Mt Kinabalu


A two day walk up the hightest mountain in South East Asia 4095m. Kinabalu is just outside the capital of Sabah on the island of Borneo...with unbelievable views of the surrounding country if the clouds clear. The walk/climb,stops near the summit where you stay over night with the final part of the walk done in the dark so you can watch the sun rise. Some people experience altitude sickness

Getting there

Bus or drive to the entrance of the park. Guides are required and porters can be organised to carry  your gear

Route/Trail notes

The walk is quite demanding and more so as you reach the higher altitude. You climb 9km at roughly 45degs for the first day with an over night stop near the  summit in dorm type accommodation, which allows for the  final assent at dawn. It's very cold on the summit so take lots of warm cloths but the views are unbelievable.


Can't remember how much it costs now but it's not expensive. You must hire a guide and he can be shared amongst a group or one on one.


Was a great walk. Wish I'd prepared with more squats to ease the soreness the next day.

Eileen on 2 Jan, 2011

A really massive accomplishment for me & my two children (12 & 14yrs) to climb this mountain. Incredible experience.

liteseer on 2004


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