• Elevation: 2,171 m (7,123 ft)
  • Prominence: 1,041 m
  • Ribu category: Tinggi Sedang
  • Province: Peninsular Malaysia
  • Google Earth: kml
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  • Other names: none.

Bagging It!

From the trailhead at Pos Simpoh (820m) to Kampung Rekom (910m, an Orang Asli village) takes 4 hours, a further one hour via Kem Sungai Rekon (970m) and Kem Pakma (1,010m) to Kem Tengah (1,125m). From there it is a further 1.5 hr to Camp Tongkat Ali (1,260m), a further hour Anak Chamah (1,695m), and a further 2.5 hours via Kem Cinderella (1,725m) to Chamah summit, so in total around 10 hours one way.

The summit is in dense forest so views are limited. Most hikers spread the hike over three days, with 2 nights spent camping at Kampung Rekom.

The hike could be combined with Ulu Sepat, but you would need 5 or 6 days in total. The combination trail leads northwest from Kampung Rekom via Kem Sungai Peres (1,105m), Kem Maggi (1,440m) and Kem Sempadan (1,685m).

Trail Map

Peta Jalur Pendakian Gunung Chamah
For a high quality PDF version of this and other trail maps, please download from our Trail Maps page.

Local Accommodation


  • Getting there: From Kuala Betis, take a 4WD to Sungai Simpoh (3-4 hours depending on the road condition).
  • Trip planning assistance: Would you like Gunung Bagging to personally help you in arranging your whole trip? Please contact us here.
  • Permits: Register at Gua Musang Police Station. You can register and pay for an e-Permit online from the Forestry Department of Malaysia website.
  • Water sources: At almost all of the camp spots, notably not at Kem Cinderella.
  • 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.

Local Average Monthly Rainfall
Average precipitation (rain/snow) in Penang, Malaysia


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