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Mt. Kinabalu (Gunung Kinabalu) Tours

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Mt. Kinabalu (Gunung Kinabalu)
One of the highest mountains in Southeast Asia, the mighty Mt. Kinabalu (Gunung Kinabalu) attracts climbers from all over. But the 13,435-foot (4,095-meter) summit isn’t the only reason travelers visit Kinabalu National Park. With around 6,000 species of flora, the UNESCO-listed park is recognized as one of the most important biological sites in the world.

The Basics
Experienced climbers should have little trouble summiting Mt. Kinabalu. It’s still a tough climb, though, and travelers attempting it must be fit and prepared to cope with temperature extremes and lower oxygen levels. For legislative reasons, all climbers require a guide, and all climbs involve an overnight stay on the mountain and an early morning trek to the summit.

Most climbing tours include overnight accommodation, meals, and hotel pick-up and dropoff. Some tours follow the climb with a restorative soak in the waters of Poring Hot Springs.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Mt. Kinabalu is one of the more accessible mountains, and a good place to begin your climbing career.
  • Book your climb well in advance.
  • The mountain has a wide-ranging climate, which goes from hot and humid at the bottom to near-freezing at the top. Take plenty of warm layers.
  • Rainfall on the mountain is common, even in the dry season. Take a waterproof jacket and a cover for your backpack.
  • Tours usually include meals in the price, but not snacks and water, so pack plenty of your own. 

How to Get There
From the long distance bus station in Kota Kinabalu, minivans depart for the entrance of Kinabalu National Park when they’re full. The journey takes around 90 minutes, and you might need to wait an hour or so beforehand for the van to fill up. If you’re short on time, opt for a climbing tour that includes round-trip transport from Kota Kinabalu.

When to Get There

Although you can expect rain and intemperate weather throughout the year, the best time to climb Mt. Kinabalu is during Borneo’s dry season, between February and September.

Other Things to Do in Kinabalu National Park

Whether or not you’re keen on climbing the mountain, there are plenty of other things to do in Kinabalu National Park. Hiking trails range from easy to moderate and reveal the diversity of the park’s natural scenery. Or, relax and unwind in the nearby Poring Hot Springs, also home to a butterfly farm and canopy walkway.
Address: Kinabalu National Park, Sabah, Malaysia
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16 Tours and Activities to Experience Mt. Kinabalu (Gunung Kinabalu)

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Day Trip to Mount Kinabalu Poring RainforestDay Trips

Day Trip to Mount Kinabalu Poring Rainforest

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Make the most of your time on the 13,435-foot (4,095-meter) Mount Kinabalu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site valued for its biodiversity, on a private tour. Visit the Mountain Garden to learn about the flora and fauna of the area and hike uphill to the Canopy Walkway for views over the treetops. Exploring with a private guide means you'll receive undivided attention and benefit from insider knowledge of the natural area.
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2D1N Mount Kinabalu Climbing

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Mount Kinabalu is the Borneo’s highest peak in Sabah and it is renowned world heritage site. It stands 4,095m Height with breathtaking views. Find ideal mount kinabalu package with best rates and get tips to climb mount kinabalu from our experts. Climb with us with private arranged Mount Kinabalu Climbing Tour
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Kinabalu Park & Poring Hot Springs Tour from Kota KinabaluDay Trips

Kinabalu Park & Poring Hot Springs Tour from Kota Kinabalu

Discover a landscape of steaming pools and high peaks on a full-day tour from Kota Kinabalu to Poring Hot Springs and Kinabalu National Park. Unlike tours with rigid, fixed itineraries, this trip combines the convenience of pre-booked transport with flexibility to enjoy the things that interest you most at each site, whether you’re soaking in a hot tub, walking the Treetop Canopy Walkway, or browsing the Mount Kinabalu Botanical Garden.
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Kinabalu National Park (World Heritage Site) Tour from Kota KinabaluDay Trips

Kinabalu National Park (World Heritage Site) Tour from Kota Kinabalu

Visit Kinabalu Park on a full-day trip from Kota Kinabalu that’s a great way to experience southeast Asia’s highest peak without the grueling, overnight hike to the summit of Mount Kinabalu. A guided trail hike explores native plants, and you’ll have time to browse the cultural and nature exhibits at Kinabalu Park’s Exhibition Hall before returning to the coast.
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Mount Kinabalu Climbing 2 Days 1 NightClimbing

