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Mount Kinabalu

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Address: Malaysia
Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering
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Kinabalu Park Canopy Walkway and Poring Hot Springs Full-Day...

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If this is your first mountain climbing, do not underestimate it!

If this is your first ever mountain climbing trip, and people told you that it will be a friendly climb, do take it as a pinch of salt as it will be totally different from what... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

If this is your first ever mountain climbing trip, and people told you that it will be a friendly climb, do take it as a pinch of salt as it will be totally different from what you hear. However, it is TOTALLY worth it! TOTALLY! Ascending Mount Kinabalu marks my first mountain climbing in my entire life. A handful of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

To be frank me and my hubby decided not to spend 250+ usd per person for 2-days climbing. Instead spend it to surfing and diving. Well, nobody told us 5 pm the gates to the mountains are closing. We arrive appr 3:45 pm and i almost cried to persuade the guard to let us in for just 45 min. Not... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I climbed it through the Mesilau trail which is so much further. The flora and fauna were great like pitcher plants. Finally, reached Laban Rata at about 4pm. The hike was very difficult and was fully soaked with sweat. The next day started the climb at 2am. I didn't get any sleep but I managed to reach the peak at... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I am shocked.what is going on in the world that you are not allowed to climb a mountain on your own.I've been hiking in the alps and in nepal.been in Norway and the andes.why,why are people forced to pay for a guide.if people need them,okay.but not to give people a choice is ridiculous and insane.and what is even worse,backpackers such... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

初心者です 途中の山小屋に一泊。 6時間登り続けて やっと到着。The mountain lodge was just fine but the room was too cold and no heater. You better bring a portable heater. The foods average. 3:30am leaves for summit with a porter (you can hire a porter from the office) Cold .... Windy.... Dark .... But reach summit was 200% satisfaction.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Although I would have loved to climb this mountain, a visit to the canopy walk and soaking my feet in the hot springs were good enough. A day trip to this beautiful part of Kota Kinabalu was just two hours drive from the city. Driving through the flora and fauna near the botanic garden area gave me a feeling of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

First let me say "WOW"!!! Taking on the challenge of climbing Mt. Kinabalu was the most physically demanding task I have ever done. This Is coming from a person who played sports all of his life. I am 50 years old. I am in very good shape. However, there was nothing I could do to prepare myself for this challenge.... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This is my 3rd time climbing Mount Kinabalu. The only similarity, all 3 times it wasn't really plan and no preparation. I was handling back to back group at Kota Kinabalu in Jun 2014 and in between i found I have 2 days gap, hence I push my friend Yunus Sampek to get me 1 seat and 1 bed at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

it's no doubt about toughness to reach the low peak summit of mount kinabalu , with limitation of only no more than 260 hikers per day allowed into the kinabalu park. However, the scenic view on the peak is very breath-taking. Making you proud about getting it from your endeavour. there are many varieities of scenes , flora and fauna... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The Hike to Mount Kinabalu is fairly easy compared to Rinjani and Bromo/Semeru. I did it without much preparation. Climbing 30 to 40 story building by stairs 3 times a week with a bag pack will help you get ready for the trek. Plus some running ofcourse. If you are not active do this for 2 to 3 weeks and... More 

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