Chemerong Peak

Facts

Elevation: 1,571 m (5,154 ft) Prominence: 1,334 m
Ribu category: Google MarkerKurang Tinggi Province: Peninsular Malaysia
Google Earth: kml Other names: Teranu Indah Abadi
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Bagging It!

Very little is known about this peak and the temporary name reflects that. The closest peak that is definitely hiked is Gunung Mandi Angin (1,460m) but this is several kilometres south of the true highpoint of the range which is the one we are interested in! 

There are two main peaks of a very similar height, one to the west and one to the east, with about 2 kilometres of distance between them. According to SRTM analysis, the eastern top is higher but in 2018 the Department of Survey and Mapping Malaysia confirmed that the western top is higher at 1,571m whereas the eastern top is 5 metres lower at 1,566m. This information is published on the new topographic map MY501 series and was surveyed in 2011. 

Neither peak has an official name on the map (or elsewhere) but some local hikers suggest that the western (highest) peak may be called Gunung Teranu Indah Abadi (‘teranu’ being a shortened version of Terengganu). A long multi-day circuit of both peaks plus Gunung Mandi Angin could be made from the east at Sungai Loh waterfall (Air Terjun Sg Loh) which is apparently accessible by 4WD.

Practicalities

Getting there coming soon.
Accommodation coming soon.
Permits coming soon.
Water sources Unknown
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