Gunung Korbu

Photo of Gunung Korbu

Photo by Shum Wei Lon

Details

Elevation (feet): 7162
Elevation (meters): 2183
Continent: Asia
Country: Malaysia
Range/Region: Malay Archipelago
Latitude: 4.68333
Longitude: 101.3
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Nearest major airport: Kuala Lumpur International Airport
Convenient Center: Tanjung Rambutan

Thanks to Joanne Soo for adding this peak.

Description

Gunung Korbu is the 2nd highest mountain in Peninsula Malaysia, just 3 meters lower than Gunung Tahan. Gunung Korbu is resting along with many other 2000m peaks along the Titiwangsa range stretching along state borders of Kelantan, Pahang and Perak.

You can climb Korbu from Tanjung Rambutan, Ipoh, Perak which takes about 2 or 3 days to reach the summit. Or consider a more challenging trek starting from Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands, Pahang. The trek from Cameron Highlands is a traverse trek across Gunung Yong Blar (7156ft) and Gunung Gayong (7156ft), 3rd and 4th highest in Peninsula Malaysia respectively.

A Grand Traverse trek, from Gunung Siku to Gunung Korbu was done in 1987, 22 Aug to 1 Sep, by Forest Gan and his team. Forest Gan, a Malaysian, is a veteran in the Malaysia tropical rainforest.

The traverse trek from Cameron to Korbu is no way easier compared to climbing Gunung Tahan, though Tahan has been known as the toughest mountain in Malaysia. Carrying big backpack can be a nightmare when you have to cross under or over tree trunks almost every 20m in distance. Be prepared to carry water if you intend to camp at Yong Blar and Gayong.

Forest Gan named the mountain range of Titiwangsa as the "Roof of Malaya"

ACE ADVENTURE SINGAPORE

Thanks to Joanne Soo for this description.

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