Sunday, January 17, 2016

Gunung Berembun Jelebu Trekking

Gunung Berembun Jelebu (Negeri Sembilan) trekking on Saturday, 16 Jan 2016 ... One way to the peak is about 4 hours; another hour is required to arrive at the World War II plane crashed site. The trails are pleasant, clean and straight, and bright with abundance of sunlight. At many parts of the trails, there are patches of sand on the ground. There are many streams to cross but one can still maintain the shoes dry by landing on the rocks. On fitness level, one has to be fit in order to reach the plane crashed site. For first-timer trekker, it is recommended to stop at the peak (as to-and-fro is another 2 hours going through uphill and downhill). For those who find that Gunung Angsi or Gunung Datuk are too short, this is definitely a good mountain to trek.

Do CLICK HERE to view photos courtesy of yours truly (KC).

 A group photo at trail head ... (left) LimHY and friend, Kelvin Lee, Bruno, Yoke Leng, Dphany, Voon Lee, Shu-Lin, Yana, Ivy Wong, KhooBY, KC Leong

Trail Head:
a. GPS Coordinates: 2.801721, 102.022523 ... 2° 48' 06.2"N 102° 01' 21.1"E
b. The trail is just next to an electric power transformer sub-station
c. Park cars by the road side; no one is guarding
d. Just next to the car park is a river where you can freshen up 
 Crossing the river - this is an important turning

The Trails:
a. After 30 meters from the trail head, turn right and go up the hill
b. One must cross the river using the fallen tree (a big log; photo above)
c. After crossing the river, the trail is on your left (about 10 o'clock direction)
d. Overall, the trails are clear and in one continuous path
e. Trail head to Gua Kambing is gradually going uphill
f. After Gua Kambing, steep uphill climb assisted by rope (wear glove)
 At Gua Kambing - complete with post box and WiFi signage. The trails are fairly easy until this point; steep uphill climb after this point.

Elevation:

Starting at 207 meter, the highest point is 1047 meters. The difficulty level is something similar to going up Kem Pacat of Gunung Nuang. The trail leading to Gua Kambing is run-able for trail running. Round-trip distance to plane crashed site is 18.5km
 At the peak of Berembun mountain

Getting There From Kuala Lumpur:
Start at The Mines Shopping Complex along Lebuhraya SILK, exit at 1804A (Semenyih/Seremban) and connect to LEKAS highway. Exit at Ampangan 2106 of LEKAS highway. Turn left and follow Jalan Jelebu to arrive at Kampung Baru Pantai.
 Everyone is busy doing something here at Berembun

The Town: 
It is called Kampung Baru Pantai; a mosque (Masjid Kariah Pantai) is located on the left of the road. There is a coffee shop just before the mosque; opposite is a newly built but small public toilet. It is a Y-fork in front (100 meters), take the right fork to trail head. 
 A very popular signage with the trekkers after having trekked thus far ... Ivy Wong, Yana and Shu-Lin
Flank by the ladies, our mountain teh tarik sifu showing the superb tarik skill
 I wish I could also do the same  :-)
 Posing with Hiking and Camping Around M'sia group
 A group photo at Berembun peak
 A unique trekking gear that attracts attention
 At the World War II plane crashed site
 The site showing the engine ... it was raining at 1:00 p.m. for more than one hour
 Another area showing the fuselage
 Back at Gua Kambing - meeting another group of campers 
Sumptuous dinner at Seremban town recommended by Kelvin Lee (not in photo); the price is very reasonable here.

Posted by KC Leong 

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