To Climb Or Not To Climb Mount Kinabalu?

Mt Kinabalu

Behold, Mount Kinabalu

Mount Kinabalu Sabah is the fourth highest mountain in Southeast Asia. Many visitors have already experienced the exciting Mount Kinabalu climb. You may wonder whether or not you should try to climb Mount Kinabalu. After all, you might think only in terms of how exhausting the journey would be. Well, there are many reasons why you should climb Mount Kinabalu Sabah.

You could discover the interesting legend behind the name of Mount Kinabalu. The story began when a Chinese prince was stranded in a shipwreck in Sabah. He was rescued by native Sabah villagers and eventually lived among them. He fell in love with a native girl and married her. When he eventually returned to see his family in China, they forced him to marry a princess. His wife in Sabah waited for him to come back to her for many years. She waited on a nearby mountain every sunrise until she fell ill and died. The spirits there were touched by her devotion and turned her into a stone facing the South China Sea forever waiting for her lost love. The villagers named the mountain Kinabalu, which gives the meaning of Chinese Widow, in honour of her memory. This heart wrenching legend about loyalty, life and love would surely be enough reason for you hopeless romantics out there to explore and climb Mount Kinabalu!

Kinabalu Park canopy walk

Amazing Kinabalu Park Canopy Walk

You can take time to visit Sabah’s wonderful Kinabalu National Park on your way to climb Mount Kinabalu. Kinabalu National Park lies at the foot of Mount Kinabalu. Visitors on their way to climb Mount Kinabalu would start their journey here. You would be able to visit this magnificent 754 square kilometres UNESCO World Heritage Site when you make your way towards the summit of Mount Kinabalu. Experience the beautiful sights and sounds of the wildlife inhabiting this park at the foot of Mount Kinabalu. You could even take a dip in the Poring Hot Springs located in the park. Why don’t you stay in one of the many available accommodations in Kinabalu Park for a day or two before starting your Mount Kinabalu climb?

Rafflesia, the largest flower in the world

When you are along the way towards the summit of Mount Kinabalu you will encounter many interesting animal and plant life. Mount Kinabalu is home to many diverse species of animal and plant life. If you start your Mount Kinabalu climb you will discover these delightful varieties of animal and plant along the paths to Mount Kinabalu. Regardless of whether you are using the commonly-used Timpohon trail or the harder Mesilau trail, there are many wonderful sights and sounds waiting for you to discover. Mount Kinabalu’s diverse and exotic wildlife can be observed alongside the trails that are normally used by visitors climbing Mount Kinabalu. You will see amazing plants and animals indigenous to the Mount Kinabalu area such as the huge Rafflesia flower, exotic pitchers plants, the Borneon spider hunter bird, black shrew and many more. You will have the opportunity to see these unique animal and plant life with your own eyes if you decide to climb Mount Kinabalu.

Sunrise at the summit of Mount Kinabalu

When you finally reached the summit of Mount Kinabalu, be rest assured that the view will blow your mind away. Mount Kinabalu climbers who have succeeded in reaching the summit of Mount Kinabalu tell of the majestic sights that await them and the end of the journey. Some Mount Kinabalu climbers were even overcome with tears over its awe-inspiring beauty. If you reach Mount Kinabalu during the sunrise, you are in for a treat. You will experience seeing the first ray of sunlight rising from the east lighting up the summit. As the day breaks, you will be able to see clouds rolling in the skies and the beautiful green valley below. You would be hard-pressed to disagree that the view after long climb to the summit of Mount Kinabalu is not worth the time and effort.

After knowing all these reasons to climb Mount Kinabalu, the answer to the question on whether you should climb Mount Kinabalu or not becomes blindingly obvious. It is a resounding ‘yes’! It is a magical experience unlike another other.Mount Kinabalu beckons you to its loving embrace. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s begin your journey to the top soon.

3 days 2 nights Climb Mount Kinabalu - Mesilau Trail

3 days 2 nights Climb Mount Kinabalu - Mesilau Trail

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