15 Mac 2011

Gunung Ledang (Sagil,Johor/Asahan, Melaka)


Mount Ophir (Gunung Ledang) has made it one of Johor's most popular attractions for hikers and birdwatchers. There two known ways of reaching the summit. One is from Sagil, a town in Johor, the other is through Asahan, Melaka. The shorter route is from Asahan. Gunung Ledang ( or Mount Ophir as it is otherwise better known ) is the most visited mountain in Malaysia.

the place is easily accessible and suitable for beginners who wants to feel what mountains in Malaysia are really like. Some groups are using this mountain as a training ground for other challenging venues.The Ledang trail starts from Gunung Ledang resort, near Sagil village is close to the Malacca and Johor border.

The other way of reaching the summit is through Asahan trail in Melaka, an easier route.
The paved road starts besides the river leading and leads towards a few staircases till an open gate, where the real climbing begins.

Geology of Gunung Ledang.
The Gunung Ledang granitic mass is made up basically of a medium to coarse-grained non-porphyritic granite grading, in parts, into adamellite. Leucocratic varieties are also present, although such rocks are generally less common.
Ledang Peak

The granitic mass intrudes into the Middle to Upper Triassic sedimentary rocks in the central portion of the area. The age of this intrusive. It is estimated at 57 million years (Lower Tertiary).




Height: 1276 meters (Highest in Johor State)
Location: Asahan, Melaka or Sagil,Johore
Summit temperature: 10-20 degrees Celsius



Gunung Ledang Resort is one the two resorts at the foothills and is a popular venue for campers, and allows one to commune with nature at its best.The resort offers ideal gateway for those dreaming of enjoying nature at its rugged best in the safe comfort at home.

Attractions

A stone’s throw from the resort flows the beautiful Puteri Waterfalls, and further up, the Twin Waterfalls. Pack a picnic, splash in the cool pools, take a refreshing swim or simply lay back under the canopy of the rainforest and be cradled by the natural beauty.

Other activities to do in the resort
Trek (guided) up the waterfalls and enjoy the beauty and wonders of Mother Nature. Get to know more about the flora and fauna along the way. A Nature Treasure Hunt will be played on the descent back to the resort. Be sure to listen attentively to the guide! Hire bicycles and explore the old plantation trails near the resort.4 wheel drive to the mountain top.




The Gunung Ledang Resort has:

40 Standard Rooms
10 Deluxe Rooms
10 Family Deluxe Rooms
30 Jungle Cabins (basic but offer shelter from rain and animals!)
Room Service
Colour TV and fridge in each room
All rooms with bath, toilet, hot and cold water supply
Direct Dialing IDD lines
Ample car parking bays

Need further info click here
Gunung Ledang Resort Sdn Bhd
Gunung Ledang | Johor National Parks Corporation Website

Gunung Ledang National Park: User reviewed profile of Gunung ...


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