Best excursions for adventure lovers in Malaysia

Not sure where to go a vacation? Why not Malaysia? It’s one of the best backpacking destinations in the world, with a plethora of incredible excursions that will show you the country in a whole new light. Need another winner? Maybe you’ll agree with me when you see the best trekking tours for adventurers in Malaysia.

A climb to the top of Mount Kinabalu offers incredible views.

Some of the best treks in Malaysia go quite high, especially to the top of Mount Kinabalu. The summit is at an altitude of 13,435 meters, so make sure you know how to combat altitude sickness. It will also take several days to get there and back, as you can’t get there and back in a few hours. Fortunately, there are refreshment points along the route, which also passes through mossy forests and flowery parks. It can be a physically demanding hike, but if you can reach the top at sunrise, it’s well worth it.

It can take a week to traverse Taman Negara National Park, but you will be able to see a lot of wildlife.

The best things in life rarely come quickly. This is certainly the case with Malaysia’s adventure treks, some of which can take days. Exploring Taman Negara National Park on foot can take a week, hiking and camping to the top of Gunung Tahan. With the help of a guide, you can admire the beauty of the rainforest and have an unforgettable adventure. You are also likely to discover more wildlife than anywhere else in the country, unless you visit one of Malaysia’s incredible nature reserves.

A hike along the jungle trails of Mount Penang will introduce you to intriguing flora and fauna.

Not all of the best hikes in Malaysia are long and challenging. One of the easiest and shortest hikes takes about four to six hours and includes the climb to the top of Penang Hill, at 2723 meters. The jungle trail, which begins at the Penang Botanical Gardens, offers the chance to spot dozens of different species of orchids and potentially endangered wildlife. Other options include climbing by cable car or stairs, but these routes are not as exciting.

Climbing Gunung Ap is difficult, but with it hiking

Malaysia offers incredible food, even at places like McDonald’s, and it tastes great after one of the toughest hikes in the country. This is the ascent of Gunung Api, where some hikers are turned back by guides if they are deemed not good enough. The climb to the 1,740-meter summit is challenging, with many trails and steep stairs to overcome. However, if you make it to the top, you will be rewarded with the chance to see the Pinnacles. These are a series of limestone cliffs that seem almost too incredible to be real.

Don’t you find that the best hiking tours in Malaysia don’t disappoint? Some will test your legs, but you wouldn’t be adventurous if you didn’t like a challenge.

Written by Kevin Noah