4 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

Add your review

  • Address: Kinabalu National Park, Sabah, Malaysia

Mount Kinabalu towers over the eastern Malaysian state of Sabah. At 13,435ft (4,095m) above sea level, Mount Kinabalu is the 4th tallest mountain in the Malay Archipelago, drawing travelers the world over to climb its slopes in search of the perfect sunrise.

But it’s not just for the views from its summit that travelers come to Mount Kinabalu. This UNESCO listed World Heritage Site is recognised as one of the most important biological sites in the world.

An estimated 5,000 to 6,000 plant species call Mount Kinabalu, and its surrounding National Park, home. Many carnivorous plants and orchids grow on its slopes, which also attract 326 species of birds and over 100 mammals, including orangutans, Black shrews and the gloriously-named Bornean Ferret-Badger.

The mountains incredible biodiversity is due to several factors - its geographical position as one of the world’s richest plant regions (along with Sumatra, the Malay Peninsula and Borneo); it’s wide-ranging climate – (from extreme heat and humidity at its base to near freezing conditions at the summit); its high rainfall, and its rocky and diverse terrain.

Practical Info

Experienced climbers should have no problem climbing to the summit of Mount Kinabalu. It is a tough climb, however, and travelers wishing to attempt it should have a reasonable level of fitness in order to cope with the extremes of heat and cold, and lower oxygen levels as you near the summit. It can be tricky (read bureaucratic nightmare!) to try to arrange to climb Mount Kinabalu independently. All climbs involve an overnight stay on the mountain and an early morning trek to the summit. Climbers are advised to book well in advance.

Buses from Kota Kinabalu take 3 to 4 hours to reach Mount Kinabalu National Park. Alternatively you can arrange to visit as part of a tour.

Tours & Tickets

See all

Private Tour: Mount Kinabalu and Poring Hot Springs from Kota Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Tour: Mount Kinabalu and Poring Hot Springs from Kota Kinabalu

The jagged granite peaks of Mt. Kinabalu (4095m) towers above one of the most biologically diverse areas in the world. Nominated by UNESCO as a World Heritage ...  Read more

Location: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $143.80
Day Trip to Mount Kinabalu Poring Rainforest, Kota Kinabalu, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Day Trip to Mount Kinabalu Poring Rainforest

Mount Kinabalu was nominated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site for its sheer biodiversity. Enjoy a short trail walk at the base of the mountain and visit ...  Read more

Location: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.00
Kinabalu Park Canopy Walkway and Poring Hot Springs Full-Day Tour from Kota Kinabalu, Kota ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Kinabalu Park Canopy Walkway and Poring Hot Springs Full-Day Tour from Kota Kinabalu

4 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

Trek across Kinabalu Park for a magnificent view of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Mt Kinabalu. With an area covering 754 square kilometers, Kinabalu Park ...  Read more

Location: Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $81.81
Full Day Kinabalu Park Tour, Kota Kinabalu, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Full Day Kinabalu Park Tour

Join this nature walk day tour along one of the various trials to Kinabalu National Park led by a professional local guide. The journey brings you across ...  Read more

Location: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.00

See all

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message