I have been to Gunung Nuang via Ulu Langat twice. The first time was part of the preparation to climb Mount Kinabalu and the second was to prepare for Mount Tahan.
We spent 11 hours of hiking when we went there the first time. For the second time, we camped for one night. From the experience of both trips, I can conclude that climbing Gunung Nuang is very challenging. It's not first timers and not for new comers either.
I have often heard that Nuang via Janda Baik is less tough and hikers spend less time to complete the climb. With that in mind, I planned another Nuang trip (via Janda Baik of course) with my group. We were told it'd take us between 3.5 to 4 hours of hiking to the peak.
If I were to go there again, perhaps I will not climb Gunung Nuang, I will just do jungle trekking up to the waterfall area and enjoy myself there. And come back to Zaini's Guest House to have BBQ dinner. Gunung Nuang is definitely more fun via Ulu Langat and camping is recommended due to distance.
|Along the way, we saw agri crops like french beans and four angled beans. We thought of picking up some and pay the caretaker when we got back. By the time, we got back, we were already very tired and no longer excited about the idea.|
|We were prepard with confetti to be left along the trails. As it turned out, we didn't have enough up to the peak. I like leaving confetti trails as it gives the confidence to the people behind that they are not on the right track.|
|We reached the peak about 5 hours later. There were already many people hikers when we reached there and majority of them were using Ulu Langat trails. As expected, my friends from PD overtook us along the way too.|