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Mt. Kinabalu (Gunung Kinabalu)
One of the highest mountains in Southeast Asia, the mighty Mt. Kinabalu (Gunung Kinabalu) attracts climbers from all over. But the 13,435-foot (4,095-meter) summit isn’t the only reason travelers visit Kinabalu National Park. With around 6,000 species of flora, the UNESCO-listed park is recognized as one of the most important biological sites in the world.

The Basics
Experienced climbers should have little trouble summiting Mt. Kinabalu. It’s still a tough climb, though, and travelers attempting it must be fit and prepared to cope with temperature extremes and lower oxygen levels. For legislative reasons, all climbers require a guide, and all climbs involve an overnight stay on the mountain and an early morning trek to the summit.

Most climbing tours include overnight accommodation, meals, and hotel pick-up and dropoff. Some tours follow the climb with a restorative soak in the waters of Poring Hot Springs.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Mt. Kinabalu is one of the more accessible mountains, and a good place to begin your climbing career.
  • Book your climb well in advance.
  • The mountain has a wide-ranging climate, which goes from hot and humid at the bottom to near-freezing at the top. Take plenty of warm layers.
  • Rainfall on the mountain is common, even in the dry season. Take a waterproof jacket and a cover for your backpack.
  • Tours usually include meals in the price, but not snacks and water, so pack plenty of your own. 

How to Get There
From the long distance bus station in Kota Kinabalu, minivans depart for the entrance of Kinabalu National Park when they’re full. The journey takes around 90 minutes, and you might need to wait an hour or so beforehand for the van to fill up. If you’re short on time, opt for a climbing tour that includes round-trip transport from Kota Kinabalu.

When to Get There

Although you can expect rain and intemperate weather throughout the year, the best time to climb Mt. Kinabalu is during Borneo’s dry season, between February and September.

Other Things to Do in Kinabalu National Park

Whether or not you’re keen on climbing the mountain, there are plenty of other things to do in Kinabalu National Park. Hiking trails range from easy to moderate and reveal the diversity of the park’s natural scenery. Or, relax and unwind in the nearby Poring Hot Springs, also home to a butterfly farm and canopy walkway.
Address: Kinabalu National Park, Sabah, Malaysia
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