- Elevation: 1,538 m (5,046 ft)
- Prominence: 980 m
- Ribu category: Spesial
- Province: Peninsular Malaysia
- Malaysian state: Kelantan
- Google Earth: kml
- Other names: none.
Gunung Rabong lies to the north of Gunung Tahan, and remains fairly unknown despite having some great views from the top. The trek is usually completed in two days, with a night spent camping at Camp Taman below the peak. The obvious base is the nearby town of Gua Musang.
There are actually two possible trailheads, namely Felda Perasu and Kampung Air Manis, with most hikers opting for Felda Perasu with the trailhead accessed via a 45-minute drive through oil palm plantations and through rivers and then along a logging road. The proper trail starts at Camp Milo and leads via Lorong Tikus, Kaki Kor, Camp Kor, Camp Permatang, Camp Buluh, Helipad and finally Camp Taman (approx. 1,200m above sea level).
Camp Taman is the ideal spot to camp at, with a water source and flat areas.
From the trailhead to Camp Taman takes around 6 hours with another 1-2 hours from Camp Taman to the summit. Therefore a daytrek could just about be accomplished in one long day of 12 hours or more, but you may miss the best views from the peak over to the Gunung Tahan range further south. The best views are usually first thing in the morning at sunrise.
- Getting there: coming soon.
- Permits: coming soon.
- Water sources: The last water source is at Camp Taman (1,200m).
- 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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