Mount Korbu & Gayong – Map and Profile

23 Sep

Here are the map and the profile of the Trail to Mount Korbu (2,183 metres, 2nd highest mountain in West Malaysia) and Mount Gayong (2,173 metres, 4th highest mountain in west Malaysia) via Ulu Kinta, Perak.

Mount Gayong is only 2 hours walk from Mount Korbu. The scenery on the way to Mount Gayong from Mount Korbu is very nice.

Korbu and Gayong Trail map

Korbu and Gayong Trail map (via Ulu Kinta)

The blue colour trail is the road through the Ulu Kinta Dam to the start of the trail of Mount Korbu and Mount Gayong. Where else, the white line is the trail to the two Mounts.

Korbu and Gayong Trail Profile (via Ulu Kinta)

Korbu and Gayong Trail Profile (via Ulu Kinta)

The first peak in the profile is the summit of Mount Korbu while the second peak is Mount Gayong summit.

The maps and profiles are recorded using a handheld Garmin GPS. Click on the images for a larger view.

I hope that the map and the profile would be useful to other hikers who plan to climb up this two mountains. But, I do not hold any responsibility to the accuracy of the map and the profile.

Photos and stories on future posts… Stay tune..


Posted by on September 23, 2009 in Outdoors


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23 responses to “Mount Korbu & Gayong – Map and Profile


    November 1, 2009 at 7:21 pm


    I was there during Raya time with the group of 12 hikers. We stayed at Kem Kijang on the first day. We did not go to Gayong. We left Korbu on third day all the way straight to starting point before exiting to the car park the next day morning.

    Can I use your photos i.e. the map and trail profile for positng to my site and other related site for sharing purposes ?

    I’ll make a link to your site.

    I have hike this mountain twice 1st time from Kg Makmur via Kem View and the second time via Kem Seroja.

    Kem Seroja route is tougher and steeper than Kem View route although it is shorter.


    • danielbmw

      November 2, 2009 at 4:04 pm

      Hi, nice to hear from you. We were the group that camped at Seroja on the first day.

      Yes, you may use them as long as you give recognition to me.

      Daniel Boey.


    November 5, 2009 at 2:52 am

    Hi Daniel

    I got a few questions on the map.

    Your Garmin GPS, what is the model you are using ?

    What kind of software you use to mapping the trail ?

    If you are using special software, what is the version and where can I get it ?

    How much is the cost of the software ?


    • danielbmw

      November 5, 2009 at 2:41 pm


      I am using the Garmin etrex.

      I map the trail using the given firmware in the GPS from garmin.

      On the computer, I use Garmin Mapsource to manage the waypoints and trails.
      You can get the Mapsource software for free, here.

      I hope I answered your questions.


  3. m.ghazali

    January 5, 2010 at 10:15 am

    hi there ..planning to climb mt korbu gayong during this coming CNY..appreciate if u could share yr garmin gps tracklog..thanks in advance

    • danielbmw

      January 9, 2010 at 5:54 pm


      Great to hear that.. Mount Korbu & Gayong is a nice mountain to hike up.

      Are you going with a guide? If so, your guide should be better in leading your.

      Daniel Boey.

  4. john

    January 11, 2010 at 10:44 pm


    I plan to go up Mt Korbu and Gayong in Feb 2010. Just want to find out how much you paid for your guide and the orang asli motorbike ride?

    • danielbmw

      January 16, 2010 at 5:23 pm


      I’ll get back to you soon.

    • danielbmw

      January 18, 2010 at 5:42 pm


      I forgotten how much we paid for the guide. But, we paid each rm 50 for a two way trip on a motorcycle.

      • john

        January 21, 2010 at 11:12 pm

        thanks Daniel. I’ve got a guide who’s charging RM150 per day and RM100 for the motorcycle ride both ways. Got to bargain on this. I’m glad I came across your blog!

      • danielbmw

        January 22, 2010 at 4:08 pm


        ohh..You are welcome. Yeah, go and bargain for a better price. Most of all, enjoy your trip.

        Daniel Boey.

  5. Ponder Stibbons

    February 4, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Nice profile! Climbed Yong Belar, Gayong and Korbu in April 2009, and remember that going down that steep section on Korbu was the most dangerous part.

  6. TNT fan

    February 8, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    You guys are way too thrilled with technology then to actually pay attention to nature . We hike , no modern tech .. wake up guys , smell the fresh air !

    • danielbmw

      February 10, 2010 at 6:32 pm


      Thrilled about technology during hike and not paying attention to nature, Us? We definately enjoy nature and our hike! The GPS is meant for reference and it helps us to keep track of where we are hiking. This will help us in case if we do get lost. Futhermore, a GPS is lke a normal paper map. It help us better understand the terrain we are hiking.

      Why would we not pay attention when we hike while using a GPS? It automatically record the tracks. We just enjoy our time. Only when we reach a POI, where we take less than a minute to mark that point. During that minutue, we could catch our breath and take a short rest. A GPS trail with POIs help other hikers too. It can be a reference for other hikers. They get to know what they are facing and not blindly walking into challenges.

      We truly enjoy our hike. Technology is not meant to steal our attention to enjoy nature. If we do not truly enjoy our hike, why would we even go through all the challenges during hikes?

      • Eirun

        February 1, 2012 at 9:48 am

        I think this blog entry is one of the best posts on Korbu Gayong. Hey absolutely no harm in using technology while on a ‘pay attention to nature’ trips as long as it is used for good reason. From what I see here Daniel really learned more about the Korbu Gayong landscape from his trip compared to the rest of us who went on the same trip. I’ll bet. Whoa!!!

      • danielbmw

        February 1, 2012 at 5:22 pm

        Thank you! Glad you find it informative and helpful.

  7. Peter

    December 30, 2010 at 2:19 am

    Hi Daniel,

    Thanks for the GPS postings, it is indeed useful for hikers planning an expedition such as this.
    I would like to enquire, was there any part of the trail that was dangerous or is high risk?

    • danielbmw

      December 30, 2010 at 10:06 pm

      Hi Peter,

      Glad that you like it.

      Nope, there are no high risk part. Except tat the trail nearer to Korbu peak is really steep and slippery. River crossing is safe, when it is not raining. Other than tat, it is safe and fun.

      • Peter

        December 31, 2010 at 12:52 am

        Hi Daniel,

        Thank you for your reply. Does that mean that the trail nearer to the top there are places where one can fall off the mountain and that it would be fatal? What is it like near the top–80 degrees incline?

      • danielbmw

        December 31, 2010 at 12:39 pm


        It’s not life threatening. It is just steep, yea probably 80 degrees at some point. Some parts, you have to do some climbing. You just need to be careful with your footings.

  8. Padman Manikam

    July 12, 2011 at 11:29 am

    Hi there .. a keen to do korbu… hw am i to get more info to get there.

    • danielbmw

      July 14, 2011 at 4:59 pm

      Hi, I don’t get your question. Are you looking for the location of the place? or, guides?

  9. Munintaran

    November 27, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Thanks for sharing the maps, it was very useful during my Advance Day Hike to Korbu – Gayong.


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