West Malaysia, or Peninsular Malaysia (Semenanjung Malaysia), is the part of Malaysia which consists of the Malay peninsula and nearby islands. Although generally more densely-populated and not as wild as Malaysian Borneo, there are some serious, lengthy and wonderful hikes here. At 2,187m, the highest peak is Mount Tahan and it takes around 5 or 6 days to complete the full traverse. Mount Korbu is the second-highest in Peninsular Malaysia and it is also the highest peak in the vast Titiwangsa mountain range which runs roughly north-south along much of the peninsula from the border with Thailand in the north.
One list of peaks here which is already known to local hikers is the G7, which consists of the 7 peaks overs 7,000 feet high (around 2,134m). These are Tahan, Korbu, Yong Belar, Chamah, Yong Yap, Ulu Sepat and finally Gunung Gayong (2,173m) which, less than two hours away, is essentially part of Gunung Korbu.
There is very little information at the moment on a few of the lesser-known peaks here, so it is hoped that this list will provide some incentive for Malaysian hikers to explore new areas.
You need to hand in a list of hikers at local police stations for many of this region’s peaks. Here is a template to use – be sure to complete the name of the mountain or conservation area.
A Selection of Photos of Peninsular Malaysia’s Ribus
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Map of Peninsular Malaysia’s Ribus
Download these peaks as a kml file.
Statistics and Links to Peninsular Malaysia’s Ribus
|Tahan||2,187 m||2,140 m||Tinggi Sedang||Eurasia|
|Korbu||2,183 m||1,993 m||Tinggi Sedang||Eurasia|
|Yong Belar||2,181 m||615 m||Spesial||Eurasia|
|Chamah||2,171 m||1,041 m||Tinggi Sedang||Eurasia|
|Yong Yap||2,168 m||638 m||Spesial||Eurasia|
|Ulu Sepat||2,161 m||775 m||Spesial||Eurasia|
|Batu Putih||2,130 m||974 m||Spesial||Eurasia|
|Irau (Malaysia)||2,110 m||668 m||Spesial||Eurasia|
|Benum||2,107 m||1,959 m||Tinggi Sedang||Eurasia|
|Liang Timur||1,933 m||1,020 m||Kurang Tinggi||Eurasia|
|Bintang||1,862 m||1,566 m||Kurang Tinggi||Eurasia|
|Semangkok||1,825 m||623 m||Spesial||Eurasia|
|Ulu Kali||1,772 m||910 m||Spesial||Eurasia|
|Bubu||1,657 m||1,494 m||Kurang Tinggi||Eurasia|
|Chemerong Peak||1,571 m||1,334 m||Kurang Tinggi||Eurasia|
|Lawit Terengganu||1,519 m||1,292 m||Kurang Tinggi||Eurasia|
|Tapis||1,512 m||1,227 m||Kurang Tinggi||Eurasia|
|Nuang||1,493 m||856 m||Spesial||Eurasia|
|Ulu Bakar||1,391 m||1,029 m||Kurang Tinggi||Eurasia|
|Ulu Soh||1,324 m||1,090 m||Kurang Tinggi||Eurasia|
|Ophir||1,276 m||1,204 m||Kurang Tinggi||Eurasia|
|Bujang Melaka||1,234 m||1,083 m||Kurang Tinggi||Eurasia|
|Jerai||1,217 m||1,184 m||Kurang Tinggi||Eurasia|
|Kajang||1,038 m||1,038 m||Kurang Tinggi||Tioman|
|Besar Endau-Rompin||1,036 m||986 m||Spesial||Eurasia|
|Belumut||1,010 m||975 m||Spesial||Eurasia|
|Rembau||884 m||638 m||Spesial||Eurasia|
|Raya Langkawi||881 m||881 m||Spesial||Langkawi|
|Western Hill||833 m||833 m||Spesial||Penang|