Standing at over 13,000ft with its granitic peak towering over the island, Mount Kinabalu is South East Asia’s highest peak and as no specialist climbing knowledge is required, it is the perfect challenge for the more adventurous visitor. Although it is a strenuous 2 day trek and those attempting it should be reasonably fit, the sense of achievement as you enjoy the sunrise with the surrounding forest spread out before you is immense.
- Test your stamina and trek to Kinabalu’s summit
- Walk above the canopy on a series of bridges extending 40m above ground
- Take a dip in the park’s natural sulphur bath
- Explore the mountain garden and its unique flora and fauna
A visit to the hot springs at Poring offers the perfect tonic to a few aching muscles. Sleeping on the mountain is in basic hut accommodation and due to the demand for places, should be booked well in advance.
Mount Kinabalu National Park is also a UNESCO World Heritage Listed site and has a well maintained network of forest trails along which you can enjoy the large variety of spectacular plants and flowers including many orchids, ferns and pitcher plants as well as many bird species. Even if you are not doing the climb, it is well worth spending time exploring the park’s beautiful rainforest.
Typically guests would visit Kinabalu National Park on a day trip from Kota Kinabalu however there are a small number of basic lodges inside the park, please contact us for further details.