Saturday, 28 June 2008

Gunung Bujang Melaka 1,234m

Group picture at the submit of Bujang Melaka
Date: 28 June 08 - 29 June 08 [2D/1N]
Location: Gunung Bujang Melaka, Kampar, Perak
Altitude: 1,234m ASL
Difficulty: 5.0/10 (
Trail length: 8.2km
Camera: Canon EOS 350D
Lens: Tokina AT-X 124 AF Pro DX 12-24mm f/4
Lens: Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC
Filter: none
Post editing: PS CS3
Organizer: Doreen
Members: Uncle Yong, Dan, KL Tan, EC and Lucy
Drivers: Doreen and KL
Guide: Uncle Yong
My reason to go there: heard that the waterfalls are superb and felt like hiking that weekend.
one of my favorite camp site lies here at Bujang Melaka

Day 1: 4.5 hrs from starting point(Batu Berangkai Falls) to campsite
Day 2: 1.15 hrs from campsite to summit
Day 2: 1 hr from summit to camp site
Day 2: <4 hrs down to waterfall and car park
one of the few mountains I would hike with slippers

Rewards of this trip 
- Huge and flat campsite
- Lots of streams along the trail, very clean water
- There is a stream beside that campsite
- Relaxing hike, short trail, moderately easy hike
- Not too cold, very nice temperature during the day and night
- Very nice waterfalls - Batu Berangkai Falls

Challenges of this trip 
- There were a lot of leeches, especially on day 2
- It rained very heavily in the morning, fortunately it stopped when we got to the summit
- It drizzled a bit at night
- We were lost at the beginning, couldn’t find the correct path. About an hour wasted.

- Guide Fees: NIL
- 4WD: NIL
- Entrance fees: NIL
- Camp site fees: NIL
- Food: approx. RM18.60 
- Transport: Passangers AA share petrol + tol cost - Drivers don't pay
The Very nice waterfall - Batu Berangkai Falls at the foot of Bujang Melaka

- 2 days / 1 nights
- Camped 1 night at campsite 1 hour before the summit
- 6 team members 
- No guide, uncle Yong knew the trail
- Started from Batu Berangkai Falls, Kampar
- 3rd time there for Uncle Yong
- There were leeches all the way
- Temperature at campsite (24°c before bed time, possibly <20°c after 3:00am)
- Big camp sites and pretty clean


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