Gunung Tahan

The climb up to Gunung Tahan can be an exciting and challenging feat, not a picknick. Recommended time for the climb and return trip is around nine days. Requires considerable preparations and a jungle guide must be taken on the climb.

Additional text submitted by Tom van der Wijngaart

This is no large expedition, but the trip does involve a minimum of 60km Jungle treking. There are two roots to the top, one 3 day one starting from merapoh covering aprox 60km for the return trip, and a seven day trip from the other side of the mountain. The mountain is situated in the middle of Taman Negara, Malaysia's enormous rainforest national poark, and the view from the top os extremely good.

Elevation (feet): 7,175
Elevation (meters): 2,187
Continent: Asia
Country: Malaysia
Latitude: 4.6325
Longitude: 102.234167
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Feb, Apr, May, Jun
Nearest major airport: Kuala Lumpur
Convenient Center: Kuala Tahan

Thanks to Jonas Lindvall and Terrill Thompson for contributing to these details. (View history)

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 56 trip reports for Gunung Tahan.

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  • Log #22072 - by yk on Sep 12, 2010
    Fun and exciting as this trip we have 50% of 1stimer and we enjoyed the cool breeze at the Botak peak, unforgetable experience watching stars on this cold piece of rocky land! :D
  • Log #21327 - by Mat Moto on July 03, 2008
    We were in a group of 7, guide was a cool dude, Khairuddin, or `Din' for short. We took the Merapoh route. Got to Camp Kor around 4pm on the first day and we rested there for the night. Nice place,...
  • Log #21194 - by Dick Yip on Feb 19, 2008
    It took place nearly 40 years ago. We were the 1st Singaporeans to ascend the peak. It was a most ardous,tough and hazardous climb in thick virgin jungle. There were no trails back then.
  • Log #13488 - by SewLeng on Nov 13, 2004
    Am in awe with all the gunung in Malaysia not that I've been to many(Angsi and Bujang Melaka, if the one in Sri Bintang counts that'll be 3 hehehe).Gunung Tahan...NEXT !!"Everybody's looking for...
  • Log #13489 - by Lim Yew Khuay on Nov 11, 2004
    Team member : Tan Kok Ho, Sher Lynn, Kok Boon , Chong Chin, Min May, Choo San, Hock Siong, Ching Phang, another girl forgot her name ( sorry la in case u saw this summit log...) 6days 5...
  • Log #13506 - by Rashidi Bin Abdul Manap on Nov 01, 2004 u here in cyberworld...u have a tough little girl. Me and my group are amaze with ur little daughter spirit to the summit.
  • Log #13493 - by rony ,tony and bjarne on Sep 21, 2004
    we had a wonderful time and lots of fun. unfortunetly we lost contact with bjarne some years later. maybe this is a way to find our friend.
  • Log #13494 - by apeq on Sep 12, 2004
    Alhamdulillah.... saya telah pun menawan puncak Gunung Tahan pada 16.15, 02 September 2004 yang lalu. Di sini saya ingin mencari kenalan yg mempunyai kelab dan ingin menambah kenalan dan ahli.
  • Log #13495 - by Mohd Ariffin on Aug 17, 2004
    Sesiapa yang nak pegi ke gunung tahan tapi kekurangan member leh invite sayer dan kengkawan sayer..kiterorg dah daki banyak gunung kat semenanjung cuma lum lagi naik kat gunung tertinggi kat...
  • Log #13496 - by Mohd Shahrul Amri b. Md Halim on Aug 12, 2004
    this is real must verry hard to climb this mount..thaks to all people coz help me,i'm feeling happy
  • Log #13497 - by Poh Seng on Aug 11, 2004
    Hi wish to climb Tahan now looking for ppl to join me. I'm 20 this year waitiing for my NS in oct. hav try ledang a few times , belumut and panti in malaysia.
  • Log #13498 - by aiman on July 26, 2004
    Just climbed Gunung Korbu 2 weeks ago. Worst than Merapoh - Gunung Tahan. Wondering if Kuala Koh - Gunung Tahan is worst than that? Any idea?
  • Log #13499 - by bett on July 12, 2004
    Next year, insyaAllah if time permitted and my team will climb Gunung Tahan from Kuala Koh - Kuala Tahan. It will take 9 days. Kuala Koh is at Gua Musang, Kelantan. If time not permitted, we will...
  • Log #13500 - by Harban on May 15, 2004
    I wish to contact Zaid (Rambo)the guide from Merapoh. Can someone help me at My mobile is 012-727-1918 Tx Harban
  • Log #13501 - by ArTakus on May 13, 2004
    Quite sometime ..but now, really miss all the pacat there. Hope to hear from you good friend "Mr Pacat of the year" .
