Elevation: 1,590 m (5,217 ft) Prominence: 1,559 m
Ribu category: Google MarkerKurang Tinggi Province: Kalimantan Barat (West Kalimantan)
Google Earth: kml Other names: Mount Pueh, Poi, Poe
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Bagging It!

We currently know very little about this peak – please contact us if you can provide any information.


Getting there The nearest city is Kuching
Accommodation Plenty in Kuching and one or two places closer by in Lundu.
Permits Unknown
Water sources Unknown
Local Average Monthly Rainfall (mm): kuching


Origins and Meaning

‘Berumput’ means ‘grassy’ in Indonesian.

Links and References

Wikipedia English

4 thoughts on “Berumput

  1. For Rumput/Berumput – or Pueh as it is known over in Malaysia – I had little information to go on but one contact at an adventure travel company in Kuching asked to meet so we could discuss a 3-day trek to the peak with one of his guides from the local area called Manshur. I was ready to ask him all the usual questions and took some extra money to prepare for paying a deposit. Well, I waited and waited for this contact to meet at the arranged place and he never arrived, even late, and never sent a message until the following day to try to negotiate a second meeting. With lack of reliability like that, how can one trust such an individual to organize a 3-day trek?

    As with all multi-day treks in Sarawak, the cost is likely to be prohibitively high for ordinary travellers who are on their own or even in a small group. Your best bet is perhaps to try asking in Lundu.

    You could try Manshur +60 138448726.

    Otto Steinmayer who lives in nearby Lundu notes that in the 1860s the naturalist Odoardo Beccari climbed Pueh and spotted Rafflesia (very famous at Gunung Gading nearby).

    • Dan, thanks for the info.
      My team and I plan to climb berumput on the end of Aug 2017, and hope that we are able to reach Manshur to get him to guide us to the summit.

  2. Currently trying to find out whether this is best tackled from the Indonesian or Malaysian side. Not much information except
    the following on Wikipedia…

    “Mount Pueh was known to biologists for the collections made there by Eric Mjöberg (1882–1938), a Swedish naturalist, who was Curator of the Sarawak Museum between 1922–1924. Mjöberg’s herpetological collections from Gunung Pueh between October to December 1923, and other localities in Borneo, were reported by Smith (1925). Mjöberg, unfortunately, left little by way of written records, of his ascent of Pueh and the collections he made.

    In 2002, an exploration was organised to find out about the area. During a scientific expedition to the summit of Mount Berumput on 6–14 May 2002, 26 species of birds, four species of bats and one species of rat were observed. The only montane endemic recorded in this expedition is the Grey Fruit bat, Aethalpos alecto. Based on their tracks and other signs, wild pigs (Sus barbatus) were common near the summit. Three Arcuate Horseshoe bats (Rhinolopus arcuatus), previously recorded only from Bungoh cave near Bau in Sarawak.”

    Looks like the 800m+ peak of Gunung Santubong near Kuching is worth a climb too so I’ll probably attempt from the Malaysian side unless I hear otherwise….

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