So you’ve been exploring the hiking trails around the Klang Valley and wanting a new challenge. If the heights of Broga Hill are still too low for you, then it’s time for something bigger: mountains. Behold, the majestic mountains to hike in Southeast Asia. Just like how it is surprising that there are beautiful diving spots in Malaysia, Southeast Asia is home to some of the most amazing mountain hiking trails. In fact, Mount Kinabalu in Sabah is one of them.

While these mountains are no Everest, they still pack quite a punch and preparation is needed before scaling them. Train properly for a good amount of time prior to your hike. Like a full marathon, you cannot simply jump into it and expect to emerge okay afterwards. Pack appropriately with warm clothes — although you’ll be hiking in tropical climate, the height will make early mornings and evenings cold. Be sure to fit in several days of approximate hiking and camping when you book your trips. Remember, it’s not about who’s fastest up there — it’s a journey and test of endurance.

But above all, have fun. There’s nothing quite like the sense of achievement you get when you successfully arrive at the peak with a glorious view to reward your effort. You’ll want to do more and scale harder mountains. After all, ain’t no mountain high enough, right?