Gunung Tapis is a relatively untouched mountain found near a small Chinese town, Sungei Lembing in Pahang. Its relative inaccessibility is probably one of the reasons why not many people visit it. At a height of 1512m and its remoteness, the trek to its summit requires a certain level of fitness especially if it is your intention to reach complete the trek within two days. The information I have here is not complete, as I did not manage to reach the summit of this mountain.
Depending on your mode of transport, the trek to the summit may either take an average of 8hrs or 12hrs. Going by a lorry, the vehicle can only send you to the junction where one road leads to Gunung Tapis and the other leads to Rainbow waterfall. The road that leads to Gunung Tapis goes into a river which only a 4-wheel drive (4WD) can cross. Going by 4WD, you can ride for another hour before a stream with steeper banks may mean that you have to alight and travel by foot for the rest of the way. If the driver is willing, the ride can continue for another 20mins to campsite 2 before going into a small trail up the mountain by foot.
The trek along the old logging trail follows the river by the side thus water source is not a problem. The trail is undulating and the journey is very hot as there is little shade. Once the trek breaks-off into a small trail away from the old logging trail, the next water source is about 4hrs of trek away. Just before reaching the campsite where there is a stream, there is a 15mins descend. Crossing this stream, there is another stream to cross 10mins later before continuing the ascent. The ascent is quite steep. My trek ends an hour into the steep ascent.