Ulu Sepat

Facts

  • Elevation: 2,161 m (7,090 ft)
  • Prominence: 775 m
  • Ribu category: Spesial
  • Province: Peninsular Malaysia
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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
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Local Accommodation



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Practicalities

  • Getting there: Either via 4WD from Lasah or boat and 4WD from Tasik Temenggor.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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