Kinabalu National Park is Malaysia’s first World Heritage Site. Also the Centre of Plant Diversity for South East Asia, the Park boasts more than 5,000 vascular plant species and the park has no shortage of fauna as well, being home to some 90 lowland mammal species and many others. The main attraction at the Park is none other than the majestic Mount Kinabalu, one of the highest mountains in South East Asia standing at 4095.2 metres. Apart from traditional mountain climbing, visitors can also experience the Mountain Torq, the world’s highest and Asia’s first Via Ferrata or ‘iron road’ at 3,200m to 3,800m above sea level.
To those who are more adventurous, there are other mountain activities such as Alpine Rock Climbing, Paragliding and also mountain expedition. Now there are now 2 picturesque trails to the summit, Ranau Trail and Kota Belud trail. The trails will take climbers from Panar Laban (previously known as Laban Rata) at 3,272m to Sayat Sayat (3,668m). And then continue on to the summit trail to Low's Peak at 4,095.2m. The new trails may be more challenging than the previous trail, but climbers will be rewarded with breathtaking views along the way.
Surrounding the Kinabalu Park is a multitude of natural attractions and enjoyable activities such as mountain biking, golf, birding, farm tours, canopy walk and of course photography! Noted that visitors who wish to climb Mount Kinabalu are advised to make reservations as early as 6 months in advance to avoid disappointment. The number of climbers is limited to 135 pax daily.
If you are traveling by air, nearest airport is the Kota Kinabalu International Airport (IATA: BKI, ICAO: WBKK), an international airport, which located in the city of Kota Kinabalu, the state capital of Sabah. The airport is in Kota Kinabalu, about 1 hour and 45 minutes from the Kinabalu National Park.
The Kinabalu National Park entrance is very easy to reach from Kota Kinabalu. You can rent a car and drive to Kinabalu National Park. If you choose to travel by bus, the bus usually leave every morning for Kinabalu National Park. Buses heading to Ranau, Sandakan or Tawau will also pass by the park entrance. The journey is about 1 to 2 hours and should cost between RM 10 to RM 15. It's best to leave before eight in the morning - if you're lucky you'll catch a beautiful clear view of the mountain outside the left-hand side of the bus as you approach the park.
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