Mount Datuk is located at Rembau, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. The highest point is around 2900 feet (~885m). Mount Datuk is one of the favorite places for nature lovers and adventure seekers to do some exercise or relaxing during their weekend. It holds many treasures of the natural tropical rainforests. As you can see in the picture, there's a formation of big rocks at the summit.
From Intake/Starting Point, it takes about 2-3 hours for a non-hiker to reach the summit. Regular hiker that is fit enough can easily make it in 45 minutes. It is recommended for you to hire a guide if you're new in this activities.
A long time ago, before Tanah Melayu became Malaysia, Negeri Sembilan was ruled by the Minangkabau, a people originally from West Sumatra (in present-day Indonesia). There's a system called Adat Perpatih that was introduced by a leader named Datuk Perpatih Nan Sebatang. Local people believe that long ago, this mountain used to be a place where these people gathered and selected their leader.
There are also a footprints at the summit which represent the legendary warrior called Hang Tuah. Myths (Hikayat, in Malay) state that he used to move from one place to another just by jumping from mountain to mountain.
Flora and fauna
From Kuala Lumpur
From Kuala Lumpur
To climb this mountain, you need to pay for MYR5.00/person which is less than USD2.00 per entry at the Intake/Starting Point. If you are familiar with the track, there is no need to request a guide.
If you do want a guide, fees range from MYR60.00 for a local non-licensed guide to MYR200.00 for a licensed nature guide per day, depending on which travel agent you are dealing with. Usually, local non-licensed guide is just a trail guide. It is hard to find one who speaks English, and you probably can't rely on them much in case of emergency. A licensed nature guide is better in providing you with information, and to be sure of your safety.
Administration Office for Mount Datuk:-
Mountain Guide services:-
Water, that is. During the hike to the top it's important to stay well hydrated. Please bring your own water to drink because there's no 'treated' water supply along the trail. Thus, it's unnecessary to bring lots of heavy bottles of water along; one container will suffice. Suggested 2 liter must be carried for each person.
If you would like to stay overnight before or after climbing this mountain, there are several options you can choose when you get there.
Chalets for rental are available for half-day (MYR30.00) and full-day (MYR50.00), depending on availability. To secure a booking you can contact the administration.
Campsites are available at the intake to the mountain. Camping plots are separated to fit a 4-men Dome Tent that will cost MYR3.00/tent. Camping tents also available for rental at MYR5.00 per tent per day.