Mount Kinabalu Hiking

Discover the stunning scenery and incredible biodiversity of Malaysia’s highest peak!

Rising to 4,095 meters in elevation, Mount Kinabalu is the highest peak on the Crocker Range in Borneo. While not technically difficult, summiting the peak on foot is a worthy and scenic challenge for any hiking enthusiast! Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Hiking trips in Mount Kinabalu. The mountains are calling!

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Nestled within the thick rainforests and rocky escarpments of the Crocker Range, hiking to the top of Mount Kinabalu is a scenic experience. The journey begins at the top of the thick rainforest that covers the northern half of the island of Borneo. From here, hikers enter montane alpine meadows and grasslands before reaching the rugged summit and enjoying panoramic views.


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Country Code:



Ringgit (MYR)


Malay, English

Best time to visit:

February to April

What’s the weather like?

During the dry season, average daily temperatures at Mount Kinabalu sit around 27 ºC. Rain falls the least in the dry season, but is not uncommon

How to get there:

Any trip to Mount Kinabalu begins with a flight into Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI) in East Malaysia. Most guides will opt to meet you here and provide transport to the start of the trip

More info about Hiking in Mount Kinabalu:

Due to its incredible natural beauty and the simply jaw-dropping amount of biodiversity on its slopes, Mount Kinabalu is a UNESCO World Heritage site. There are two main routes up the mountain – the Summit Trail and the Mesilau Trail – both of which offer spectacular views of the surroundings and do not require any technical knowledge. The only challenging part is how steep some parts of the trail are and hiking in the humidity. However, most guides offer the trip in two to three days, which means there is no need to rush and plenty of time to enjoy the natural splendor

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