Mount Kinabalu is located on the east Malaysian state of Sabah, on the island of Borneo. It is one of the highest mountains in Southeast Asia with 4,095.2 metres height. Cloaked in swirling mists, puffy clouds, golden sunsets and rich flora and fauna, Mount Kinabalu is ever-changing in its sights and sounds.
Mount Kinabalu and its surrounding park has a wide collection of habitats, from rich tropical lowland and hill rainforest to tropical mountain forest, sub-alpine forest and heath on the higher elevations. In 2000, Mount Kinabalu was included in UNESCO’s World Heritage list to preserve and protect its natural environments. It has also been designated as a Centre of Plant Diversity for Southeast Asia.
As Mount Kinabalu was closed to climbers following a 5.9 magnitude earthquake in Sabah on 5 June 2015 that claimed the lives of 18 people and damaged properties in the district of Ranau and surrounding areas, we are pleased to inform that climbing activities on Mount Kinabalu will be fully operational by 1st December 2015. The trail from Timpohon to Laban Rata has opened since 1st September 2015 and the trail from Laban Rata to Summit will open on 1st December 2015. The number of climbers per day has been revised from 190 to 135.
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