Gunung Stong, Kelantan Malaysia

Day 2

Sunrise as seen from Baha Camp

Sunrise as seen from Baha Camp

Illegal immigrants?

Illegal immigrants?

We woke up the next day feeling cold and wet. We suffered backache after one night of sleep on rocks and roots. We set off for the Gunungs around 9 am. Due to the late set-off, we only managed to climb Gunung Baha and Stong.  Each of us carried a day worth of food and 3 litres of water. We left our remaining belongings in the tents.

River crossing

River crossing

Jump

Wait for me

Scenary along the trail

Scenary along the trail

We trekked for about 4 hrs in heavy rain to reach the summit of Gunung Baha.  Our trekking shoes were completed drenched by muddy water that gushed down the trail. . Our North Face and Columbia trekking shoes turned into pairs of wet, muddy and bulky “walking sponges”. Bits of sands and small rocks were also trapped inside our shoes. In contrast, Yo  wore an inexpensive pair of wet shoes (those kind that you wear for kayaking) which seemed perfectly comfortable, be it wet or dry. We soon learnt that these branded trekking shoes are unsuitable for  the rainforest terrain after all.

Our handsome guide Yo in the middle of the photo

Our handsome guide Yo in the middle of the photo

Drying ourselves after the rain

Drying ourselves after the rain

Maggi mee time

Maggi mee time

We reached the summit of Gunung Baha around 12 noon. We break 30 mins for lunch before pushing on to the summit of Gunung Stong.

Trying out elephant food

Trying out elephant food

Gunung Stong State Park is  is home to elephants, tigers, bears, gibbons, hornbills and other aminals. We saw a lot of elephant dung along the trail but there was no sight of them anywhere. Throughout the 3 days and 2 nights, we only saw one hornbill and some monkeys.

At the summit of Gunung Stong

At the summit of Gunung Stong

After another 4 hrs of trekking, we finally reached the summit of Gunung Stong around 5 pm. We took out our headlights to prepare for the night trek back to base camp.

Taking shelter under a big boulder

Taking shelter under a big boulder

Not long after we left Gunung Stong summit, it started to rain heavily again.  Less than half way back to the base camp, our food supplies were wiped out. We also ran low in our water supply and had to replenish water from streams. It was a  tough trek back. One of our mates almost got washed down a waterfall while crossing the river stream. He missed his footing on a boulder and fell into the rushing water. Luckily, he was pulled out from the water in time by Yo. After almost 5 hrs of trekking from Gunung Stong summit , we finally reached back to the base camp at around 1130 pm.

Finally back to camp after 14 hrs on the trail

Finally back to camp after 14 hrs on the trail

Yo still looking fresh!

Yo still looking fresh!

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3 Responses to Gunung Stong, Kelantan Malaysia

  1. Chua difen says:

    I need a guide and tour driver to ferry me to gunung stong state park resort from kota bahru airport and frm the resort back to kota bahru airport upon checkout time around feburary.can i know the rates

  2. Chua difen says:

    I need a guide and tour driver to ferry me to gunung stong state park resort from kota bahru airport and frm the resort back to kota bahru airport upon checkout time around feburary.can i know must i put a deposit beforehand

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