As expected, the sunrise was well worth the energy invested to get up to the peak. After about 45 minutes at the top, it was time to slowly make my way down to the base before the humidity and the piercing rays of the sun took their toll. Thankfully, some local vendors were selling some fresh fruits and drinks near the base of the Hill. Therefore, if you forget to bring some refreshments, it won’t be the end of the world. Broga Hill is a worthwhile climb in peninsular Malaysia and I am quite glad that I made the decision to bring my camera along. I have summarized some suggestions based on my experience climbing Broga Hill:
1. If you are climbing to catch the sunrise, expect it to take roughly 45 minutes to an hour to reach the first peak. Of course, this will vary depending on your fitness level.
2. Bring a flashlight in the early morning to avoid tripping on rocks and roots along the trail.
3. If you are lucky to get to the peak on a clear morning it’s a beautiful spot to take panoramic photos of the countryside.
4. Avoid climbing Broga Hill if it is raining because it will get muddy and too slippery, especially around the steepest sections of the climb near the peak of the Hill.
5. If you are not one for big crowds climb Broga on a weekday opposed to a weekend.
Where did we stay during this trip?
We have been to Broga Hill on multiple occasions while visiting Peninsular Malaysia. Typically, we prefer to stay in Kuala Lumpur, and then visit Broga as part of a day trip. The last few times we booked a room in Kuala Lumpur we decided to stay at the Pacific Regency Hotel Suites. We have no direct affiliation with this property or any property in KL, therefore we can provide an unbiased opinion about the place. First of all, it’s very conveniently located (10 minute walk to KLCC, 10 minute walk to Bukit Bintang, 5 minute walk to the Monorail Line). Secondly, their rooms tend to be super cheap considering how big they are (last time we booked a room that was almost 80 square meters for $65 USD!). At the time of writing it had a score of 8.0/10 based on over 8000 verified guest reviews. I consider this to be an accurate representation of this property. If you’re looking for something a bit more upscale with views of the Petronas Towers then you might want to consider the following options:
Traders Hotel by Shangri-La (rated 8.9/10)
The FACE SUITES Kuala Lumpur (rated 8.7/10)
The Ascott Kuala Lumpur (rated 8.4/10)
Want to find the cheapest room in Kuala Lumpur?
Most tourists that climb Broga do so as part of a day trip from Kuala Lumpur. Therefore, it’s more practical to book a room in KL and then arrange transport to Broga. Kuala Lumpur, fortunately, is still one of those bargain accommodation cities. We have booked many rooms in KL with www.agoda.com and we have been completely satisfied with the quality for the price. Another solid option if you want to save time finding the cheapest room is www.hotelscombined.com. Many of our readers just love Hotelscombined.com because of their cost-saving price comparison searches. Here are some links to save you time:
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If you have any questions regarding Broga Hill please feel free to comment below. Happy climbing!