Bukit Tabur is a hill located in Selangor, Malaysia. It is also known locally as Bukit Hangus. The hill is very prominent as it is part of Klang Gates Quartz Ridge and can be seen from the Kuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road 2. The hill, which is less than 500 metres, is a quartz ridge. Climbers enter the hiking trail via Kampung Klang Gates, 50 metres from the gates of the Klang Gates Dam, at the back of Taman Melawati for a 3-4 hour climb. The Gombak Forest Reserve and Klang Gates Dam are beside the hill. The peak offers view of the dam and panoramic views of Kuala Lumpur from the north. Several endemic species of plant such as Aleisanthia rupestris are known to grow here.The hiking trail to Bukit Tabur can be found at.Bukit Tabur is divided into the eastern and western section by the dam. Most hikers are familiar with the western section. The eastern side offers more challenging hikes but is said to be steeper and riskier if unfamiliar with the trail.There has been a series of accidents on the trail including several fatal mishaps. It is likely that more restrictions will be imposed on hikers on this trail.By using our Kuala Lumpur trip website , you can arrange your visit to Bukit Tabur and other attractions in Kuala Lumpur.
Bukit Tabur Tours
Private Tour: Bukit Tabur Hike with a Local from Kuala Lumpur BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $63
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Bukit Tabur Reviews
Jalan sangat bahaya dan curam, berbatu2 dan licin. Not recommended untuk pergi hiking. Tak berbaloi. more »The road is very steep and danger, berbatu2 and slick. Not recommended to go hiking. Not worthy.
Amazing views of the lake and KL city skyline. Can be a challenging hike with plenty of climbs and rough terrain to navigate. Worth the workout more »
Tabur West : Great hike, a bit of a scramble at times, and a really rewarding sunrise. There are ropes and handles planted in the rocks which help massively. If you go all the way up and continue after the busy sunrise people gathering, there are 2-3 steep bits with no ropes or handles so you just need to be a but careful. The whole Tabur West loop can easily be done in less than 2.5 hours without too many stops.
Amazing trek just outside KL. Not for the faint-hearted. They say the West trek is the easiest. It was quite challenging for us. You have to climb through 6 ridges to reach the highest one. Ropes are along the way so it is doable just make sure you get a good grip before every step. My girlfriend and I had turn back just before the last ridge since we got a little concerned about the weather and got a bit stressed. Still a 5 Star experience even if we did not reach the top summit. You have to respect the mountains and your limits . We started about 9am and on the way back when we reached the start of our trek there were people by the entrance to ensure nobody goes inside. So if you decide to do it make sure you start early and you are pretty confident climbing with ropes. Bring gloves and plenty of water. We consumed 3 liters in 4 hours and at the end it was not enough. If you do the whole trek I assume about 5-6 hours in total. Have fun and be safe
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