students were also having difficulties carrying on. Very beautiful paths, rustic, a good introduction to mountain climbing. The hike to the base camp by itself is a workout, and noted that it was undertaken by Primary school children who were there during our stay at the resort. I truly enjoyed the experience though plagued by what ifs if any of the students slipped and fell as the paths were narrow and the drops really deep. There are guide ropes to help in the climb and you can see man-made touches to make the climb more scenic and rustic, though not invading on the natural aspect. You have to declare all your things at the base camp, and will be checked again on your way down, to ensure the mountain stays clean. There was a lodge at the Base camp, and a small minimart.

Visited November 2011
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Gunung Ledang Waterfall!”
Reviewed August 17, 2012

Gigantic waterfall (for me). Drove up with colleagues to the waterfall after work. Felt refreshed. Had a scrumptious dinner and head back. Lucky for me not being behind the wheels. A good destination if you are in Malaysia. Will come back to trip and reach the summit of this legendary beauty!

Visited September 2011
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Good climb, great views at the summit!”
Reviewed June 9, 2012

This is a moderately difficult climb. The slope is bit high as you near the summit - the gradient a bit too much for the altitude of the mountain (~4000ft). Not advisable for unfit hikers.

I started hiking at 530PM - reached base camp in about 2 hrs just when it got dark. Camped for the night and started the hike to summit at 3AM the next day. Reached summit for sunrise - sunrise is indeed beautiful from the summit.
This can be a good prep hike for tougher hikes in the region. I used it as a prep hike for Mt Rinjani in Indonesia.

Please note that hiring a guide is compulsory as per park guidelines.

Visited April 2012
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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“mountain climbing”
Reviewed April 24, 2012

the highest peak at Johor State of Malaysia, with its height 1297m, situated at Tangkak of Johor. Malacca had another road, via Asahan. Most people will used Tangkak Route for the trip. It is a well preserved forest, with many different obstacles, such as rock climbing(near batu hampar check-point), ladders, stairs, mussy rocks, small streams, and 7 check point for whole trip. Permit is required and also guide fees. Hikers must declair their things before and after climbing. That's why the trails of mountain is clean.
Gunung Ledang was well known for its own legends. According to the legends, there were a princess named Puteri Gunung Ledang staying in the mountain. Once, a Sultan tried to propose to Puteri and she accepted the offer but with few conditions. One of the conditions was to build a golden bridge connecting to the Gunung Ledang. However, all the conditions were met by the Sultan except one which was killing the King own son. Therefore, the King gave up.As told by locals, this place somehow had own's mystery. Easily hike if you are fit and always do exercise.

Visited July 2011
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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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“Clean & great mountain to climb.. Relaxing journey”
Reviewed December 20, 2011

The Mountain have two ways to climb. One from State of Melaka & one from state of Johor. I climb the mountain from Johor state (Tangkak).
Its a good mountain to climb. Similar like mount kinabalu in terms of tracks, cleanliness & guides. You can finish climb the mountain within a day. :).
Need to register yourself at the National Park Entrance where i need to declare all the stuff. There will be local guide with a very minimal fees.
Unfortunately the peak was not open anymore to the public & we can only reach at Check Point 7. Hopefully new peak will be open next time.
Overall we have fun. The journey was pleasant & fun. Its a windy mountain & nice view especially at Bonsai Park. You can see a lot of pitcher plant at the upper part of the mountain.

Visited December 2011
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