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 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 joining is no longer possible.
See the notes below for further information on the ‘code’ information.


Mountain Name




September 11th 2018 Gunung Pangrango, West Java, Indonesia.  A day hike of West Java’s second-highest peak. Stay the night before in the Puncak area. Maximum 6 participants. FULL! NC Dan Quinn / / +6281284062778
October 6-7 2018 Gunung Serapi and Gunung Gading, Sarawak, Malaysia. Start from the city of Kuching 10am October 6th. Finish by 5pm October 7th. 2 day-hikes of 900m+ peaks. No guides required. One night in a hotel in Lundu. Maximum 4 participants – 2 spaces left so get in touch ASAP. NC Dan Quinn / / +6281284062778
October 21-22 2018 Bombalai Hill, Sabah, Malaysia. This is a Sunday-Monday trip from Jakarta to Sabah to hike the very easy Bombalai Hill, the only known spot in the whole of Borneo with historic volcanic activity. The hike takes only an hour or two, after which we will fly from Tawau to Sandakan for a night.
NC Dan Quinn / / +6281284062778
October 26-28 2018 Gunung Kaba, Bengkulu, Indonesia Java Lava trip. Via Bengkulu. A truly beautiful and fascinating volcano complex. Given just how stunning the panorama is and how little effort is required to reap such a reward, it really doesn’t get any easier than this! SAF Nicholas Hughes /
November 17-20 2018 Gunung Kahung, South Kalimantan, Indonesia A very rare chance to hike Borneo’s southermost Ribu. It’s only around 1,300m but takes a minimum of 3 days and a boat crossing. 2 nights camping in the forest. Approx. Rp1 juta per person plus shared boat cost (1 juta return total). Dates TBC with guide. NC Dan Quinn / / +6281284062778
November 24-25 2018 Gunung Anjasmoro, East Java, Indonesia A weekend trip to East Java’s wild and forgotten mountain range. There is no information on anyone having reached the true highest peak. We hope to change that! 1 night camping.
NC Dan Quinn / / +6281284062778
December 22- January 3 2019 Gunung Gandangdewata, West Sulawesi, Indonesia 4 or 5-day expedition to a rarely-visited 3,000m + peak, followed by optional days relaxing in Tanah Toraja amd exploring a couple of peaks near there. Only for the tough and experienced. 2-4 participants, 3 spaces left. Dates TBC. NC Dan Quinn / / +6281284062778
January 19-20 2019 Two day-hikes near Kuala Lumpur TBC, Peninsular Malaysia A weekend hiking near KL – mountains TBC but most likely the very easy Ulu Kali at Genting Highlands and either Gunung Nuang (if it is open) or Gunung Ophir. NC Dan Quinn / / +6281284062778
January 26-27 2019 A weekend in and around Penang, Malaysia After arriving from Jakarta (or elsewhere) on the Saturday we will visit the easy Gunung Jerai on the mainland. There is a road to the top with great views. Hotel back in Penang and then an early start on the Sunday for a traverse of Western Hill, the highest peak of the island (833m).
NC Dan Quinn / / +6281284062778
February 16-17 2019 Gunung Raya, Langkawi,  Malaysia A weekend in Langkawi, including an easy hike to the 800m+ highpoint of the island for either sunset or sunrise. NC Dan Quinn / / +6281284062778
March 7 2019 Bukit Timah, Singapore Very easy stroll to the 164m highpoint of Singapore. NC Dan Quinn / / +6281284062778
March 19-April 1st 2019 Gunung Leuser expedition, Sumatra, Indonesia
12 very special days in the Gunung Leuser National Park, visiting the true highpoint plus the more famous peaks of Loser and Leuser. Read an excellent report here. Dates provisional. 4 participants maximum and 3 minimum. Currently space for 1 or 2 more, without which it may not go ahead. Get in touch ASAP. Only for the very tough! Optional: a night or 2 at Bukit Lawang afterwards.
NC Dan Quinn / / +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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