Mount Kinabalu National Park
Going on a trip to National parks will be a beautiful experience in everyone’s life. In this article lets get into detail about one the beautiful Mount Kinabalu National Park. By reading this article you will pack your bags to go for a trip to this national park. So, on that account, this article will provide you the details About Mount Kinabalu National Park, Mount Kinabalu weather, Mount Kinabalu Climbing, Mount Kinabalu climbing tips.
About Mount Kinabalu National Park
This is in the Sabah state in Borneo island of Malaysia. It is the Malaysian first World heritage site. However, it covers 754 sq km around the Mount Kinabalu. The highest peak in the Mt.Kinabalu id Low’s peak which is named after the first climber to the peak, Sir Hugh Low. The headquarters of this park is at Kota Kinabalu which is 88 km away from it. This park has the varieties of mammals, insects, amphibians, reptiles, giraffes, birds…etc.
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Mount Kinabalu weather
- From June to September the temperature is about 3 °C to 12 °C.
- But from December to January the temperature will vary between −4 °C to 8 °C.
- Sometimes even snow will fall at the peak of the mountain. However, the weather can vary from sunny to misty to fogy.
Mount Kinabalu Climbing
In a day, they only 130 members to climb the mountain. The climber should follow all the rules and regulations of the national park. Generally, it takes 6-9 hours to climb.
There are 2 ways to climb the mountain.
- Timpoho gate
- Mesilau Nature resort.
Whatever the route you choose, they both will meet at the before 2 km to Laban Rata rest house. However, compare to timpohon gate route the other is little higher in elevation and adds 2 km extra.
After reaching Laban Rata rest house, it takes 2-4 hours t reach the peak of the mountain depends on our ability.
Mount Kinabalu climbing tips:
- Carry a first aid kit and some required medicines.
- Carry some energy bars
- Wear trekking shoes with comfortable grip.
- Do not run on the wetlands.
- Don carry valuable things.
- Carry a raincoat.