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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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Queensland, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I trained for months prior to my climb but nothing can really prepare you for what lies ahead. A difficult terrain and the effects of high altitude will start getting to you at about the 3km mark but it is all worth it in the end. Just pace yourself; it's not a race. Some may think that going down will... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We decided to embark on an adventure and challenge ourselves along with our 9yr old son. Well we certainly did the later!. This was one of the most challenging trails I have ever experienced. The trail itself resembles a steep river bed and actually turns into one following the rains - which happens most afternoons. The sections where you have... More

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I decided to climb Mt. Kinabalu solely to do the via ferrata. It was really difficult and though I'm proud of having done it, I will not do it again unless a porter carries me up and down the mountain. Did this fairly last minute with no training as a relatively active 20-something. At that time, I was snowboarding, skating... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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103 reviews 103 reviews
23 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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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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