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Mt. Yong Yap

Mt. Yong Yap

Elevation2,168 m (7,227 ft)
LocationPerak
CountryMalaysia
TypeTitiwangsa Range
DifficultyTough
Latest Attempt26th July 2008

Mt.Yong Yap Expedition : All About
Mt.Yong Yap Expedition : Day 0 (The Preperation)
SHAUN's BlogspotMt.Yong Yap Expedition : Day 1 (Hell Ride)
Mt.Yong Yap Expedition : Day 2 (The Summit)
Mt.Yong Yap Expedition : Nasty Souvenirs

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Mount Yong Yap (Malay: Gunung Yong Yap), at 2,168 m, is the 6th highest point in Peninsula Malaysia. It is located deep in the jungle of Kuala Mu, in the state of Perak. The mountain is part of the Titiwangsa Range. There are two trails to conquer the summit of Yong Yap, we had the one from Kuala Mu whereby need approximately 2 to 3 hours muddy and bumpy 4WD journey from Kampung Lasah. Another alternate trail is from Pos Brook of Cameron Highlands.

By using the trail ascending from Kuala Mu, an experience hikers only need no more than 5 hours to reach base camp and approximately 3 hours from Base Campto summit. The whole trip will take no more than 3 days.

Trail was tough with all the fallen tree trunks, sharp-edged bamboos, thorny trees and branches, make a lot of difficulties for hikers to venture. Moderate to tough climb from Kuala Mu to Base Camp involved a lot of squating & crawling under the fallen tree trunks and bamboos. Upon arriving at Base Camp by the riverside, all hikers are welcome with the disgusting host namely "Sand Flies". It bites and sucks blood for day and night, hikers might consider to bring along aerosol sprays or mosquitoes coil. Insect repellent in this case does not help much.

Extremely steep and tough trails while conquering the summit, uneven and slippery trail make the whole summiting journey tough and challenging. For those avid and experience hikers will be rewarded with great era of mossy forest and stupendous view up the summit of Yong Yap.

Mount Yong Yap is considered by many to be one of the toughest treks in Peninsula Malaysia.

Gunung Semanggol Rest Area
Gunung Semanggol Rest Area
Lasah
Lasah
En Route To Kuala Mu
En Route To Kuala Mu
Kuala Mu
Kuala Mu
En Route To Base Camp
En Route To Base Camp
Base Camp
Base Camp
Mt. Yong Yap Summit
Mt. Yong Yap Summit
Mt. Yong Yap Adventurers
Mt. Yong Yap Adventurers