The trail is really straightforward as there's one clear path leading all the way to the peak. It's well-trodden and pretty wide, so trekkers should not get lost nor get tangled with thorny plants. Along the way, there's a patch of yam plants where the leaves stand out from among the common jungle tropical flora.
At 900m, Gunung Datuk is considered a short mountain and the hike up to the summit takes about 2-3 hours. The summit offers a splendid full 360 degree unobstructed panorama view of the entire state.
The summit was fantastic! The summit was like a 10 minuted climb from the campsite, and there were already ladders and ropes to assist us up the boulders. The setting sun and the nightsky was fantastic, and so was the sunrise!
August 1, 2003, the District Office of Rembau has given authority to the Kampung people to collect fees to maintain the chalets and cleanliness of the area. Among the items and sevices that they charge included that of chalets, guidesm canopy rental, chairs, rubber tapping, trekking permit, issuance of trekking certificate, and P.A. system.
The only fees we are aware of are:
Trekking Permit RM1.00 per person
PermitCamp Site RM3.00 per tent
Abd. Rahman bin Hj Idris
Taman Rekreasi Gunung Datuk
Kampung Batang Nyamor
Rembau, Negeri Sembilan