- Elevation: 2,579 m (8,461 ft)
- Prominence: 844 m
- Ribu category: Spesial
- Province: Sabah (Malaysia)
- Google Earth: kml
- Other names: none.
Tambuyukon might be regarded by many hikers as the third-highest mountain in Borneo (and in Malaysia, and in Sabah!), but it is completely dwarfed by the huge Kinabalu which is in the same area just 12 kilometres to the south. However, a hike to the top of Tambuyukon is much more time consuming (and some would say more difficult) than a hike to the top of Kinabalu and far fewer people attempt it. Gunung Tambuyukon lies with the Kinabalu Park area.
The trail starts at Monggis substation (340m) about 60km from Kinabalu Park HQ where you need to arrange permits. A 4WD may still be required to reach Monggis substation.
The hiking trail is 14km in length (one way) and if you are lucky you will have views of Kinabalu from just beyond the summit. The trail leads via Wuluh Camp (784m), Kepuakan Camp (1,006m), Musang Camp (1,424m), Jeneral Camp (2,134m) and Rajah Camp (2,347m).
An easier, lower peak in the northern foothills is Gunung Nombuyukong (1,604m) which can be hiked in two days from Serinsim by fit hikers.
For a high quality PDF version of this and other trail maps, please download from our Trail Maps page.
- Getting there: The nearest airport is at Kota Kinabalu.
- Permits: Required from Kinabalu Park HQ.
- Water sources: Plenty of water sources along the trail as far as Kepuakan Camp.
- 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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