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Mount Kinabalu

Malaysia
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Ranked #1 of 106 Attractions in Sabah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Mountains
Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering
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Singapore, Singapore
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

you need to train up before visiting this mountain. if not will have difficulty going up and down the mountain as the trail is not easy to climb and there are hardly handles to hold on to....

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A sad story about this mountain. You can walk it and follow the trail of the death march. A lovely beautiful place with a sad history.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Mount Kinabalu is at a distance of 2 hours from the town of Kota Kinabalu and is accessible by buses and taxis from the town center. Besides a host of activities, trekking and mountain climb are the most popular. Since the mountain is easilly accessible, youdo not need any special skills, or training for the same. Amateurs like me can... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Actually I have been here 3 times since I was a teenager. I grow up in a small village near to the National park and my dad is a Mountain Guide for years. Ever since I was a child I always ask him if I can join him one day but the day never came as he is retire and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Dont get me wrong the top of the mountain is nice and it is definitely a challenge which will leave you "proud" and quite swore for a couple of days (unless you are very fit). The problem I most point out is that it is very very pricey for what you get. The hostel is very basic (laba ratan), beds... More

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Sydney, Australia
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23 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The first part of the trek to the top of Mt Kinabalu starts at the Timpohon Gate were you proceed down to a beautiful water fall then the climb begins the trek takes in lots of stairs, rocks and rest areas a bit of early advice take every thing slowly. Over night you will say at Laban Rata in bunk... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We booked almost 6 months in advance with Sutera Sanctuary Lodges and everything was perfectly taken care of. The climb was amazing, with incredible different landscapes all the way up. On the first day, and starting from Timpohon Gate, you will be sleeping at Laban Rata (3.272m), walking for 6Km and climbing 1.400m. If you have the time, it makes... More

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Hong Kong, China
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Just came back from a Mt Kinabalu hike. While the hike itself was really nice, had signed up to do the ferrata, which of course got cancelled due to bad weather. the ferrata is run by mountain torq which all the tour operators acts as agent for. Mountain torq's terms and conditions are that if it get cancelled due to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

If you want to see Mount Kinabalu, you need a good guide. We found Yusuf (+60109264377). He was the 3rd fastest to the top in 2013. This man is in his mid 40's and still fit. He is rated No# 3 in Kato Kinabalu as a guide. We laughed all day to his dad jokes. He also supplied beer for... More

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Andover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We did this climb a few years ago and it is a great experience, we trained for it but did struggle a bit near the summit Make sure you have boots that are suitable for climbing as coming down can put a lot of pressure on your toes if you don't have the correct foot ware. We didn't pre book... More

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