Location: Bukit Tabur( Tabur Hill) Taman Melawati, 30 minutes drive from KL sentral.
Transport: There is no public transport available to travel to the hiking sport so you can by taxi or drive.
Best time to climb: from 7A.M- 8A.M, if you want to watch sunrise, you have to start sooner around 5.30 A.M
Height: approximately 1000m, you can try many peaks which worth the workout and the fabulous views.
Highlights: it’s a difficult trail so you should wear comfortable clothes, bring enough water, some snacks, a camera to capture fabulous views from the top, and don’t forget to bring with you a steady head and a strong heart.
Hiking times: depends on how experienced and fast you are, for each trail it may takes about 1.30-2.30 hours to reach.
Trails: there are 2 main trails in Bukit Tabur, West trail and East trail, besides there are far East, Extreme, Extra trail. There are some rock cliffs in both trails where the hikers have to hold the ropes, use both hands and legs to climb up. However, the top of the mountains always offer the panoramic view of the Klang Gates Dam and the city; if you are really into trekking, these trails satisfy you.
We started our trip around 8 A.M in the morning. After the Grab driver dropped us near the mountain, we walked about 15 minutes to the entrance. Unlike most of the mountains or waterfalls in Malaysia, you do not have to pay entrance fee for your trekking trip and actually, there are many entrance points that you can try. For the warm-up stage, you can easily trek to the grass hill where you can enjoy the fabulous view of the city.
We trekked 2 trails: the Far East and the Extreme, for me the West trail, which is also the most beautiful lake view, is easier even some part could be dangerous with straight cliffs. And the view would be more unimaginable in the sunrise or sunset time. The most interesting thing in the East trail is that you can find a lot of motivation quotes along the trail which definitely inspire you. There is a straight cliff on the way to the East peak which is really scary and challenging but believe me, when you finally conquer it, it is worth your effort.
Bukit Tabur is one of the dangerous trail in Kuala Lumpur that sometimes the authority temporarily close the trail due to accidents. Thus, check if the authority still allow to climb before your trip.
Below are our memorable pictures of the trip. Thank you for your supporting and enjoy your trip.