  • Log #13502 - by Wee Kong Fatt on Apr 03, 2004
    I wish to climb Gunung Tahan via Merapoh way. Anybody organizing? Only 2 of us. Tentative date: 26 April to 5 May 2004.
  • Log #13503 - by Siew Kum Weng on Mar 10, 2004
    I read a comment in an international mountain climbing journal before, it ranks trekking up Mt Tahan as "average to hard" diffilculty. It seems the Kuala Tahan -> Mt Tahan -> Merapoh trail...
  • Log #13504 - by Vamadevan Bala Arimuthu on Feb 29, 2004
    Before I could say more, I would like to congratulate my other fellow moumtaineers who successfully conqueringthe summit of mount Tahan. It was amazing that all 25 of us made it to the top. As for...
  • Log #13505 - by Mtepet on Feb 12, 2004
    Sape sape dah pernah melalui laluan ketiga saya tak ingat name gunung tahan kasi sikit pengalaman. 1...Kuala Tahan ke Puncak Tahan 2...Merapoh ke Puncak Tahan 3.
  • Log #13507 - by KC on Feb 09, 2004
    I am looking for anyone who is interested to go to Gunung Korbu on the 15th - 19th Mac 2004, please contact me.
  • Log #13508 - by Rashidi Bin Abdul Manap on Jan 29, 2004
    Pemandangan yang tak dapat dilafazkan dengan kata-kata...nak tahu kena pergi sendiri.Pokok bonsainya cukup unik. Yang lebih membanggakan anak perempuan I berumur 9 tahun berjaya sampai dipuncak(I not...
  • Log #13509 - by Gan on Jan 19, 2004
    Nice to see more and more people go out door, and climbing mountain- BUT SAD TO SEE UNRESPONSIBLE CLIMBER OR CLIMBER WHO DO NOT APPRECIATE WHAT IS AROUND US- Climber-climber patut faham kalau pernah...
  • Log #13510 - by inaz on Jan 07, 2004
    baru2 ni aku dah berjaya mendaki g. ledang hingga ke puncak sooo i need more advanture ... aku ngan kengkawan nak join mana group yg ada nak pegi mendaki mana2 gunung yg aku belum pergi soo please...
  • Log #13511 - by emy on Jan 06, 2004
    hi...i want to join any of the groups who plan to climb mountains for the yr 2004. pls dont hesitate to email me. thanks.
  • Log #13512 - by qhai@uteh on Nov 29, 2003
    kepada sesiapa yang berminat untuk menyertai nature outdoor pursuit(NOP), sebuah organisasi yang sedang dibangunkan boleh menghubungi melalui email ini atau kepada sesiapa yang berminat untuk...
  • Log #13513 - by Yvonne LIM on Nov 10, 2003
    It's my first time doing camping/mountain climbing. It was a tough trip with rain almost every evening and some serious trekking thru knee deep swamps and almost vertical climb up the slopes as we...
  • Log #13514 - by minmay on Oct 27, 2003
    hi everyone, i just got back from the summit last week. I must it was truly an exciting experience to gunung tahan (via merapoh trail). During my trip there, it rained almost everyday. we even have...
  • Log #13515 - by William Ng on Oct 26, 2003
    Completed my third time to Mt tahan.Wanting to go for more. Any one who want ti try can give mi a call.
  • Log #13516 - by Garrett Ahern on Aug 15, 2003
    We did the 7 day trek. It was amazing, and tough. It rained very heavy the first night as soon as we got to camp. Always put your tent up quick and in a place the water won't lodge.
  • Log #13517 - by nor rafidah bt sanusi on Aug 04, 2003
    hai, haritu iteorang baru pi daki gunungledang. best tapi nat giler....rasa macam nak tercabut kepala lutut.mana tak 6 jam naik 6 jam turun.
  • Log #13520 - by Shaharom Ahmad on May 19, 2003
    Saya berminat dgan projek bangkai ww2 di lereng lereng gunung. Sila hubungi saya di 013-3332112 Shaharom Ahmad MHG - Researcher
  • Log #13521 - by Andrew McCrorie on May 09, 2003
    I joined a group at Taman Negara resort and walked over Gunung Tahan to Merahpo in 5 days. Good jungle trek, hot & humid except for summit. I would do it at another time of year if I go back as...
  • Log #13522 - by Kevin Teh on Apr 07, 2003
    Hi! I managed to summit Gunung Tahan with my friend Winston Kek (which has signed the summit log before me, and it's 6th April 2003 we summited Gunung Tahan, not on the 7th April, mind you) and Kean...
  • Log #13523 - by Cityhunters on Apr 06, 2003
    Guys & girls, Hi~~I am Winston Kek(Cityhunters) From Malaysia/Selangor/PJ/SS2,just come back from Mountain Tahan today(7th April 2003)The journey was tiring but the view up there is nice and...
  • Log #13524 - by ShahRK on Mar 25, 2003
    Saya nak join mana-mana goup yang nak pergi mana-mana gunung yang saya masih belum sampai.
  • Log #13525 - by Cityhunters on Mar 24, 2003
