- Elevation: 1,038 m (3,406 ft)
- Prominence: 1,038 m
- Ribu category: Kurang Tinggi
- Province: Peninsular Malaysia
- Google Earth: kml
- Other names: none.
The extinct volcano of Gunung Kajang is the only significant mountain on the islands off Peninsular Malaysia’s east coast and is home to some endemic species. The most commonly-used trail starts in Kampung Paya and it takes around 5 hours to reach the peak. Most hikers start early and do this as a long day-hike, but camping at the summit is apparently also possible. There is another trail up from Kampung Juara.
There is apparently a metal pyramid at the summit but only very limited views due to the vegetation. Watch out for leeches on this trail.
Tioman island also has a couple of very interesting near-vertical cliffs known as Nenek Si-Mukut which look to be of real interest to rock climbers.
- Getting there: Most people take the ferry from Mersing to Tioman (which takes just under 2 hours), but there is also an airport on the island with occasional flights from KL.
- Accommodation: Plenty available to suit various budgets.
- Permits: There is a Tioman island fee and a Marine fee that all visitors must pay.
- Water sources: Unknown
- Travel insurance: We recommend World Nomads insurance, which is designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities including mountain hiking.
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