Thursday, March 24, 2011

Hiking up Bukit Tabur (West) - 396m (The Longest Quartz Rich Ridge in the world)

Date climbed : 13 March 2011

How to get there :
Travel time : 30 mins from Seri Petaling to Bukit Tabur
Travel on MRR2 heading towards Zoo Negara - at the exit to U turn to Zoo, turn right at the traffic lights (to Taman Melawati)
From there go straight until a roundabout - take 12 o'clock
Go past the mosque on the left and then turn right into Jalan Melawati (just after the mosque)
Follow the road until you come to a small road on the left, turn in and then turn left again
Go till the end and turn right
Park along the road towards the end

At the base :
No proper shower and toilet facilities available for use
Cleaning up can be done at the petrol stations nearby (10 minutes drive away)

Trekking time and terrain :
On moderate speed with some photography - 2.5 hours, coming down on plantation 45 mins or coming down on the rocks 1hr 15 mins
Terrain rating 5/10
Description of terrain : 90% rock climbing, walking on rocky paths (crystals). Clear path with no visible forks. Follow the number trail. 2 sections to let yourself down on ropes. Upper body strength required. Do not attempt if afraid of heights.

At the peak :
There are many peaks as you are walking along the ridge (360 degrees view)
Beautiful view of the Selangor dam and of KL City

The attraction :
360 degrees view on all the peaks
Mossy forest at the end of the trail
On fruiting seasons, coming down the plantation one can see all types of fruits
Some rock climbing challenge which no other hill offers (please be mindful that this is a dangerous hill to attempt!)
Beautiful day to be up in Tabur... we are above the thick clouds..

View of the dam

Rock climbing

Mossy forest

Please obtain a permit to climb this hill

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