To sum up your adversary you must first size it up, and Mount Ashigara aka Mount Kintoki is supposed to be one of the best places to view my next day’s challenge – the iconic Mount Fuji. If it weren’t for the clouds….
Located in Hulu Langat, not far from the turn off to Gabai Waterfall, the hike up Gunung Hitam is not unlike a condensed version of the hike up Nuang. Shorter by 5km, it must be steeper, because what it lacks in distance it makes up for in calf-shredding inclines.
It was a packed schedule of talks, exhibitions and events at the inaugural Rainforest Fringe Festival I was invited to (via work). Here’s what I managed to snap in the hour or so I spent wandering the streets near The Old Court House where the Fringe Fest was held.
Sri Bintang epitomises the urban hike. Neither park with paved trail nor forest reserve, this tiny swatch of green doesn’t even appear on the map – unlike nearby Desa Park City.
A mere 1 hour flight from KL, Indonesia’s fourth largest city might not strike you as a destination for adventure lovers, but with some careful planning and travel, Medan makes an excellent base for these stunning natural attractions.
Set on the border of Pahang and Kelantan, the hike up Gunung Swettenham and back can easily completed in a day and should be included in the itinerary of any hiker or mountain bagger visiting Cameron Highlands.
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Set 20 kilometres outside of Tanah Rata in Kampung Raja, the spotlessly clean and simple rustic minimalism of Westwood Highland guesthouse is an adequate base for hiking Cameron Highland’s tougher hills, but an even better place to wind down and do nothing.