My hike on Mount Santubong was an amazing experience. The hike was quite challenging; very step climbing for a long time.
The trail climbed like this for a long time. The ropes could help you climb (especially necessary if there had been rain recently as it is not only steep but slippery when went).
Quite frequently rope ladders were necessary to aid the climb.
The fruits on this tree are cempadak (described as between Durian and Jackfruit). Durian is known as the “king of fruit” due to its large size; they also stink horribly (they are banned in many hotels, etc.).
Monkeys of several different types (Proboscis monkeys are seen in this photo) could be seen and more often heard. I also wrote on my other blog about the Rhinoceros Hornbills on Mount Santubong.
Occasionally you would get great vistas from the trail through the forest.
The trail was a delight (as well as good exercise).
I was driven to the trailhead in the morning from my wonderful treehouse lodging near Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
I hiked part way up the mountain then doubled back and when I reached the junction with the jungle trail I took the loop toward town (instead of going back to the original trailhead that I started at in the morning which is seen on the right side of this illustration).
This is an absolutely great trail, though you do have to be ready for lots of climbing in the heat.
Related: If You Visit Kuching Eat at Tribal Stove – Guadalupe Peak Trail, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, USA Lintang Trail, Bako National Park, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia – Magical Day at Glacier-Waterton International Peace Park (Canada and USA)