Latest Trip Plans

Here is the latest list of hiking trips in Indonesia, Malaysia and East Timor, over the next year. These are led both by Gunung Bagging and by others, and can be commercial, non-commercial or somewhere in-between (see notes below).

You are welcome to submit your own trip plans for free using the form below, but we will only change the date once after it has been submitted initially (and this may take us some time if we are away on a trek ourselves). You might simply be looking to find hiking partners for a planned trek that you want to do or actually be wanting to publicize commercial trips. Both are fine, but commercial trip organizers must pay a fee of £10 via PayPal in advance for each trip advertised.

The earlier you announce or join them, the more chance there is of the trip happening. Flight costs are usually cheaper the more in advance you can book, and seats on weekend trains can sell out several weeks before the date. So it’s best to plan ahead as much as you can (our limit is 12 months). Most of the Gunung Bagging-led trips start and end in Jakarta, but you are welcome to join nearer the mountain.

Hikes in bold are Gunung Bagging hikes, usually with Dan.
Dates in italics are tentative and not yet confirmed.
Trips in RED are full and/or joining is no longer possible.
See the notes below for further information on the ‘code’ information.

 

 

Date 

Mountain Name

Notes  

Code  

Contact

April 2-5 2019 Gunung Ibu, and Gunung Dukono, Halmahera, Indonesia Trip to Halmahera for day-hikes to two very active and impressive volcanoes. 3 nights in simple hotels and early start trekking before first light. Fly to Ternate, and back from Galela via Manado.
NC Dan Quinn / danpquinn@gmail.com / +6281284062778
April 18-21 2019 Gunung Seminung, Lampung, Sumatra, Indonesia Long weekend to the large Danau Ranau and a hike up this lovely peak overlooking the lake. Involves flying to Bandar Lampung on the Thursday night then getting executive class train north. 1 night in a hotel, 1 night camping or staying locally and 1 night on the night train back to Bandar Lampung before flying back to Jakarta mid-morning on the Sunday.
NC Dan Quinn / danpquinn@gmail.com / +6281284062778
April 26-28 or May 3-5 2019 Gunung Daun, Bengkulu, Sumatra, Indonesia One night camping near the lake at the accessible eastern summit of Gunung or Bukit Daun. Not the highest peak sadly. Fly to Bengkulu.
NC Dan Quinn / danpquinn@gmail.com / +6281284062778
May 3-5 or 10-12 2019 Olet Takan, Sumbawa, Indonesia Weekend trip to research Olet Takan, a borderline Ribu about 2 hours by motorbike from Sumbawa Besar Airport. Hopefully no camping needed – one night in hotel.
NC Dan Quinn / danpquinn@gmail.com / +6281284062778
May 17-19 2019 Gunung Anjasmoro, East Java, Indonesia 2 day hikes up northern ridges of the Anjasmoro range. Simple camping on Saturday night. Night train on Friday night to Jombang, fly back from Surabaya on the Sunday evening.
NC Dan Quinn / danpquinn@gmail.com / +6281284062778
May 25-26 2019 Gunung Mbeliling, Flores, NTT, Indonesia Quick weekend trip to an increasingly popular mountain in Western Flores.
NC Dan Quinn / danpquinn@gmail.com / +6281284062778
June 1-9 2019 Dola Koyakoya, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia Idul Fitri week exploring obscure but beautiful peaks in NTT, starting with the 1800m plus Dola Koyakoya on Alor island and continuing west to Gunung Sirung volcano (Pantar) and a few others depending on time. All dayhikes only – no camping.
NC Dan Quinn / danpquinn@gmail.com / +6281284062778
June 16-17 2019 South Sumatra Megalithic sites trip (Sunday-Monday) Not a hiking trip. Just a quick 2-day trip to visit ancient megaliths near Pagar Alam.
NC Dan Quinn / danpquinn@gmail.com / +6281284062778
Late June 2019 Gunung Raung, East Java, Indonesia Most technical and extreme mountain on Java Island, trip date to be somewhere in late June (exact dates TBC). Looking for fellow hiking enthusiasts to share the experience together. Food, water & equipments to be distributed and shared!
NC Kent Lim / k.kentlim94@gmail.com
June 22-23 2019
Meru Betiri National Park, East Java, Indonesia Not a hiking trip but a Sunday-Monday trip to Meru Betiri near Banyuwangi.
NC Dan Quinn / danpquinn@gmail.com / +6281284062778
June 28-30 2019 Gunung Anjasmoro, East Java, Indonesia Expedition to rarely-visited true highest peak of the Anjasmoro range. One night camping at the top. Fly to/from Malang.
NC Dan Quinn / danpquinn@gmail.com / +6281284062778
July 5-7 2019 Gunung Korbu, Malaysia Weekend trip to Peninsular Malaysia’s 2nd highest peak near Ipoh plus neighbouring Gayong. Fly to KL Friday evening, train to Ipoh. Then a tough, long hike in this short time. One night camping near the summit. Back down and back to KL on the train and the last AirAsia flight back to Jakarta.
