Sabah is praised for unspoiled,
sandy beaches bordering azure waters,
some of the most beautiful island in Malaysia
and a powerful river snaking far into the interior region.
A stunning expanse of well-protected surroundings
draws thousands of outdoor enthusiasts for exciting river rafting,
and other adventurous pastimes
but the most renowned of all activities
is the challenging climb up the majestic
It is by far the most sought after of things to do in Kota Kinabalu.
One of the reasons
is because climbers of all levels can get to the summit
without carrying a backbreaking load of climbing gear
during their Malaysia vocation.
Any fairly fit person can make the
within two days.
and area as the trail climbs quickly through cloud forests laden
with mist to lofty meadows
and then to the end where a barren crest of gray-hued granite greets you.
In the history of
the name came about from the Kadazan words "aki nabalu"
which means "the revered place of the dead."
This name echoes a local axiom that ancestor spirits linger on the summit.
Every year local mountain guides carry out religious rites to assuage the spirits
during Malaysia tours.
The first person to ever make the ascent in the history of
was the British crown colony of
In 1851 Sir Hugh Low began his
and upon completion the peak he first mounted was named after him.
The tangle of the dense,
surrounding jungle made it difficult for anyone to try
In the history of
When planning the ascent,
make sure to book well ahead.
When you arrive at the park,
you'll have to pay the climbing fee permit,
entrance fee and mountain guide fee.
You must take a guide as there is no other option.
Porters are available for an extra cost as is accommodation
and food on the mountain.
Other fees include your transportation to the gate
where the climb starts,
and the certificate upon completion.
It is recommended to visitors to spend three days and two nights
Make sure to check all rates thoroughly before committing.
An ascent to the top of
is one of the most satisfying activities in
if you're an outdoor adventurer.
The experience is something you'll remember for a lifetime.
After the climb head over to one of the Malaysia beaches
and take a load off!
Or head into Kota Kinabalu
and enjoy some leisurely dining,
By Wei Ling , 5 Alpha