If you have not done caving before, this will certainly be a great experience for you; from trekking through the forests surrounding the caves and crawling through the crevices. And for those who want to take it light, you can sit by your tent enjoying the moonlight that is shining in through the mouth of the cave hall.

A trip in disclosing the Mystery and Beauty of Kota Gelanggi Caves, Pahang.

Pahang is the largest state in Peninsular Malaysia, and the third largest in Malaysia. Geographically, two third of this state is covered by dense rainforest and is home to the highest of the G7 summits of Malaysia; Gunung Tahan. Having developed into a maritime trading state in the 3rd century, Pahang has a deep historical background as much as natural richness.

One such place that I like, which is also a very significant one in terms of its maturity and history, is the Kota Gelanggi caves. It is said to be a million-year-old limestone cave complex.

We first visited the Kota Gelanggi Caves in Dec 2019, after finishing a sunrise climb up a nearby hill. In that first visit itself we were impressed with the place and the team that was managing it.

Firstly, the team admitted that they are still in the phase of discovering more about the caves, its past history, and that there are more than what meets the eyes in the cave’s exploration. That humbleness is necessary for an explorer.

If you have not done caving before, this will certainly be a great experience for you; from trekking through the forests surrounding the caves and crawling through the crevices. And for those who want to take it light, you can sit by your tent enjoying the moonlight that is shining in through the mouth of the cave hall.

A trip in disclosing the Mystery and Beauty of Kota Gelanggi Caves, Pahang.

Pahang is the largest state in Peninsular Malaysia, and the third largest in Malaysia. Geographically, two third of this state is covered by dense rainforest and is home to the highest of the G7 summits of Malaysia; Gunung Tahan. Having developed into a maritime trading state in the 3rd century, Pahang has a deep historical background as much as natural richness.

One such place that I like, which is also a very significant one in terms of its maturity and history, is the Kota Gelanggi caves. It is said to be a million-year-old limestone cave complex.

We first visited the Kota Gelanggi Caves in Dec 2019, after finishing a sunrise climb up a nearby hill. In that first visit itself we were impressed with the place and the team that was managing it.

Firstly, the team admitted that they are still in the phase of discovering more about the caves, its past history, and that there are more than what meets the eyes in the cave’s exploration. That humbleness is necessary for an explorer.


Difficulty Level

mardi-himal-base-camp

Location

Pahang, Malaysia

Duration

2 Days

Activity type

Caving / Camping


So, what is the plan?


0530am – Board transport at Woodland MRT Exit Cnn0730am – Meet up with guide (prepare day pack)nn0745am – 4WD transfer to trail headnn0845am – Briefing and stretchingnn0900am – Start of hikenn1100am – ETA Batu Tenggek✔nn1130am – ETA Panti North✔nn1230pm – ETA Panti East✔

What is included:


  • Round trip transportation from Singapore (as per itinerary)

  • Tour Leader from Singapore

  • Professional Mountain Guides

  • Permission & reports to relevant authorities

  • Expedition porter (For company equipment & ration)

  • Chef on the mountain

  • Camping meals

  • Porter to bring equipment and ration up the mountain

  • Group and external radio communication

  • 4WD transfer

  • Flysheet & ground sheet (A-frame tent)

  • Certification of climb



What is not included:


  • Group, personal, equipment, belongings, travel, or other types of insurance coverage during expedition dates.

  • Personal camping equipment

  • Travel, meals, accommodation, and other items not mentioned above prior and after the expedition

  • Emergency evacuation cost

  • Visa to Malaysia

  • Personal Medication

  • Meals other than specified in the itinerary

  • Travel insurance