Mount Kinabalu (Gunung Kinabalu in Malay) is the highest peak in Malaysia, located in Kinabalu Park at the state of Sabah.

The UNESCO World Heritage site is rich with flora and fauna, and attracted thousands of mountain climbers every month.

One of the main attraction of Mt. Kinabalu is that it can be conquered without moutain climbing skills and equipment; the climber just need a good physical condition to climb to the top.

Climbers must be accompanied by guides at all times. The climb starts at the Kinabalu park headquarters at 1500m, with 2 trial to choose from (Mesilau and Timpohon).

To view the scenery from both trial, it’s advisable to use one going up while the other going down. You can ask for arrangement when making pre-bookings.

Both trial will ended at the same destination, the resting point at Laban Rata where hikers will eat and rest (with hot shower and heated rooms). The journey will continue at around 2.30am with Summit Trial which goes all the way to the top at Low’s Peak.

Note that there’s a quota limit daily for the Kinabalu Park entrance, it’s strongly advisable to make pre-booking through travel agents or with the Park Office before making your journey.

The Kinabalu park headquarters is easily reachable by bus from Kota Kinabalu.

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