Mount Kinabalu Climbing 2 Days 1 Night

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Summiting 13,435-foot (4,095-meter) Mount Kinabalu, the peak that adorns Sabah’s state flag, is a Borneo must-do for many. To make the summit, you need to reserve your mountain guesthouse well ahead of time. Rather than piece the trip together independently, take it easy with this convenient 2-days package that includes a night at Laban Rata Resthouse, a climbing permit, guide, meals, and round-trip transfers
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Kinabalu National Park Tour From Kota KinabaluDay Trips

Kinabalu National Park Tour From Kota Kinabalu

Depart from the city hotel. The journey to Kinabalu Park takes about 1½ hours drive through scenic countryside and beautiful mountain range. On the way, stop by at the Nabalu Fruit Market to buy some fruits and souvenir.
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3-Day Mt Kinabalu Hiking Adventure from Kota Kinabalu

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Scale the mighty peak of Mount Kinabalu, a UNESCO World Heritage site and Malaysia’s highest mountain, on this challenging 3-day hike from Kota Kinabalu. Spend the first day exploring the Kinabalu National Park, then embark on a 7-mile (12km) round-trip hike to the mountaintop. Finally, watch the magnificent sunrise from the 13,451-foot (4,100-meter) summit of Low's Peak. This all-inclusive tour includes accommodation, meals and hotel transfers.
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Summiting 13,435-foot (4,095-meter) Mount Kinabalu, the peak that adorns Sabah’s state flag, is a Borneo must-do for many. To make the summit, you need to reserve your mountain guesthouse well ahead of time. Rather than piece the trip together independently, take it easy with this convenient 3-days package that includes climbing permit, guide, meals, and round-trip transfers.
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Kinabalu National Park TourDay Trips

Kinabalu National Park Tour

Depart from the city hotel. The journey to Kinabalu Park takes about 1½ hours drive through scenic countryside and beautiful mountain range. On the way, stop by at the Nabalu Fruit Market to buy some fruits and souvenir.
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Summiting 13,435-foot (4,095-meter) Mount Kinabalu, the peak that adorns Sabah’s state flag, is a Borneo must-do for many. To make the summit, you need to reserve your mountain guesthouse well ahead of time. Rather than piece the trip together independently, take it easy with this convenient 3-day package that includes a night at Laban Rata Resthouse, a night at Poring Hot Springs, a climbing permit, guide, meals, and round-trip transfers.
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Mount Kinabalu at 4,095m is the highest mountain in Malaysia and listed as one of the top climbable mountains in the world. Situated in Kinabalu National Park, a UNESCO heritage site, it is home to thousands of flora and fauna species. Mount Kinabalu is sacred to the local Sabah Dusun-Kadazan native tribe as it is always often referred to Aki Nabalu which name derives from the native language 'Grand Father / Ancestor ' . It is no mystery why the elders refer to the mountain as Aki, they believe that all spirit belong to the mountain and will return there after their time in this realm has finished. Thus Aki is the guardian who keeps the mountain, and lead the souls back to the mountain when its their time. Native of Sabah has always revered Aki Nabalu for this reason.
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Pick up from the city hotel and proceed for about 3 hours drive to Poring Hot Springs through scenic mountainous countryside. Upon arrival, a must visit is the Treetop Canopy Walkway which 20 minutes hike is needed.
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Day Tour From Kota Kinabalu: Mt. Kinabalu, Poring Hot Spring & Canopy WalkDay Trips

Day Tour From Kota Kinabalu: Mt. Kinabalu, Poring Hot Spring & Canopy Walk

Discover the amazing Mt. Kinabalu with the perfect day tour from 1Tour. Explore one of Borneo's tallest mountains where you’ll visit some of the counties most famed attractions such as Poring Hot Springs, Desa Cattle Dairy Farm, and the Moroli River Fish Spa.
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Kinabalu Park Tour With Poring Hot Springs From Kota Kinabalu

Pick up from the city hotel and proceed for about 3 hours drive to Poring Hot Springs through scenic mountainous countryside. Upon arrival, a must visit is the Treetop Canopy Walkway which 20 minutes hike is needed.
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Because sunset is too mainstream in Borneo. We bring you the sunrise view instead. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the sun rising from the back of Mount Kinabalu, and paddle through thick mangrove forest.
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