Gunung Nuang, or Mount Nuang, the second highest point in Selangor, is among the most popular extreme hiking spots in the state.
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Gunung Nuang’s peak straddles the Selangor-Pahang border. The entry point from Selangor is located just ten minutes’ drive from the popular Hutan Lipur Sungai Congkak and Air Terjun Sungai Lepoh, and thirty minutes’ drive from the famous Gabai Waterfalls,
Managed by the Forestry Department of Peninsula Malaysia, facilities at Hutan Lipur Gunung Nuang are well-maintained and there are dormitories and chalets that go for as low as RM20 per night.
On average, 1,200 people climb the mountain each month. Visitors need to register at the ranger station when they arrive at the recreational forest.
Mountain climbers would begin their climb early in the morning and reach the summit within 4 to 5 hours’ time.
Those who just want the climbing experience and yet not push themselves too hard can reach Camp Lolo after a 2-3 hour climb and refresh themselves at a lovely waterfall about 15 minutes away. A refreshing respite after the steep climb along an undulating trail, Lolo Waterfall is considered one of the compulsory stops for hikers.
Better still, if you have a 4WD, you can drive it all the way to Camp Lolo. The ride is bumpy for sure, but it only takes an hour to reach the rest huts. Plus, it is another exhilarating way to experience the verdant mountain. Loads of adrenaline pumping fun minus the sweat is guaranteed. Talk about having your cake and eating it, too!
There is no need for guides as the trails are clearly marked. During rainy weather, it is not advisable to climb the mountain as the slopes will be very slippery.
Gunung Nuang Recreational Forest is among the most popular extreme hiking spots in the state. It is not really recommended for families because it is difficult to navigate.
Climbers can set up camps for the night at Camp Lolo, which is ~5km away from the mountain entrance and Dataran Pacat, ~7 km from the entrance. The camp sites can accommodate several hundred people at a time.
For those who prefer staying near the foot of the mountain, the Forestry Department has prepared some basic lodgings and amenities to meet their needs. They consist of five chalets with two beds, an ensuite toilet and fan each, and 2 dormitories which can accommodate 30 – 40 people. Basic amenities such as public toilets, showers , surau and a common hall are also provided.
Entrance fees to Hutan Lipur Gunung Nuang is RM1.00 per adult and RM0.50 per child.
The chalets here are available for ~RM20 per night while the dormitories cost ~RM60 per night.
7.00am – 7.00pm daily
How to get to Gunung Nuang Recreational Forest
Gunung Nuang Recreational Forest is located near Kampung Pangsun in Hulu Langat, slightly over an hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur city center.