With the height of 1,493 meters above sea level and ranking as the second highest mountain in Selangor (behind Mount Semangkok), Mount Nuang (Gunung Nuang) is considered to be one of the most famous mountain in Malaysia, especially hikers in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur! The peak of Mount Nuang (Gunung Nuang) became the borders between Pahang and Selangor, and there are location where Mount Nuang (Gunung Nuang) become the borders between Pahang, Selangor and Negeri Sembilan.
Mount Nuang (Gunung Nuang) are well known for various reasons!
First, Mount Nuang (Gunung Nuang) are very easily reached via road. With 1 hour of easy drive from Kuala Lumpur, Mount Nuang (Gunung Nuang) can be accessed by anyone. There are even visitor who opt to ride their motorcycle to Mount Nuang (Gunung Nuang). The road to Mount Nuang (Gunung Nuang) also are convenient for most type of transport.
Second, Mount Nuang (Gunung Nuang) got 2 access to the peak that can be choose. Either via Janda Baik (Pahang) or via Pangsun (Selangor). Although the peak is the same, but these two trails have a great gap of difficulties between them. Mount Nuang (Gunung Nuang) via Janda Baik are mostly considered to be easy-moderate, while Mount Nuang (Gunung Nuang) via Pangsun are mostly considered to be moderate-hard.
Third, Mount Nuang (Gunung Nuang) and its difficulty (Via Pangsun) become one of the best alternatives to go undergo physical training for hiker and trail runner. Due to Mount Nuang (Gunung Nuang) elevation gain and trekking distance, it become a favourite spot for those who will be challenging themselves in trail running and ultra trail event(s). Mount Nuang (Gunung Nuang) also provide a good simulation for those who wanted to conquer Mount Kinabalu,and those who will be going to more challenging hiking expedition like Trans-Titiwangsa V1 and above.
Fourth, Mount Nuang (Gunung Nuang) offers decent surrounding for those who wanted to enjoy mother nature. Just after 2-3 hour hike, visitor may arrive at Lolo Camp (Kem Lolo). Here are several sites for visitor to setup camp which are vary in terms of sizes. The biggest site can accommodate 60 pax in one time. And because of this, it is normal to see visitor organized a camping expedition at Lolo Camp (Kem Lolo).
Based on Picture 01 trail of Mount Nuang (Gunung Nuang), the total distance of 17.9km are recorded for hiking to the peak of Mount Nuang (Gunung Nuang) and back. If we were to add 4km more, it could became a half marathon! With this information, visitors need to be aware that basically, going to Mount Nuang (Gunung Nuang) via Pangsun will need them to undergo physical challenges more than compared to normal Half Marathon event.
Although it starts with small elevation gain, Mount Nuang (Gunung Nuang) via Pangsun will test its’ visitors’ physical capacity after halfway in! Hikers will gain more elevation starting from there and the closer you are to the peak of Mount Nuang (Gunung Nuang), the trail will become a roller coaster by its ups and downs! With the total elevation gain of 1,505 meter and assuming the average height of 4.3m per floor, hiking Mount Nuang (Gunung Nuang) via Pangsun will be like climbing 350 storey building!
Starting from 2023, it is a must for visitor to use the service registered mountain guide to Mount Nuang (Gunung Nuang). These mountain guide came from Selangor Forestry Mountain Guide (Malim Gunung Perhutanan Selangor) are not only trained to handle their visitor, but are also to be well organized in the event of emergency occur during the hike.
It is highly advisable for hiker to go through (at least) moderate training before undergoing Mount Nuang (Gunung Nuang) via Pangsun trail to ensure maximum satisfaction and zero injuries. Visitor will also be reminded to get enough rest/sleep and to be well equipped to go to Mount Nuang (Gunung Nuang) via Pangsun. For average hiker, Mount Nuang (Gunung Nuang) via Pangsun can be consider as ‘HARD’.
TO GO THERE
This is the entry for visitor to Mount Nuang (Gunung Nuang) via Pangsun trail. Visitor may enter here and may park wherever seems suitable. There are parking lots, toilets, and other basic amenities. However, to get in here are not accessible by bus. This is also a single paved road; thus, consideration needs to be given whenever you are driving through incoming traffic.
For those who chooses to use Waze the starting point of Mount Nuang via Pangsun, you may write “Gunung Nuang Recreational Forest” or simply click this LINK . It will redirect you through you Waze application
There are 2 main waterpoint during Mount Nuang (Gunung Nuang) via Pangsun hike. The first will be encounter several times during the journer between Hut 6 (Pondok 6) to Lolo Camp (Kem Lolo). Although the water here seems clean, in general, it is not advisable for visitor to drink directly from the river.
The second waterpoint during Mount Nuang (Gunung Nuang) via Pangsun hike are at Pacat Camp (Kem Pacat). The water source/stream is not far from the main camp, but it is going to took some time to get back to Pacat Camp (Kem Pacat). The normal saying is “to go to the waterpoint going to take 10 minutes, but going back from is going to take 30 minutes”. Try to manage and plan your water intake to reduce time loss.
Tentative to Mount Nuang (Gunung Nuang) may vary depending on several variable which may impact hiking experience at Mount Nuang (Gunung Nuang). This include visitor fitness, weather and trails condition. Below are our variable and real time tentative during our hike to Mount Nuang (Gunung Nuang) via Pangsun
0330 hour : Meet Up at Parking Lot | Warming Up | Briefing
0405 hour : Start Ascend
0435 hour : Hut 1 / Pondok 1 | Take 5
0449 hour : Hut 2 / Pondok 2
0504 hour : Hut 3 / Pondok 3 | Take 5
0518 hour : Hut 4 / Pondok 4
0535 hour : Hut 5 / Pondok 5
0549 hour : Hut 6 / Pondok 6
0623 hour : Kem Lolo | Subuh Prayer
0655 hour : Continue Ascend
0734 hour : Take 5 | Continue Hike
0802 hour : Take 5 | Continue Hike
0914 hour : Kem Pacat
1004 hour : Continue Ascend
1050 hour : Take 5 | Continue Hike
1200 hour : Puncak pengasih | Take 5
1208 hour : Continue Ascend
1320 hour : Puncak Gunung Nuang
1409 hour : Start Descend
1508 hour : Puncak Pengasih
1636 hour : Kem Pacat | Rest
1709 hour : Continue Descend
1913 hour : Kem Lolo | Take 5
1929 hour : Continue Descend
1958 hour : Hut 6 / Pondok 6 | Take 5
2021 hour : Hut 5 / Pondok 5 | Take 5
2054 hour : Hut 4 / Pondok 4 | Take 5
2101 hour : Hut 3 / Pondok 3
2118 hour : Hut 2 / Pondok 2
2135 hour : Hut 1 / Pondok 1 | Take 5
2210 hour : Parking Lot | Clean Up | END
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