Bukit Tabur has been a popular destination for a weekend getaway trekking among hikers, and nature lovers around Kuala Lumpur. Just 10 minutes driving distance from city center, the place can be quite packed.
But recently, there has been alot of accident, which involved fatal injuries, that makes local authority takes a drastic approach to deter the problem. All hikers will need to ask for permission from Forestry Department of Selangor, with RM 5 permit fee.
The Forestry Department Office addres
KM 11 (batu 7),
Jln Cheras – Kajang,
43200 Cheras, Kajang,
Selangor Darul Ehsan.
Tel.: 03-9075 2885
Faks: 03-9075 6022
8.00am – 1.00pm & 2.00pm – 5.00pm (Monday – Thursday)
8.00am – 12.15pm & 2.45pm – 5.00pm (Friday)
What makes it dangerous is the rocky and high slopes which you will encounter throughout the way along the ridge. The first checkpoint, where you can see the lake on the other side of the hill can be reached within 15 minutes. From the, the track continues along the ridge, which will lead you to more narrow rocky path, and uneven surface.
At the end of the path, you will find a way to the left, which lead you to a local orchard, and straight away to your car.
Personally, I do enjoy the view at the first checkpoint. If I were to take a guess, i will just take them to the first checkpoint. Timing is important, you will enjoy the sunrise. Therefore, climb should starts before 6.30am in the morning.
Safety precautions for newbies:
- Wear shoes, tight shoes, not slippers
- Dont climb when it starts raining, or heavy clouds coming your way
- Don’t climb alone
- And tell someone if climbing up the hill. Dont you watch 127 hours?
These are some pictures of our climbs before.