The Mount Kinabalu Trip could be the most rewarding journey choice of exotic holiday, since you’ll have to explore one of the ultimate remote paradise locations on earth.
Mount Kinabalu Trip – A Visit to Kinabalu National Park
Malaysia’s first World Heritage Site according to UNESCO, Kinabalu National Park is a luxurious diversity of natural wonders and amazing wild life creatures spread within an area larger than Singapore.
The main attraction of the park is the 4095m height Mount Kinabalu, the tallest mountain in South-East Asia, moody and majestic, sacred for the local people, with breathtaking views and fortunately accessible for climbers, being one of the easiest peaks to conquer. If you are in a reasonable shape and have the will to overtake the tiredness of the road, the humidity of the tropical hot air and the sometimes heavy rains, you can fly to Borneo pursuing a totally worthy goal.
Climbing Kinabalu in the Past
In March 1851, when Hugh Low, a British colonial administrator, made his first recorded ascension of Mount Kinabalu, the mountain’s highest peak was still considered reachable only by birds and inaccessible for men and animals. The highest point of Kinabalu remained untouched until 1888.
Don’t worry, you won’t have to do it Low’s way, loaded with a truck of charms and chickens ready to be sacrificed in order to appease the spirit of the mountain. Nowadays, things are a cooler but the ancestors are still honored with sacrificed chickens as an offering to the ancestors spirits. Obviously, this is a touristic attraction as everything transforms in one big and exciting reason to celebrate until dawn.
A Climb For Everybody, From Rookies to Elite Climbers
The basic Mount Kinabalu Trip takes just two days, one to ascend and one to descend the eight-kilometer trail. You start at the Timpohon Gate at the headquarters of the park, then climb to reach Laban Rata to spend the night in one of the many guest houses there. You start the trip early next morning by torchlight to reach the top of the mountain, just in time to catch the amazing sunrise. This is the time to take worth publishing pictures of the surroundings. The climb will be almost 3 hours long. Then, you can return to have a traditional breakfast at Laban Rata, then descend to the park headquarters sometime in the afternoon.
But when taking a Mount Kinabalu Trip and if you want some challenge, remember there are secondary routes on the northern face of the mountain for more experienced climbers with trails where you need the aid of cables, iron rungs and rails and activities like rappelling and rope ascending.
Don’t forget to wear tracking shoes or sandals, to have with you drinking water, chocolates, nuts or glucose for an instant energy infusion, binoculars, first aid kit, a raincoat and a change of dry clothes just in case. And since you are in a Mount Kinabalu Trip, your still or video camera for immortalizing precious moments!