Date: 26 October 2003
This mountain is 1010m high and is located 18km east of Kluang, Johor. It usually takes any
There is now a resort at the entrance of the mountain and the road leading from outside the plantation into the resort area is now tarred nicely. A guardhouse with a guard inside just at the entrance to the resort area would want to see a nominal roll of the participants with a police stamp on it before allowing you to climb the mountain. The resort offers two types of chalet a toilet and food stalls. Thus the mountain can get quite crowded over the weekends. Entry to the mountain is still free at the moment but it is now necessary to pay a fee to climb the mountain. The resort management would help to inform the State Director Forestry.
There are two types of chalets but both are without air-conditioning or fan. Chalet A is situated beside the carpark and it is quite big (easily accommodate 12 persons). It comes with a kitchen, toilet shower facilities, 3 rooms and a living room. However, it is pretty run down due to lack of maintenance and there is only a single fluorescent light in the living room. But there is only electrical supply over the weekend from 8pm to mid-night. Chalet B is large wooden A-frame hut located beside the secondary forest. There is a toilet inside but it can be quite dirty. There is also a gap at the edge of the A-frame, which may allow unwelcome visitors to enter.
There is nothing much the mountain can offer other than its height, proximity to Singapore and a rock structure known as the Tiger’s jaw or Crown Rock (Batu Mahkota), a rock which looks like a giant crown. It is still quite clean as not many people visit the mountain but with the resort at the base of the mountain and the resulting increase in popularity, more rubbish are being dumped on the mountain. There is a very nice stream at the base of the mountain where trekkers can take a cool dip at the end of the trek. There is also a small waterfall about a storey high near a campsite 40mins from the starting point of the trek
The trek up the mountain can be quite tiring. From the starting point of the trek, it is uphill
There are several campsites for this trek. The best campsite is the one that is located at near
There are two campsites near the summit. The first one is quite small and is about 30min walk
Other than the usual insect repellant and mosquito coil, one has to be equipped with salt or
|Fees and charges|
|Contact Mr Hadi (resort manager): 013-7602793
Fees for climbing Gunung Belumut: Rm30 for every 5 persons
Campsite fee per person per night: Rm2.50
Remarks: Pass nominal roll stamped at Kg Gajah Police Station to Hadi.
|Chalet A (No restriction in number of occupants but can easily accommodate 12)|
|A participant nominal roll complete with a police’s stamp is to be submitted at the guardhouse.
The police’s stamp can be obtained from Kg Gajah police station. Just inform the taxi driver and
he will bring you there. It is not necessary for everybody to be present at the police station.
Do remember to return to the police station at the end of the trek to report that everybody is
back safe and sound (just show the policemen the nominal roll).
From starting point(Park entrance) to summit (As of 31 December 2000)
|00||Park entrance||Follow concrete path|
|05||Bridge||Cross bridge and go up concrete steps||There are campsites at both side of the river. Each campsite can hold up to 4-5 tents|
|Pass by 2 knolls|
|25||T-Junction||Go straight||Turn right to campsite 2;Water source available;Follow path opposite campsite.Descend for 2 min to stream with a small waterfall|
|15||End of steep ascend|
|40||End of steep ascend;Campsite 3(about 3 tents)||To summit, go straight||Water source available; Take small path on left side of campsite for about 3 min to a saddle with a small stream;Sheltered by trees|
|05||Botak hill||To summit; take small path right at the right side of campsite (initial gentle descend)||Campsite 4;No water|
|Starting point to campsite 1||–||5 minStarting point to campsite 2-approx 40 minCampsite 2 to “crown” rock-55 min”Crown” rock to campsite 3-1 hr 15 minCampsite 3 to summit-25 minTotal time taken from starting point to summit-approx 3 hrs 15 min|
|NB: Lots of leeches along path from starting point to “crown ” rock
Need to report to police station at Kumpong Gajah.
Ask taxi driver to bring team leader there.
Required information: Name, address and length of stay on mountain.
Remember to report back to police station at the end of the climb.
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