Thursday, May 29, 2008

LMAG June Outdoor trips

Sg. Pisang Waterfall
Gombak, Selangor

Date : 14 June 2008 (Saturday)
Time : 8.30am – 2.00pm
Meeting Point : Lafuma Bangsar
Fee : FOC (for LMAG members)
RM5 (for non-LMAG members)
Things to bring : Day pack, trekking attire, extra clothes to change, light
trekking shoes / sandals, leech repellent, water, lunch,
snacks.
*** Registration close on 12 June 2008
*Note : Please bring along your LMAG membership card if you have one. Breakfast and lunch will not be provided.

Agenda

0830 hrs Gather at Lafuma Bangsar
Carpooling to Gombak.
0900 hrs Briefing & Registration
0930 hrs Start trekking
1100 hrs Arrive at Sg. Pisang Waterfall
Rest & Relax
1230 hrs Head back to starting point
1400 hrs Arrive at car park. Going back.

* Schedule can be change depend on situation by organizer.


Gunung Datok [ 2900 ft ]
Rembau, Negeri Sembilan

Date : 28 June 2008 (Saturday)
Time : 7.30am – 7.00pm
Meeting Point : Lafuma Bangsar
Difficulty Level : Medium (2-star rating)
Fee : RM35.00 (for LMAG members)
RM40.00 (for non-LMAG members)
Fee including (Guide, transportation, Lunch)
Transportation: Carpooling (arrange by LMAG)
Things to bring : Day pack, trekking attire, extra clothes to change, towel, trekking shoes, leech repellent / leech socks / gaiter, water, extra meal, cutlery, snacks.
Organiser: YellowStone Sdn Bhd (Lafuma Malaysia)

*** Registration closes on 25 June 2008.

*Note : Please bring along your LMAG membership card if you have one.

Agenda:

07:30 Start driving to PLUS highway.
09:00 Expected arrive at Starting Point G. Datok, start trekking.
11:30 Summit of G. Datok, enjoy scenery & lunch.
13:00 Descending to starting point.
15:30 Arrive at car park. Bath at river
19:00 Expected arrive at Lafuma Bangsar, dismiss.

* Schedule can be change depend on situation by organizer.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Kemensah Waterfall (10th May 2008)

Secret waterfall in Klang Valley - these are right words that correctly described the series of waterfall in Ulu Kemensah. Located in the jungle behind Zoo Negara, Ulu Klang.

On 10 May 2008, the team of 6 lead by Apip of Lafuma set out for a leisure trip to Kemensah Waterfall. Early morning, Chew, Englebert and Melissa ready in front Lafuma boutique at Bangsar. The other two members, loving husband and wife, Mardiah and Khairul waiting us at nearby Zoo Negara.

We drive thru Kg. Kemensah until the end of the road and park our car there. We start trekking at 10:30am after a short briefing and ice-breaking session. As a small group trekker we walk closed to each other.

Our trip here, welcomed by leech community.
Most of us were attacked by them. We’re quite lucky because that day land surface was more dry and less of leeches. At one check point, Apip elaborate about 'leech' or local call as ‘Pacat’. The most important is, how to protect ourself from pacat when we rest or stay static. The pacat stop moving to human and change behavior when Apip clear all leaf around that pacat. Impress!! and that moment capture by Englebert.

After more than 45 minutes walking from the starting point include our few take 5 minutes rest, we arrived at the first waterfall. The water was quite cold and on the cool day most of us just relax on the big stone opposite the waterfall.

We spent our time enjoying the scenery and relaxing for about half an hour before we start moving to the next waterfall. From here we start river trekking. All of us like river trekking; virgin jungle, fresh air and most important, no leech!

At 12:50pm we arrived at the multi-tier waterfall. As usual, there was no pool sighted for us to swim. However, the waterfall tempted us to take a dip and shower to cool us down in the sunny day while the rest stay dry and watching.

After half an hour here, we took some photos as well as groups photo before we head the trail again. At one point we discover flow of water come out from stone. Really mineral water filter by nature stone. We drank that water and it taste similar like processed mineral water.

Past 15 minutes trekking we met another waterfall and we took a rest here. We take our lunch here. After that Apip shared one of the survival tips, how to make cooking stove out of nothing! Everyone was amazed after fire was light up and hot water was boiled.

At 2:20 pm we trek back to our starting point. In the middle of our river trail route, Apip guided us to one more waterfall nearby. We spent just 10 minutes here for photography session.

Eager to back to civilization, we go faster on jungle trail in order to reach the starting point. The nature orchestra hears around us. It combines with bulldozer sound from construction area nearby our trail.

At the end we arrive at our car park. The secret waterfall among Klang Valley citizen was not a secret anymore for us.


More pictures, check out More Photo
By: Apip Embi

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Photo Bukit Tabur

LMAG April activity; Bukit Tabur Hike. photo contribute by Edina

More Photo Click

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Chiang Rai Trip


No where to go? Headache no more! From May 2008 and onwards, we shall introduce a place for you to unwind every month. Our staff have seek negotiation with outdoor tour operators to specially designed a travel package to pamper our loyal members and friends monthly. It will be an unbelievable price for the tour package and we are sure the trip is worth the value!

