|Elevation:||1,862 m (6,109 ft)||Prominence:||1,566 m|
|Ribu category:||Kurang Tinggi||Province:||Peninsular Malaysia|
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Gunung Bintang (‘star mountain’) is the highest peak in Kedah. The trail starts in Sedim Recreation Park, Kulim and it takes most hikers 7-8 hours to reach the summit. It is usually hiked in two days with one night camping but really strong hikers could just about complete the trek in one long day if they set out pre-dawn.
The mountain is filled with wildlife including elephants and most hikers see lots of prints in the mud.
Occasionally hikers trek via Bintang South (1,560m) from Sebonton, Perak, but this is apparently quite overgrown.
|Getting there||The trailhead is about 450km from KL, so it’s much easier to fly to Penang. Bukit Mertajam is the closest train station.|
|Accommodation||Chalets available at Sedim Park.|
|Permits||Required. RM10 per person.|
|Water sources||None available so be sure to take sufficient supplies with you.|
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