Write up:

Often said that the best view comes after the hardest climb. But I say, sometimes you can get it in just 400+ meters!!


Where are we hiking

Bukit Seladang is a beginner hill in the district of Jerantut, in Pahang, at 444masl. Though it is categorized as beginner hill, with no tricky terrains, its inclining slopes are not to be underestimated. For a regular phased hiker, it may take somewhere between 45 minutes to 60 minutes to reach the highest point of this hill, which opens to a view of Gunung Benum, the second highest mountain in Pahang.

The sunrise view is however seen best from the CP1 at 294 meters.

Trips to this hill brings to a pre-hike stop at the breakfast selling place in Jerantut, where we pack our food to eat on the hill. We will then reach the base of the hill by 5.45am, so that we can make it to the peak (sunrise view point) just in time to view the first light cutting through the horizon. So far on all our trips here, we have been lucky to see a spread of carpet clouds right below our feet, making the sunrise even more magical than it already is.


What’s more?

The district of Jerantut in Pahang is famous for many beautiful hills and even the Taman Negara, which houses the highest mountain in Taman Negara. But it is also home to another nature space known for its folklore and legends – the Gua Kota Gelanggi, a limestone cave complex said to be hundreds of millions of years old. You will get to witness the majestic living minerals in the cave and of course not forgetting the flora & fauna.

Try not to miss this nature wonder!


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Difficulty Level

mardi-himal-base-camp

Location

Pahang, Malaysia

Duration

2 Days

Altitude

444m

Activity type

Hiking/Trekking

So, what is the plan?


Day 0
9.00pm               Gather at Woodlands MRT (Exit C)
9.15pm                Board transport to Pahang
11.30pm              ETA at Pagoh R&R  (last R&R before we head to old road)

Day 1
12.00pm             Depart from R&R
5.00am               Arrive at Jerantut town  (buy breakfast & washroom stop)
5.45am               Arrive hill base
6.00am               Start hike
7.00am               ETA CP1 (view sunrise)
8.00am               ETA Summit
8.20am               Start Descend
10.00am             Arrive at Base, Depart to Gua Kota Gelanggi
10.30am             Experience Kota Gelanggi Caves
12.00pm             Lunch stop at Jerantut town
2.00pm               Depart to Singapore
9.00pm               ETA at Singapore (subject to traffic condition)


#this is just an estimated time based on average speed. Actual duration is still subjected to
weather conditions and pace of participants on the actual day.



What is included:

  • Round trip transportation from Singapore (as per itinerary)

  • Tour Leader from Singapore

  • Trek Permit / Caving Guide

  • Cave Entrance Fee / Conservation Fee

What is not included:

  • Visa to Malaysia (if applicable)

  • Personal Medication

  • Personal travel insurance

What to bring?

  • Water at least 1.5litres / based on your consumption
  • Comfortable clothes to trek at tropical terrain
  • Headlamp (compulsory)
  • Hiking / running shoes with good grip
  • Buff, cap, suitable headwear (not compulsory, good to have)
  • Sunscreen, insect repellent (preferably eco-friendly)
  • Hiking stick (not compulsory)
  • Change of clothes to return to Singapore
  • Towel, toiletries, etc (for use at R&R point)
  • Poncho / raincoat
  • Waterproof bag pack (for the hike only, main bag can be left in the van)
  • Drinks and snacks (you can get them along the way as well)
  • Personal medication (if needed)

Important:

Travel insurance: It is always good to have travel insurance when on travels, especially out of the country. It is the responsibility of the agency to remind participants of the travel insurance, but it is the responsibility of the participants to purchase the insurance.