Belumut Range Travel Guide

  • Campsite just before false summit
    Campsite just before false summit
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  • View from summit of Gunung Belumut
    View from summit of Gunung Belumut
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  • Crown rock that tops the summit Gunung Beumut
    Crown rock that tops the summit Gunung...
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Belumut Range Things to Do

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    by idy Written Jun 24, 2006

    The waterfall is like a little piece of heaven after trekking up Gunung Belumut. Jump into its cool waters and get your toes bitten by the little fish! Careful on the sharp rocks!

    A slice of heaven on Mount Belumut
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Belumut Range Transportation

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    by idy Written Jun 24, 2006

    Once in Johor or Johor Bahru, it is possible to catch a taxi to the Gunung Belumut Recreational Park, near Kluang. The journey will last less than 2 hours and cost up to RM150. Payment is by cash only.

    To leave the park and return to Johor Bahru, speak to the guard at the entrance of the park and he will order a cab for you. However, expect to wait up to 2.5 hours for the vehicle to arrive. A "tip" for the guard (aprroximately RM10) will be included in the taxi fare.

    Part of the journey takes you through a small town in Kluang and, as you near the park, an oil palm plantation. This could be the only way to get to Gunung Belumut if you do not have your own transport or are unable to hire a private vehicle.

    Hire a cab if you've got the cash Carpark at the park entrance
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    by idy Written Jun 24, 2006

    Those who start out from the western part of Singapore may want to hop onto the Yellow Causeway Link bus that will take you from the Jurong East Bus Terminal to Johor via the Second Link. However, it does not terminate at the usual Larkin Bus Terminal or near the city area - you will have to get onto another bus heading to the location of your choice at a small bus terminal.

    The bus ride costs $3.50 per passenger. Payment is by cash only. Passengers should be prepared for a long wait at the Second Link immigration on weekends and public holidays.

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Belumut Range Off The Beaten Path

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    by idy Written Jun 24, 2006

    This being a jungle, keep your eyes peeled for unusual plants and insects. You may spot all sorts of flowers and bugs, trees with nasty spikes all the way up their trunks, tall, tall trees and even pitcher plants!

    Pretty flowers Blue insect Very tall tree Fallen beauty
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Belumut Range Sports & Outdoors

  • by SGGuyTraveller Written Apr 3, 2010

    We just came back from Gunung Belumut. The park is now open after being closed in 2008 and 2009 (we went in 2009 and it was still "under repair" and had to climb nearby Gunung Lambak instead).
    This time in 2010 the park was already open, but the park gates were closed! It was a Friday. Ten minutes after we came, a man drove by and told us that it would only open the next day. “Mr M” said in any case we need to make a police report and also pay a entry fee of RM150, and that could only be done in town. After some negotiations he said he could help us get in for RM70 - he would make the police report and then 'cover' us if the park rangers came. We agreed of course, then exchange phone numbers with with and left our particulars. Apparently you could get a porter for RM100 if the park was opened. We wish there was a number we could call from Singapore to check out if the park is open.
    So we just walked round the gate to a hole in fence...
    There were no clear signs where the trail begins, and after a while we called Mr M and he said we had to cross the bridge across the river that runs to the right of the recreation area and then take the concrete steps to the left that leads up.
    We reached the false summit after four hours. This is a clay covered clearing without trees about the size of one or two badminton courts. The real summit could be seen about a few hundred metres away. We could not find the trail leader there and hunted around, and finally found it. It was overgrown, but when we entered it, the undergrowth cleared about twenty metres. (If you stand at the false summit and face the real summit, the trial is at the one o’clock position of the clearing.) That part of the trail was narrow and had many needle palms and lalang which can cut us – so longs would be useful.
    Watch out for leeches at the lower part of the mountain. We all got leeches, and one of us had seven of them! We did not have matches or a lighter with us, but found out that Axe Brand medicated oil works; just drip it onto the suckers and they will wriggle and fall off.
    We took eight and half very long and tough hours to go up and down. Be prepared to scramble up and down quite steep slopes at two or three points. Bring plenty of water!

    Equipment: Standard hiking equipment. Plus:

    Anti leech stuff - either a lighter or Axe Brand medicated oil or similar.
    Tweezers would be useful just in case a thorn gets into your flesh.
    Disinfected would be useful too.

    Campsite just before false summit Clearing at false summit OvergrownTrailhead to real summit from falsesummit Crown rock that tops the summit Gunung Beumut View from summit of Gunung Belumut
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    by idy Updated Jun 24, 2006

    Have fun trekking up Gunung Belumut, but don't expect a beautiful view. At 1004-m, chances are that your view will be blurred out by clouds and mist.

    Of course, if its a hot and clear sunny day, you may be able to enjoy a view of the surroundings. The downside, of course, is trekking in the heat and that's pretty torturous!

    You'll have to climb over large fallen trees, up almost vertical trails and through almost overgrown paths. It should take approximately 2-3 hours to get across 2 ridges to the summit at a moderate to fast pace. It may take less time downhill, but it is a killer on the knees.

    Remember to bring enough drinking water!

    Not for the faint-hearted nor the unfit. A permit is required from the Park Ranger Office at the base of the mountain. It costs RM70 per permit.

    Equipment: - Drinking water
    - Small snacks
    - Trekking pole
    - Trekking shoes / sandals
    - Park Ranger permit
    - Insect repellent
    - Rain jacket (optional)

    No where to go but up Tallest rock at the summit
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    by l_joo Written Aug 3, 2005

    Belumut mountain climbing can be easy for beginners like me, only at 1004m in height, there's a park and can be reached by car from Kluang town, only some 18km north. Just park your car at the parking space, get ready your backpack and go, you need 8-9 hours up to peak and back down.

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