Bukit Jugra, Selangor
Location: Bukit Jugra, Kuala Langat (1 hour from Kuala Lumpur)
Difficulty of trek: Easy
Duration of trek: 1-1.5 hours
Total height: 146 m above sea level
Trailhead coordinates: (2.838338, 101.429569)
Peak coordinates: (4.472583,101.400429)
Credit: Wazari Wazir
Bukit Jugra lies in the centre of the town of Jugra located in Kuala Langat, Selangor. This small town that has had quite a remarkable history was once the royal capital of Selangor. But right now, the hill is an excellent place for outdoor lovers to hike and even paraglide, if you’re brave enough.
Bukit Jugra is only around an hour away from Kuala Lumpur. If you’re tired of the urban city view and you’re looking for something more to the nature side with almost zero car honks, Bukit Jugra is definitely the right place. The top is only a mere 146m above sea level and it is a good place for beginners. It’ll take around 1 to 1.5 hours to reach the lighthouse at the top for a rewarding view of the Straits of Malacca and the mangrove swamps below.
It is recommended to start your hike at the entry point near Masjid Al-Muttaqim in Kampung Permatang Pasir.
Credit: Tourism Malaysia
On the way up, you might come across the ruins of the Old Jugra District Office on the road leading up to the lighthouse… and right next to the Chinese Cemetery. You might also discover the ruins of the abandoned Jugra Palace that fell into disuse after 1905 when the Alaeddin Palace was opened. Due to the lack of directions, their locations are unclear but you might be able to find them if you’re up for a little exploring.
And if you’re free and up for visiting a few places before leaving, you can check out Istana Bandar Jugra, Muzium Insitu Jugra or Makam Sultan Alaeddin . Also, you should try out the Beggar’s Chicken that is baked while wrapped in clay and lotus leaves. Interesting name, but well worth it!
Credit: Sungai Siput Boy
Making your way up is pretty straightforward, you just gotta hike your way up. To head back down however, you have 2 options – you can either hike your way back down, or be at one with the skies and paraglide your way down for a price of RM200 per person. If you’re lucky, weather conditions may allow for up to 10 to 15 minutes of gliding. That’s plenty of time to appreciate the view from up top. Paragliding is best during March to September where the winds pick up. Of course, you will be accompanied by an instructor for safety reasons.
Things To Bring
If you’re new to hiking and unsure of what to bring along, check out our quick guide on what you should bring here.