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“My fifth climb to Ophir ”

Gunung Ledang (Mount Ophir)
Ranked #37 of 145 things to do in Melaka
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

We set off from Spore around 6am via private transport and reached the park HQ around 930pm. Journey time (including custom clearance) from Spore to park HQ was about 3.5 hrs. To save time, we ate sandwich in the mini-bus and didn't stop along the way for breakfast. Climb registration including safety briefing took about 30 min. We started the trek around 10am. We took about 5 hrs to reach the summit via KFC (killer for climbers). We stayed at the summit for about 30 min. We took about 4.5 hrs to descend back to park HQ. Therefore the whole climb us slightly more than 5 hrs to complete.

Mount Ophir is a strenuous climb. However it is a bench mark. If you can manage the climb then you are good to go for the more difficult mountains like Rinjani and Tahan.

Miscellaneous info:

1. There are lockers available for rental (juz a few RM) at the park HQ.
2. Shower facilities are available at the park HQ.
3. There is no portable water source along the trek. You need to carry at least 2-3 L of water for the trek. There is one or two streams along the trek but it's not advisable to drink from there unless you have purifier tablets.
4. This is one of the most popular mountains to climb in Malaysia. Make reservation at least 1-2 weeks in advance to avoid disappointment. We saw a walk-in couple who wished to climb but were turned back because all guides were fully booked.
5. Bring a headlamp along in case you can't get back before sunset.
6. As a courtesy, pay some tips to the guides. They work hard but are not paid well by the national park.

8  Thank happynomad79
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

it was a nice hike up and down the slopes with few climbing trough the ropes and it was a good exercise and calories burning. Going up morning and reaching down at night coz we were slower and taking sometimes and relaxing and photo taking which is worth pay off with all the sweat.

1  Thank Watitan
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Firstly, we went here a few years ago. It is about a 5-hour drive from KL to this place as the highways do not pass anywhere close to it.

Local folklore has it that a a princess with magical powers who resided on the mountain.

Try going to this park and I believe you will not regret it. Good exercise at least ... climbing up to the point where you have a breathtaking view of the area. The walk.trek up takes about 30 minutes if trekking to where a nice waterfall is....leading to other waterfalls.

There is a 'border' and you can't go any higher than that as beyond that border is strictly for the Forest Rangers ( at the time we were there ). People can be swimming and standing underneath the waterfall. It is cool once you are beneath the canopy of tall trees. There are public bathrooms for you to change and wash up.

It's a good place to be with the family. I wish there were bigger signboards to tell the people to keep the place clean. When we were there, it was considered clean but people tend to throw rubbish at random places.

The cleanest waters are right on top ( naturally ) but that is also where the most amount of people are. Take some insect repellent along.

The trekking, the slippery rocks and the waterfalls could be dangerous if you are not careful. The waters are swift and the waterfalls can be dangerous. One slip could cause horrible injuries. Please do not take your eyes off your children. Abide by the rules and you will be okay. The waters are cool.For nature lovers and bird-watchers, this is a place you should go to.

There are camping sites: Please check with the office at ground level.

For mountain combers, you know what you need to hike up to the peak. An interesting place to go to. There will be a guide and from this point there is a fee charged ( trekking up the summit of the mountain with a guide ). I did not go right up but from where I was, the air and water was cool and the view was scenic.

3  Thank sadee_raghavan
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

Tangkak.

The waterfalls are sparklingly majestic, ever animated, always there. Its beautly, what is sadly left of it, is forever marred with debris, plastic trash, discarded bottles - also always there!

The lower reaches of the waterfall, where shallow pools draw bathers are the worst polluted. Upstream, is no better. As the water cascades down several breaks, the strangling trash smothers the scene.

If ever mother earth is in tears, this is the epitomy of it. THIS IS IT.

The climbing track is strewn with rubbish. HEAL THE WORLD.

1  Thank SingaporeViews
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Located between the states of Melaka and Johor, this mountain offers a variety of activities. Visitors can hike from Asahan, Melaka and descend from Ledang, Johor. Along the way, there are spots where one can pitch their tents and enjoy their nights.
Visitors can also have their picnics as well as pitch their tents at the base of the mountain. There is an enchanting legend about this mountain which dates back to the Malacca Sultanate.

4  Thank casey w
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