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I grew up in the beautiful wooded hills of Lake Gardens, Kuala Lumpur till my teens. Somehow, 35 years later, I found myself once again living next to the lush 160 acres wooded forests of Gasing Hills.

Bukit Gasing, is a beginner friendly hike site for anyone who seeks to venture into hiking and I have been hiking there with my two children 25 years ago. They grew up enjoying the wildlife, forests and flora. We bonded together with nature just as how I did back when I was growing up.

7 years ago, in search of a healthy quasi-retirement hobby, I began hiking every weekends. However, hiking alone was boring and so I decided to form a group. I founded “Happy Hikers’. A few like-minded outdoor-loving folks joined and we began small hikes at Gasing Hills. Soon the group grew bigger.

Our eager bunch of hikers, consisting of both Malaysians and foreigners are got few thousand strong. We soon got bored of the same tracks and ventured out further outside the Klang Valley and climbed several mountains; first was Nuang which stands at 1,493 meters above sea level, followed by Datuk, Bukit Tabur, Pine Tree, Ledang, Rajah, Bunga Buah, Kinabalu, Repin, Kutu, Galla, Irau, Berembun, Hitam, Raka, Berembun, Brinchang, Jasar, Broga and many other mountains not once anymore but over 7 years, several times each.

Hiking become a family affair, my supportive wife has been with me on the mountains and on her 55th Birthday, was ON top of Mt Kilimanajro 3 weeks ago I was leading 39 Climbers at Mt, Halasan Jeju Korea 0n my 60th Birthday! Both my children, who are now working adults are ardent hikers too. I am proud to say that Happy Hikers have had great adventures among them, Mt Pulag in Manila (twice), Gunung Agung, Bali, Gunung Ranjani, (twice) Pangkubang Perahu (twice), Doi Pui (Chiangmai-Twice), Mt Fansipan, Vietnam, Mt Fuji, Japan (4times) Mt Homan, Mt Takao, Mt Apo, Philippines, Shiva Puri (Nepal), Pulchowki, Annapurna Base Camp in Nepal, 3 times (going 4th time) & Everest Base Camp which I did 4 times, going 5th!

I also have had hikes all over Europe. Having done many climbs till 6,000 meters, my sights on now on peaks above 7,200 meters in 2020. I never imagined that at retirement age of 61! I could attempt and succeed at such feats.

Hiking builds confidence and self-esteem, which leads to managing issues, business or personal life a breeze. My group members are healthier, fitter, feeling better and are full of enthusiasm and confidence. Together we have made difference in several hundreds of us, with health, friendships, self-esteem & personal growth.

Our hikes are Sundays, Saturdays and Wednesdays, usually lasting for a duration of three to six hours and we organize one or two major hike up a mountain twice a month & overseas monthly. I found the morning hikes to be really beneficial. We hardly have any temptations to skip the mornings as opposed to the evening, we may be tired or stressed. In the mornings the mind is fresh and open for any exercise hikes which are technically, walking and climbing that requires no special skills!

What is it in for me? A great start to the day, less stress, better sleep, weight loss, overall muscular strength, increase in brain power, raises good cholesterol HDL levels in blood, lowers LDL or bad cholesterol levels, makes back pain or any pain disappear, boosts immune system, strengthens joints and better sexual health.

Only pain I feel on my local climbs and hikes, I loathe the wanton destruction of nature for development, agriculture and timber. I wonder in generations to come the beauty that we now enjoy would ever exist at the pace the jungle environment is mowed down.

Happy hikers contribute to nature by organizing annual jungle clean up, we have done six, 7th is soon.

As we all age, I would like to say, embrace the great outdoors, it’s FREE! Only if you hike or simply exercise Any ailments can be kept at bay and one will feel wonderful and years younger; I find that amongst all my holidays, when a nature hike is thrown in, it makes all the positive difference in life, work, family and most importantly health. Go take a HIKE!

Ganesan S Pillay

019 228 6666 or 012 203 8889

Founder & Lead Hike Captain

Happy Hikers Kuala Lumpur

https://www.facebook.com/groups/RSCHHHH/

https://www.meetup.com/HAPPY-Hikers-Kuala-Lumpur/

Lots of work & EXPERTISE goes on the background to give you guys FREE Hikes & mountains & overseas at very discounted prices. We have a NO refund policy!

