Hike up to the scenic peak of Mount Baling and embrace the warm sun as it rises!
Mount Baling is situated in Kedah near the town of Baling as the name of the mountain has indicated. The mountain stands at the height of 546 metres and what makes it worth the hike will be the picturesque views it has when you hike along the way and reach the summit. One of the best parts of hiking will be the scenic views along the hike and at the mountain’s summit. Mount Baling certainly won’t disappoint you in that aspect. The peak of Mount Baling gives you a complete view on its surrounding as the mountain is isolated in the middle of a vast land.
This hiking tour is considered a moderately challenging climb. There are a number of steep trails along the hike to reach the summit. However, it is still achievable for most of the people. A hike to the summit will take approximately 2 hours or so and same for the descent. This means that the whole climbing might take around 5 hours. As our hiking trip will be bringing you to watch the sunrise at the peak, this means we need to start the hike before the sun rises. Our hiking trip will start at 3.00am. Our experienced guides are familiar with the mountain so do not worry about it. They will be guiding you all the way to reach the summit. There is only one trail up to the peak of Mount Baling. It is pretty straightforward and also well-marked. For those who hike when it is still dark, there are lamp markers along the way that give some light. Other than that, there is also much signage to lead you.
The trail of Mount Baling starts at a carpark near the base of the mountain. The first part of the trail is mostly soil and muddy. It might become slippery after rain. However, there are handrails for support at steeper sections. Then you will continue to climb the trail which is mostly up a flight of stairs. As you continue to climb higher up to the peak, the terrain gets rockier and you might need to climb over some rocks or even under them. Despite the obstacles towards the peak, the reward, once you reach the peak, is truly worthy of it. The peak offers you a 360-degree view of the mountain’s surrounding. From there, you will be able to see the small town of Baling under you too. The long awaited sunrise view will be directly in front of you. It is definitely a great spot to watch the sunrise and you will be amazed.
You will be resting at the peak for a moment and look around the peaceful surroundings at the peak. Then we will start our descent back to the base of Mount Baling. The descent might be hard on your knees so make sure to take your time as our guides will be ensuring your safety along the way.
Refer to the map below to see a list of pick up locations that are available for you to choose from. You can select your desired pick up location when you book the tour.
List of Locations:
Pick up is also available for other locations under the vicinity of Kedah. For more information, please contact Adventoro's concierge service.
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