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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Gunung Tahan Climbing packages



Leisure & Incentive Tours Sdn Bhd is amongst the very few travel agents that offer packages for climb to the summit of Mount or “Gunung” Tahan. Gunung Tahan is the highest peak in Peninsular Malaysia at 2,187 meters above sea level.

List of highest Mountain in Malaysia

Mountain Name
Mountain Range
Location
Heights (meter)
01.Mount Kinabalu
Crocker Range
Sabah
4,095
02.Mount Trus Madi
Trsu Madi Range
Sabah
2,642
03.Mount Tambuyukan
Crocker Range
Sabah
2,597
04.Mount Murud

Sarawak
2,423
05.Mount Mulu

Sarawak
2,376
06.Mount Tahan
Tahan Range
Pahang
2,187
07.Mount Korbu
Titiwangsa Mountains
Ulu Kinta, Perak
2,183
08.Mount Yong Bear
Titiwangsa Mountains
Pahang
2,181
09.Mount Gayong
Titiwangsa Mountains
Ulu Kinta, Perak
2,173
10.Mount Chamah
Gua Musang
Kelantan
2,171

Preparation

The treks to the Summit of Gunung Tahan are toilsome that demand excellent physical fitness and mental determination, as well as well-maintained equipment and thorough preparation. The best and normal training ground for group or individual from KL and its surrounding areas is the Batu Caves, climbing up and down the 272 steps within a certain time frame.

A few pointers to take into account before your Gunung Tahan Climbing trip:-
  1. If a large group is involved, you need a strong leader who can spearhead the group.
  2. Weight is crucial when it has to be carried for many days, so food should have minimal packaging and moisture content.
  3. To protect the forest, timber fires are not permissible and cooking gas or fuel must, therefore, be carried as well.
  4. All rubbish must be accounted for, except materials that can be burned. It is best to eliminate all non-essential packaging before leaving Kuala Tahan. Prior to the Climb, the Ranger will check each single item that will be brought along.
  5. The best time to climb is the dry months between March and September. It is closed between mid-November and mid-January due to monsoon season. Do bear in mind, wet or dry periods can occur at any time of the year especially with the current global warming.
There have 3 trails to reach the summit of Gunung Tahan 
  1. Kuala Tahan Entrance (classic trail) ~ The Kuala Tahan Trail covers the longer distance and is more challenging to reach the summit. Climbers need at least 7 days 6 nights to complete the climb.  By using the original trail, you need to climbs 27 peaks and cross 7 rivers.
  2. Merapoh Entrance (Sungai Relau) ~ Merapoh trail open since August 1993. It is the shorter and easy trail by only using 5 days-time to reach the summit.
  3. Kuala Koh Entrance is the latest mountain trail opened to public. It takes at least 16 days and required a very good experience & planning.
The journey to the Summit

The 110 kilometres return walk from Kuala Tahan to the mountain summit normally takes seven to nine days. The trail passes several river crossings, sometimes hazardous, and traverses long dry ridges demanding rationing of every last drop of water. The climatic extremes are daunting, as conditions on the Gunung Tahan plateau can be very cold, whereas in lowlands, the high humidity is debilitating. Rains can be very heavy and prolonged.

The route from Kuala Tahan to Gunung Tahan Summit
Kuala Tahan - Gunung Tahan - Kuala Tahan
The route from Merapoh to Gunung Tahan Summit
Sungai Relau - Gunung Tahan - Sungai Relau
No of Climbing days

No
Route
Duration
1
Kuala Tahan – Gunung Tahan (Summit) – Kuala Tahan
7 Days 6 Nights
2
Kuala Tahan – Gunung Tahan (Summit) – Kuala Juram (Merapoh)
7 Days 6 Nights
3
Kuala Tahan – Waterfall - Gunung Tahan (Summit) – Kuala Tahan
9 Days 8 Nights
4
Kuala Tahan – Waterfall - Gunung Tahan (Summit) – Kuala Juram
9 Days 8 Nights
5
Kuala Juram – Gunung Tahan (Summit) – Waterfall – Kuala Tahan
9 Days 8 Nights
6
Kuala Juram – Gunung Tahan (Summit) – Kuala Juram (Merapoh)
5 Days 4 Nights
7
Kuala Juram – Gunung Tahan (Summit) –  Kuala Tahan
7 Days 6 Nights