Chiang Rai will be the first target. Chiang Rai is located at the northernmost province of Thailand (known as Golden Triangle) where it famous for opium previously. Lafuma is offering all LMAG members and friends a trip to Chiang Rai with the concept of "Resort Living with Ecotourism Experience" and "Tribe Village Ecotourism Experience". Packages available are as follows:-

3D2N Chiang Rai + Doi Hom Fha Resort (for backpacker) - RM1,250 /person (max)
- Visit U Long Tea Plantation & Factory, Gem Stone cutting factory and Vineyard for wine tasting; Kok River and the elephant sanctuary, Wat Rong Khun (White Temple), Doi Tung Mountain, Phra Tamnak Doi Tung Royal Villa, garden of Suan Mae Fa Luang and Wat Phra Thad Doi Tung; Chiang Rai city tour; Mae Sai provincial; shopping at Wat Phra Thad Doi Woi

Including:
3D2N stay in Doi Hom Fha Resort and return air fare from Bangkok to Chiang Rai, Day 1 – Lunch & Dinner, Day 2 – Breakfast & Dinner, Day 3 – Breakfast

4D3N Chiang Rai + Doi Hom Fha Resort (for rest and relax seeker) - RM1,550 / person (max)
- Visit U Long Tea Plantation & Factory, Gem Stone cutting factory and Vineyard for wine tasting; Kok River and the elephant sanctuary, Wat Rong Khun (White Temple), Doi Tung Mountain, Phra Tamnak Doi Tung Royal Villa, garden of Suan Mae Fa Luang and Wat Phra Thad Doi Tung; Chiang Rai city tour; Mae Sai provincial; shopping at Wat Phra Thad Doi Woi; Golden Triangle Park and Hall of Opium; Fun ride to Hill Tribe Village; The King Mengrai great memorial

Including:
4D3N stay in Doi Hom Fha Resort and return air fare from Bangkok to Chiang Rai, Day 1 – Lunch & Dinner, Day 2 – Breakfast & Dinner, Day 3 – Breakfast & Dinner, Day 4 – Breakfast & Lunch

3D2N Mea Chan Valley Camping (for adventure seeker) - RM900 /person (max)

- Visit U Long Tea Plantation & Factory, Gem Stone cutting factory and Vineyard for wine tasting; Kok River and the elephant sanctuary, Wat Rong Khun (White Temple), Doi Tung Mountain, Phra Tamnak Doi Tung Royal Villa, garden of Suan Mae Fa Luang and Wat Phra Thad Doi Tung; Chiang Rai city tour; Mae Sai provincial; shopping at Wat Phra Thad Doi Woi

Including:
3D2N stay in Mea Chan Valley (campsite provided) and return air fare from Bangkok to Chiang Rai, Day 1 – Lunch & Dinner, Day 2 – Breakfast & Dinner, Day 3 – Breakfast

For those who interested, please contact us for more info on the trip.

Friday, May 2, 2008

What May Offers You



After April, now LMAG members get an exclusive 15% discounts for the items as below in May:
Active 30 Backpack
Novo II Twin Jacket (for both men & ladies versions)
Dibela Active Running Shoes (for both men & ladies versions)

Meanwhile, a 10% discount will be given to all the below selected items in May:
Travel Daypack Laptop Bag
Impact 22 Backpack
Kapi Rain Jacket

Come while stock last! Grab the gears and get out of your house you outdoor peeps!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Places to Set Foot at in May

Kemensah Waterfall, Ulu Kelang, Selangor (behind Zoo Negara)
Date : 10 May 2008 (Saturday)
Time : 8.30am – 3.30pm
Meeting Point : Lafuma Bangsar or Parking B Zoo Negara

Difficulty Level : Low Medium (2-star rating)

Fee : FOC (for LMAG members)

RM5 (for non-LMAG members)

Things to bring : Day pack, trekking attire, extra clothes to change, towel, light trekking shoes / sandals, leech repellent / leech socks / gaiter, water, lunch, snacks, poncho(in case raining)

Agenda

0830 hrs Gather at Parking B Zoo Negara

0845 hrs Briefing & Registration

0900 hrs Start jungle trekking

0945 hrs First waterfall checkpoint

1045 hrs Start river trekking

1130 hrs Second waterfall checkpoint, lunch break

1230 hrs Start jungle trekking

1300 hrs Crystalline stone site seeing spot

1330 hrs Head back to starting point

1530 hrs End of trek
*** Registration close on 8 May 2008

Gunung Hitam, 1210m, Sungai Lui, Hulu Langat

Date : 24 May 2008 (Saturday)
Time : 8.30am – 6.30pm
Meeting Point : Lafuma Bangsar
Difficulty Level : Medium (3-star rating)
Fee : FOC (for LMAG members)
RM5 (for non-LMAG members)
Things to bring : Day pack, trekking attire, extra clothes to change, towel, trekking shoes, leech repellent / leech socks / gaiter, water, lunch, snacks, poncho(in case raining)

*** Registration closes on 24 May 2008.

*Note : Please bring along your LMAG membership card if you have one. Breakfast and lunch will not be provided for both trips.