Mount Tahan

Mount Tahan

Mount Tahan is the highest Mountain in Peninsular Malaysia. It is located inside the Taman Negara. Mount Tahan’s height is more than 2000 meters. It is also one of the toughest mountain to climb. Climbers without adequate physical fitness or proper training are not advised to attempt Gunung Tahan.

There are three trails to the summit, however the oldest and the most scenic trail is Kuala Tahan trail. A return trip climbing up and going down could take seven days.

The Kuala Tahan classic trail is the oldest and most scenic trail. A return trip on this trail typically takes seven days.

Image by : Shaiful Azman Bin Abdul Rahim

Operation Hours

Daily : 24 Hours


Entrance Permit : RM 1.00

Camera permit : RM 5.00

Guide fee : RM 950.00 – RM 1400.00 per guide/ 12 climbers


Taman Negara National Park, Pahang.

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Hear From Others

Was Tahan easy or was it difficult? I would say it was both. It’s difficult if you are not an experienced hiker and it’s easy if you are a regular one. Was it more difficult than Kinabalu and Rinjani? Well, I would certainly rate it above Kinabalu but below Rinjani in terms of difficulty.


The views were simply breath-taking. The views of the mountain top were already a wow but the views FROM it were even more spectacular. I could see the layers of mountain ranges that roll out for as far as the eye could see. Some of them were hidden under the blanket of morning clouds that created such a spectacular backdrop.


The highlight of the adventure was without a doubt the sunrise we witnessed very early on the third day of our trek. We started walking at about 5.30am and made it to the summit in about an hour, just in time to see the sky wake up in the most glorious manner.


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Image source : Sunil Soundarapandian

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