Kahung

Facts

Elevation: 1,246 m (4,088 ft) Prominence: 1,015 m
Ribu category: Google MarkerKurang Tinggi Province: Kalimantan Selatan (South Kalimantan)
Google Earth: kml Other names:  Kahung Besar, Pegunungan Kusan
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Bagging It!

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.

Practicalities

Getting there Banjarmasin is the nearest airport.
Accommodation Unknown
Permits Take a photocopy of your passport photo page just incase.
Water sources Unknown
Local Average Monthly Rainfall (mm): banjarmasin

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