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Mount Kinabalu

Malaysia
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Kinabalu Park Canopy Walkway and Poring Hot...
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Ranked #1 of 98 Attractions in Sabah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering
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Type: Mountains, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering
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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Booked a climb with Amazing Borneo. Well organised with pick up to and from hotel. Hike up is manageable. Bring along ample water to drink, a good pair of shoes and altitude sickness medication. Did the via ferrata after summiting. Well worth the experience. Recommended for couples who will cherish the memories of doing something challenging together

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I have hiked the mountain before and returned specifically to descend 'via Ferrata'. If you love challenging yourself with heights and views it is amazing. We did the longer course forgetting it was an extra 5hrs on top of the normal hike down, but it was definitely worthwhile for the difference in cost. The walk the torq course seemed similar... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

at mesilau nature resort at the foot of the mount kinabalu. here everything is nice from the weather to the rooms. food is good and not short of choices. the surrounding nature is almost perfect except for some rubbish that has been haphazardly thrown by some unscrupulous visitors. the directional signs are not very clear and when you need to... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Once in my life time we wanted to climb a mountain which is 4000 m (over 13000 feet) high. Mount Kinabalu is very "easy" to climb, you can do it in a one or two days trip. You'll have to book in advance as there is a limited number of hikers allowed per day. You have to hire a guide... More 

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Sibu, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Talk about the beauty when you reach the top... Keep going up and the reward is definitely worth the price you are paying to climb this mountain. No pain no gain. Once you reach the top, your breath shall be taken away!! I've reached the top and no regret!! visited: May 2013

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Get yourself trained up before the trip though it is a relatively easy to follow trek, but the uphill steps definitely need lots of stamina and determination. The trip takes 2 or 3 days depends on whether you want to spend a night at the Park HQ or not, it is advisable to do so to accommodate to the altitude.... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We are reasonable fit 30s couple. Timing for us was: First day, Timpohon Gate to Laban Rata - 8am - 2.30pm Second day, Laban Rata to peak - 3am - 6am Peak to Laban Rata 7am - 8.30am Laban Rata to base 9.30am - 2.30pmld Words cannot describe how brilliant the views are from the top. The great challenge of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Its worth to visit the mountain once, the view is breath taking, if you going first time to 4000mts plus altitude, this is the best place to fight your altitude sickness. The steps were like never ending, the facilities at Laban rata was very nice, good overnight stay. Highly recommended!!!

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Johor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

First mountain climb which was awesome... The view was spectacular even though I only climbed till Laban Rata.... It was a fantastic experience n thick clothing are a must. Difficult tiring climb but worthwhile all the pain... Must be mentally strong not to give up...... Must try!!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It is one of the easier, yet highest climbs in the SEA region. This factor alone makes it super popular amongst climbers from across the world. I went in March and it wasn't very cold at the summit, just chilly thanks to the wind chill factor. It's best to do the climb through an agency as they will arrange your... More 

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