10 Mountain Names on the Island of Borneo, the Biggest Famous List


Who says Kalimantan only has valleys, hills, rivers, beaches and lowlands as tourist attractions? This island also has other natural beauties that deserve to be explored, one of which is mountains.

When viewed from the parameters of frequent or not affected by natural earthquakes, the largest island in Indonesia is the least likely to be hit by the effects of the shifting of the earth’s plate. However, that does not mean that the region has no volcanoes.

Although it is not as beautiful and popular as those on the islands of Java and Sumatra, the presence of a series of mountains in Kalimantan shows that the largest island in Indonesia is worth exploring.

More curious about the promising list of mountains in Kalimantan spot the best climb and has a beautiful panorama? Let’s peek one by one!

1. Mount Liangpran

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Has a height of approximately 2,240 meters above sea level, making Liangpran mountain won second place in the highest mountain range on the island of Kalimantan.

Liangpran mountain alone stands tall in Long Pahai sub-district, West Kutai Regency, East Kalimantan province. It is not very well known and is rarely used as a climbing destination, which is why the forest is still so beautiful.

Liangpran is one of the old volcanoes in Indonesia. To get to the location, it is quite expensive Maybe that’s the reason why climbers are reluctant and think twice about wanting to explore it.

2. Mount Kelam

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Spot which is better known as Bukit Kelam, is an iconic tourist attraction in the city of Sintang, West Kalimantan province. The uniqueness of this object is that the hill is not made of earth, but a large rock.

It was named because of the dark black color of the stone. Distance spot from the city of Sintang about 23 kilometers and to climb to the top, it takes about 30 to 40 minutes.

Unlike other mountains, Dark mountain This is considered very good because the road to the location has been covered with asphalt. But according to the news circulating, spot is shrouded in various stories full of mystery.

3. Mount Nyapa

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Mount This Nyapa is located on the edge of the Kelay river. The location itself is still very close to Liangprang, namely in the village of Long Panuk, Kec.Sambaliung, Berau Regency, East Kalimantan.

Mount Nyapa is also very worthy spot climbing or tourist attractions. He himself has a natural panorama that is still so beautiful. Located on the bank of a beautiful river decorated with beautiful karst mountains.

The forest is still preserved. Exploring the beauty of Nyapa, you will find dozens of primates and reptiles there. Not only that, spot it is also a witness to the history of human life.

This can be seen in the presence of several gowa and burial areas for the Dayak ancestors. So, are you interested in visiting it?

4. Mount Bukit Raya

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Having a peak at an altitude of 2,278 meters above sea level, Bukit Raya is known as the highest mountain on the island of Borneo.

According to records, Bukit Raya is one of the conservation areas located in Katingan district, Central Kalimantan province.

Even though it is known as the highest peak, the name Bukit Raya is still unfamiliar to the ears of climbers. This is of course, because the climbing route is very complicated.

For the beginning of the climb, you can start from West Kalimantan, while the peaks are in Central Kalimantan. According to the climbers, the cost hiking to Bukit Raya is as expensive as Puncak Jaya, maybe that is one of the reasons why it is not that famous.

5. Mount Halau-Halau

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Halau-halau located in Kiyu hamlet, Hina Kiri Village, Batang Alai Timur District, Kab. Hulu Sungai, South Kalimantan also ranks as one of the highest peaks.

Just like Bukit Raya, Halau-halau is still very foreign to sports lovers’ ears hiking. However, this is one spot which should not be underestimated. Want to know why?

This is because the mountain, which is no longer active and its name is often a matter of TTS, offers quite a challenging climbing route, where the terrain has a high level of difficulty to traverse.

6. Mount Kalambit

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Located in the Malinau Regency, Kalambit mountain is one of the peaks that you must conquer when you want to explore nature in North Kalimantan.

The reason is, this Kalambit is one of them spot which is not too difficult to conquer and the peak is easy to climb. This is because, the height is only about 1,775 meters above sea level.

In addition, the hiking trails are dominated by tropical rainforests and dense forests where the surrounding trees are large. This is one spot challenging for you to conquer, especially for beginner climbers.

7. Mount Latuk

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Spot sports tourism hiking this next is known by the name Mount Latuk. Just like some of the previous lists, he is also still very foreign to the ears of climbers.

However, you might never think that the Latuk peak, which is located at an altitude of 1,850 meters above sea level (masl), is included as one of the lists in the highest mountain range on the island of Borneo.

Mount Latuk himself stands tall in Long Bena village, Pujungan District, Malinau Regency, North Kalimantan Province and is still very close to Mount Kalambit.

However, it is quite unfortunate, the lack of information on Latuk mountain making it rarely a destination for climbers.

Even so, there’s nothing wrong with trying to trace it every now and then when you want to enjoy the natural beauty of the heights of Kalimantan.

8. Mount Meratus

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Travel enthusiast antimainstream aka unusual, it seems obligatory to conquer the Meratus area in the province of South Kalimantan.

In addition to having stunning panoramic beauty, Meratus also has a wealth of extraordinary natural resources. Not only that, spot it even offers the unique culture of the Dayak people.

The peak of Meratus itself is at an altitude of 1,901 meters above sea level. For those who like challenging travel, it seems spot this can be used as a climbing destination on the next vacation. How about it, agree?

9. Mount Palung

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The next mountainous object that might be worth exploring on the island of Borneo is Mount Trough. Spot it has a height of approximately 1,116 meters above sea level.

As reported by several sources, spot it is still included in the scope of Gunung Palung National Park (TNGP) which has been officially established since 1990.

Mount This trench not only has a beautiful landscape, but it is also a habitat for 2,000-3,000 orangutans and proboscis monkeys. Other than that, spot it also houses 450 species flora.

Not only interesting to climb, Palung also offers several tourist attractions in the vicinity such as Pulau Datok Beach, Waterfall and Lubuk Baji.

10. Mount Birah

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For those of you who claim to be nature lovers, Mount This superior spirit of the province of South Kalimantan must be tried. It is located about 88 km from Syamsudin Noor Airport, Banjarbaru.

No need to be afraid to try it, because Mount Birah is one of them spot which is friendly to anyone because it is equipped with various adequate facilities.

You can also hold a tent to enjoy the beautiful panorama at night. Enjoying a cup of coffee at a shop in Puncak Birah, may be an unforgettable experience.

So, that’s the list of 10 mountains in Kalimantan. Which one have you climbed here?

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