• Elevation: 1,657 m (5,436 ft)
  • Prominence: 1,494 m
  • Ribu category: Kurang Tinggi
  • Province: Peninsular Malaysia
  • Google Earth: kml
  • Rating: 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (Bagged it? Be the first to rate it)
  • Other names: none.

Bagging It!

Not to be confused with the higher  and more frequented (but far less prominent) peak near Gunung Yong Yap and Tok Nenek, this mountain usually requires 2 days and one night and it is famous for leeches so leech socks are recommended! The trailhead is at Kem Bina Negara Ulu Kenas which is on the eastern side of the range. The closest town and train station is Kuala Kangsar, which is notable for being home to Malaysia’s oldest rubber tree, planted in 1877.

Another interesting peak between here and Ipoh is Gunung Peninjau (1,058m elevation and approximately 967m prominence). This looks like a good day out, is not far off being a Ribu and has views from the top!


    • Getting there: Kuala Kangsar is the closest train station. In 2018, there is a northbound train leaving KL around 2330 and one returning south arriving KL again around 2000, though it may be easier to approach from Butterworth (fly to Penang).
    • Accommodation: coming soon.
    • Permits: Apparently required in advance. You can register and pay for an e-Permit online from the Forestry Department of Malaysia website. Usually closed November, December and January due to the rainy season.
    • Water sources: Unknown
    • Travel insurance: We recommend World Nomads insurance, which is designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities including mountain hiking.

Local Average Monthly Rainfall
Average precipitation (rain/snow) in Penang, Malaysia


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