• Elevation: 620 m (2,034 ft)
  • Prominence: 519 m
  • Ribu category: Spesial
  • Province: Peninsular Malaysia
  • Malaysian state: Kedah
  • 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 Gunung Pulai in southern Johor near Singapore, this mountain in Northern Malaysia near the town of Baling has two separate trails to two different peaks – Gunung Pulai (620m) at the western end of the rocky little limestone range and Gunung Baling (546m) at the eastern end.

Both are brilliant places from which to watch the sunrise.

Gunung Pulai is both the higher and the harder of the two, requiring 2 hours to the summit up near vertical rock and a similar amount back down. A local guide is recommended. As there is barely any space to pitch a tent, it makes sense to get started by 3am with a head torch and gloves.

Gunung Baling is a bit shorter, requiring 2 hours up and apparently no need for a guide (but do check at the trailhead first).


  • Getting there: coming soon.
  • Permits: coming soon.
  • 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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