Climbing Mt Kinabalu can be done in 2 days but a more comfortable 3-day climb is recommended to help climbers better acclimatise to the altitude and to fully enjoy the rich biological diversity the mountain has to offer - Mt Kinabalu boasts more than 6,000 plants species, many of them exotic and rare, including a rich variety of the pitcher plants (Nepenthes) and the Rafflesia (the largest flower in the world).
Hiking up the well-worn mountain trails require only basic fitness levels. However climbers who have health conditions or are over 50 years of age are encouraged to get a medical certificate certifying their fitness to make the climb.
Park regulations require that climbers engage the services of a registered mountain guide (rest easy, go with us and we'll take care of all of that for you).
Porters can be engaged at Park Headquarters if necessary.