Mount Kinabalu
Mount Kinabalu
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  • Karen K
    Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Mt Kinabalu experience
    7 of us booked with Borneo Amazing Tour. The service is good and all the queries were responded timely. Thanks to Jenniewee Charlie and all support team members. The mountain guides Sefery & Dunson are skillful and experienced. It is certainly an unforgetful experience to climb Mt. KK. The trek is well-maintained and walk at your own pace. With good stamina and patience, one can climb out the summit.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 1, 2023
  • Emirrul Rashid
    Johor Bahru, Malaysia262 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hiking adventure you need to get ready to reach summit ‼️
    First and foremost is the preparation to hike this mountain. Second important is to engage a good hiking company - For us is Mr. M ( Trusted Agent Mountain Kinabalu ) On 6th November we fly in from Singapore to Kota Kinabalu International Airport. We were fetch by Mr.M driver and Syam ( friendly young driver ) and brought us to Kundasang. We stayed in D’Villa Rina Ria Lodge. Our package for climbing the mountain we chose was 4D3N. We slept at a comfy room with all meals were provided. Every meals are tasty food and cook fresh from their kitchen. Second day the driver Syam came with his van and brought us to Kinabalu Park for registration and introduce who is our guide. After all the necessary briefing we were group up with total of 10 pax and start climbing at 9:00am The trail climbing up to Panabalan or Laban Rata is long walk… with 6 resting hut and having our pack lunch at Layang Layang Hut. As the terrain change from tropical forest to bonsai trees. We did a total of 6 km of hike and reach Panabalan ( BASE CAMP ) around 4:30pm just to be ready for dinner. With a scenic view at Panabalan during sunset we have our sumptuous tasty dinner at Restaurant…in the middle of the mountain. Early sleep ( around 7:00pm) and then woke up at 1:30am. We have some bread and noodle at 2:00 pm. Then another briefing by our guide to reach the summit. The trail were in darkness with our headlight over our head, we hike to ward the summit. The trail is extreme treacherous and cold ( temperature between 4-8 degree Celsius ) for another 3 kilometres. Finally manage to reach summit to catch the sunrise. After the photo taking at summit we double back down to Panabalan to have our breakfast. And then we continue descend down to our starting point at Timpohon Gate. While heading down, two of our group members were injured. Our hiking Operator Mr.M are very very reliable, firstly he arrange for us to reach back our D’Villa Rina Lodge safely. With Mr.M reliable assistance and Guide, our injured friends were assisted until all are reach back at our lodge safely. This is his contact number just in case anyone interested - +6013 521 1004 He also has Facebook account that you can see the updates. Lastly is he says what he promise and deliver it👍👍👍👍
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 10, 2023
  • Farizan25
    Singapore, Singapore303 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mt Kinabalu
    Source: Wikipedia Mount Kinabalu (Malay: Gunung Kinabalu, Dusun: Gayo Ngaran or Nulu Nabalu) is the highest mountain in Borneo and Malaysia. With an elevation of 4,095 metres (13,435 ft), it is third-highest peak of an island on Earth, and 20th most prominent mountain in the world. The mountain is located in Ranau district, West Coast Division of Sabah, Malaysia. It is protected as Kinabalu Park, a World Heritage Site. From my homestay is certain looks majestic and standing tall. Despite the earthquake incident in 2015. Nevertheless, the whole village including Singaporeans will certainly remember Mt Kinabalu close to our hearts for its warmth hospitality.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 1, 2023
  • Soko37
    Budapest, Hungary12,016 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Only for experienced ones
    We were planning to hike part of trail up the hill. Then after reading some info, it got clearer, it is for more experienced mountaineers, planning is essential for time, equipment, it is not for random trip but more days in Kinabalu park , the hike takes two days . For inexperienced people, the park below mountain is perfect enough, with restaurants and botanic garden 🪴 . For making a hike up there, you should spend preparation some months ahead.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written February 9, 2024
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Geraldine
Keningau, Malaysia7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
I went there solo on March 2022, aiming for the via ferrata for the first time, and I was so thankful for my solo experience. Luckily I got the discounted price, so I wont comment much on the price. Due to the risk it takes to complete the ferrata, for me, it was worth the experience satisfaction. The walk the torq's guides/trainers were also very helpful and friendly. They even ask for permission to help me to put on the safety wear when I cant put it on me by myself. Adrian, Henry and Aiezron, all trainers did gave us clear instructions on how to operate the carabiner and lanyard throughout the trail so that we can have safe experience. This for-beginner ferrata's experience was one of my best experience and surely I will come again for the longer trail at the Low's Peak Circuit! Thank you for the very good services. Keep it up!
