LOW'S PEAK 4095.2 M  |  6.075° N, 116.558° E



The suspension on all Mount Kinabalu Climbing Activities has been lifted and resumed as usual on the 10th of March 2018 onwards.

Effective as of 1st September 2017, the Tourism and Culture Ministry of Malaysia will be implementing a Malaysian Tourism Tax (TTX). Foreign tourists will be required to pay a flat rate of RM10 per room per night regardless of hotel star level. Please refer to News for more details.

** 30th Mt. Kinabalu International Climbathon and Its Results

The 30th Mount Kinabalu International Marathon, organised by Sri Pelancongan Sabah, will be held on the 15th October 2017. Please note that Mount Kinabalu will be closed off to the public during this event.

Laban Rata Resthouse will no longer provide boiled water for drinking/refill to their climbers. Coffee & Tea will only be provided complimentary during Breakfast & Supper. Please refer to the news for more details.
Note: Pendant Hut still provides filtered hot water for drinking/refill to their climbers.

** 2D1N Mount Kinabalu Summit Climb is Available and Open for Booking in 2018 & 2019

Mount Kinabalu Summit is Open for 2018 & 2019
  • Climbers can now climb up to Low’s Peak Summit with a 2 Days 1 Night Climb.
    One Day Mount Kinabalu Climb permits are currently NOT Available.
  • There are two summit trails - Ranau Trail and Kota Belud Trail. These trail routes are from Panalaban area to the Summit.
  • Mesilau Trail will be closed indefinitely due to inaccessible paths. All climbers will ascent and descent via Timpohon trail from now.
  • As there are only 135 climb permits per day issued by Sabah Parks, we recommend interested climbers to book early to avoid disappointment.
  • Beware of bogus / scam websites operated by unknown organisation. Please apply your legal climb permits here.

Chances of summit closure due to bad weather is about an average of 10-15 times a year.
Summit Closure Dates for 2017
  • January - 18 & 19
  • March - 12
  • April - 5
  • May - 20
  • August - 26
  • October - 4, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 & 24
  • December - 2, 11, 24 & 31
Summit Closure Dates for 2018
  • January - 11, 21
  • February - 28
  • March - 13


  • It normally takes 2D1N to complete a Mount Kinabalu climb.
  • There are via ferrata & non-ferrata type of climb packages.
  • Identify your ideal climbing date (day 1 ascend) & confirm availability with us.
  • Climbers are requested to provide us with a scanned/photographed copy of their passport upon booking confirmation.
  • We will secure any LEGAL climb permit that is available on your ideal date.
  • Book your flight tickets only when your climb slots are secured.
  • Climb slots are secured/guaranteed after payment is made.
  • Do let us know if you require other tour/accommodation arrangement.
  • Book through us safely with ISO 9001:2008 certified and licensed local operator (Amazing Borneo Tours) listed in Sabah Tourism Board.
  • Beware of bogus/scam websites operated by unknown organisation.
  • Buy additional travel insurance in your country for better coverage & payout.

“Don’t be a victim to be stranded without a licensed climb permit”


  • Standing majestically at 4,095m (13,435 feet above sea level), Mount Kinabalu is the highest mountain between the Himalayas and New Guinea.
  • There are a total of 135 climb permits & dormitory beds in all huts of Panalaban.
  • All climbers are required to apply Sabah Parks climb permits and Panalaban accommodation in advance.
  • Timpohon Gate (1,866m a.s.l) @ Kinabalu National Park is the starting and ending points for all climbers.
  • New Ranau Summit Trail is now completed. Kota Belud Summit Trail is still under construction.
  • The world’s highest via ferrata (3,776m a.s.l), Low’s Peak Circuit – which also happens to be Asia’s first – can now be done on Mount Kinabalu. Another shorter route, Walk-The-Torq is also available.
  • Laban Rata Resthouse, Pendant Hut, Waras Hut & Lemaing Hut are the current accommodation at Panalaban base camp for climbers.
  • There are no longer heated dorm since 2009 – except 3 private rooms in Laban Rata Resthouse.
  • It is advisable to stay in the Kinabalu National Park or a highland resort at Kundasang prior climb for high altitude acclimatisation (Refer to all 3D2N & above climb packages)
  • Never attempt to catch a flight on the same day of descend as you are likely to miss it.


There are no particular age limits for Mount Kinabalu climbers. As long as you are good in health status or you have seek approval from your doctor if you are on any medication. We have served thousands of climbers ranging from 3 years old to 87 years old. However, we suggest young children to be at least 10 years old due to the numerous steps and steep slopes. Similarly, elderly climbers need to be in good health and fitness level to attempt the climb.


Rates for Sabah Parks Mount Kinabalu Climb Permit (Effective 1 Jan 2017)

Adult 50.00 200.00
Child 30.00 80.00

Rates for Mountain Guide (Effective 1 Jan 2017)

Climbers aged 16 years and above. 1 : 5 230.00
Climbers aged below 16 years. 1 : 2 230.00

Rates for Porter (Effective 1 Jan 2017)

1. Timpohon-Laban Rata 10.00 65.00 / Way
2. Laban Rata-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

** Maximum weight is 10 Kgs and additional weight will be charged based on daily rate per Kg
** All rates are inclusive of 6% GST.

Note: You are required to secure an accommodation in Panalaban in order to apply for a climb permit.
All listed climb packages here will automatically include a legal climb permit and accommodation in Panalaban.


A complete Borneo experience

If you can only visit one place on Borneo that exemplifies the island to its very best, then it has to be Mount Kinabalu. A World Heritage Site, Mount Kinabalu is well-known worldwide for its tremendous botanical and biological species biodiversity with plants of Himalayan, Australasian, and Indomalayan origin. No visit to Borneo is complete without a trekking expedition to the summit of Mount Kinabalu.

Memories to last a lifetime

Be sure to bring a camera when you’re climbing, or even a fully charged phone so that you will be able to capture each moment and commit them to memory.


A great conquest means nothing without a bit of post-victory soreness! You will be too sore to walk for the next few days, but hey, you did it! Bravo!

A sense of accomplishment

Mount Kinabalu is the highest mountain in Southeast Asia and is one of the most popular ‘bucket list’ destinations in the world. Conquer the mountain give yourself a hard-earned pat on the back!

Beautiful sceneries to enjoy

Mount Kinabalu is blessed with beautiful flora and is one of the ecologically richest in the world. Don’t forget to drink in the beautiful sceneries while you’re climbing up!

A great workout

The average trek up from Kinabalu Park to Panalaban takes approximately five hours on average and burns more than 1,000 calories for an average person. What is a better workout than this?