Belumut

Facts

  • Elevation: 1,010 m (3,314 ft)
  • Prominence: 975 m
  • Ribu category: Spesial
  • Province: Peninsular Malaysia
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  • Other names: none.

Bagging It!

Gunung Belumut is located in the Hutan Lipur Gunung Lumut (Mount Belumut Recreational Forest) and is a dayhike, requiring about 4 hours up and 3 hours back down. There are 3 checkpoints on the way to the peak and several water sources. It is popular with hikers from Singapore.

Practicalities

  • Getting there: It is located near Kluang and could even be hiked as a day-trip from Singapore.
  • Accommodation: coming soon.
  • Permits: A real hassle. You need a permit from Johor Forestry (a ludicrous RM150 per group even if you are alone) and to get a nominal roll stamped at Kampung Gajah Police Station. Guide supposedly obligatory.
  • Water sources: Available at several pints on the trail but it is recommended you take your own bottled water.
  • Travel insurance: We recommend World Nomads insurance, which is designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities including mountain hiking.
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2 thoughts on “Belumut

    • Haven’t done this myself yet (but planned for a July weekend). Probably easier from the south (Johor Bahru or even Singapore) to Kluang train station and then taxi but also possible from the north. As with many of Malaysia’s mountains it is much easier if you have a local friend with a car! A shame there is no ‘ojek’ culture as in neighbouring Indonesia as this would make life a lot easier for hikers.

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