    Hello guys and girls~I am Winston Kek (25 Years Old) From PJ ,Selangor.Planning to go to Gunung Tahan this coming thursday(3/4/2003 dd/mm/yyyy)until Monday(7/4/2003) There r 3 or may be 4 of us...
  • Log #13526 - by Muzs on Feb 28, 2003
    Kepada Sesiapa Yg Berminat Untuk Mendaki Gunung KORBU 7163, GAYUNG 7127, YONG BELAR 7154, BUBU 5437, BUJANG MELAKA 4077, KENDERONG 4015, PENINJAU 3473, TRANS TT WANGSA (KORBU-GAYUNG-YONG BELAR) ...
  • Log #13527 - by azfisha bin abd. rashad on Feb 18, 2003
    kepada sesiapa yang berminat untuk menyertai xpdc ke gunung tahan pada 28/03/2003 hingga 04/04/2003. kos RM300 seorang sahaja...( keretapi, bot, makanan,chalet,4wd,insuran.). kita akan bermula...
  • Log #13528 - by salamat hj. bukil on Feb 13, 2003
    Hi, buat teman2 para pendaki, buat pertama kali saya sedang hidupkan kembali aktiviti yg telah hampir 15th ditinggalkan. baru2 nei cuba panjat G. ledang alhamdulilah masih ok 3jam dah sampai.Cuma...
  • Log #13529 - by x-k on Feb 04, 2003
    assalamualaikum....boleh sesapa tolong bagitau cemana nak contact trekker gi chamah & ulu sepat dan boat untuk crossing dam...boleh la email kat saya...urgent..
  • Log #13530 - by Ahli on Jan 22, 2003
    Good treaking and view when reaching Botak Hill till summit-Gedong-Padang and Tanga Lima Pelas. will Adventure again in near future. Love the Nature....... Save the Nature.
  • Log #13532 - by charis wong on Jan 12, 2003
    Hi, we are 2 or 3 girls in Kuala Lumpur looking for people to climb Mt Tahan (the long trail) somewhere in June. We are starting training now and am looking for some more people (preferably) girls as...
  • Log #13531 - by Kevin Teh on Jan 10, 2003
    we wish to climb Gunung Tahan at the end of March or latest by early April 2003 via Merapoh trail...does anybody want to join? email me...
  • Log #13533 - by Harban on Dec 15, 2002
    All four ascents were equally challenging and adventurous. If you like nature and like the outdoors, Mt Tahan is the place. Please help to keep the place clean for our future generation.Bring back...
  • Log #13534 - by am on Dec 11, 2002
    assalamualaikum, saya nie sangat minat kerja naik gunung-ganang semua nie.kali pertama saya mendaki ialah pada tahun 1999.saya naik gunung tahan..fussssh memang best.
  • Log #13536 - by Jannatul Adnin bt Abd Malek on Oct 23, 2002
    Assalammualaikum & salam sejahtera TAHNIAH kepada semua mahasiswa & mahasiswi PERSATUAN SAINS ( UPSI ) yg telah BERJAYA menawan puncak GUNUNG TAHAN pada 11.10.02 yg lalu . Kenangan yg tidak...
  • Log #13537 - by mat 7197 on Sep 24, 2002
    Assalamualaikum & Selamat Sejahtera.......... Kami peserta XPDC Mendaki Gunung Tahan 2002 dari Persatuan Sains Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris akan memulakan XPDC yang mencabar ini tak lama...
  • Log #13538 - by mat 7197 on Sep 19, 2002
    saya nak pi sana 8/10/2002 bersama-sama peserta XPDC Mendaki Gunung Tahan 2002, Persatuan Sains, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Yakin Boleh, UPSI Boleh..............!!!
  • Log #13539 - by Yong on Sep 16, 2002
    Conquering Mt. Tahan is just like a dreams comes true... I'll be there again, Insya Allah..
  • Log #13540 - by MR SUDU on Sep 14, 2002
  • Log #13541 - by atira on June 28, 2002
    I had try climbing Mount Tahan from both route; from Merapoh and from Kuala Tahan... both promises exciting adventure and magnificent view..
  • Log #13542 - by may hew on June 03, 2002
    Very interesting trek and the view is magnificent. We shall be there again and again.
  • Log #13543 - by Hajah Zaleha Hj Abu Samah on Apr 17, 2002
    Gunung Tahan Height: 7,186ft 2,191m My groups OGKL(Orang Gunung Kuala Lumpur) followed the Kuala Juram/Kuala Tahan route lead by our guide Mohd Shopi .Quite an interesting journey and thrilling too.
  • Log #13545 - by Muazam Hadi Muhammad on July 13, 2001
    The expedition was organized by Outdoor Activities and Recreational Society (OARS), Multimedia University. We took the Merapoh-Kuala Tahan route and it tooks us 6 days to complete the expedition. Me...
  • Log #13546 - by Bahari Bin Sharudin on June 04, 2001
    Insya'Allah, I will be coming once again at the peak of Gunung Tahan on September this year.
  • Log #13547 - by David Eneroth on Feb 11, 2000
    It was a real challenge. I must say tanks to my group our guide Athan my friends Johannes, Fred and Jonas we did it.