2019 new year hike in Gunung Nuang

What people usually do in new year? Shopping, stay at home, etc.

This is not my first time hiking in 1st January.

I have been here 2 years ago, in Christmas day. Now come back again

We reached the entrance around 10:50am. Quite late and hot already.

Gunung Nuang entrance

To enter, have to register and pay RM2/person, I think is about the same as 2 years ago. Inflation affected here 😆

The beginning path, is highway, means car can pass through, wide & easy trail.

Gunung Nuang - the actual trail entrance

After about 5KM, then only reached the actual trail. We took around 1 hour+ to reach.

Gunung Nuang - the actual trail entrance

Gunung Nuang - waterfall

Begin to see waterfall here, there’s a way to turn and cross over the waterfall, after a short distance from the entrance.

Gunung Nuang - waterfall

Waterfall along the way. Here the elevation all the way up

Gunung Nuang - mini river crossing

There are few mini rivers, but cross over confirm shoes will get wet.

Gunung Nuang - mini river crossing

Gunung Nuang - mini river crossing with rope

There’s a rope there, quite easy to cross over

Gunung Nuang - closing to kem pacat

Took 3 hours+, finally reached the Kem Pacat. 2 years ago I also hike until here.
Today also the same.

Gunung Nuang - kem pacat drinking XS energy drink

We took a short break here (around 15 minutes), eat some bread and have some energy drink.
It’s important to have some food & drink, to refuel 🍩 🍸

I thought going down-hill should be faster, but end up, about the same like up-hill.

Gunung Nuang - washing face refresh

Here to wash face to cool down the heat (afternoon hike, heat is normal)

Gunung Nuang - the actual trail entrance

Finally, about 5 hours to come back the the highway, 4KM around 2 hours going down-hill.
Fast? Slow? Doesn’t matter, just enjoy the hike.

After the long highway

Gunung Nuang - entrance

Finally, we back the the entrance. Here’s after photo. Smile or cry 🤣

Remember to checkout when back to the entrance, they need to ensure everyone are safe.

Summary

Hiking can be one of the good choice in festive season

  • not as much people like shopping mall
  • strengthen our muscle
  • breath some fresh air outside of city

If you are first timer, and plan to go Nuang, you can try to go until Kem Pacat.

6 hours should be quite standard speed, and prepare

  • more water, 1.5 litre / person should be enough.
  • some food, no need too much, can be some energy food or bread good enough.

P/S: I’m not reached the summit, so I think 1.5 litre may not enough for some people if hike to summit, especially in hot weather.

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