Most hikers complete the trek in two days and one night, but strong hikers can do it in one long day (21km return). Follow the stairs and black water pipes to the forest entrance (‘pintu rimba’) which is reached after about 20 minutes. The first campsite is Tidung Periuk which is reached after 2 hours. After this, the trail leads very steeply down to a stream. The next campsite is Camp Kasut which is a further 2 hours. Just one more hour and you should be at the summit of Yong Belar, so about 5 hours up. From the summit you can see Gunung Korbu and Yong Yap in clear weather. Back down should take no more than 5 hours, but many hikers decide to camp at Camp Kasut.
||Ipoh is the closest train station. Arrange 4WD from Guandi Miao temple to the trailhead (45 minutes).
||Kampung Raja is the closest place to the trailhead, although there are more options at Brinchan and Tanah Rata.
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