A BIG surprise if you compare Bukit Ketumbar with similar hill in KL Cheras area. You may not expect the trek can be completed lesser than an hour. You can forget of having guide to the peak, but having an experience people that hiked before would be an ideal choice. The path is clear and directive.

29 Jan 2011 | Bukit Ketumbar Leisure Hike

Bukit Ketumbar is just a hill for local resident to have their daily morning exercise. However, with social networking ability to spread the place to no boundaries, nowadays, the place is crowded especially during weekend.

Hiking this hill is kind of leisure hike which I’d fond to it lately. It’s located not far from my house, roughly 3km. The entrance is just a 5 minutes walk from Ketumbar Height Condo.

Car park is FREE on side road but once it’s FULL, you have no choice but to park in designated parking area with fees. Stalls selling fruits and drink are available along the entrance.

Even though it’s nearby my house, I never know it was existing until I saw the photos people have completed the hike. But normally, I prefer to follow the group for first time.  I ain’t a jungle explorer nor recce talented, but nature & photography enthusiastic.

My Travel Kaki was organizing this and we all gathered at a local restaurant before get departing to the destination. Even though our hike is not in the early morning, but the weather was just good that day.

Entrance turns right and go up to start the hike

Fruit stall but wait until I’m complete the hike first

A leisure startphotography make easier

A good way to promote hikingspur an interest to first timer

Hill water or water pipe?don’t think it’s good to drink

View Stationfirst station for city view and of course resting

Breath-taking KL folks living areaCheras!

Trek is safe and cleangood for children as well

Bayu Curvesecond station for another view

Shortly after thatthe DESTINATION the PEAK

An interesting object displayjust give a look

Female toiletcovered and if you see male toilet, you will say WTH!

Male toiletKAOTIM behind the bush LOL

Some DIY stuffsfor amateur in the making

RED theme hikers of the daycatchy and fun

Met another groupyoungster group

Some people may just spend an hour to rest and sleep for a while on the bench there. The place is just filled up with many facilities you would think off. Like a shelter and like a home.

After spent half an hour there, we decided to call off our leisure hike by following a straight road down (another road). We do not prefer follow back the path that we went it because it’s farther.

Only a quick 30 minutes to touch base. Toilet is located just straight from the entrance, if you really need it.

Toilet facilitiesfrom the entrance point

Occasionally I would come back again for fun and light exercise. Training base I would have doubt because of the trek. I would suggest better long hour trek like Nuang for your mountain climb preparation.

Just give a try and you will start liking hike activity.