Misbehavior/Nuisance & other than NON-acceptable norms at hikes (Google U will know) you will be banned.

Hike packages are worked out cheaply based on good numbers: if someone is unable to turn-up, costs runs over to other members; so we allow a REPLACEMENT (even Airasia don't do this) if we cancel an event due to numbers/weather/permit, we allow you to transfer to another hike.

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POSTPONED-Majestic Nuang, Via Janda Baik (7 Hrs., Strenuous to Difficult) RM100!

Starting Point Gunung Nuang via Janda Baik

Nuang starts at 7 AM This Hike Requires a Permit/Police Report & Bomba Permit & Pahang Rangers guides, 5 person 1 guide. For 35 permits we have 7 Guides. NEW SOP 1 Registered Forestry Guide for EVERY 5 Climbers RM100 for above all & Captain & Sweeper, Breakfast, BBQ Quarter Chicken Roasted Chicken, Salads & Condiments & Mamak Mee & Admin Fee & CARPOOL IS RM30 PAY IN ADVANCE to JOIN. If payment not done, your request to JOIN this HIKE will be ON HOLD-Wait-list & added when payment received. PLEASE BANKING TO KOSHLA ANNE CIMB[masked], text Receipt to[masked] Do RSVP ASAP. Limited to few! See u at the top! Meet at the ABOVE coordinates SHARP 7 AM ...Wear anything that Contrasts with nature & bright, For instance, Orange, Yellow so you can be easily spotted if lost. Carpool, to meet up at Ipoh Chicken Rice, Jalan Gasing, Petaling Jaya at 5:30 AM Distance to cover 9 KM STEEP 800 METERS Climb and Jungle terrain & DEEP forest! We will summit Gunung Nuang Happy Hikers 12th TIME!. ALL levels welcome ( Difficult HIKE- NO promise of SUMMIT for Newbies!!!) , as you can do as much as you can & return. Chemperoh waterfall is 1;30 minutes on the way, this will be our PICNIC spot , during for those who do not want to summit & after the summit for others. Have a DIP in the Waterfall & have some snacks (BRING YOUR OWN) AGAIN!!! Suitable for ALL levels ( Difficult HIKE- NO promise of SUMMIT for Newbies!!!)as there are turn back OPTIONS at 1 hour 30 Minutes at Chemperoh & halfway towards the summit after you have had enough!!! NO littering, plucking Plants, damaging anything at all only walk, take pictures, bring your own mobiles or camera. Call or TEXT me at[masked] or[masked]. FULL HIKE ESSENTIALS: 1) 2,000 or 3,000 ML Water/FOOD/SNACKS/Fruits 2) Dry Fit Wear 3) Shoes with profiles 4) Walking Stick if Required 5) Whistle 6) Mobile Phone 7) A healthy smiling attitude!- don't have?- you will Finish with one! Cheers!!! NOTE: 1) We have a NO refund policy! 2) Lots of work & EXPERTISE goes on the background to give you guys FREE Hikes nearby & local mountains & overseas at VERY discounted prices. 3) Misbehavior/Nuisance & other than NON-acceptable norms at hikes (Google U will know) you will be banned without notice! 4) Hike packages are worked out cheaply based on good numbers. 5) IF WE cancel an event due to short numbers/weather/permit, We allow a REPLACEMENT or Transfer

