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Mount Kinabalu, Sabah

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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. Plan your visit to Mount Kinabalu and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Ranau trip itinerary planner.
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  • The trek itself was pretty exciting on the way up , not much to see other than your usual nice views and the occasional banter with climbers heading down . Once at the summit its the sense of achievem...  more »
  • Now that a lot of time has passed, I can say that I'm glad we did this. It was the most difficult thing I've ever done. And my husband and I weren't best friends by the time we got back to the bottom....  more »
  • No matter as you tour the Bay but you need a reservation and I think most end all are equally expensive - if there is just slow things down the power you need on the next tag – steep uphill and that levels are not - for 6 km are so reasonably managed the 1500 meters and even man - eat there but only 16 00 so you have always time genug-you pay the guide so he has so slow to go as you want and also make for breaks or - the same goes for the way back - the next morning early high but not too soon otherwise you photos in the dark most mountain and on the tip and because all can want it to happen that you have to go back even though it is still not bright so exactly - speak when and for how long! but then you're compensated for everything - the view is spectacular and the feeling too!
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  • At Lapan Rata can enjoy view for the sea of clouds, enjoy the sunset, enjoy the milky way...
  • Mt. Kinabalu, It was tough - but we made it =) One of the top 5 highlights of my life for sure. Thanks to our guide Joe!
  • some part are a little steep and rugged. a little cold in early morning. around 2~10℃. it depends on the season. good view from the top.
  • Wonderful Peak View and Interesting Hiking Route To be Complete In 2 Days
  • Too expensive for this view, but not bad.