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Mount Kinabalu

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Address: 88300, Malaysia
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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One of the hardest challenges of my life

I found this to be an extremely challenging. It's a two day hike to the top, with a mountain lodge two thirds the way up. The first day starts at 8:30am from Timpohon gate... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Via Ferrata package is very bad package, it was double the standard price but accommodations and foods were lower the standard package. No worth the money. Join the normal package will do, the via Ferrata guide also not so friendly.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I found this to be an extremely challenging. It's a two day hike to the top, with a mountain lodge two thirds the way up. The first day starts at 8:30am from Timpohon gate (1,866m). From here you have a 6km trek up the mountain, and I mean up! There are very few flat or downhill sections to rest. You... More 

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Quezon City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not a hiker nor an outdoor person but when my boyfriend said he wanted to climb Mt Kinabalu, I agreed to do it as well. Months before the climb, I started working out to prepare me for the climb because I wanted to make sure that I'm fit to climb it. I thought that I would be able... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Come and join the adventure. It is really worth all the sweat, pain, and hardship once you reach the peak. This club (Kelab Pendaki Cap Kapal Sabah- can be found in facebook page) can satisfy your needs to hike those mountains. Less leisure but full with great memories. Every mountains has its own speciality, experience and rate it by yourself.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This park is one of the world heritage. The park is quite big. You can go to this place by mini bus from kinabalu town. In jalan padang, after atkinson clock tower, around 500m away there's a minibus stop. Take the minibus to ranau and ask the driver to drop you in the park. The schedule of the minibus is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did the climb 12 days ago and I can honestly say it was the most difficult gruelling task I have ever endured. The last km to Laban Rata was hard I felt so near but so far. Whilst sitting at the base camp at 2am drinking as many cups of coffee I could manage I kept thinking "what the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This trek was soooo much harder than I ever imagined. But soooo worth it! We were very lucky with the weather on the first part of the trek to the hostel. It's very steep in places and there's a lot of stairs. There is, however, a lot to look at and there's something magical going from jungle to mountain rocks.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hike up to Laban Rata wasn't that difficult if you have training before the hike. Along the way you can see different type of beautiful wild plants. At Laban Rata you will be able to see beautiful sea of clouds. The next day hike up to peak then hike down the the foot hill is a bit tough. Important note,... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Climbing the Kinabalu is an amazing experience but you have to be prepared: we saw a lot of people with the wrong clothes and very basic shoes. On the summit you reach 4095m so it's proper mountain and not a family trail! The ascent is not technically hard (looooooots of stairs) but it's rather long. Be prepared to walk 4h... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

We climbed Mt Kinabalu in September, as part of a 2 day, 1 night package which included a Via Ferrata climb. The package was booked with Amazing Borneo (separate review on that company). In short it was amazing and we couldn't recommend it highly enough. Full details below! The first climb - the climb took us approx 4 hours in... More 

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