Climbing Mount Kinabalu

Discover the incredible beauty and natural diversity of the rainforests around Mount Kinabalu as you summit Malaysia’s highest peak!

Rising to 4,095 meters in elevation, Mount Kinabalu is the tallest mountain in the Crocker Range on the island of Borneo. Summiting the peak makes for a great challenge and offers unique opportunities hard to find anywhere else! 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 Mountain Climbing trips to Mount Kinabalu. The mountains are calling!

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There are many reasons for choosing Mountain Climbing in Mount Kinabalu

Situated in the northern tip of Borneo’s rainforests, Mount Kinabalu offers plenty of unique scenery. Starting from the top of the jungle, climbers ascend through thick rainforest followed by the Kinabalu montane alpine meadows ecoregion in the montane grasslands and shrub lands biome. There is no shortage of natural splendor here.


Good to know:

Country Code:



Ringgit (MYR)


Malay, English

Best time to climb:

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 Mountain Climbing in Mount Kinabalu:

Due to its incredible natural beauty as well as the diverse array of flora and fauna that are endemic to 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 offer spectacular views of the surroundings and do not require any previous experience. Regardless, a high level of physical fitness is required and all climbers must be accompanied by a mountain guide, a national park policy. In spite of its relative ease of access, the peak is quite prominent, starting practically at sea level. This means altitude sickness can be a problem at higher altitudes. Most guides offer the trip in two or three days, depending on the fitness of the group and need to acclimatize

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