Mount Kinabalu Climb Booking & Information Center
LOW'S PEAK 4095.2 M | 6.075° N, 116.558° E
The Mount Kinabalu summit climb has reopened on 1st December 2015.
Due to the earthquake that hit Sabah on 5th June 2015, Mount Kinabalu was closed until 31st August for restoration works. On 1st September 2015, the Timpohon trail was opened but climbers could only ascend until Panalaban. As of 1st December 2015, the summit trail climb resumes as usual.
Weak tremors may still be felt few times a years, as geologist said that it can take up to years for the tectonic plates to stabilize after an earthquake.
The current weak tremors should not be strong enough to move the rocks. Furthermore, international mountaineering experts and geologists have studied the new trail routes to ensure that it does not fall within the perimeters of falling rocks, should there be any further movement detected around the area.
Unfortunately, No. The Mesilau Trail is closed indefinitely due to the quake damages. No fixed date has been set for reopening of the Mesilau Trail.
The route from Timpohon Gate to Panalaban (Timpohon Trail) remains the same. However, the old summit trail from Panalaban to Low’s Peak has been restored with an additional few hundred meters and is now known as the Ranau Trail. Kota Belud Trail which is said to be more challenging are open for use since end of 2016.
There is no age limit set for Mount Kinabalu climbers. However, the mountain guide ratio has been changed and new safety rules for children have been implemented as of 1st December 2015.
(GUIDE : CLIMBER)
Climbers aged 16 years and above.
1 : 5
Climbers aged below 16 years.
1 : 2
If you are a group of 2 adults and 1 child (15 years old and below), you will require 2 mountain guides.
If you are a group of 6 adults and 3 children (15 years old and below), you will require 4 mountain guides.
Yes, the Via Ferrata Activities for both Walk the Torq and Low’s Peak Circuit are opened to the public since 18 January 2016. Climbers can get to experience the new breathtaking scenic view of climbing Mount Kinabalu via Ferrata, first of its kind in Asia.
Refer to the different senarios here:
|DESTINATION||WEIGHT (KG)||RATE (RM)|
|1. Timpohon-Panalaban||10.00||65.00 / Way|
|2. Panalaban-Timpohon||10.00||65.00 / Way|
|3. Timpohon-Sayat-Sayat||10.00||75.00 / Way|
|4. Sayat-Sayat-Timpohon||10.00||75.00 / Way|
|5. Timpohon-Summit||10.00||80.00 / Way|
|6. Summit-Timpohon||10.00||80.00 / Way|
** Minimum weight is 10 Kgs and additional weight will be charged based on daily rate per Kg
** All rates are inclusive of GST.
** Rates stated are for reference purposes only. Please confirm with porters on their day of services.
*** All payments are made directly to the porters in cash.