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Mount Nuang (Janda Baik)

Via Kuala Pangsoon - Via Janda Baik

Difficulty Rating : 4.2 / 10.0 (Class 5 - Moderate)


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Mount Nuang


The Janda Baik trail is an alternative trail that leads up to Mt. Nuang from the other side of the mountain, and was one that I had been contemplating ever since I hiked Nuang via Kuala Pangsoon. The plans for this hike were made last minute after a few of our plans for that public holiday had fallen through. So with the car packed full of daypacks and people, and the GPS route preloaded on my Suunto Ambit, we set off for the ride up to Janda Baik early, well before daybreak. Read more

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Mount Stong, Mount Ayam, and Mount Baha

Baha's Camp - Mount Stong, Mount Ayam, and Mount Baha - Stong Waterfall

Difficulty Rating : 4.6 / 10.0 (Class 6 - Fairly Challenging)


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Hiking to the Peaks


The group had split with Taner, Jenna and I eager to hike to the three peaks whilst the others decided to stay behind and explore the waterfalls. By the time the three of us set off from Baha Camp it was already 10:26. We made our way to the crossroads that lay just outside the campsite quickly to avoid any guides that may still be lingering around the camp just in case they tried to prevent us from heading up to the summits 'unguided'. Once we arrived at the crossroads, we turned left following the signpost that said 'Gunung Stong. Gunung Ayam'. Read more

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Mount Irau (Cameron Highlands)

Pauh Campsite - Mount Jasar - Mount Brinchang - Mount Irau

Difficulty Rating : 3.8 / 10.0 (Class 5 - Moderate)


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Mount Irau


The renowned Mount Irau is the highest mountain in Cameron Highlands, and with an elevation of 2110m makes it just slightly higher than Mount Brinchang. It is the 15th highest mountain in Malaysia and lies on the border between the states of Perak and Pahang. Read more
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Mount Brinchang (Cameron Highlands)

Pauh Campsite - Mount Jasar - Mount Brinchang - Mount Irau

Difficulty Rating : 3.2 / 10.0 (Class 4 - Fairly Straightforward)


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Mount Brinchang


After Mount Irau (elevation : 2110m), Mount Brinchang (elevation : 2031m) is the second highest mountain in Cameron Highlands. It is one of the most popular treks in the area as it is easily accessible by what is considered the highest road in Malaysia.

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Mount Jasar (Cameron Highlands)

Pauh Campsite - Mount Jasar - Mount Brinchang - Mount Irau

Difficulty Rating : 2.6 / 10.0 (Class 3 - Straightforward)


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Mount Jasar


Mount Jasar can be reached with a short trek via trail 6 from the Cameron Bharat Tea Plantation as well as from trail 10 which begins just behind the Oly Appartments and at the end of Tan's Cammellia Garden. Tan's Camellia Garden is private property however so if you find the gates to be closed, you can just head up the slope to the right of the compound before you reach the gates which will also end up leading to trail 10. Read more

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Mount Ulu Semangkok & Mount Gap


Difficulty Rating : 3.4 / 10.0 (Class 4 - Fairly Straightforward)


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Mount Ulu Semangkok


Mount Ulu Semangkok is located in the Ulu Tranum Forest Reserve that lies in-between the states of Selangor and Pahang. A lot of people seem to mistake Mount Ulu Semangkok for Mount Semangkok which is a completely different mountain with a summit that lies at a much higher altitude and a trail that makes for a much tougher trek. Read more

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Mount Datuk Sunrise


Difficulty Rating : 3.0 / 10.0 (Class 3 - Straightforward)


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Mount Datuk


Mount Datuk (also known as Mount Rembau or Mount Datuk Rembau) was apparently named after Dato' Perpatih Nan Sebatang who in 1372 was said to have organized a gathering of leaders in order to elect a clan chief (Dato' Lembaga). The town of Rembau itself lies about 25km South of Seremban in the state of Negeri Sembilan which meant that we had to leave Kuala Lumpur extremely early in order to be able to reach the summit of Mount Datuk (elevation : 884m) in time for sunrise. Read more

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Mount Bunga Buah


Difficulty Rating : 4.0 / 10.0 (Class 5 - Moderate)


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Bunga Buah


We set off early in the morning to the small town of Goh Tong Jaya, which is a satellite town of Genting named after the former chairman of the Genting Group. We gathered at the 'Nasi Kandar Genting' mamak shop just next to the Seri Malaysia Hotel at 08:00, where we stocked up on some Nasi Lemak for breakfast as well as bottles of water to sustain us throughout the trek. Read more

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Pine Tree Hill (Fraser's Hill)


Difficulty Rating : 3.8 / 10.0 (Class 5 - Moderate)


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Pine Tree Hill


The early gathering of the Kuala Lumpur Hiking & Trail Running group at the Frasier's Hill clocktower at 07:15 was very welcome after the long ride in the early hours of the morning. I found the night before to be completely devoid of sleep and as seems to always be the case, weariness began to creep in just as we were setting out. Read more

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Kubang Gajah Waterfall

Tabur West - Tabur East - Tabur Far East - Tabur Extreme

Difficulty Rating : 1.6 / 10.0 (Class 1 - Extremely Straightforward)


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Tabur Hill


The trek to the Kubang Gajah Waterfall ("Elephant Waterhole"), that is also known as 'Sungai Ampang Waterfall', 'Kemensah Waterfall', as well as 'Sofea Jane Waterfall', was preceded by a trek up to Tabur West that had been organized for several couchsurfers. I won't go into the details of the Tabur trek as Tabur (West) has already been covered in one of my earlier posts. The Movescount details for this trek can be found here though if you are interested. Read more

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