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Mount Benom Pahang | 12 Best Mystical Mountain in Malaysia

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Mount Benom is located near Ulu Cheka Village. Gunung Benom is the 6th tallest mountain in Malaysia, at over 2,110 meters above sea level. Visitor will need 3 days to climb to the top of the mountain.
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Mount Benom Pahang

About Mount Benom Pahang

It is located near Ulu Cheka Village. Gunung Benom is the 6th tallest mountain in Malaysia, at over 2,110 meters above sea level. Visitor will need 3 days to climb to the top of the mountain.

Activities in Mount Benom Pahang

Activities : Mountain Climbing / Jungle Trekking / Camping / Bird Watching / Bamboo Rafting / Visiting Orang Asli Settlement

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Mount Benom Pahang - Mystical Mountain in Malaysia from News Article

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Mount Benom Pahang - Mystical Mountain in Malaysia
Gunung Benom, the 10th highest mountain in Peninsular Malaysia, is on the wish list of mountaineers aspiring to join the G10 Club, that is, a group of those who have successfully scaled all the 10 highest mountains. Benom is on a massif in central Pahang.
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Mystical Mountain – THE phrase “pergi hutan benom” is the equivalent of our consigning a person to the nether regions,” wrote Sturgnell and Willbourn in An Ascent of Gunung Benom from Raub in the 1931 issue of the Royal Asiatic Journal Malayan Branch.

A friend handed me this interesting story before our own climb up Gunung Benom recently. I wanted to find out how hellish this particular mountain was, and, well, the “nether regions” is an archaic term for “hell”. So, it was with a slight sense of apprehension that I joined a group of Malaysian Nature Society members for the expedition.

Mount Benom Pahang – 10th Highest Mountain In Peninsular Malaysia

Gunung Benom, the 10th highest mountain in Peninsular Malaysia, is on the wish list of mountaineers aspiring to join the G10 Club, that is, a group of those who have successfully scaled all the 10 highest mountains. Benom is on a massif in central Pahang.

The climbers met at Sungai Klau, a one-street outpost, 23km from Raub. Sungai Klau is also the gateway to Lata Berumbum, a beautiful series of waterfalls that attract picnickers and campers. The villagers ferried us to the starting point of the climb, on modified four-wheel drives. The dirt track winds through oil palm, cocoa, durian and rubber estates before entering primary jungle.

At the 10km mark is a perfectly built concrete bridge spanning Sg Chalit, but it was not serviceable that day. The water level was too high for us to ford the river, and we had to wait till next day. After that, came the remaining 1.5km track, which had several deep ruts that tested the driving skills of the drivers.

Backpackers Malaysia ‘Botak Chin’

The starting point for the climb is just before the Lata Berubum waterfalls. The guide for the trip was Chin, vice-president of the Association of Backpackers Malaysia. He is better known within the mountaineering fraternity as Botak Chin.

He came later with more hikers from Kuala Lumpur and we could only start at 11.15am. After 10 minutes of walking on level ground we had to cross a fast-flowing stream with slippery moss-covered rocks jutting out here and there. Fortunately the stream was shallow and most of us elected to wade through rather than hop from one rock to the next.

There followed a steep climb through an overgrown track before we came to a ridge, which ran in an easterly direction until the half-way camp. En route, we had to negotiate eight smaller peaks and valleys. A couple of huge rocks and several fallen trees forced us to make detours. Other than that, the hike was uneventful.

Botak Chin and his vanguards did a good job of clearing the prickly rattan branches from the track. Several flowering jewel orchid plants on the ground kept the shutterbugs busy.

We arrived at the half-way camp (1,761m above sea level) and found ourselves in the realm of the mossy forest.

The camp site was located just beside the track and the undulating terrain with scattered trees provided some respite from the elements. A 30-minute round trip hike down a steep ravine led to a small stream – our only source of water. The younger hikers graciously volunteered to collect water for us oldies.

A heavy thunderstorm broke out soon after dinner and caused flooding in some of the tents. As we huddled in our tents, I recalled Sturgnell and Willbourn’s 1931 account of the climb.

Mount Benom with Bad Reputation

“The word benom is used by the Malays in the sense of hutan benom, which may be translated as ‘a faraway, dark forest of tall trees where no one lives’ … Gunung Benom has a bad reputation for evil spirits. Noises of people talking and of rocks falling are heard ? and there is a tale, terrifying to the credulous Malay peasant, of a large berok, or monkey, which inhabits the mountain, a fierce animal standing five feet high on all fours.”

Noises of people talking, eh?

Well, I could certainly hear my camping mates in the next tent! And the only primates resembling giant monkeys I saw were four campers who had stripped to the waist after labouring to put up their tents. Anyway, almost immediately after I crawled into my sleeping bag I dozed off, giant monkey forgotten.

The 10 highest mountains inPeninsular Malaysia

The 10 highest mountains in Peninsular Malaysia:

  1.  Gunung Tahan (2,190m)
  2. Gunung Korbu (2,183m)
  3. Gunung Yong Belar (2,181m)
  4. Gunung Gayong (2,173m)
  5. Gunung Chamah (2,171m)
  6. Gunung Yong Yap (2,168m)
  7. Gunung Ulu Sepat (2,158m)
  8. Gunung Batu Putih (2,131m)
  9. Gunung Irau (2,110m)
  10. Gunung Benom (2,107m)
  • What are the 10 highest mountains in Peninsular Malaysia:

    The 10 highest mountains in Peninsular Malaysia:

    1.  Gunung Tahan (2,190m)
    2. Gunung Korbu (2,183m)
    3. Gunung Yong Belar (2,181m)
    4. Gunung Gayong (2,173m)
    5. Gunung Chamah (2,171m)
    6. Gunung Yong Yap (2,168m)
    7. Gunung Ulu Sepat (2,158m)
    8. Gunung Batu Putih (2,131m)
    9. Gunung Irau (2,110m)
    10. Gunung Benom (2,107m)

Mount Benom Pahang - Mystical Mountain in Malaysia Reviews

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Mount Benom Pahang - Mystical Mountain in Malaysia

Gunung Benom 8th highest mountain in Peninsular Malaysia - Mount Benom is 8th highest mountain in Peninsular Malaysia (First G11) located at Pahang. It can be accessed it via Sg Chalit, Raub (has two routes) and via Ulu Cheka, Jerantut (more distances). With distance 24km and 2107m ASL height being quite hard to do it by day trip, and we deserved it well, yeah!

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Mount Benom Pahang - Mystical Mountain in Malaysia

Gunung Benom : Sinopsis newbies hiking dari Lata Berembun. Video ini hanyalah ringkasan semata-mata. Trip ke Gunung Benom adalah trip dambaan semua pendaki. Bagi yang ingin melengkapkan status G7-11 mereka wajib sampai ke Puncak Beirut Benom ini. Takde view indah di puncak. Hanya Beirut dan papan tanda sahaja. Campsite pun waterponint terhad. Trek mossy diikuti dengan perjalanan roller coaster. Memang sangat adventure apabila segalanya terhad di Kem dingin.

Ini bukan Vlog panjang yang komplikated. Ia rakaman teaser kenangan semata-mata. Anggaplah ia seperti hiburan untuk rakan taulan. Selamat menonton!!

Awansavanna

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