Leisure & Incentive Tours Sdn Bhd’s Gunung Tahan package

Package
4 – 6 persons
7 – 10 persons
1
RM 808.00
RM 500.00
2
RM 845.00
RM 530.00
3
RM 860.00
RM 535.00
4
RM 900.00
RM 560.00
5
RM 900.00
RM 560.00
6
RM 820.00
RM 515.00
7
RM 845.00
RM 530.00

Package price (per person) includes
  •  Return transportation from Kuala Lumpur
  • Mountain guide
  • Entrance permit
  • Camping fees
  • 4WD transfer (s) – where applicable
Package excludes
  •  Camera license at RM 5.00 per camera
  • Accommodation before or after the climb
  • Extra cost incurred in case of delay in returning from the climb
  • Tent, food, cooking utensils, insurance and porter
  • Tipping to mountain guide and driver

Important Notes
* Maximum weight for porter is 15 kilograms
* Number of climbers is limited to 12 people per guide
* Number of climbers is limited to 48 people per day
* Only registered guides are allowed 


Camp site
The climb


A typical 7 Days 6 Nights Sungai Juram (Merapoh) – Gunung Tahan (Summit) –Kuala Tahan

Itinerary
Day 1
An option to overnight at Sungai Relau the night before the early climb the next day
4.00am
Van transfer from KL/ Petaling Jaya / Shah Alam to Merapoh
Meet Mountain guide for briefing and checking
Lunch
2.00pm
Transfer by 4X4 to Kuala Juram
Trekking 13.5km to Kem Kor
Camp
Dinner
Day 2
7.00am

Breakfast
Trekking 18.5km to Bukit Botak
Lunch
Camp at Bukit Botak
Dinner
Day 3
7.00am

Breakfast
Trekking 2.5km to summit of Gunung Tahan
Lunch
Trekking down 7km to Gunung Gedung
Camp & Dinner
Day 4
7.00am

Breakfast
Trekking and camp at Teku Camp
Lunch
Dinner
Day 5
7.00am

Breakfast
Trekking 7km and camp at Kuala Puteh Camp
Lunch
Dinner
Day 6
7.00am

Breakfast
Trekking 12km and camp at Melantai
Lunch
Dinner
Day 7
An option to stay overnight at Kuala Tahan
7.00am
Breakfast
Trekking 12km to Kuala Tahan
Lunch
Shower and transfer to KL / Petaling Jaya / Shah Alam
End of expedition

Victory
The view
A typical 4 Days 3 Nights Sungai Juram (Merapoh) – Gunung Tahan (Summit) – Sungai Juram (Merapoh)
Day 1
An option to overnight at Sungai Relau the night before the early climb the next day
4.00am
Van transfer from KL/ Petaling Jaya / Shah Alam to Merapoh
Meet Mountain guide for briefing and checking
Lunch
2.00pm
Transfer by 4X4 to Kuala Juram
Trekking 13.5km to Kem Kor
Camp
Dinner
Day 2
7.00am

Breakfast
Trekking 18.5km to Bukit Botak
Lunch
Camp at Bukit Botak
Dinner
Day 3
7.00am

Breakfast
Trekking 2.5km to summit of Gunung Tahan
Lunch
Trekking down 7km to Gunung Gedung
Camp & Dinner
Day 4
7.00am

Breakfast
Trekking back to Kuala Juran
Lunch
Pick-up back by 4X4 to Merapoh
3.00pm
Estimate time arrival Merapoh
Transfer back to KL / Petaling Jaya / Merapoh
End of expedition

If you have any questions, please call us at 03-2260 3667 / 4667 or email us at leisureincentivetours@gmail.com

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