In Malay language, “gunung” means “mountain” and “tahan” means “endure”. Thus the name of the mountain suggests that a certain level of physical endurance is required to conquer the mountain. Gunung Tahan is considered by many to be one of the toughest treks in Peninsular Malaysia.
There are two routes up the mountain. One is the Kuala Tahan Route and the other is via Merapoh (Sungei Relau). My trip was done using the Merapoh return trip.
Sungai Relau is approximately 7km from the small town of Merapoh, which is at the halfway point along the main road from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Bharu, Kelantan. The nearest towns are Gua Musang (30km) and Kuala Lipis (100km).It also can be accessed by the train service from Kuala Lumpur – Gemas – Tumpat.
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Hi do you know if gunung tahan can be climbed in december ? Will it be mosoon season or will it be closed ?
I’ve got a feeling that it is closed in December. Usually, the Rangers will be clearing the route but it it’s closed to public. This is because in the monsoon, the area floods and cannot be climbed. But please try to check on that.