|Elevation:||1,246 m (4,088 ft)||Prominence:||1,015 m|
|Ribu category:||Kurang Tinggi||Province:||Kalimantan Selatan (South Kalimantan)|
|Google Earth:||kml||Other names:||Kahung Besar, Pegunungan Kusan|
Despite its low height, Gunung Kahung is a time-consuming mountain to reach the top of – back in 2010 or so, a hiking group took 12 days to reach the top! SInce then there have been a few videos posted on Youtube from local hiking clubs – one with a GPS showing a height of over 1300m at a peak they call ‘Kahung Besar’ (Big Kahung). US Army Maps from 1954 give a height of 1280m and call the range itself Pegunungan Kusan.
Apparently the trailhead is at Desa Belangan. To get there, you need to take a boat over the lake from Pelabuhan Keriam Kanan. A suggested itinerary is as follows…
Day 1: Fly to Banjarmasin. One hour by road to Keriam Kanan. 1.5hr boat crossing to Desa Belangan. 3 hours forest trekking. Camp.
Day 2: Continue from camp to summit.
Day 3: Back down to the first camp.
Day 4: Back to Desa Belangan, boat back to Keriam Kanan, transport to Banjarmasin and evening flight home.
|Getting there||Banjarmasin is the nearest airport.|
|Permits||Take a photocopy of your passport photo page just incase.|
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