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Learn ancient skills from the Termiar people and join them for a hike at the foot of Malaysia’s second-highest mountain.


Country: Malaysia
Type: Adventure & Culture
Length: 3 days, 2 nights
Cost: Rm650 per person
Ever wanted to learn to blow pipe? Or ever wanted to find out what blow piping is? On this tour, members of the Termiar tribe will teach you traditional skills, before you head into the forests at the foot of Mount Korbu to track local wildlife.



Day 1: Arrival, introduction to Termiar life, blow piping and bubu setting

Our team will pick you up in Ipoh and take you to Kampung Tonggang, at the foot of Mount Korbu. After meeting your host family, you’ll be taught one of the Termiar men’s traditional hunting methods: blow piping. But don’t worry; you’ll be hunting a tree.  The day ends with a Bubu setting activity to catch fish, followed by dinner in the village.

Day 2: Interpretative trail, after-school club, weaving and relaxing at the river

You’ll take a three-to-five-hour hike through the forests at the foot of the mountain, looking out for signs of wildlife and helping to assess poaching levels in the area. After lunch, you’ll help the team teach English at the local after-school club, before joining the Termiar women for a lesson in weaving. You’ll have time to relax by the river and do some star-gazing before bed.

Day 3: Departure

After a last breakfast and saying goodbyes, the team will take you back to the train or bus station in Ipoh.



What’s included?

  • Accommodation
  • Three meals per full day


What’s not included?

  • Travels to Ipoh bus or train station
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Personal expenses e.g. phone bills, drinks and snacks



There will be English speaking, qualified staff and guides (both local and international) supporting you on all activities.



You will be staying in a small village called Kampung Tonggang, located at the foot of Mount Korbu. You won’t find any Wi-Fi signal, lockers or laundrettes out here!

You’ll be living with a local family and staying in a shared room.



You’ll eat three traditional Malay meals per day, comprising rice or noodles with side dishes of meat, fish and vegetables.

You can buy extra snacks and drinks from the village shops (although you might struggle to find any Walkers and Dairy Milks).



It takes about 45 minutes to drive from Ipoh to the village where you will be staying. Please make sure you arrive around, or straight after, lunch time.


  • Day pack (ca. 35L)
  • Walking shoes
  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Thin trousers for hiking
  • Thin t-shirt for hiking
  • Rain jacket
  • Sleeping bag
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sun block
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Water bottle (preferably 1.5L)
  • Personal medication(anti-histamines, antibiotics, diarrhoea medication, anti-inflammatory)
  • Hat
  • Camera



Since you’ll be staying in a conservative Muslim village, we ask all our guests to ensure their knees and shoulders are covered at all times.



The local currency in Malaysia is Ringgit (MYR or RM). There are no ATMs in the village where you will be staying, so please bring enough money with you, or tell the staff you need to take money out in Ipoh.

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