Mount Kinabalu

Currently Open [Closes at 10:00 pm]
  • Address: Kinabalu National Park, Malaysia, Kota Kinabalu
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 3 MYR
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Mountain, View Point, Family And Kids, Hill

Mount Kinabalu - Review

Climb up to this highest mountain between the Himalayas and the island of New Guinea. In the Malaysian language, this mountain is called as Gunung Kinabalu and is quite unlike any other on earth as it rises almost twice as high of its Crocker Range neighbors. While hiking towards its peak you shall come across several fine walking trails in the rainforest at the base of the mountain where the climate is agreeably cool than the coastal base. Even though you might not wish to climb the mountain, you can admire its beauty from most of the parts of Sabah, Kota Kinabalu and the islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park.

Mount Kinabalu Information

  • The majority of visitors to the Park do not climb all the way to the peak. For those with limited time or energy, there are gardens and many short walks through the jungle to enjoy in the vicinity of the entrance. A mud map is available at the Park entrance and sign posts guide you.
  • No camping is allowed on the mountain. All visitors must stay in approved lodgings within the park and at Laban Rata.

Mount Kinabalu Ticket Prices

  • Below 18 yrs: 1RM
  • Climbing Permits to Mount Kinabalu: Adult: 30 RM
  • Below 18 yrs: 12RM

How To reach Mount Kinabalu by Public Transport

  • Nearest Bus station: Kota Kinabalu North Bus Terminal

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TripHobo Highlights for Mount Kinabalu

  • Mount Kinabalu Address: Kinabalu National Park, Malaysia, Kota Kinabalu
  • Mount Kinabalu Timing: 09:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Mount Kinabalu Price: 3 MYR
  • Best time to visit Mount Kinabalu(preferred time): 09:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Mount Kinabalu: 03:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Mount Kinabalu

  • 95% of people who visit Kota Kinabalu include Mount Kinabalu in their plan

  • 60.89% of people start their Mount Kinabalu visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Mount Kinabalu

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

81.66% of people prefer walking in order to reach Mount Kinabalu

People normally club together Kinabalu Park and Poring Hot Springs while planning their visit to Mount Kinabalu.

People also prefer to start their day with Mount Kinabalu.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Mount Kinabalu Trips

Mount Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu Reviews

  • Climbing the mountain will test you physically and mentally, but the views and the feeling of achievement are well worth it. The climb is such a great experience. It's real challenge to climb and to control your breathe! I highly recommend doing this climb if you are in Sabah.

  • Experiencia única e inolvidable. Si estás un poco en forma la subida es asequible, pero cuidado con la bajada, es más dura de lo que parece. Recomiendo llevar un bastón para ayudarte sobre todo en la bajada. Hay que llevar las cosas justas en la mochila... Agua, alguna barrita energética, un par de camisetas para cambiarte, abrigo, frontal y cosas de aseo personal. El refugio está bastante bien y la comida está buena.

  • Great hike! Thanks to the people who carry a lot of stuff up the mountain, it is quite an luxurious trip. Walk up to about 3300 m where you stay in a hut. Next morning at 2 am hike up to the top, to see the sunrise. Be aware it is cold in the night at that height. Take cloves with you. You have to take a guide for your hike and it costs an entrance fee, but it is still a great adventure and somehow this mountain rainforest has to be protected.

  • Great mountain, but very tough hike. 95% of people will be not capable to do it in 1 day. I tried and turned around at 4080m at 1.30pm as guide said to come back immediately as we have little time to go down. It was a tropical rain at around 3pm for couple of hours (June). Be prepared that rental cars in Malaysia don't have heating and you will be very cold and tired!

  • Absolutely amazing experience. Stunning views and well protected area. The climb up and down is challenging but defnitely worth the trip!

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