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Bukit Kutu Jungle Mountain Trek : An epic hike

 

Trekking/Trail Facts

Drive Time: 1 hour 30mins from KL City
Difficulty Level: Class 3
Fitness Level: Average to Above Average
Outdoor Skill required: Low to Medium
Total Trekking Duration: 5-6 hours

 

A solid 2-3 hours up the mountain side hike (at above average speed) through primary tropical jungle up to the summit. A trek that will work out your thighs, calves, and butt muscles with the steady uphill incline. Explore the ruins of the British mansion at the peak. With the fireplace and chimney surviving the Japanese WWII bombing and decades of weather beating. Scamble up the free standing boulder at the peak and soak up the 360º view of surrounding jungle and the dam-lake in the distant. With 2-3 hours to decent from the peak down to where the vehicle is. A rough total of 5-6 hours of solid workout.

 

Caution: One wrong turn in the jungle and you may find yourself scrambling down the wrong hill.

 

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Bukit Kutu Photos

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Bukit Kutu Trek Trip Package

Bukit Kutu Mountain Jungle Trek: RM380 per pax*

 

"Work you leg muscles and stamina to reach the “Mansion” on the peak. Above average fitness required."

  • 5 to 6 hours of trekking up and down jungle mountain trails
  • 360º view on the very top of the whole valley
  • Experienced guide/s who know the trails well
  • Proper briefing and preparation before trek
  • Meals included: breakfast & late lunch (local restaurant)
  • Minimum 2pax to start a trip; solo travelers may join other guests
  • Pick up at 6am, return by 6pm.
  • Payment option: Credit Card via Paypal OR Cash payment

 

 

Fees Include:

  • Guides with Wilderness First Responder (WFR) qualifications
  • Transport from hotel and back
  • Local breakfast, snacks and lunch 

 

All stated trip/s & packages are subjected to change at any time if this should prove necessary due to circumstances beyond our control. All information and details may be subject to change or alteratio. Please read our Terms & Conditions before making any booking.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 January 2016 22:49
 

Bukit Kutu Trek: Avoiding Dangers

Case study 1: Common Errors & the Lucky Ones

 

WHY OFFER GUIDING SERVICES FOR BUKIT KUTU TRAILS?

As we camp at the streams near Bukit Kutu, we have seen groups of happy trekkers pass us at the foothills at about 9am. Then only emerging in the dark at around 8pm. Most times, we've seen them sad, slow and somberly trekking down with only one headlamp shared amongst five of them. They are the lucky ones, they still made it out. That should ring alarm bells. The Bukit Kutu trails up is already a treacherous hike in the daylight, so trekking down it in the night without a light source is plain foolish.

 

It seems like they were ill-prepared or misjudged the Bukit Kutu trail but they were the lucky ones.

 

As we revealed the facts that an averagely fit trekker can complete Bukit Kutu, up and down, in a total of 7-8 hours. So we can conclude, the groups put their lives in unnecessary danger because:

  1. they had overestimated their fitness, by not bringing any light source. At Class 3, it's treacherous at night
  2. they under-estimated the difficulty of the trail. Without proper know-how, it will slow ascent and descent
  3. it gets darker earlier in the jungle trails. At 6pm, it will feel like 8pm.
  4. they had no experienced guide or had a dubious one. They may have made a few wrong turns

 

Yes, it is obvious they either had no experienced guides or a highly questionable guide/s. We know Malaysians are cheap but to risk life and limb for a weekend hike without properly managing risk or a professional guide, has to rank close to crossing a busy street without looking. So unneccessary!

 

Case study 2: Driving on Luck

 

We have witnessed groups who walk out at nights then drive off - back to KL or anywhere else. After a long trek like Bukit Kutu, those who make it home, driving has to have had a few bottles of red bull. Plus, it's night driving.

 

After a 7-9 hours jungle trek, to drive in this state and drive in the night would be similar to driving under the influence of alcohol.

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 July 2012 12:14
 

 

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