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Mount Kinabalu

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Address: Malaysia
Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering
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My first mountain climbing experience

My friends and I decided to climb Mt. Kinabalu through the Timpohon trail. The trek took us 6 hours on average speed. It is not an easy climb but definitely worth to try... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

My friends and I decided to climb Mt. Kinabalu through the Timpohon trail. The trek took us 6 hours on average speed. It is not an easy climb but definitely worth to try especially for those who love adventure and nature. You need to prepare physically and mentally as well to be able to reach the summit. Of course, there... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Wonderful experience, with sunrise view on the top of the mountain! Highly recommended (but maybe less so for low-budgetters, as you have to pay entrance fees, guide, climbing permit etc.) Trekking shoes and warm clothing recommended.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

It's was brilliant experience once u reach the summit.was very lucky the weather was good although it was monsoon season.Such a great way to see one of the oldest rainforest in the world.

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Zhuhai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We hiked a few of those trails in the park and loved them. There are 10 trails to explore with different length and difficulty. You can get a map which describes the trails in the information office. Beside hiking on your own they offer a guided walk, Botanical Garden (guided), Video Show and Kinabalu Natural History Gallery. All those activities... More 

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Aklan Province, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It was not easy but it was full of fun and adventure. A Must TRY! If you are adventure seeker and enjoy the nature, this is a place to start with.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The fees for foreigners to climb the mountain are expensive and it is sad that the mountain has been turned into a money focused operation. However, the park is nice and hiking trails see few visitors. Trails are well marked and moderate in difficulty. Be prepared for rain, but the showers are quick. Views of the mountain are nice and... More 

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sandakan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Successfully climbed mount kinabalu is unforgettable moment and nice view to take a photo. Mt. Kinabalu Peak is so popular and listed at 20th most prominent in the world. There is 2 track to start climb, from timpohon gate or mesilau gate. Mesilau treks more challenging compare to timpohon but mostly hikers like to start from mesilau gate because your... More 

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This is going to be a long review, you have been warned. :) I climbed this majestic mountain on the 7th of February and just returned back from the unforgettable trip yesterday. I was with 5 of my friends (all with different levels of fitness), but we all managed to reach Low's Peak! The climb was a humbling experience to... More 

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Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Memorable experience. Took the timpohon route which is 2.2km more to reach the peak. Started climbing from Laban Rata at 2.30am and arrived the peak at 5.30am to watch the sunrise. View is absolutely magnificent. Challenging climb in the dark but to have the experience of being at the peak is definitely worthwhile!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

joined a group of friends (9 of us) for this trip. I must say I'm not very fit but I made it to the top. I had no experience in hiking whatsoever, no training prior to climbing so if I made it I'm sure everyone else can too. I'm always the last one to reach. to Laban Rata it took... More 

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