MALAYSIA DAY HIKES

LOCATION: CAMERON HIGHLANDS | ELEVATION: 2,110 meter asl | DIFFICULTY LEVEL: EASY-MODERATE

Gunung Irau is the highest mountain in Cameron Highlands, perched next to Gunung Brinchang at 2,110 meters above sea-level. Unfortunately, the trail to Irau peak is closed due to landslide early February 2018. However, Pahang Forestry have said that it is safe to climb up until Mini Irau only at 2030m above sea-level, which is also known as Gunung Irau’s false peak. A popular hiking ground for visitors, the trail to conquer Mini Irau summit begins where the Mossy Forest boardwalk ends, taking between 6 to 7 hours to complete the whole trail. Along the way, don’t forget to enjoy a fascinating kaleidoscope of dainty orchids, moss gardens, peculiar shrubs and pitcher plants.

LOCATION: CAMERON HIGHLANDS | ELEVATION: 2,005 meter asl | DIFFICULTY LEVEL: EASY-MODERATE

Gunung Brinchang Barat is the second highest mountain in the Cameron Highlands after Gunung Irau. This mountain attracts less tourist and visitors due to its inaccessibility. Altitude at 2005m above sea level, Brinchang Barat trail has the magnificent & pristine sceninc view of moss gardens, highlands orchid & pitcher plant draped in this lush rainforest grounds. A challenging 8 to 9 hours climb to complete the whole trail, it makes Gunung Brinchang Barat trail the best option if you would like to have longer hike & enjoy extra time in the unique highland tropical jungle.

LOCATION: CAMERON HIGHLANDS | ELEVATION: 1,916 meter asl | DIFFICULTY LEVEL: EASY

Gunung Siku is a mountain in Cameron Highlands’ Blue Valley where you can enjoy beautiful moss gardens and wild highlands orchids. Peaked at 1,916m above sea level, it normally takes about 3 hours to reach the summit. Highly recommended for casual trekkers who would like to experience picturesque moss gardens along the trail without having to spend longer hikes.

LOCATION: CAMERON HIGHLANDS | ELEVATION: 1,836meter asl | DIFFICULTY LEVEL: SUPER EASY

Gunung Berembun is located at Cameron Highlands and it can be easily accessed from Sungai Pauh Camp Site, a nature camp site hidden in the rainforest near Taman Sedia, a small residential village in Tanah Rata. Peaked at 1,836m above sea level, it normally takes about 3 hours to reach the summit. It is also known to be an enjoyable & gentle climb for casual trekkers.

LOCATION: TANGKAK, JOHOR | ELEVATION: 1,276meter asl | DIFFICULTY LEVEL: EASY-MODERATE

Gunung Ledang National Park lies just inside Johor’s border with Melaka state, about 30 km from the town of Muar and it is the highest mountain in Johor. With its peak altitude at 1276m above sea-level is accessible from Sagil Trail on Johor side & Asahan Trail on Melaka Side. Being only a couple of hours drive from both Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, means that this mystical legendary mountain is one of the most popular and frequently climbed mountains in Malaysia.

LOCATION: ASAHAN, MELAKA | ELEVATION: 1,276meter asl | DIFFICULTY LEVEL: MODERATE-HARD

Gunung Ledang National Park lies just inside Johor’s border with Melaka state, about 30 km from the town of Muar and it is the highest mountain in Johor. With its peak altitude at 1276m above sea-level is accessible from Sagil Trail on Johor side & Asahan Trail on Melaka Side. Being only a couple of hours drive from both Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, means that this mystical legendary mountain is one of the most popular and frequently climbed mountains in Malaysia.

LOCATION: JELEBU, NEGERI SEMBILAN | ELEVATION: 1,193meter asl | DIFFICULTY LEVEL: MODERATE-HARD

Gunung Berembun and Telapak Buruk is a mountain located near Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, and stands at 1014 m a.s.l for Berembun Peak and 1193 m a.s.l for Telapak Buruk, making it among the highest peaks in the state. The forest at Gunung Berembun and Telapak Buruk is unique in some ways. It sits close to the tail of Titiwangsa Range (Backbone of Malaysia Peninsula) at its southernmost part, and also located in the driest district in Malaysia (Jelebu). This forest serves as a refuge for many species of flora and fauna.