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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 97 Attractions in Sabah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

its not as easy. tips for other travelers, do rmb to bring some medication especially altitude sickness pill and painkiller . will help along the way. and the summit is real cold so thick winter clothing is advisable .

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Fantastic experience... highly recommend but don't underestimate how difficult it is. It was definitely not a "walk in the park"

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Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Good experience even though we were unlucky. Anyway based on average statistics, total closure of the summit climb happens about 10 – 15 times a year. Click the link to see what happened. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoWeQaGc3CU

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Kuala lumpur
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Just stop here on the way to poring. Amazing kinabalu!!! Allah creatures!!! Fresh air n smells like rempah. I play with docile squirrels...so happy.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My wife and I trekked Mount Kinabalu on the 2nd day of our trip to Borneo and I'm happy we decided to do it early on into our trip as it took us 3 days to recover! We're not experienced hikers, and we have to say that the trek was probably the most difficult thing we've ever done. The first... More

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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Flew into Kota Kinabalu Malaysia 9/9/2010. Permits for hiking the mountain on 9/10 and 9/11 2010. Flew from Singapore. Permits pricey compared to Mount Whitney California permits. The trail was VERY well marked. Hired a guide - an age nineteen local who did not complain that I hike MY PACE not the crowds'. Very accommodating to carry gear. Disappointed in... More

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