NC Dan Quinn / danpquinn@gmail.com / +6281284062778
July 12-14 2019 Liang Timur, Malaysia Weekend trip to a Ribu not far from KL in Peninsular Malaysia. A long dayhike probably on the Saturday plus a more relaxing day in KL on the Sunday, perhaps at the Botanical Gardens and Bukit Tabur if we still have the energy.
NC Dan Quinn / danpquinn@gmail.com / +6281284062778
July 19-21 2019 Gunung Berumput (Kanyi), Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo Weekend trip to Sarawak to hike this Ribu on the border with West Kalimantan. As this can be done as a long dayhike, we will probably spend half the Saturday at Bako National Park. Fly to/from Kuching.
NC Dan Quinn / danpquinn@gmail.com / +6281284062778
July 27-29 2019
Gunung Belumut and Gunung Besar (Endau Rompin), Malaysia. Two day hikes in Johor. Fly to/from Johor Bahru.
NC Dan Quinn / danpquinn@gmail.com / +6281284062778
Aug 23-26 2019 Gunung Sabampolulu, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia Trip to the historic town of Bau-Bau and then to the island of Kabaena to hike to the 1570m highpoint.
NC Dan Quinn / danpquinn@gmail.com / +6281284062778
Sept 6-8 2019 Doro Maria, Sumbawa, Indonesia Trip to this obscure mountain near the town of Bima.
NC Dan Quinn / danpquinn@gmail.com / +6281284062778
Sept 14-16 2019 Gunung Benum, Malaysia Sat-Mon trip to this mountain. one of Malaysia’s most prominent. Via KL. Probably one night camping though it can just about be done in one long day, depending on transport.
NC Dan Quinn / danpquinn@gmail.com / +6281284062778
Sept 20-22 2019 Gunung Bubu, Malaysia Weekend trip to this mountain. Via KL then train north to near Ipoh. One night camping at or near the summit.
NC Dan Quinn / danpquinn@gmail.com / +6281284062778
Sept 27-29 2019 Gunung Batu Putih, Malaysia Weekend trip to this mountain. Via KL then train north to near trailhead. One night camping at or near summit.
NC Dan Quinn / danpquinn@gmail.com / +6281284062778
Oct 12-14 2019 Gunung Dua Saudara, North Sulawesi, Indonesia Sunday-Monday trip to this mountain. Via Manado. Hopefully just a day hike and stay at a dive lodge near Lembeh.
NC Dan Quinn / danpquinn@gmail.com / +6281284062778
Oct 18-20 2019 Gunung Lompobatang, South Sulawesi, Indonesia Weekend trip to this high mountain. Via Makassar. One night camping or maybe just a night hike.
NC Dan Quinn / danpquinn@gmail.com / +6281284062778
November 24-25 2019
Alas Purwo National Park, East Java, Indonesia Not a hiking trip but a Sunday-Monday trip to Alas Purwo near Banyuwangi.
NC Dan Quinn / danpquinn@gmail.com / +6281284062778
December 13-15 2019
Argopuro Lasem, Central Java, Indonesia Not the huge Argopuro in East Java but a weekend trip via train to Bojonegoro and Cepu to visit this little coastal hill near the seaside town of Rembang.
NC Dan Quinn / danpquinn@gmail.com / +6281284062778
December 20 2019 to end of year
Gunung Magdalena, Sabah, Malaysia Trip to Sabah to hike Mount Magdalena near Tawau and explore nearby Bombalai Hill, the only hill with historic volcanic activity in Borneo. Followed by extension to Gunung Kajang on Tiomman Island (TBC).
NC Dan Quinn / danpquinn@gmail.com / +6281284062778

 

Code information:

C = Commercial trip. Deposit normally required. Speak to contact for details.
GC = Guide or trip leader’s costs are covered by participants but he or she does not make profit from the trip. These costs include his or her transport to and from the trailhead plus any simple accommodation required but does not include his or her food costs for which he or she should personally pay for. Trip may not go ahead without guide’s costs being fully covered. Speak to contact for details.
SAF = Small admin fee payable in advance. Deposit often required. Speak to contact for details.
NC = Non-commercial. Costs to be shared equally by participants. Usually pay cash on the day. Informal.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Whilst the vast majority of trips are great fun and no problems occur it is still vital to remember that all participants join at their own risk and should arrange their own travel insurance as appropriate. Gunung Bagging cannot be held responsible for any accidents or injury that could result from joining trips that are publicized on this page or the site in general, or for disagreements such as relating to non-refunded deposits. All agreements about the trips are held entirely between participants and the trip leader or contact listed. If you use Gunung Bagging to either join or publicize a trip then you agree to the above. One serious complaint or two minor complaints will result in users being blacklisted permanently.  This hasn’t happened yet and we hope it won’t!

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