Latest SOP Guidelines Effective From 1st January 2023

LATEST UPDATE: 25 January 2023


The wait is finally over! Mount Kinabalu has officially reopened for climbing activities for all!

163 daily climb permits will be issued by Sabah Parks and distributed among the various accommodation providers as follows:

  • Sabah Parks: 50 slots
  • Sutera Sanctuary Lodges: 80 slots
  • Mountain Torq: 33 slots

In addition, Sabah Parks has issued a new list of SOP guidelines for Mount Kinabalu operations which will take effect from 1st January 2022 onwards:

  • Vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals are allowed to climb the mountain. Climbers are also no longer required to do a Covid self-test (RTK-Antigen test) before the climb.
  • Climbers under 12 years old are allowed to climb provided they are accompanied by parents or guardians, however, climbers aged over 70 years old are not encouraged.
  • All climbers must comply with the Covid-19 SOP and safety precaution guidelines issued by Malaysia's government for their own safety.


In accordance with the necessary safety precautions and SOP guidelines, Mount Kinabalu is now open and safe to climb once again!

Now is your chance to climb! Hurry and book now while slots are still available!

Call now to enquire for the latest available climb dates: +6012-855-2009 or +6017-262-2009

Yours Sincerely,

Mount Kinabalu Team

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