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Wild Hike Up Penang Hill

George Town, Malaysia

Experience hosted by Peter

5 hours
Includes food
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

For experienced hikers only. From the Penang Botanical Gardens, hikers will climb this alternate and mostly unknown trail to Western Hill before going deep into the valley, crossing an underground stream and climbing up the almost vertical slope to the beautifully preserved heritage Crag Hotel; with some of the most spectacular views over Penang. The duration of the hike is 5-6 hours, almost entirely climbing!!.
Other things to note
Most of the time except in the rainy season there are no leeches and hardly mosquitoes. The trail can be done in shorts and t-shirt. Proper walking or sport shoes required (no sandals).
For experienced hikers only. From the Penang Botanical Gardens, hikers will climb this alternate and mostly unknown trail to Western Hill before going deep into the valley, crossing an underground stream and climbing up the almost vertical slope to the beautifully preserved heritage Crag Hotel; with some of the most spectacular views over Penang. The duration of the hike is 5-6 hours, almost entirely climbing!!.
Other things to note
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What's included

  • Food
    Local snacks if available
From $45
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Peter

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 3 Reviews
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There are many hiking trails in Penang. I am one hiker who explores trails without GPS. This way I have explored dozens and dozens of trails including many not marked on any map (a book of my hikes will be later this year released) and many are unknown even to seasoned hikers.

I'll bring you to a wonderful and very unspoiled and unseen part of Penang's jungle.

Trails can be as short as 2 hours and as long as 10-12, I have walked them all. Wild life as tortoises, giant black squirrels, wild boar, snakes, monitor lizards, langur monkeys, scorpions, huntchman spiders and many more might cross our path. You haven't seen Penang without seeing the jungle and the orchards.
There are many hiking trails in Penang. I am one hiker who explores trails without GPS. This way I have explored dozens and dozens of trails including many not marked on any map (a book of my hikes will be later this year released) and many are unknown even to seasoned hikers.

I'll bring you to a wonderful and very unspoiled and unseen part of Penang's jungle.

Trails can be as short as 2 hours and as long as 10-12, I have walked them all. Wild life as tortoises, giant bl…
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Where you'll be

Start at the Botanic Gardens. We climb up the ridge trail and follow it for about a good 2-3 hours. We drop down in the valley where the open forest makes place for thick tropical rain forest. After climbing up there is the 150 years old Crag Hotel and 10 minutes later Penang Hill. Total hiking time will be around 5 hours.
Honza
January 2019
Absolutely amazing day spent with Peter on this hike. For you who love to stay in the nature it should be clear choice! Moreover you´ll hear a lot of informations about history and overall interesting things about the area! I can only recommend, really enjoyed!! Thanks
Absolutely amazing day spent with Peter on this hike. For you who love to stay in the nature it should be clear choice! Moreover you´ll hear a lot of informations about history and…
Sven
December 2018
It’s a great trip if you enjoy being away from crowds an experience what it is like to trek in a jungle. The finish at the deserted Crag hotel is spectacular
Shin
October 2019
We had a nice hiking and went a nice stream to dip and cool down after the walk.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 15 and up can attend.

What to bring

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Mosquito repellent