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Mount Kinabalu

Address: Malaysia
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Ranked #2 of 113 Attractions in Sabah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering
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Type: Mountains, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I went up the mount twice, once through the Timpohon Trial and another time through the Mesilau Trial. Timpohon Trial is shorter but steeper compared to the Mesilau Trail, but both are equally challenging. Be sure to be equipped with an extra pair of sandal for descending as one could suffered from scrapped nails due to persistent frictions from wearing... More 

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Kota Kinabalu District, Malaysia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Mount Kinabalu is such a beautiful mountain! It's shrouded in beautiful mysteries. The climb was like a sacred pilgrimage. It was so peaceful to be on top of it.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

It was good to hike there, everithyng is already well managed. From the entrance fee, guide, and the tracking is already good. But it comes a great amount of money for you to spend for hiking here.

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Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Go hike this mountain if you've never done this before. Booked with Amazing Borneo Tours and had a guide which came along to assist the hike. Do not worry about travelling solo as this is a very popular tour that you meet other hikers too. The stay at Laban Rata is pretty good and simple with buffet food included as... More 

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Huntsville, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

did the 2 day trip with my family of 4 including son 17 and daughter 15. we are an active family but this trip was challenging and not for the faint hearted. the kids loved it. day 1 is 6 to 7 hours to the mountain hut. although it's trail walking the incline is very steep. day 2 is awake... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

This ended up costing us about $200USD each for a 2 day trip. A bit pricey for what you get. The 'mandatory' guides are just babysitters, don't expect much English or any information about your surroundings. The climb up in the early hours in the morning would have been nice if it weren't clogged with hundreds of tourists with no... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Let me start of by saying this: I am not fat, I am not lazy I am not completly unfit but climbing this mountain made me want to die. From about 30 minutes into the climb until the moment I got into the car after 2 days of climbing, it was pure hell. The views from the top were utterly... More 

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Sarawak, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

One of the best mountain climbing I’ve experienced so far. It is a two days one night climbing through Timpohon trail. Climbing starts in the morning at 9am from the main entrance. If you are a spirited shutterbug, bringing extra batteries or high capacity powerbank, and a SDHC card is a must. Be ready with raincoat as it will usually... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I had previously climbed Mt Kinabalu four years ago. The experience is pretty amazing and well worth the time and effort, the only thing that still haunts me about this was the price. I paid through the teeth for tour guide only to discover that if I had organised it myself, it would have been a fraction of the price.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

It was a great experience to go up to the peak even if had bad weather. If you pay the fee for Mt Kinabalu track you get the guidance lots of food, and shelter. The service is not the best, but nature is unforgettable. The track up and down is not too hard, even if its raining I recomended to... More 

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