Malaysia is a trekkers’ playground with its undulating terrain and acres of untouched rainforests teeming with some of the world’s most exotic flora and fauna. National and recreational parks are a good place to start. The trails are often marked out for trekkers’ convenience and safety and facilities are available for your convenience. Some places to consider are the Forest Reserve Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) in (Kuala Lumpur), Air Keroh Recreational Forest (Melaka) and Kinabalu National Park (Sabah). A favourite is Taman Negara in Pahang, a sprawling national park where trekkers can experience a canopy walk for a bird’s eye view of the rainforest or search for nocturnal life during a night walk.

There are more rigorous trails for the seasoned trekker. It is always best to bring a professional guide when trekking, be it through highland and montane forests or lowland swamps. If you don’t mind slapping on some leech socks or braving a slippery slope or two, consider Mulu and Lambir National Parks in Sarawak, Danum Valley in Sabah and Endau-Rompin in Johor. If you are fortunate, you may encounter creatures great and small in their natural habitat. Some endangered species have been spotted in the wild: Orang Utans, Proboscis Monkeys, Malayan Tapir and Sumatran Rhino among others.

While Malaysia enjoys the tropical climate with scattered showers throughout the year, there are seasons where torrential rain may hamper or perhaps even halt your trekking trip altogether. In general, the monsoon is expected from October to February. Check if permits are required before embarking on your trekking adventure as some areas have visitor quotas or are restricted for research purposes only.


JustExplore Travel
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
T : 603-62797000
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Asian Overland Services
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +60 3 4252 9100
Fax: +60 3 4251 4001


Asia Experience
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +603 2731 9988
Fax: +603 2731 9900


Borneo Eco Tours
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Tel: 60-88-438300
Fax: 60-88-438307

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