Spend three days for a trip to climb Mount Kinabalu, and you will have the great opportunity to first, enjoy a leisurely time, then the quest of Mount Kinabalu climb, and finally capping it all with the delight of seeing the sunrise from the peak of the 4,095-metre high mountain.
To climb Mount Kinabalu, one would not only get the self-satisfaction of completing Mount Kinabalu climb, but also would be able to witness the marvelous flora and fauna in the Mount Kinabalu National Park, as well as feel the warmth and see the interesting lives of the peoplethere.
And of course, a Mount Kinabalu climb would need daring visitors to face challenges, such as getting themselves extremely tired and spending a night in basic surroundings to climb Mount Kinabalu, but in the end the reward would be incomparable.
To climb Mount Kinabalu, an aspiring climber would have to consider the availability of the mountain huts where he/she would spend his/her night during the Mount Kinabalu climb, and bookings must be made in advance.
Also necessary for a Mount Kinabalu climb are raincoat, water bottles, sleeping bag, first aid kit, toiletries, warm clothes, torchlight and a rucksack.
Visitors aspiring to climb Mount Kinabalu would be met by their agents or guides at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport from their respective cities of origin, and then would be transferred to their hotels of choice, but it is recommended they stay at Sabah Oriental Hotel should their flight arrive in late afternoon.
For those arriving in the morning at Kota Kinabalu, they would be transferred closer to where they would start their Mount Kinabalu climb, that is the Mesilau Nature Resort, which is three hour’s drive from KK, going through the picturesque countryside and allow visitors to glimpse the spectacular panorama of the mountain range.
A leisure stop at the native market of Nabalu along the way would help prepare those aiming to climb Mount Kinabalu before the tense Mount Kinabalu climb starts.
Once visitors reach Mesilau Nature Resort, about 2,000 metres above sea level, they would have the chance to stroll along the nature trail to see for themselves the fascinating plants at the foot of Mount Kinabalu, such as orchids and pitcher plants of diverse species.
After breakfast the next day, the Mount Kinabalu climb will start and the adventure would continue for the whole day, with lunch enjoyed along the climb. When they climb Mount Kinabalu, visitors would be able to see how the plants changes as the altitude increases, from chestnut and oak forests, then to mossy jungle, before finally to alpine plant life once they arrive at the mountain hut at the height of 3,350 metres.
The final step to complete a Mount Kinabalu climb would commence at 3.00 am, with an ascent to Low’s Peak, the highest point of the mountain, reaching the summit just in time for first light. There, visitors can cap their achievement to climb Mount Kinabalu with pleasure by seeing the breathtaking view of the sunrise over the highest mountain between the Himalayas and Indonesia’s Papua Island.
Once the feeling of elation subsides, visitors succeeding in their Mount Kinabalu climb would descend down towards Laban Rata for breakfast, before coming down to the Kinabalu National Park Headquarters. Lunch will be available at the Park’s Balsam Café, and after that, they would be transferred back to Kota Kinabalu, either spending the night at Sabah Oriental Hotel or for their flights home.