Mount Lambak

malaysia

Mount Lambak is an easy, breezy, beautiful kinda hike.

Although Lambak is unlikely to be a challenge to the seasoned mountaineer, its natural surrounds are pristine and accessible – a welcome retreat from the big cities nearby.

Country
malaysia
Height
510 m (1,673feet)
Climbing Height
400 m (1,312feet)
Rank

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - Natural Form and History

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - History

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - Geological history

Peninsular Malaysia is stable, generally sedimentary rock, which has been shaped mainly by fluvial systems. Lambak means 'valley' in Malay, which is an odd name for a freestanding mountain - perhaps a reference to the space between the two peaks.

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - Modern climbing history

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - Current popularity as a climbing destination

Despite being a moderate climb to a television reception tower at the top, the mountain has gained popularity, particularly among Malaysians, as an accessible and achievable climb through lush forests. The Mount Lambak Recreational Forest is well-appointed, with sections of the trail including suspension bridges and pavement.

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - Overview of the Trail

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - Overall Assessment

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - Summary of trail accessibility

The Mount Lambak trail is catered for all climbers. The two trails can be done separately, or joined up to make a longer and more challenging circuit.

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - Trail options

Number of options
2
Summary

There are 2 trails which take climbers to the top of Lambak, or an adjacent lower peak, with trails connecting the saddle and lower down.

Taking the concrete and forestpath to reach the higher peak - with the television tower - is the most preferred route. The concrete path is well maintained, smooth and straightforward, making half of Mount Lambak accessible to just about anybody, regardless of physical ability. The concrete path comes to an end halfway through the hike, replaced by a dirt path criss-crossed with tree roots thereafter. The terrain and accessibility depends on the time of year. This trail takes an average of 1 hour to reach the peak, when climbed at a moderate pace.

This trail goes through similar forested areas as the upper peak trail.

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - Most popular trail

Lambak Peak trail

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - Standard itinerary

Number of days
0.5
Summary

1000 – Arrive at the trail head and prepare for the ascent. Apply insect repellent, and begin the ascent via the concrete path. 1030 – The concrete path comes to an end and climbers can see a fountain / well. 1100 – Climb through the unpaved portion of the trail before arriving at the peak. Enjoy the views and take some photographs. 1130 – Begin the descent. 1230 – Arrive back at the trail head

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - Climbing Difficulty

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - Terrain

Number of distinct sections
Summary

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia -

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - Weather

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - Overview of climate

Malaysia’s equatorial climate means the mean temperature throughout the year is 27 degrees Celcius.

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - Best time to climb

It is best to avoid the rainy season between mid-October and March.

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - Common weather challenges

Watch out for rains – in this climate, there is always a chance, even in the drier months.

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - Safety tips

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - Climbing safety
Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - Personal safety

Watch out for monkeys. Don’t feed them, and don’t display food when they’re near (if you make the mistake of having food in your hand when they approach, don’t try to save it – they’ll go to greater lengths to have it than you will).

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - Safety for women travelers

Mount Lambak is a safe trek for women. But to avoid unwanted attention,  you may wish to travel in a group. Also, take your dress cues from the locals, who tend to dress modestly, even when swimming.

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - Recommended equipment

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - Footwear

Just regular sneakers, or hiking boots if the conditions are wet

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - Clothing

Clothes that allow your skin to breathe; you will definitely be sweating before long. Long sleeves and pants can protect from insects and minor cuts and scrapes.

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - Bags

Being a short hike, you could go without (so long as you can carry your water)

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - Weather protection
  • Rain coat / poncho
  • Waterproof cover for backpack
  • Waterproof cover for camera
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sun glasses
Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - Climbing support

Not necessary

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - Navigation tools

Not necessary

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - Medical equipment

Not necessary

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - Food

Not necessary

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - Hygene sanitation

Not necessary

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - Connectivity

Not necessary

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - Documents

Not necessary

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - Support facilities

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - Resting stops and facilities

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - Rest stops
Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - Base camp

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - Guides and porters

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - Do you need a guide?

Not necessary.

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - How to find a guide?
Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - Tips while working with guides

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - Porters

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - Do you need a porter?

Not necessary.

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - How to find a porter?
Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - Tips while working with porters

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - Food & water

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - At the start of the hike

There are plenty of places to find food at the trail head, or in the adjacent town of Kluang.

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - During the hike, along the trail
Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - During the hike, at base camp

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - Network connectivity

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - Phone and data (3G) connectivity

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - Accessibility

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - Getting there

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - Nearest airport
Johor Bahru Airport, Singapore (Changi) International Airport, or Kuala Lumpur International Airport
Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - From the airport to the starting point

Lambak can be reached in 15 minutes by car from the city of Kluang, which is 2 hours from Johor Bahru airport, 3 hours drive from the city of Singapore (across the border), or 3 hours from Kuala Lumpur.

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - Climbing permits

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - Is a permit needed?
No
Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - How to get a permit?

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - Special Tips

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - For amateur climbers

Climbing Mount Lambak Malaysia - For advanced climbers

Lambak won’t offer much of a challenge to the advanced climber. You can always make it a trail run, or slow it down and fully appreciate the flora and fauna.