|Elevation:||1,276 m (4,186 ft)||Prominence:||1,204 m|
|Ribu category:||Kurang Tinggi||Province:||Peninsular Malaysia|
|Google Earth:||kml||Other names:||Ledang|
Mount Ophir (or Gunung Ledang) is the highest peak in Johor and is a very, very popular trek, even with Singaporeans who visit over the weekend. Most hikers complete this hike in one day via the trail from Sagil, taking around 4 hours up and 3 hours back down.
The Lagenda route leads via Bukit Semput (Checkpoint 1), Hentian Meranti (CP2), Batu Orchid (CP3), Bukit Botak (CP7, 1,050m) and Anjung Mahligai (1,256m). There is an alternate trail that leads via Kolam Gajah (CP4, 534m) which is also a camp site. The summit (Checkpoint 8) is the top of a large boulder which there is a metal ladder attached to. Views are extensive, but as most people reach this point by late morning it is often quite hazy. The cutoff time for descending is 2pm.
There other main trail is called the Asahan Trail. It leads from Lubuk Kedongdong via Enggang Berangan (CP1), Hentian Hanuman (CP2), Hentian Unggas (CP3), Lembah Beruang (CP4), Batu Berlumut (CP5) and Padang Batu (CP6, 823m) which is an alternative camping area. Far fewer hikers use this trail. Unfortunately there is a sign at this trailhead stating that hikers are not allowed to ascend this way and descend to Sagil meaning that a traverse may not be allowed.
|Getting there||The trailhead is near Tangkak which is just 45 minutes from Melaka / Malacca and is served by regular buses. Batang Melaka is the closest train station.|
|Accommodation||Available at the Park if required, but you need to reserve in advance. Most people stay in the nearby town of Tangkak which is only 20 min away by taxi (about RM30). Try Ophir Hotel on +6001110811661.|
|Permits||Required from the Mount Ophir National Park. Reserve your spot in advance via firstname.lastname@example.org or to staff member Muhazam via WA to +60127414385. Guides are compulsory. The more people in your group, the cheaper the cost of a guide and in January 2019 it was stated that there must be a minimum of 4 hikers in your group (which seems incredibly inconvenient for solo travellers and couples).|
|Water sources||Available at Checkpoint 5 on the Lagenda route.|
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