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Getting to the Trusmadi Conservation Area (FMU10), Tambunan

  1. Where is FMU10 Tambunan?
  2. How do I get to the Peak of Mount Trusmadi?
  3. Where can I find a map of the FMU10?
  4. How do I contact the FMU10 team? What is the FMU10's address and telephone number?

Climbing, Conferences and seminars

  1. Can I attend a public lecture or seminar organized by FMU10?
  2. Can my organisation hold a climb/visit/conference/meeting/dinner at the FMU10 Trusmadi facilities? How can I book the rest house or other conference facilities?
  3. Where can I stay in Trusmadi?


Climbing The Mount Trusmadi

  1. I would like to visit Trusmadi. What can I do there? How do I apply for a climb? Can you send me an application form?
  2. What does it cost to climb the Mount Trusmadi?
  3. Are there discounts and exception fees available to students?
  4. How do I apply for an exception or discount to climb Mount Trusmadi?


Facts

  1. How many visitors / climbers allowed per time to climb the Mount Trusmadi?
  2. When was FMU10 founded?
  3. How many members of staff are in the FMU10?
  4. How many departments or division are there in the FMU10?
  5. When does the climbing in Trusmadi start?

 




Where is FMU10 Tambunan?

The whole of the FMU 10 is located in central Sabah, between longitude E 116° 21' 13. 8" and E 117°01' and latitude N 5°27'N and 5°52'N. It was firstly gazetted in 1962, which covered an area of 75,692 ha. The FMU 10 is bordered by three (3) state administrative as well as forestry districts and a state sub-district. Physically, FMU 10 encompassed the Tambunan District on the western borders, the Keningau Districts on the southern borders, and the Ranau Districts on the northern borders and the Sook Sub-District on the eastern border. The Keningau Forestry District managed some 47,772 ha of the area, while the remaining 27,964 ha are within the Tambunan Forestry District's jurisdiction

How do I get to the peak of Mount Trusmadi?

There are three (3) trails that lead to the peak of Mt. Trusmadi via; 1) Wayaan Kaingaran, Tambunan; 2) Wayaan Mastan, Apin-Apin; or 3) Wayaan Mannan, Sook. Climbing Mt. Trusmadi can be done in 2 days but a more comfortable climb in 4 days is recommended to allow one to acclimatize to the higher altitude and to fully enjoy the rich biological diversity - the exotic rare plants, orchids, birds and many more, within the Trusmadi Forest Reserve

Where can I find a map of the FMU10?

You can find them here.

How do I contact the FMU10? What is the FMU10's address and telephone number?

You can contact us via this contact information:

Deputy Director Office (Management)
CAMP FMU10 Operation Office
P.O.Box No.88
89007 Keningau,
Sabah, MALAYSIA

Telephone: 087-331651, 087-331203
Fax:087-331653

Can I attend FMU10's public lecture or seminar?

Yes, if there's a public lecture or seminar advertised in the website you can sign-up yourself to attend them.

Can my organisation organize climb/conference/meeting/dinner at the Trusmadi? How can I book the rest house or other conference facilities?

Yes, you can organize any climbing trip, conference, meeting or even dinner at Trusmadi's rest house or its facilities. Currently the rest house are still closed to visitors until an official announcement announce via our website.

Where can I stay in Trusmadi?

Please refer to our facilities on respective 'wayaan'/trail below:

Wayaan Kaingaran Wayaan Mastan Wayaan Mannan 
Existing:
  • Gibon Cabin (20 capacity) with toilet & water supply

Under construction:
  • 3km boardwalk from starting point
  • Rest house
  • Toilet and water gravity at the starting point
  • Camping site
  • Resting platform (15 capacity) & camping site (35 capacity) at the starting point
  • Camping site at Khiong Point (4200M distance from the peak)


I would like to visit Trusmadi. What can I do there? How do I apply for a climb? Can you send me an application form?

The main activities within Trusmadi is are Climbing Mountain Trusmadi which is the second highest mountain in Malaysia with height 2642.281 meters. To download the application form, please click here.

What does it cost to climb Mount Trusmadi?

