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Review of Mount Kinabalu

Mount Kinabalu
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$79.00*
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Day Trip to Mount Kinabalu Poring Rainforest
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$67.50*
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Full Day Kinabalu Park Tour
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Kinabalu Park Canopy Walkway and Poring Hot Springs Full-Day Tour from Kota...
Ranked #2 of 199 things to do in Sabah
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Melbourne
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3 reviews
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“This is worth what you paid and all the effort you putting in”
Reviewed January 15, 2014

Did a 2D 1N tour with KINABALU TOUR GUIDE. My first ever mountain hiking. Reno is an extremely nice tour guide! Also, friendly and nice chatter Jackz! They are both awesome. The view on top of the mountain is so beautiful. But unfortunately it was raining that morning and I cant see the sunrise! What a waste! Beware that there is no hot water at Laban Rata. Overall it was all good! My first big achievement on 2014 :DDDD

Visited January 2014
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“don't underestimate the mountain!”
Reviewed January 15, 2014

We arrived to Kota Kinabalu with the intention of climbing Mt Kinabalu but had not prebooked a tour. We did a bit of research (the hotel tour desk was rubbish) and enquired at a few places. The prices seemed to be fairly consistent when you looked at what one company offered over the other with a lower price. We chose to go with Amazing Borneo with a view to book the via ferrata once we arrived at the hut.

The Amazing Borneo transfer picked us up right on time (arrived 5mins early) and took us to the first checkpoint where we met our guide. Lunch packs and tags given, and we got onto another van to take us to the start gate. Hiring walking poles is about RM10/stick. The terrain is fairly standard to start with with some uneven steps and rocks along a worn trail. The weather wasn't great but it's steep all the way up with few downhill or flat parts. Be warned - just because it's a 2 day hike doesn't mean it's easy!! I had been traveling for the 2nd 1/2 of last year and had climbed Mt Kilimanjaro and Meru, but my drop in fitness and the weather meant I enjoyed this trek much less! It's doable and I certainly wasn't the slowest, but it's just less enjoyable when you are struggling.

Also, if you are looking at doing the via ferrata, wait until you get to Pendant Hut before booking as we couldn't prebook (booked out apparently) but were able to get a spot once we arrived for the briefing. The weather turned bad on summit day and they cancelled due to bad weather so we got our money back, but the people who had prebooked did not qualify for a refund. It was a nice surprise for us.

Amazing Borneo were a great company to book through - we had all transfers, all meals while on the mountain and a buffet lunch at the end, and a nice certificate to prove we had done it! The guides were great - very very patient. They do walk behind you, but the terrain isn't too hard to navigate - they'

Visited January 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Good experience”
Reviewed January 13, 2014

Mount Kinabalu was my first mountain I ever climbed and it is definitely worth the experience. As most people, I underestimated the mountain too, it is more challenging that you probably think. But it is more about your stamina, endurance and mental toughness. After all, you are not in a hurry to climb up, just take your sweet time, enjoy the views and take rest when needed.

Visited December 2013
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Edmonton, Canada
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“Mt. Kinabalu Climb with Focus Humanitarian Challenge 2013”
Reviewed January 13, 2014

The climb was organised for our group of 65 individuals from around the globe, mostly young, adult professionals. Simon Amos of Fieldskills Adventures was responsible for our groups climb, 3-day mountain biking with Bike Borneo, and 2-days Whitewater rafting experience. The mountain climb started from Mesilau Lodge (longer route) up thru Loban Rata and summit up & back Straight down to the Tempohan ? sp, Gate. Advisable to stay at higher altitude such as Mesilau to acclimatise. Climb was a 2 nights, 3 day affair.

The experience was exhilarating, challenging and endurance testing. It was the best experience when you consider all the activities were done in a space of 7 days. the crews were professional and would recommend them anytime.

Great Bucket list challenge

Visited December 2013
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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“Good climb. Great guides and support available”
Reviewed January 10, 2014

Very popular and perhaps amongst the most important reasons to visit Kota Kinabalu. Will definitely recommend that everyone who plans the track, ensure he or she has good fitness levels as trek can be gruelling and the difficulty between completing the trek and not completing is just good the level of fitness.

Visited May 2013
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