Written March 25, 2022
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Karen K
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
7 of us booked with Borneo Amazing Tour. The service is good and all the queries were responded timely. Thanks to Jenniewee Charlie and all support team members. The mountain guides Sefery & Dunson are skillful and experienced. It is certainly an unforgetful experience to climb Mt. KK. The trek is well-maintained and walk at your own pace. With good stamina and patience, one can climb out the summit.
Written July 1, 2023
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Martin R
High Wycombe, UK16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Toured Sabah with G adventures, as with all tours could of done with a couple of days in some places but the itinary was great ,got to stay with a fantastic malayan family in Mesilou ,our host and guide Amrin was top dollar,our G adventures guide Leroy led the trip well (needs to be more forceful when travellers keep interupting him) throughout.maybe if your not so mobile a couple of the hikes may be beyond your remit.DO YOUR HOMEWORK ,if you want 5 star accomodation comfortable beds ,hot showers everyday DON'T go to a jungle.
Written January 30, 2020
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Soko37
Budapest, Hungary12,016 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
We were planning to hike part of trail up the hill. Then after reading some info, it got clearer, it is for more experienced mountaineers, planning is essential for time, equipment, it is not for random trip but more days in Kinabalu park , the hike takes two days . For inexperienced people, the park below mountain is perfect enough, with restaurants and botanic garden 🪴 . For making a hike up there, you should spend preparation some months ahead.
Written February 10, 2024
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Kathy Netherclift
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
Fantastic experience to challenge you mentally and physically. We went through Amazing Borneo tours and our guide was Danson Bulangai whose expertise, knowledge of the mountain, great English and humour ensured we made it to the summit. Highly recommend this company and we had the best guide ever. Thank you for the experience!
Written September 7, 2022
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Maria P
Singapore, Singapore23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
It is not an easy hike. You
Must be physically fit and prepare good shoes, clothes, sticks etc . You can pay for your bag to be carried up and down. The second day is more challenging. Knee support is a great help. On the way to the peak the “danger zone” with the rope can be a difficulty for unprepared climbers. Check out the video on youtube, so you’ll know what awaits you. It is a great experience, but it will test your stamina , knees and agility.
Written March 23, 2023
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Maryam R
Bandar Baru Bangi, Malaysia46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Friends
It was not an easy feat, but I had fun and managed to reach the summit before sunrise. I wish I took 2 nights at Panalaban. 2 says 1 night felt a bit too rushed, descending wasnot a fun experience compare to climbing the mountain. I thought to myself that it would be my 1st and last to climb Mt Kinabalu but 2 days after I am already planning for the nrxt trip to try out via ferrata. Wonderful experience, great climb, mother nature at its best.
Written March 3, 2022
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A N I F
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Family
Myfamily stayed in Kg.Mersilau 5D4N, nearest lodge facing Mount Kinabalu.Wonderful views around fresh air far from havoc city. Lots of activities nearby too.. hope to visit again.
Written January 20, 2023
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Farizan25
Singapore, Singapore303 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Source: Wikipedia

Mount Kinabalu (Malay: Gunung Kinabalu, Dusun: Gayo Ngaran or Nulu Nabalu) is the highest mountain in Borneo and Malaysia. With an elevation of 4,095 metres (13,435 ft), it is third-highest peak of an island on Earth, and 20th most prominent mountain in the world. The mountain is located in Ranau district, West Coast Division of Sabah, Malaysia. It is protected as Kinabalu Park, a World Heritage Site.

From my homestay is certain looks majestic and standing tall. Despite the earthquake incident in 2015. Nevertheless, the whole village including Singaporeans will certainly remember Mt Kinabalu close to our hearts for its warmth hospitality.
Written December 1, 2023
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Andy T
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
Booked the tour from SabahTravel for climbing Mount Kinabalu in Jun 2023. Served by Reza George. Reza provides excellent accommodating service as a sales rep. He is patient and provide very useful advice.

Highly recommended. Thanks Reza
Written April 15, 2023
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