8 Days 7 Nights Gunung Tahan Trekking Trip (Kuala Tahan - Merapoh) ~ Taman Negara, Pahang Malaysia

Trip Description

Mount Tahan (Malay: Gunung Tahan), at 2,187 m, is the highest point in Peninsular Malaysia. It is located within the Taman Negara national forest, in the state of Pahang. The mountain is part of the Tahan Range in the Tenasserim Hills and is popular with local climbers. . In the Malay language, ‘gunung’ means ‘mountain’, while ‘tahan’ means ‘endure’. Thus, the name of the mountain suggests that a certain level of physical endurance is required to conquer it. Gunung Tahan is considered by many to be one of the toughest treks in Peninsular Malaysia.


There are three trails to the summit, commonly referred to as:

  • Kuala Tahan-Kuala Tahan
  • Merapoh-Kuala Tahan or Kuala Tahan-Merapoh
  • Merapoh-Merapoh
The Kuala Tahan classic trail is the oldest and most scenic trail. A return trip on this trail typically takes seven days. Climbers have to trek across undulating ridges and make several river crossings before finally reaching the foot of the mountain to make the final ascent. Climbers without adequate physical fitness or training are not advised to attempt Gunung Tahan.

The other two trails are from Merapoh (Sungai Relau). The Merapoh-Merapoh trail is significantly shorter than the other two. A return trip on the Merapoh trail takes 3–4 days. A traverse from Kuala Tahan to Merapoh (or the other way around) takes around 5 days.

For this endurance 8 days trek, you and your teammates will start from Kuala Tahan and trek right through primary jungle , up Gunung Tahan and down the other way to the Merapoh entrance of Taman Negara


Peninsular Malaysia ~ Pahang ~ Jerantut ~ Taman Negara ~ Kuala Tahan ~ Merapoh

Minimum no. of Persons


Place of Departure

Kuala Lumpur Chinatown, Mandarin Pacific Hotel

Trip Availability

Booking in advance required at least one month in advance. November to January the trail to Gunung Tahan is closed and will reopen mid February.

Accommodation Type

Sri Emas Hotel, Jerantut




Mount Tahan can be very cold in night. In December to January, its temperature can be from 4 °C to 18 °C. And from June till September, its temperature can be from 7 °C to 27 °C. Frost can sometimes appear at the summit

Tour Code

TNNKS 10/ 2017

Tour Duration

8 Days 7 Nights

Things To Bring Along

Light cotton long sleeve and short sleeve tshirts, shorts and long pants (Whites, greys, browns and earthy coloured clothing to blend into the jungle), swimwear, underwear, long socks, raincoat or poncho, one pair of sandals or flip flops (the cheapest you can buy) for easy walking ; one pair of shoes with good grip(Rubber Slipper or River Sandals or Lace-Up Shoes) for jungle treks.

Creature Comforts ~ towel, toilet paper, soap / facial wash, shampoo, toothbrush / toothpaste

Bag Packing ~ waterproof bag or separate your belongings and bundle them in a few small plastic bags before stuffing all in the master bag; keep important documents, passports, cash, wallets and electronic gadgets in zip-lock bags; garbage bag for waterproofing; a plastic bag for soiled clothes.

  • Straps to secure your glasses - if you wear glasses
  • Goggles - if you wear contact lenses
  • Plastic bags for your wet clothes

Essentials to get you through ~ personal medication, mosquito repellent, sunblock lotion, heat rub for muscles ache, Torchlight, ear plugs or cotton balls (for those who can sleep with the TV blasting and not when its sound of nature that punctuates the night's silence), water bottle, minimum 2 liters capacity. Bring your own sleeping bag

Survival Kit ~ compass, anti-histamine ointment or pills, rubber bands, sewing kit, plaster, gauze, cotton wool, 1. Carry at least 3 ways to start a fire – Vaseline soaked cotton balls, magnifying glass and cigarette lighter. 2. A small bottle of iodine to disinfect water. Use 1 small drop for every litre. 3. A few zip lock bags for holding water.4. Dental floss (100m). It’s a light and tough string with many uses. 5. Mini flashlight. 6. Heavy duty garbage bag. It makes great raincoat and waterproof shelter. You can also use it to collect rainwater.7. All purpose knife made of carbon-steel that can throw sparks when struck on granite. 8. A bottle of antibiotic ointment. 9. Some energy bars. 10. A whistle to draw attention

