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Discover the immaculate and diverse scenery of Malaysia’s many stunning mountains and landscapes on foot!

From the lofty summits of Mount Kinabalu, the country’s highest mountain, to the jungle canopy walkways of Taman Negara, there are plenty of incredibly beautiful, wild and unique hiking options awaiting in Malaysia! Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Hiking trips to Malaysia. The mountains are calling!

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FAQs: Hiking in Malaysia

What should I know about Hiking Malaysia?

Malaysia is split into two halves: East Malaysia, on the island of Borneo and West Malaysia on the Asian mainland. Both halves are chock-full of incredible hiking opportunities.

For those looking to ascend one of the country’s various mountain peaks, then East Malaysia is the destination for you. Home to 25 mountains with 2,000 meters or more of elevation and another 50 or so mountains with an elevation of 1,000 meters or more, there are plenty of incredible and scenic options.

In West Malaysia, while there may be no mountains, there are plenty of other unique places to explore. Taman Negara is home to the country’s largest rainforest and jungle canopy walkway. There is no better way to experience the rainforest.

Away from these spots, Malaysia has numerous hiking options along its beaches and through other parts of the country as well, all of which are worth exploring.

Why should I choose Malaysia for my Hiking adventure?

Stunning scenery

Home to thick rainforests, imposing mountains and pristine beaches, there are a lot to diverse landscapes to explore in Malaysia. From walking along the jungle canopy paths in Taman Negara, the country’s largest rainforest, to hiking up to the summit of Mount Kinabalu, the country’s highest peak, there is plenty of incredible scenery to discover in Malaysia.

Get off the beaten path

For hikers looking for an exotic destination to explore, look no further than Malaysia. With plenty of rainforests, beaches, rivers and mountains to explore on foot, there is no shortage of adventure to take you off the beaten path. Leave the cell phone at home and head out into the jungle for the adventure of a lifetime.

Wondrous wildlife

Malaysia is home to a diverse array of incredible wildlife species. Part of the fun of heading out on a hike is to experience some of the world’s rarest flora and fauna. Among the native species to Malaysia you may see (perhaps in a wildlife refuge) are Sumatran rhinos, Malaysian tigers, Asian elephants, Malayan tapirs, the lesser mouse deer, guars (water buffalo) and flying lemurs, among so many others.

What can I expect from the weather in Malaysia?

During the dry season, average daily temperatures in Malaysia sit around 27 ºC. Rain falls the least in the dry season, but is not uncommon.

How can I get to Malaysia?

Most hiking trips to Malaysia begin with a flight into Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI) in East Malaysia or Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) in West Malaysia. Most guides will opt to meet you here and provide transport to the start of the trip.

Which language is predominantly spoken in Malaysia?

Malay, English

What’s the country code of Malaysia?


What currency is accepted in Malaysia?

Ringgit (MYR)

Best time to climb

February to March

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