Just outside Kuala Lumpur is Hulu Langat Waterfall—a hidden gem that’s frequented by adventure-seekers and those who are just looking to escape the city.
Imagine a place where the roars of rapid water are echoed in the middle of the forest—that’s what you’ll get in this paradise. However, there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to this waterfall and it’s our job to unravel everything for potential visitors like you!
So get your hiking boots ready as we take you on a virtual tour of this roaring waterfall and find out everything you need to know before visiting.
Best Time to Go
The best time to visit Hulu Langat Waterfall is purely subjective. For instance, if you want clear skies and fewer chances of rain, you can visit during the dry season, which usually runs from March to September.
This season is great for beginners, as the fewer chances of rain means that the pathway is less likely to be slippery. However, keep in mind that this is also considered the peak season, so expect to encounter denser crowds during your visit.
On the other hand, if you prefer cooler temperatures and fewer tourists during your trip, we recommend visiting during the shoulder season. This runs from October to February and it’s perfect for those who want the naturally-formed pools to themselves.
Things to Know
Currency: Malaysian Ringgit
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Language: Malay, English
Calling Code: +60
Entrance fee: RM1
Parking: Available (parking fees will apply)
Operating hours: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
How to Get There
Car rental: Unfortunately, there’s no easy way to get to the waterfall via public transportation so the most cost-effective option is to rent a car.
Luckily, the waterfall is just an hour’s drive away from the capital and is easily accessible thanks to the signboards pointing to it when you get to Hulu Langat.
We recommend taking the Cheras/Ampang districts for the fastest way to get to Hulu Langat. Don’t worry though, as there’s more than ample parking at the waterfall’s entrance.
Where to Stay
Qowiy Village Langat
Address: Lot 3665, Batu 23, Jalan Sungai Lui, Kampung Sungai Lui, 43100 Hulu Langat, Selangor, Malaysia
Phone: +60 16-366 4301
Qowiy Village Langat is one of the best glamping spots in the country and luckily, it’s quite near Hulu Lagnat Waterfall. This serene sanctuary is nestled in the middle of beautiful lush greenery so you’ll be treated to scenic views 24/7 during your stay.
As for where you’ll be staying, you can settle in one of the campsite’s triangular cabins or dome-shaped tents—both of which are fitted with modern amenities.
Lastly, outside these modernised and elevated tents, are the swimming pool and calm lake!
SANTIKA Hulu Lagnat
Address: Lot 670 Batu 18.5, Kampung Jawa, 43100 Hulu Langat, Selangor, Malaysia
Phone: +60 11-2331 9254
If you’re looking for a more homey feeling in your accommodation, then SANTIKA Hulu Lagnat will be right up your alley. It features 5 different houses, each of which can easily accommodate up to 10 people—perfect for families and friend groups!
The houses here are complete with all the amenities and facilities you need for a comfortable overnight stay. It features clean bathrooms, kitchens and even an outdoor infinity pool where you can bask in beautiful views of the rainforest while swimming.
Also, this place is only a 7-minute drive away from Sungai Congkak Recreational Rainforest so you can go on another trip before you head back to your rooms!
Dedaun Langat Resort
Address: PT 86, Kampung Orang Asli, 43100 Hulu Langat, Selangor, Malaysia
Phone: +60 11-5502 6056
Staying in Deduan Langat Resort will immediately elevate your trip to Hulu Lagnat Waterfall. It’s a cool resort that ticks all the boxes of a high-quality stay, from clean and spacious rooms to useful amenities and more.
The main highlight of staying here, however, is the outdoor swimming pool that comes complete with an aquatic playground. It also helps that the entire resort is nestled within a lush rainforest, which provides a serene environment like no other.
Address: Batu 23, Jalan Sungai Lui, Kampung Paya Lebar, 43100 Hulu Langat, Selangor, Malaysia
Phone: +60 11-5502 6056
Tanah Larwina is a serene glamping site that’s nestled in beautiful lush greeneries. This beautiful view can be seen from your lodging as well, as each cabin features massive windows, some of which span from the floor to the ceiling.
What makes it special from any other glamping spot, however, is the different farm animals that it houses.
These resident animals include horses, chickens and goats, and you can even interact with some of them during your stay by feeding them their favourite snacks!
