Mountains in Malaysia - Asia

Malaysia is a country abundant in mountains and rainforests to hike and trek through. Apart from Kinabalu, the jewel of Southeast Asia's peaks, there are great jungle treks and hill climbs throughout that rivals its more volcanic neighbours.

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Mount Lambak

510m (1,673feet)

Mount Lambak is an easy, breezy, beautiful hike.

Although Lambak is unlikely to be a challenge to the seasoned mountaineer, its natural surrounds are pristine and accessible – a welcome retreat from the big cities nearby.

Bukit Tabur

357m (1,171 ft)

Easy to reach, but dangerous to summit. Tread carefully on Bukit Tabur.

Bukit Tabur (Bukit Hangus, as the locals say) is a prominent feature of the city landscape of Kuala lumpur. It’s proximity to Kuala Lumpur makes it a popular destination, but it can be dangerous. Its not for beginners, or the unsteady.

Mount Tahan

2,187m (7,175ft)

Mount Tahan is the Malay word for ‘endurance’. You’ll need it.

It’s located in the Taman Negara National Park in Peninsular Malaysia! Summiting Tahan is best done with a solid 100km trek through 130 million year old oldest rainforests.

Mount Santubong

810m (2,658ft)

Mount Santubong: Beach to Summit to Beach In 1 day

Legend has it that Mount Santubong was formed out of the body of a Princess who was punished for fighting with her sister. Alfred Russell Wallace climbed it for his research in 1855. You can climb it too: its a steep hike that can be done in a day, with Kuching just 35km away.

Mount Ophir

1,276m (4,186 ft)

Mount Ophir (Gunung Ledang) looms over the city of Malacca in Peninsular Malaysia, and is a great retreat from the heat

It was once supposed to be the location of the fabled gold mines of King Solomon, and finds a mention in the Torah. The name “Ophir” is supposed to have its origins in ancient Hebrew, and found a place in a 1801 British map that would have been carried by naturalist Alfred Wallace when he climbed it in 1854. Today, it is a popular day hike from Malacca, and offers a plethora of waterfalls to relax in after summiting.

Mount Kinabalu

4,095m (13,436ft)

Malaysia’s Mount Kinabalu would be a highlight for anyone’s holiday

There’s no better climb in Southeast Asia for amateur climbers than Mount Kinabalu. It combines a physical challenge with incredible natural beauty and surreal alpine landscapes. It also offers accessibility, safety, and a (relatively) comfortable base camp. The only caution you need to take is to avoid slips and falls on the way down!