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Discover the thick rainforests and stunning views from atop one of Malaysia’s Crocker Mountains!

From the lofty summits of Mount Kinabalu, the country’s highest mountain, to the slopes of the various peaks within the Crocker Range, there are plenty of incredibly beautiful, wild and unique mountain climbing options awaiting in Malaysia! Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Mountain Climbing trips to Malaysia. The mountains are calling!

Mountain Climbing in Malaysia

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FAQs: Mountain Climbing in Malaysia

What should I know about Mountain Climbing Malaysia?

Split into two separate portions – West Malaysia on the Asian mainland and East Malaysia on the island of Borneo – just about all of the country’s mountain climbing opportunities are found in the east.

Away from Mount Kinabalu, there are various other peaks to climb in East Malaysia, although none of them are as tall. The second highest peak, which offers a bit of a challenge for moutnaineers is Mount Trusmadi (2,620 meters). With three climbing trails to the peak’s summit, it is also a popular destination for ecotourists due to the abundance of endemic fauna and flora on its slopes.

Overall, the island of Borneo is home to 25 mountains with 2,000 meters or more of elevation. There are another 50 or so mountains with an elevation of 1,000 meters or more.

Why should I choose Malaysia for my Mountain Climbing adventure?

Stunning scenery

Thick rainforests cloak the slopes of just about every mountain peak on Borneo. This makes for an incredibly diverse and beautiful scenery as you head up to the mountain’s summit and leads to even more incredible views from the top. From the summit of the highest peaks on the island, it is even possible to see the South China Sea.

Get off the beaten path

For climbers looking to escape the thronged slopes of some of the more popular mountain climbing destinations in Asia, then Malaysia is the place to go. Heading to the summit of the various peaks within Malaysia provides an excellent mountaineering experience without the hassle of applying for permits or waiting for your turn to see the view from the top.

Wondrous wildlife

The rainforests on East Malaysia are teeming with wildlife and heading up to one of the island’s summits is a great chance to see some. Boasting hundreds of bird and mammal species,if you’re an animal lover, then you’re in for a treat, mountain squirrels, weasels, leopard cats, orangutans and otters are just a few of the creatures you may find lurking in the jungle on your way up.

What can I expect from the weather in Malaysia?

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

How can I get to Malaysia?

Any mountain climbing trip to Malaysia 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.

Which language is predominantly spoken in Malaysia?

Malay, English

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What currency is accepted in Malaysia?

Ringgit (MYR)

Best time to climb

February to March

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