POSTPONED-Sg Pisang Waterfalls Abseiling Adventure

JUNGLE LODGE ALANG SEDAYU

Dear folks Due to Extension of CMCO & Borders have roadblocks, we are Unable to Do Gunungs & Unable to Hike too far off KL. We need lots of sunlight to keep Covid19 away & build immunity. A) Hikes will be with small numbers say 20-30-Broken in groups of 10 B) WE will practice social distancing of 6 feet apart. C) You are required to have masks & have your own hand sanitizing creams/Lotions D) Bring Enough water to drink 2 liters. E) Your body temperatures will be scanned Details ***************************************************************************** Now Open for RM140, with Waterfalls, BBQ & Abseiling! PLEASE BANKING TO KOSHLA ANNE CIMB[masked], text Receipt to[masked] ******************************************************************************* Includes a Scrumptious BBQ Chicken, Garlic Bread, Coffee, Tea, Milo all done on the Picnic spot by the Jacuzzi Pool Side above the Pisang Waterfalls. Group size: 30 pax (Max) Also Includes Hike Captains, Sweepers, Entrance, Permits, # TImes Abseiling Level of difficulty: EASY (1 Hour Walk through a shallow stream) Return is (45 Mins) No Climbs, Needs Swim gear, Hiking shoes/Sandals- Suitable for all levels Including Children 7 Years and Above. Thanks! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The waterfall is accessible via the old Gombak-Genting road through a junction leading to some private chalets. We would be crossing a Tunel that runs below the Karak Highway. Peering into the darkened interior of the tunnel, it takes a leap of faith to step inside and wade in the ankle-deep water towards the light at the end. In less than five minutes, it is as if you are stepping into a different world. There, beside a running stream with clear water over a sandy bottom, traffic noises fade away. In the tranquil rainforest, babbling water and wildlife calls can be heard in the air around us. Many a hiker has likened the tunnel to a portal that transports one from a concrete jungle into a magical forest. Keeping the river within sight on our left as much as possible. Our route often blocked by fallen trunks, rocks and other debris. To stay on course, we ford the river, sloshing through shallow, ankle-deep sections while carefully navigating entwined roots and rocks. I was blown away by the sight of the triple falls crashing down 25m into the pool, popular on weekends for a refreshing swim. Depending on the season, you can even go behind the curtain of water when it is shallow. Opposite the falls, a steep trail on the right climbs up the gorge to a large campsite at the top. Continuing left takes you to the top of the falls. The upper falls has a cascade of smaller pools suitable for dipping. The top of the falls is also the site for supervised abseiling and team-building activities organized for adventure seekers. ESSENTIALS per day: 1) 1 0r 2 Liters Water, Snacks/ Bites etc 2) HEAD-light/Torchlight 3) Proper Hiking Shoes, NO Adidas Kampung 4) Walking Stick if Required 5) Whistle 6) Mobile Phone 7) A healthy smiling attitude!- don't have?- you will Finish with one! Cheers!!! Overnight Camping, River trekking, Swimming, Jungle Jacuzzi and waterfall Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate NOTE: 1) We have a NO refund policy! 2) Lots of work & EXPERTISE goes on the background to give you guys FREE Hikes & local mountains & overseas at VERY discounted prices. 3) Misbehavior/Nuisance & other than NON-acceptable norms at hikes (Google U will know) you will be banned without notice! I am attending the Events/Hikes/Tours at my own risk. I understand that the organizer, co-organizer and/or event hosts will try their best to assist and guide, but are no way responsible, liable or accountable for loss, damage, personal injury, death etc. By clicking the RSVP button & having paid, I acknowledge I have read, agreed and accepted the terms and conditions of this disclaimer.

POSTPONED- Jungle Jacuzzi & BBQ at Pisang Waterfalls RM40.

