Facts Elevation: 2,459 m (8,068 ft) Prominence: 1,014 m Ribu category: Tinggi Sedang Province: Timor Leste (East Timor) Google Earth: kml Rating: Other names: Also spelt ‘Kabalaki’ Bagging It! We have very little information on this mountain at present but Hatobuilico guides tell us it can be hiked in a day. Local Accommodation Practicalities Getting […]

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Facts Elevation: 2,107 m (6,913 ft) Prominence: 1,950 m Ribu category: Tinggi Sedang Province: Peninsular Malaysia Malaysian state: Pahang Google Earth: kml Rating: Other names: Benom Bagging It! Gunung Benum is a huge mountain massif all of its own, quite separate from other ranges. Despite only being around 3 hours from Kuala Lumpur, Benum doesn’t […]

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Facts Elevation: 2,183 m (7,162 ft) Prominence: 1,993 m Ribu category: Tinggi Sedang Province: Peninsular Malaysia Malaysian state: Perak Google Earth: kml Rating: Other names: none. Photos Bagging It! At 2,183m, Gunung Korbu is the highest peak in the Titiwangsa range and also the second highest peak in Peninsular Malaysia. It is part of the […]

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Bukit Raya


This mountain is the highest peak in the Schwaner range and indeed the highest peak in Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo). It lies on the border of West and Central Kalimantan and, although it can be climbed from either province, by far the commonest approach is via Rantau Malam on the West Kalimantan side. Just getting to Rantau Malam is an adventure in itself.

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Facts Elevation: 2,171 m (7,123 ft) Prominence: 1,041 m Ribu category: Tinggi Sedang Province: Peninsular Malaysia Malaysian state: Kelantan Google Earth: kml Rating: Other names: none. Bagging It! From the trailhead at Pos Simpoh (820m) to Kampung Rekom (910m, an Orang Asli village) takes 4 hours, a further one hour via Kem Sungai Rekon (970m) […]

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Mount Murud is the highest peak in the Kelabit Highlands and, indeed, the highest peak in Sarawak. It is part of the recently-created Pulong Tau National Park although at present there are no significant Park facilities or anywhere near as many travellers as you would encounter in Mulu National Park. However, with incredible flora and fauna, stunning rock formations, unbelievable panoramic views, and ample shelters to make carrying a tent with you quite unnecessary if you hike from Ba’kelalan, this is one of the finest hikes in Borneo, if not the entire Malay archipelago.

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Salak is one of the most accessible volcanoes from Jakarta but has not erupted since 1938. There are various routes on the mountain range and there is a great deal of variety to be found on its slopes – craters, wildlife, plants and numerous mountain peaks. It is the kind of mountain that cannot be fully explored in a single hike – you need to try various routes to discover the character of the mountain as a whole.

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Bur ni Kelieten


This is the most significant mountain near Takengon and Danau Laut Tawar. The whole Gayo highlands area is famous for its coffee and the temperature here is slightly cooler than down at sea level in Aceh’s coastal towns. The hike to the top and back can be completed easily in two days and in good weather the views of Danau Laut Tawar and over to Bur ni Telong and Geureudong are sublime. Furthermore, near the top of the mountain is a large area of beautiful, jagged karst rocks.

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Bur ni Geureudong


This Ribu is a large forested mountain range which is occasionally hiked by local university hiking clubs on expeditions that take a minimum of 5 or 6 days. There is an old triangulation pillar about 400 metres north of the true summit. There are apparently some fascinating megaliths and also hot springs on its slopes. At the southern end of the range is the striking Bur ni Telong (2,617m), a historically active volcano complex which is climbed frequently (and separately from Geureudong) and the summit of which offers great views and can be reached in a few hours.

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