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Mount Kinabalu, Kundasang

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Explore Mount Kinabalu, a towering mountain and World Heritage Site with a tremendous ecological diversity. As Malaysia's highest point, its summit (Low's Peak) reaches 4,096 m (13,438 ft) above sea level. Provided you're in good condition, you don't need any special equipment for the accessible ascent to the top. Elsewhere on the mountain, several rock climbing sites offer challenges for experienced climbers. The protected mountain and national park that surrounds it support around 6,000 species of plants, 326 species of birds, and more than 100 species of mammals, with star residents including the huge Rafflesia plants as well as the endangered orangutan. For this reason, it remains one of the world's chief sites of interest for scientists, nature-lovers, and conservationists. Arrange to visit Mount Kinabalu and other attractions in Kundasang using our Kundasang trip planner.
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  • The initial stage of the trail is quite steep, getting to the final hut prior to the summit is exhausting. The final rock is then rather fun to see sun raising over SE-Asia. 
    The initial stage of the trail is quite steep, getting to the final hut prior to the summit is exhausting. The final rock is then rather fun to see sun raising over SE-Asia.  more »
  • 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. 
    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.  more »
  • The highest mountain in south east asia. Mount Kinabalu wiol bring a lot of memories. Booking with mr m(+60135211004) mountkinabalubymrm.com 
    The highest mountain in south east asia. Mount Kinabalu wiol bring a lot of memories. Booking with mr m(+60135211004) mountkinabalubymrm.com  more »
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  • Awesome views, great people and laban ratan rest stop was a luxury. Routes can get really monotonous at the start, but it transitions from jungle > desert type > mountainous rock. Prepare for a lot of steps and rocks, and slightly risky slab with a useless rope section near the summit. Slope elevation can be tough (for long periods of time). Don't underestimate this. And enjoy the really great views above the clouds :)
  • One's of our favourite 🇲🇾 attraction is hiking to highest point of MountKinabalu at Low's Peak summit, towering at 4095.2M (13,435ft) above sea level. WorldHeritage Site that well-known worldwide for its tremendous botanical and biological species biodiversity with plants of Himalayan, Australasian, and Indomalayan origin.
  • An incredible mountain that provides unparalleled experience. The climb can be easy or difficult depending on your physical condition, mental strength, and the weather. The porters are awesome, some carrying up to 50kg! They will help you lighten the load of your journey to the summit. Bring rain gear (a poncho will do but if you have waterproof pants and jacket, you’ll be better off), lots of water, and good shoes/boots. Footwear should have lots of traction, especially wet rock and wood. When you make your summit ascent, bring an extra pair of dry gloves to the top- if your gloves get wet, you’ll have an extra set to keep you hands warm in the 0°-5°c temps. Bring what you can to stay warm, dry, and hydrated without carrying too much weight. I brought 3 liters of water and it didn’t seem like enough. You can get more water at Laban Rasa if needed. The summit ascent starts at 2am, so make sure your head lamp is fully charged. The last 1000m meters is very intimidating, but so worth it! The view will be completely different when the sun comes up. Be prepared to have sore legs for a day or so when you’re back down!
  • Malaysia's highest peak, this is a must-climb peak for it's spectacular beauty and majestic peak. Watch how vegetation changes from lower parts of it's tropical jungle to alpine towards the peak. If you are not climbing the mountain, there are ample trails you can explore to see the unique flora and fauna found in the Kinabalu Park.
  • A must lifetime experience for every Malaysian. It’s like a whole different world up there. Worth every drop of sweat although each step gets tougher. It’s really cold so be sure to gear up to keep you warm. It’s my second time here but it is as magical as the first one.

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