8 Days 7 Nights Gunung Tahan Trekking Trip

Trip / Minimum No of Pax




8 Days 7 Nights / 10 pax
1 lunch / 7 breakfast/ dinner and 7 night stay
9:30 AM http://taman-negara-nks.com/

Tentative Itinenary* Package Price does not include camera license RM5 per camera * Gratituity/tipping for guide & porters

Note: Times are approximate and only a rough guide. The time spent will depend on the weather, water, waves, etc

Day 1

08:30 am Register at NKS Counter, Hotel Mandarin Pacific, Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur

09:30 am NKS Shuttle Coach departs to Jerantut (Gateway to National Park (Taman Negara)

11:30 am Meet & Greet at arrival hall, Welcome drink, Register at the NKS sales counter.

12:00 pm Check in Sri Emas Hotel.

01:00 pm Free and Easy

06:00 pm Buffet Dinner at the NKS Cafe

07:00 pm Shopping with the Guide and Getting food for the trekking trip in the real inner jungle trekking.

Day 2

07:30 am Breakfast at NKS Cafe, Jerantut.

08:00 am Bus (Coach) to National Park (Taman Negara) estimated 1 hour this journey

09:00 am

Welcome to National Park (Taman Negara)

Cross over the river for Wildlife Department Inspection

10:30 am

Start Trek to Melantai Campsite

Arrived Melantai Campsite

Setup Tent and Stay One Night

Dinner with the guide (cook)

Day 3

08:00 am Breakfast cook with the Guide

09:00 am

Start Trek to Puteh Campsite

Arrived Puteh Campsite

Setup Tent and Stay One Night

Dinner with the guide (cook)

Day 4

08:00 am Breakfast cook with the Guide

10:00 am

Start Trek to Teku Campsite

Arrived Teku Campsite

Setup Tent and Stay One Night

Dinner with the guide (cook)

Day 5

08:00 am Breakfast cook with the Guide

10:00 am

Start Trek to Panking Campsite

Arrived Panking Campsite

Setup Tent and Stay One Night

Dinner with the guide (cook)

Day 6

08:00 am Breakfast cook with the Guide

10:30 am

Start Trek to Gedong Campsite

Arrived Gedong Campsite

Setup Tent and Stay One Night

Dinner with the guide (cook)

Day 7

08:00 am Breakfast cook with the Guide

09:00 am

Start Trek to Mount Tahan (Gunung Tahan)

Arrived Botak Campsite

Setup Tent and Stay One Night

Dinner with the guide (cook)

Day 8

07:00 am Breakfast cook with the Guide

08:00 am

Start Trek to Relau River (Sg. Relau)

Lunch at Koh Campsite

Continue Trek to Relau River (Sg. Relau)

Arrived at Merapoh

Bus (Coach) Transfer to Kuala Lumpur

10:30 pm Arrive at Kuala Lumpur

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum must be at least 10 adults
  • Please bring alone towel and spare clothing.
  • Tentative Itinerary subjected to change without prior warning due to many factors such as weather of the day, road conditions, etc
  • Pick-up and drop-off services from major hotels at Kuala Lumpur town center.
  • For other pick up and drop off services in other area outside Kuala Lumpur, additional surcharge be charge in accordingly
  • Touring by air-conditioned mini van, van or bus coaches which largely depend on the group size.
  • Any unused services are non-refundable, non-exhangeable and non-deductible.
  • Postponements of Trip: We need at least 1 Month any changes or postponements before trip commence date. Partially payment minus the deposit will be refund if cancellation at least 1 Month before trip commence date.
  • A 50% (of total package amount) non-refundable deposit is required within 14 days after reservation date and the balance must be paid 5 days before departure.
  • The booking is CONFIRMED once we have receive the deposit.
  • Amendment is only allowed 14 days before from the travel date with charge RM 100.00 per person
  • Cancellation made 14 days before from the travel date will not be refund deposit.
  • Cancellation or amendment made after full payment received will not be refundable.
  • The management excludes liability for losses incurred due to failure to connect with other services and shall not be held liable for loss of baggage or personal belonging, illness, injury or death resulting from activities which are beyond the management control.
  • Reservation is subject to availability of rooms and confirmation will be on first come first serve basis.
  • The management reserves the right to revise the above facilities and rates without any prior notice.
  • The management reserves the right to alter the itinerary or cancel a tour due to unforeseen operational condition.