Ultimate Malaysia backpacking guide – 10 days trip in just INR 30k! Day7- Travel to Cameron highlands

If you have been following my Malaysia journey then you might be knowing that currently we are staying at The World’s largest hotel in Genting Highlands. Today we planned to leave this place and reach an hill-station called the Cameron highlands.

Cameron is located at the north-western part of Malaysia and is located at an altitude of 2031m. Due to this, it has a very cool climate in contrast to the other parts of Malaysia which are really humid.

To reach Cameron, first we took a bus to KL TBS (Terminal Barselpadu Selatan) from Genting Awaana terminal and from KL to Cameron. The journey from KL TBS bus stand to Cameron takes around 4-5 hours (200kms) as it is a ghat section and the cost is around RM35. We started from Genting around 11.30 am and reached KL TBS bus stand at 12.30pm. Our next bus to Cameron was the last bus in the evening at 5pm, so we had a lot of time in this bus stand to kill. There was no issues spending time here as there was free Wifi over here! That too, an high-speed one!

There is only one dropping point in Cameron called the Tanah Rata which is a town. Also we found it very hard to find a place to stay in Cameron because majority of them are hostels and there’s rarely any AirBnB. So we found a hostel – Traveller’s Bunkers Hostel which has very good reviews and is at a walkable distance from the bus stop. Even if it was an off-season, the entire hostel was so crowded. It’s a very happening hostel so if you’re travelling solo, it’s the best place to be!

When we were there they had trivia night where people had to answer questions based on their knowledge of Cameron Highlands. And there was also Giant Jenga Night which is played here every week. This marks the end of Day 7 as we were tired of travelling the entire day and just after reaching the hostel, we retired for the day.

Click here for Day 8 itinerary.