Mount KinabaluCurrently Closed
- 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Mount Kinabalu
95% of people who visit Kota Kinabalu include Mount Kinabalu in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
87.46% of people start their Mount Kinabalu visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Mount Kinabalu
90.06% of people prefer walking in order to reach Mount Kinabalu
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Mount Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu Reviews
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.
One of the most incredible hiking experiences in the world. Try to do it in one day...it's VERY tough. I got altitude sickness and didn't bring enough water so make sure you are prepared for both of those things. I had to drag myself up the last mile or so of the hike, taking breaks every minute or so but I made it and I was rewarded with an incredible view and not having to pay a lot of money to stay on the mountain. I cannot recommend this hike enough. There is a hostel just below the mountain and down the road. Stay there, it's very reasonably priced and the food is good too! When I went I hitchhiked back to Kota Kinabalu but you can easily take a cheap taxi. It's an incredible adventure and one that, if you are traveling to this part of the island of Borneo, you MUST do. It's one of the tallest mountains in the world that you can hike in a day. Make sure you do it! In order to get a pass to climb in a day you NEED to go the day before to the ranger office inside the park or else they won't let you do it!!
It is worth it, I was fortunate enough to go when the weather was clear. Preparation is key! and get whatever competitive advantage you can get. Wear your knee braces, get a pair of good hiking shoes and get some hiking poles. You will definitely survive without the above tools but your knees and legs won't thank you for them. I have bad knees and by taking it slow with the poles, I was pain free and was running about the next day. As many have said before, the descent is hard part. Take your time on the ascent so not to strain you knees.
Mount Kinabalu is a trek that all people should have on their bucket list. I will not lie to you. If you are not fit, you will struggle but no matter what you will still make it. It’s a worth while challenge with amazing views and once you make it to the top, I promise that you will feel proud of your self and your accomplishment.
I from Sabah. I love kinabalu❤ nice view❤