Bukit Tabur

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

Bukit Tabur - Review

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).

Bukit Tabur Information

  • 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.

Bukit Tabur Ticket Prices

  • 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.

How To reach Bukit Tabur by Public Transport

  • Kelana Jaya line

Restaurants Near Bukit Tabur

  • Seow Spicy Food Restaurant
  • Hard Rock Cafe

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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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Things to Know Before Visiting Bukit Tabur

  • 53.7% of people who visit Kuala Lumpur include Bukit Tabur in their plan

  • 26.33% of people start their Bukit Tabur visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Bukit Tabur

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

94.34% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Bukit Tabur

People normally club together Batu Caves and Royal Selangor Visitor Centre 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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Bukit Tabur, Kuala Lumpur Reviews

  • 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.

  • It’s not a super difficult hike but also definitely not for a beginner to do alone. For most of the hike it's pretty safe as long as you're careful. There are a few sections near the end that require more caution as there aren't any ropes there for support. Great views! I went beyond the end, but that only eventually led to a rather steep vertical cliff! Tip: go early in the morning before it gets too hot. Don't go after a heavy rainfall as it'll be muddy and slippery.

  • (This is for the west peak only) YES you CAN die here. Check out the photo to see if you can handle it and the last part of this review for tips. In fact a local person I met here told me 2 died 2 months ago. Okay having said that it's not like you actually "rock climb". Maybe it used to be that way. Now there are cables and "steps" at most "one-step-away-from-your-death" spots. I actually foolishly tried rock climbing at one point cause I didn't see the cable. I came back down after briefly pondering on what would happen if I die here. I won't be found for months. It's cruel to my family and friends. So I came down. I'm traveling solo and this was a last minute impromptu. As for the permit, the local person said nobody cares maybe except on weekends. There was no one to check. But the fine is USD 2500. So yeah. I doubt even if you were caught they will really fine you that much. Maybe pay the official 50 bucks or something. You're in a third world country. Tips: So there are two routes up one from the east entrance another from the west entrance. If you are here to meet your destiny start at the east entrance. First 10 minutes will be easy peasy. You will laugh at all these people saying you can die here. The first peak which is the lowest has a great view of the city. Not much for the lake. The next two peaks are just stopovers. The fourth and fifth peaks are where you will be forced to reevaluate your life. Flashbacks will happen. Be very slow and careful. The fifth peak will give you a nice view of the lake. From here getting down is easy. You will exit through the west entrance. So if you just want the view and not ready yet to face your destiny just climb up from west.

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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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