Full settlement of fees upon registration as follows: 
Fees
MalaysianNon-Malaysian
1) Entrance fee to Forest Recreation/Permit to enter Forest Reserve*
RM 2.00 (Adult)
RM 1.00 (Children below 18 years)
RM 5.00 (Adult)
RM 2.00 (Children below 18 years) 
2) Filming, Photography and Video Fees
   
   a) Personal video camera
-
RM 10.00
   b) Personal camera
-
RM 5.00
3) Other services
 
 
   a) Forestry guide
RM 50.00/1 guide/5 persons/per day
RM 100.00/1 guide/5 persons/per day
   b) Camping ground
RM 3.00 per person
RM 5.00 per person
   c) Permit to climb Mt.Trusmadi*
RM 20.00(Adult)
RM 10.00(Children below 18 years)
RM 40.00(Adult)
RM 20.00(Children below 18 years)

*Any other services required as Entrance Fees/Charges on Photography and Filming and Other Services Charges are as follow:

  MalaysianNon-Malaysian 
1) Entrance fee to Forest Recreation / Permit to enter Forest Reserve*
RM 2.00 (Adult)
RM 1.00 (Children below 18 years)
 RM 5.00 (Adult)
RM 2.00 (Children below 18 years)
2) Filming, Photography and Video    
   a) Camera for professional and commercial use RM 100.00 RM 500.00
   b) Video camera for professional and commercial use RM 500.00 RM 1,000.00
   c) Filming equipment RM 10,000.00 RM 25,000.00
   d) Personal video camera - RM 10.00
   e) Personal camera - RM 5.00
3) Other Services    
   a) Boat rental for each trip
RM 90.00 per hour (200hp and below)
RM 150.00 per hour (200hp - 400hp)
   b) Private & non-commercial boat RM 25.00 per boat / per trip  
   c) Private & non-commercial vehicle RM 100.00 per unit / per trip  
   d) 4 Wheel Drive (4x4) RM 800.00 per day (Driver and gasoline nclusive)  
   e) Chalet RM 250.00 per night  
   f) Rest house with air-conditioner RM 40.00 per night / per person  
   g) Rest house RM 20.00 per night/ per person  
   h) Forestry guide RM 50.00 (1 guide for 5 persons) per day RM 100.00 (1 guide for 5 persons) per day
   i) Camping ground RM 3.00 per person RM 5.00 per person
   j) Canopy Walkway RM 1.00 per person RM 2.00 per person
   k) Rental Meeting Room RM 20.00 per hour  
   l) Rental auditorium with air-conditioner RM 500.00 per day  
   m) Permit to climb Mt. Trusmadi
RM 20.00 (Adult)
RM 10.00 (Children below 18 years)
RM 40.00 (Adult)
RM 20.00 (Children below 18 years)

 

Are there discount or fees exception available to students?

Fee exemptions and reduction on entrance to forest recreation and forest reserves including fees and photography, filming, lodging and other relevant fees to schools, governmental department and other agencies must be obtained with prior written approval from the Director of Forestry.

How do I apply for a discount or fees exception?

Discounts and exception fees can be requested by writing an official letter to the Director of Forestry. Any fee exemptions and reduction on the fees requested are subject to the Forestry Director's approval. Submit your Discount or fees exception application letter to Director Forestry of Sabah via the address below;-

Sabah Forestry Department
Locked Bag No. 68, 90009 Sandakan
Sabah, Malaysia.

How many visitors / climbers allowed per climb?

Currently here are the visitors / climbers allowed per climb:

 Wayaan Kaingaran, TambunanWayaan Mastan, Apin-ApinWayaan Mannan, Sinua 
 20 Pax 50 Pax  50 Pax 

When was FMU10 founded?

FMU10 (Tambunan) covers an area of 75,804 ha and comprises the Trusmadi FR and Kiluyu FR. Both of the areas are classified under Class I. Apart from the Kiluyu FR it is managed by the Tambunan Forestry District Office and the Keningau Forestry District Office. The Whole of the FMU10 (Tambunan) is located in central Sabah. Since 2002, logging licences had ceased to be issued in FMU10. A conservation Area Management Plan (CAMP) had been developed by the MPCT for FMU10 which was approved for implementation by the Director of Forestry in 2009.

How many members of staff are in the FMU10?

Currently FMU10 manpower for CAMP operation in 2014 is 30 persons and manpower for CAMP operation provided by other MPCT (Management Planning Core Team) is 10 persons.

How many departments or divisions are there at FMU10?

The FMU10 are managed by two Forestry District Office namely Keningau and Tambunan Forestry District Office. The Keningau Forestry District managed some 47,772 ha of the area, while the remaining 27,964 ha are within the Tambunan Forestry District's jurisdiction.

When does the climbing in Trusmadi start?

Wayaan Kaingaran in Tambunan was officially opened in 2008 while the Wayaan Mannan in Sinua welcoming the climbers officially in October 2011 since the closure of Wayaan Kaingaran, Tambunan for facilities upgrading.

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