Bukit Tabur

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  • Address: Bukit Tabur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Mountain, View Point, Hiking Trail, Family And Kids, Adventure, Nature

This is the world’s oldest and longest quartz ridge. This is also Kuala Lumpur’s most popular spot for a hike. The hill itself is about 500 metres high, which may not sound like much, but it’s actually a dangerous hike. Numerous climbers and thrill seekers have been injured trying to climb it, for the view from the top is beautiful. The Kuala Lumpur valley is spread out below you. The terrain is rough, the rocks are sharp, and the vertical drops are perilous. Some parts involve literal vertical scaling of rock faces.

Before you attempt the climb, you’re advised to check out the blog written by regular hikers up the hill. It provides important safety and procedural details. There are three main trails: West, East and Far East.

Some people have a hard time finding the Hill’s hiking trail; it reportedly begins at 3°14′1″N 101°44′55″E. The trail starts from KampungKlang Gates, 50 metres from the gates of the Klang Gates Dam, at the rear of Taman Melawati (Melawati Gardens).

  • Not recommended for younger kids and older citizens.
  • Carry lots of water, energy drinks, caps, sunglasses, torch, mosquito protection and first aid box.
  • Not suitable to trek in the afternoon.
  • A permit is necessary to go on the trail.
  • It's advised that you don't hike alone.

  • It’s reported that you must apply for a MYR 5 permit to enter the hill area, from the Selangor Tengah Forest Office. Check the Selangor Forestry Department website for more details.

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  • Bukit Tabur Address: Bukit Tabur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Bukit Tabur Timing: 24-hrs
  • Bukit Tabur Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Bukit Tabur(preferred time): 06:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Time required to visit Bukit Tabur: 04:00 Hrs
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  • 14.76% of people who visit Kuala Lumpur include Bukit Tabur in their plan

  • 23.98% of people start their Bukit Tabur visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Bukit Tabur

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Bukit Tabur

People normally club together Batu Caves and Taman Tasik Titiwangsa while planning their visit to Bukit Tabur.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • 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

  • Have good views from the top but now it's restricted by Jabatan Hutan. But people still disobey the restrictions.

  • Best place for hiking. If you are beginner, suggest start with Far East or East first. Very beautiful view of Klang Gate Dam and Kuala Lumpur

  • F*vkin dangerous! Go with experienced. I went solo but tagged along with other hikers. Luckily turned out to be an experienced group. Phew.

  • Breathtaking views of the dam, the ridge and of KL. Not a difficilt climb but dont attempt it if you are not familiar. The quartz crumbles and some parts require deft atheletic manouvers. Look for the shiny bits of quartz. Some chunks are huge. Go in a group & make sure your phone is fully charged.

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  • hello,,,should i make a booking for the hiking?..about 80 person,just my target if i can make it 80 person.if not maybe just 40 something.

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    • Permit is necessary, it costs around RM 5 per person. It is available at the Selangor Forestry Department

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