|Elevation:||2,110 m (6,923 ft)||Prominence:||668 m|
|Ribu category:||Spesial||Province:||Peninsular Malaysia|
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Mount Irau is normally hiked via Mount Brinchang (2,032m) from Tanah Rata in the Cameron Highlands.
Brinchang (or Batu Brinchang as it is also known) can actually be driven up and is the highest section of road in all of Peninsular Malaysia.The reason for the road is the micro-station installation at the top, and this easy access means it is one of the main attractions in the Cameron Highlands. The views are spectacular in clear conditions. You can, of course, also walk up but the 12km road will take most people nearly 3 hours up and 2 hours back down again.
The signs near the top of Brinchang suggest that Irau is 2.35km away (along ‘Jungle Walk 14’). Allow a minimum of 2 hours to reach Irau from Brinchang and a similar amount of time to return. The trail leads via Anak Irau (‘Child of Irau’) which is a false peak and is also sometimes used as a campsite. Much of the trail is very muddy, yet quite stunning moss forest.
|Getting there||Lots of buses from KL to Cameron Highlands. Ipoh is the closest train station.|
|Accommodation||Tanah Rata has the best selection.|
|Permits||You are supposed to get a permit from the forestry department if you wish to hike from Brinchang to Irau but in reality very few hikers do.|
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