​It is very common to hear about G7 in Malaysia backpack, hiking and camping communitiy. The Malaysia G7, simply known as the 7 highest mountains above 7000 feets (G is Gunung in Malay language known as mountain) in Peninsular Malaysia.

They may not that “high” when we compare with Malaysia highest mountain, Mount Kinabalu (13,435 feet). However, you would not want to judge the difficulty of G7 based on the elevation or they surely have a way of dealing with our overconfidence. Below list is G1 to G7 follow by their respective height.

•G1 Gunung Tahan (7175 feet)
•G2 Gunung Korbu (7162 feet)
•G3 Gunung Yong Belar (7156 feet)
•G4 Gunung Gayong (7129 feet)
•G5 Gunung Chamah (7123 feet)
•G6 Gunung Yong Yap (7113 feet)
•G7 Gunung Ulu Sepat (7190 feet)

G1 Gunung Tahan:

Gunang Tahan is the highest point in Peninsular Malaysia. In the Malay language, “tahan” mean endure. The name of the mountain suggests that a certain level of physical endurance is required to conquer it. Gunung Tahan is considered by many to be one of the toughest trekes in Peninsular Malaysia.

Elevation: 2187m (7175ft)
Location: Taman Negara National Park, Pahang
Parent range: Tahan Range

G2 Gunung Korbu

Gunung Korbu is about 25km from Ipoh, the highest peak of the Titiwangsa range (3m lower than Gunung Tahan). A reasonable level of physical fitness is required to conquer Gunung Korbu, and it is not recommended for first time climbers. Local guide is needed to scale this mountain as the route is unmarked and climbers would easily get lost.

Gunung Gayong (2173m), can be reach in about an hour’s trek from the peak of Gunung Korbu. Average climber would need at least 4 days and 3 nights for a return trip to Gunung Korbu and Gunung Gayong.

Elevation: 2183m (7162ft)
Location: Perak
Parent range: Titiwangsa Range

G3 Gunung Yong Belar

Gunung Yong Belar, 8km away from Gunung Korbu. Some hardcore climber will climb Gunung Yong Belar, Gunung Korbu, and Gunung Gayong in a trip (known as Trans Titiwangsa V1, we will discuss this topic in the future).

There are two common ways to get up Gunung Yong Belar. One is through a set of stairs with at least more than 200 steps follow by a tangle of thick black water pipes or through farm. Most hiker can complete Gunung Yong Belar in 2 days 1 night. Some do it as day hike.

Elevation: 2181m (7156ft)
Location: Kelantan-Perak Border
Parent range: Titiwangsa Range

G4 Gunung Gayong

Gunung Gayong, with a spectacular view at the summit as you will be able to see Gunung Korbu. You will require to summit either Gunung Korbu or Gunung Yong Belar to get to Gunung Gayong peak as Gayong is located right in the middle of these two mountains.

Elevation: 2173m (7129ft)
Location: Perak
Parent range: Titiwangsa Range

G5 Gunung Chamah

Gunung Chamah, another tough mountain in G7 to be conquer as you are required to pass through a very dense forest before you get to the peak. The forest itself is also famous for wild tiger and elephant sightings and tiger footprints is quite common along the trekking route.

Elevation: 2171m (7123ft)
Location: Kelantan
Parent range: Titiwangsa Range

G6 Gunung Yong Yap

There are several logging trails that lead to the mountain and are only accessible via 4WD vehicles. There have been report of tiger attacks in the past around this area. There are also the usual leeches and sand flies that populate the entire mountain.

The mountain trail is deemed tough as there are fallen tree trunks, sharp edged bamboos and thorny trees that bring a lot of challenger for climber. Extremely steep slope is required to conquered to go up the mountain due to it’s conical shape.

Elevation: 2168m (7113ft)
Location: Kelantan-Perak Border
Parent range: Titiwangsa Range

G7 Gunung Ulu Sepat

Gunung Ulu Sepat, probably the easiest among G7, but still not recommanded for beginner. The summit is covered with thick tree and plant (probably due to often rainfall) that blocks the view. These that expect a nice view from summit need to take note of this information.

Elevation: 2161m (7090ft)
Location: Kelantan-Perak Border
Parent range: Titiwangsa Range

Most of G7 (except Gunung Tahan, Gunung Chamah, and Gunung Ulu Sepat) is in Titiwangsa range. **Fun fact: Famous tourist spot such as Genting Highlands, Cameron Highlands and Fraser Hill are also located in this range.

The Titiwangsa range (also known as Banjaran Besar, or Banjaran Titiwangsa) are the mountain range that forms the backbone of the Malaysia Peninsular. The range act as a natural divider, dividing Peninsular Malaysia into east and west coast region, length of mountain ranging about 480km from north to south.

The ultimate goals of many hikers (so am I :D) in Malaysia is to conquer all of the G7.