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Monday, January 28, 2008

Camping at Mount. Ophir (Gunung Ledang), Johor

On the 23rd Oct 2006, 4am before dawn.......
Groups of the JRPILOTS (leads by 9W2LRR) with 13 cars are on the way from Johor Bahru to Tangkak to having their breakfast. And also last minutes shopping for their 3 days 2 nights camping trip at Mount Ophir (Gunung Ledang).

After breakfast, they drove to 'Gate B' and enter the palm oil estate, about 30-45 minutes of bumpy road, they reached the Ranger office.

The charges as below.......

Once the registrations done, they continue their journey by passing this barrier towards the peak of Mount Ophir.

The road condition is good, even normal cars are be able to climb. Along the road, the fresh air the cold temperature will makes you awake and fill with enjoyment. They took about 1 hour and 30 minutes relax drive from the ranger office to the campsite of Mount Ophir -1200 meter, the telekom tower at the peak is about 500 meter away.

Then everyone is busy setting up their individual tents, table and even kitchen!

You can have total relax over here because of the cold atmosphere (below 20° Celsius).......(24 hours free air-con, they said.) Sometimes it will drop below 10° during 2-5am.......

The activities include jungle trekking for the second day guide by the rangers.
The camp site has a washroom about 300 meters away.

There are 2 campsites on Mount Ophir, the other site is for the hikers. You need to hike from the recreation park (access through Gate A) to the peak. If you taking this path, you will pass through the waterfall and also the famous "Princess of Mount Ophir" shower area.....

But after the 2 incidents in 2007, this beautiful camp site has Close until further notice. (The hikers campsite still open for public) We only can pray and wish they (authority) can re-open this camping paradise to the nature lover!

Related post :-
* Mount Ophir (Gunung Ledang) Re-Open
* Hike on Mountain (Gunung) Panti, Kota Tinggi, Johor.
* Gunung Ledang Resort (Mount Ophir), Johor
* Hike on Mount. Ophir (Gunung Ledang), Johor



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