JUNGLE LODGE ALANG SEDAYU

Details Please RSVP & transfer RM40 to Maybank Account Koshla Anne, Maybank[masked] to confirm your slot and text[masked] once completed the transaction. Closing Date 21th January 2021 Level of difficulty: EASY (1 Hour Walk through a shallow stream) Return is (45 Mins) No Climbs, Needs Swim gear, Hiking shoes/Sandals- Suitable for all levels Including Children Thanks! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The waterfall is accessible via the old Gombak-Genting road through a junction leading to some private chalets. A left trail along this road leads down to the water’s edge just before the pump house. The jungle trek starts with a river crossing and then heads upstream along the Gombak River towards the Karak Highway. The good thing about getting your shoes wet almost immediately is that you will not hesitate to do it again at the other water sections. The hard-to-miss landmark towers overhead with the constant sound of passing cars drifting down from above. Sungai Pisang flows through twin tunnels underneath the highway, with the much talked about waterfall lying upstream. Peering into the darkened interior of the tunnel, it takes a leap of faith to step inside and wade in the ankle-deep water towards the light at the end. In less than five minutes, it is as if you are stepping into a different world. There, beside a running stream with clear water over a sandy bottom, traffic noises fade away. In the tranquil rainforest, babbling water and wildlife calls can be heard in the air around us. Many a hiker has likened the tunnel to a portal that transports one from a concrete jungle into a magical forest. Eager to continue our adventure, we followed the obvious trail, keeping the river within sight on our left as much as possible. Our route was often blocked by fallen trunks, rocks and other debris. To stay on course, we repeatedly forded the river, sloshing through shallow, ankle-deep sections while carefully navigating entwined roots and rocks. I was blown away by the sight of the triple falls crashing down 25m into the pool, popular on weekends for a refreshing swim. Depending on the season, you can even go behind the curtain of water when it is shallow. Opposite the falls, a steep trail on the right climbs up the gorge to a large campsite at the top. Continuing left takes you to the top of the falls. The upper falls has a cascade of smaller pools suitable for dipping. The top of the falls is also the site for supervised abseiling and team-building activities organized for adventure seekers. What River trekking, Swimming, Jungle Jaquzzi and waterfall Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate ****************************************** Event Details:- Group size: 30 pax (Max) Includes a Scrumptious BBQ, Chicken, Garden Salads, Garlic Bread, Coffee, Tea, Milo all done on the Picnic spot by the Jacuzzi Pool Side above the Pisang Waterfalls. Also Includes Hike Captains, Police Reports & Forestry Permits Sweepers, Entrance Carpool Available at RM15.00 BOTH ways Paid IN ADVANCE. Koshla Anne[masked] ************************************ NOTE: 1) We have a NO refund policy! 2) Lots of work & EXPERTISE goes on the background to give you guys FREE Hikes & local mountains & overseas at VERY discounted prices. 3) Misbehavior/Nuisance & other than NON-acceptable norms at hikes (Google U will know) you will be banned without notice! I am attending the Events/Hikes/Tours at my own risk. I understand that the organizer, co-organizer and/or event hosts will try their best to assist and guide, but are no way responsible, liable or accountable for loss, damage, personal injury, death etc. By clicking the RSVP button & having paid, I acknowledge I have read, agreed and accepted the terms and conditions of this disclaimer.

Amazing Gunung Rajah, Via Chamang (Camping, 2 Days 1 Nite, Difficult) RM160!

Gunung Rajah starts at 10 AM This Hike Requires a Permit/Police Report & Bomba Permit & Pahang Rangers guides, 5 person 1 guide. NEW SOP 1 Registered Forestry Guide for EVERY 5 Climbers RM160 for above all & Permits, Captain & Sweeper, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Admin Fee & CARPOOL IS RM30 PAY IN ADVANCE to JOIN. If payment not done, your request to JOIN this HIKE will be ON HOLD-Wait-list & added when payment received. PLEASE BANKING TO KOSHLA ANNE CIMB[masked], text Receipt to[masked] Do RSVP ASAP. Limited to few! See u at the top! Wear anything that Contrasts with nature & bright, For instance, Orange, Yellow so you can be easily spotted if lost. Rajah stands at 1683m tall, and the journey is about 26-32km round trip. It begins at Chamang waterfall, follows a logging trail for about 4km, a fairly easy jungle trail for 4.8km, a river crossing, another 1.5km uphill to Kem Lata Naning , then continues on to Kem Hijau, the false peak, rock face, and the summit. ALL levels welcome ( Difficult HIKE- NO promise of SUMMIT for Newbies!!!) , as you can do as much as you can & return. NO littering, plucking Plants, damaging anything at all only walk, take pictures, bring your own mobiles or camera. Call or TEXT me at[masked] or[masked]. FULL HIKE ESSENTIALS: 1) 2 Literswater, water source available/FOOD/SNACKS/Fruits 2) Dry Fit Wear 3) Shoes with profiles 4) Walking Stick if Required 5) Whistle 6) Mobile Phone 7) A healthy smiling attitude!- don't have?- you will Finish with one! Cheers!!! NOTE: 1) We have a NO refund policy! 2) Lots of work & EXPERTISE goes on the background to give you guys FREE Hikes nearby & local mountains & overseas at VERY discounted prices. 3) Misbehavior/Nuisance & other than NON-acceptable norms at hikes (Google U will know) you will be banned without notice! 4) Hike packages are worked out cheaply based on good numbers. 5) IF WE cancel an event due to short numbers/weather/permit, We allow a REPLACEMENT or Transfer tp another date

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