Ulu Sepat


  • Elevation: 2,161 m (7,090 ft)
  • Prominence: 775 m
  • Ribu category: Spesial
  • Province: Peninsular Malaysia
  • Malaysian state: on the border of Kelantan and Perak
  • Range: Banjaran Titiwangsa / Main Range
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  • Other names: Hulu Sepat

Bagging It!

This mountain is rather remote and is located in Hutan Belum. Orang Asli villages are common here. Most people take a 4WD from the town of Lasah to Kampung Lelar (480m). This usually takes around 2.5 hours. From here it is a 4 hour hike via Pintu Rimba (620m) and Kem Kulim (815m) to Kem Sungai Leweng (1,075m) which is, for most hikers, the ‘basecamp’. This is a very small hamlet with just a handful of Orang Asli remaining rather than moving down to Kampung Lelar.

The trail then ascends much more steeply via False Peak (1,940m) to Junction / Simpang Ulu Sepat (2,150m) from where it is a short distance to the summit.

It takes most groups 3 days and 2 nights to complete this trek. Some combine it with the slightly higher Gunung Chamah (requiring around 5 days and 4 nights in total) by continuing north from Simpang Ulu Sepat, dropping down to Kem Sungai Lepir (1,700m) before ascending once more and dropping down again via Kem Sempadan (1,685m) and Kem Maggi (1,440m) towards Gunung Chamah.

Trail Map

Peta Jalur Pendakian Gunung Ulu Sepat
For a high quality PDF version of this and other trail maps, please download from our Trail Maps page.

Local Accommodation


Featured Guides

If you are a reliable local guide and would like to be featured on this page to increase your bookings, or a tourist who would like to support the development of a local guide business, please email danpquinn@gmail.com with the following information: Mountain name, guide name, guide location, guide contact details, and at least one English language review from a previous hiker who was pleased with the guiding services. An example is given below for reference. We have a maximum quota of 3 featured guides for each mountain page on the site. The fee for this is £20 (British pounds sterling, typically via the Wise app or PayPal) for a period of 1 year and helps to pay towards the ongoing development of the Gunung Bagging project.

  • Name and location: Pak Budi, Surabaya, East Java.
  • Contact details: +62812xxxxxxxx, budi@gmail.com, https://www.instagram.com/budi_mountain_guide/ 
  • Review from previous client: “Budi was a brilliant guide for our September 2023 trek up Gunung X and I would definitely recommend him to other tourists“, John, USA.


  • Getting there: Either via 4WD from Lasah or boat and 4WD from Tasik Temenggor.
  • Trip planning assistance: Would you like Gunung Bagging to personally help you in arranging your whole trip? Please contact us here.
  • Permits: You can register and pay for an e-Permit online from the Forestry Department of Malaysia website.
  • Water sources: Available at Kem Kulim and Kem Sungai Leweng. Available at all other major camp spots further north for those doing the onwards traverse to Gunung Chamah.

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


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