Tabur Hill is a hill located at the outskirt of east Kuala Lumpur. It is part of the quartz ridges. It is a famous hiking spot for locals due to its close proximity to the city center.
With less that 500 meters height, the journey will take around three hours to reach the peak. The peak offers the majestic view of Klang Gates Dam on one side and the panoramic view of the Kuala Lumpur city one the other.
There are two ways to hike up the hill. One is from the west and the other is from the east. The trail on the west side is more famous than the east. The climb can be done without the guide since the trail is quite easy.
The east trail is more dangerous and one need to be experience enough to hike from there. The path is steeper, and definitely more challenging. However, the view on the east side is nicer than the west side.
As the hikers go downhill. If the hike happen to fall during the fruit season. There will be lots of local fruit trees with ripe fruits like rambutan, mangosteen and langsat for the hikers to enjoy. Since the trees grow wild, they hikers don't have to worry if the fruit trees belong to someone else.
There is also a natural pool if one knows where to look. It is not deep but it is enough to soak and dip in the cold and refreshing water to rejuvenate after all the climbing and the hiking.
Bukit Tabur is not really accessible by public transportation. The nearest bus stop is Taman Melawati bus stop. There are two buses going there. They are 220 and T221. It is advisable to drive a car there.
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Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: 8.30 a.m. to 5.00p.m.
Public holiday: 8.30 a.m. to 5.00p.m.
There is no entrance fee. However climbers need to apply for the permit which costs RM5.
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If you are planning to hike Bukit Tabur, you would have to have the following with you:
-Sun and rain protection (depends on the forecast)
-hand gloves to protect your hands from being scratched by climbing the rocks
-head lamp to light the way when climbing before sunrise
-At least 1L of water, trail food
-Change of clothes after for after swimming in the natural pool
The best time to come for this trek will be in the morning before the late morning sun scorch the sparsely vegetated land. To go back to the starting point of the trek, trekkers can either back-track or go down a trail from close to the other end of the ridge. Although trekkers do not have to negotiate the steep walls down that trail, the terrain is quite slippery and much less interesting as compared to the rugged ridgeline trek.
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