Hammocks By The River
Address: Lot 617, Jalan Sungai Makau, Batu 14 Hulu Langat, 47310 Hulu Langat, Selangor, Malaysia
Contact details: +60 11-2810 8190
Operating hours: Open 24 hours
If relaxation is your top priority, then Hammocks By The River should be right up your alley. This elevated campsite features spacious tents and facilities that you’d typically see in modern hotels like bathrooms, cooking areas and what have you.
Of course, the main highlight here is the titular river, which serenades its guests with its relaxing water flow. Also, as you may have gleaned from its name, you can find various hammocks scattered across this campsite!
Where to Eat
Restoran Terra Pong Batu 18
Address: Lot 679, Pekan Batu Lapan Belas, 43100 Hulu Langat, Selangor, Malaysia
Phone: +60 19-894 6454you
If you want to combine good food with spectacular views, dining at Restoran Terra Pong Batu 18 will be one of the best decisions you can make. This is because it’s surrounded by picturesque scenery, consisting of a calm lake and a wide stretch of trees as far as the eye can see.
Views-aside, however, this is still a solid option, as it features an impressive selection of seafood dishes, from prawns to squid, fish and more. Plus, it’s worth noting that they serve a myriad of vegetarian dishes, which is always nice to have in case the customer doesn’t eat meat.
Laksa Buyung Klasik
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Address: Pekan Sepang, Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia
Phone: +60 3-3142 1188
Laksa Buyung Klasik is another restaurant that provides spectacular views to pair with their equally spectacular dishes. We recommend stopping by this place in the morning, as nothing beats the ambience and experiencing the sights and sounds of nature while eating breakfast.
The dishes themselves are worth mentioning as well, especially the laksa and curry mee. They aren’t prepared in any crazy or extravagant way, but they’re nailed to a tee.
You can also order your favourite tea or coffee in the morning to start your day right before hiking towards the waterfalls!
Ikan Bakar Sri Nikat
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Address: Kampung Gemi, 43100 Hulu Langat, Selangor, Malaysia
Phone: +60 19-520 6036
Ikan Bakar Sri Nikat is a great place that serves delicious home-cooked meals while providing a homey ambience. Dining here is like visiting a friend’s house because of its design and overall atmosphere, being located in the middle of a calm lake.
You can easily pick any dish from their menu and not be disappointed but if you want our advice, we recommend the tilapia! It’s tender and it pairs perfectly with their semi-spicy sambal—yum!
What to Do in Hulu Langat Waterfall
Enjoy the natural shower
One of the best ways to feel reinvigorated in this waterfall is to stand beneath the rapid waters and experience a natural shower like no other. Also, thanks to the somewhat aggressive flow of water, putting your back against it will feel like getting massaged—a natural spa indeed!
Get soaked in its natural pools
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Aside from the waterfall itself, one of the main highlights of this attraction is the naturally-formed pools. These swimming pools are great for relaxing and cooling off, especially if you’re visiting during the dry season.
You can also think of it as a reward after you’ve conquered the different hiking trails around the waterfall.
Climb the top of the waterfalls
It wouldn’t be a complete visit to this waterfall without climbing its peak! Fortunately, this activity is made more accessible thanks to the flight of concrete stairs that come complete with metal handrails.
There are over 300 steps in total, but it’s well worth it because of the stunning views that you’ll be treated to as you make your way to the top.
Be in awe of the waterfall’s inhabitants
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As you bask in the beautiful views of the waterfall while chilling in its pool, we recommend you take a second to admire the different wildlife found here. Occasionally, you may spot some monkeys roaming around but the most common animals you’ll see here are colourful birds.
You can also spot some insects like butterflies or reptiles while you’re here! Meanwhile, if you’re more into plants, the rainforest also features an abundance of flora species for you to admire.
Set up a picnic
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As you make your way up the aforementioned steps, you’ll come across gazebos that are perfect for setting up picnics. All you have to do is prepare and pack your food before your trip and you can enjoy a nice scenic dining experience in the middle of nature!
Plus, this is a great thing to do if you want to save money!
Take stunning photos
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Of course, you can’t leave this waterfall without taking some beautiful photos to remember your trip. Fortunately, tons of spots around the area can serve as the perfect subject or backdrop for your Instaworthy photos.
Apps to Download for a Trip to Hulu Langat Waterfall
Travel Malaysia: A pocket travel guide to Malaysia
Maps.me: Offline map of the world
XE Currency App: Real-time currency exchange rate app
Grab: Ride-hailing app of Southeast Asia
Google Translate: Word translation with offline capabilities
CatchThatBus: Bus ticket booking app