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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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Private Tour: Mount Kinabalu and Poring Hot Springs from Kota Kinabalu
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Day Trip to Mount Kinabalu Poring Rainforest
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Full Day Kinabalu Park Tour

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Beautiful scenery hike

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The climb up mount kinabalu is a great hike and the views are spectacular. However, the cartelization of the permits has resulted in inflated prices and at 1000RM there are many better hikes to do in SE Asia.

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Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the trip to get a good view of the mountain and it's lush surroundings. Very tranquil and a wonderful photo opportunity.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

About Mt.Kinabalu climbing, you'll find lots of good information in internet. I'd like to talk about it little like participating in a marathon. 1. Plan early. Number of climbers allowed to Mt.Kinabalu is limited per day. When you start planning, what you have to do first is checking the availability of the climbing package on the intended schedule. If possible,... More 

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3 Thank Shin S
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I wanted to climb mount kinabalu in June 2016 and were in Kota Kinabalu trying to find the best deals to do it. Our budget was good, but even then which is the supposed off season we found the prices of the tour groups to be far greater than we had imagined. 1,100 Malaysian Ringitt each was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great visit to a great place. Heaven for mankind. Must see place if you visit Sabah. Best of God's creation that one must not missed.

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San Mateo, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By far, the most extraordinary thing that I've done in my 29 years of existence! Definitely worth-it! You should bring with you DETERMINATION, FAITH, and ENDURANCE. Yes it is doable even for inexperienced climbers but you definitely need to be fit. We registered for a 2-day hike that starts from 7 am. Then depending on your pace, you'll reach PANALABAN... More 

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Lodz, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is for everyone who doesn't want to pay double for getting to the top of mount Kinabalu. To do the trek I would say you need around 3/5 fitness level. This being said I've seen 60-70 year old man and woman doing it within given time limits. It's most common to do it over two days but if your... More 

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