{Leisure Hike Series}M'sia: Gunung Lambak + Famous Kluang Coffee for Beginners

Gunung Lambak, Gunung Lambak Recreational Forest, Kluang, Johor, Malaysia

Marsiling MRT

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Gunung Lambak: {Leisure Hike Series}M'sia: Gunung Lambak ...

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Gunung Lambak (510m) is an extremely popular 1-day beginner hike located in Malaysia, about 2 hours from Singapore. It is a good starting hike and introduction to trekking for beginners or first-timers.

{Leisure Hike Series}
The leisure hike series is one which focuses on hikes that are shorter and more of just an experience outdoors. It is also one which does not require one to take an overnight transport and has more time for food and other activities.

The intention of the trip is to introduce newbies so the pace might and will be slower, so please be patient and welcoming! It is important to be open-minded and sporting enough to embrace challenges! There are mosquitoes and leeches at times =)

As part of the leisure hike, we first aim to have awesome coffee and breakfast at the famous Kluang rail coffee. After that, we will head to our hike. Kluang hike has different routes, but we would take the medium difficulty route straight to the summit and down.

The hike takes an average of 1.5h up and 1.5h down. Fast ones can take 1 hour one way.

It is not too long, but there are parts which can be challenging and strenuous. There are some steep parts and the trek requires using your hands. Additionally, there are minor rope sections. This trek can be challenging for beginners so be prepared for a fun adventurous experience.

There is some view at the summit but not much of a view. Enjoy the breezy forest trek down to have a meal in Kluang and some free and easy time if needed before heading back to Singapore to avoid the jam.

Of course within the group, there will be people of various speeds. Those faster can have more time at the summit or can wash up first. Please be patient for the slower ones!

To confirm, do RSVP and send me a whatsapp message! A Whatsapp group/info-session will be set up. A minimum of 10 pax is needed for this trip to go ahead. Your place is only confirmed once payment is made.

Here is the estimated itinerary:
Saturday
5.00am – Meet Marsiling MRT, depart for Lambak
7.00am – Stop by for breakfast at Kluang Railway Coffee
8.00am – Start trek
9.30am – Lambak Summit
11.00am- Reach back down and wash up
12:00pm – Lunch in Kluang
2.00pm – Free & easy time in Kluang or head back to Singapore
4-6pm - Reach back Singapore

*Itinerary might change depending on traffic conditions and group speed etc*


Price includes:
2-ways Transport
Trek Leader (me)
Shower/Toilet facilities

Price excludes:
All Personal expenses/Meals
Visa Application (if any)

This event is organized by
LITTLE MONSTERS TRAVEL PTE LTD
Travel Agent Licence No: 03117
Contact : +6597511216
Email: info@littlemonsterstravel.com

Some additional questions:

1) Are there shower or toilet facilities at the park?

A: There are quite basic but clean toilets at the park. Be prepared to shower using a bucket of cold water and a pail. Please bring a change of clothes and shower when you are down from Lambak. No smelly people in the vehicle!

2) I am totally new to hiking, what should I bring/wear? Is there training?

A: I will set up a WhatsApp group to help prepare everybody and guide you on the packing list! I will arrange for a pre-trip training and briefing too.

3) How fit do I have to be? I am afraid of being the slowest/burden to the group.

A: You would need basic endurance and be open-minded, embrace the challenge of using your hands and going up and down rocks or steep terrain. Many people and locals climb Lambak everyday, so don't worry!

4) What happens if it rains!

A: If it is a light drizzle, we would continue. If it is a heavy storm, we would wait it out most likely as tropical showers do not last long.

Itinerary

Saturday
5.00am – Meet Marsiling MRT, depart for Datuk
7.00am – Stop by for breakfast
8.00am – Start trek
9.30am – Lambak Summit
11.00am- Reach back down and wash up
12:00pm – Lunch in Kluang
2.00pm – Free & easy time in Kluang or head back to Singapore
4-6pm - Reach back Singapore

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