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Everyday some 150 persons will take up the challenge to conquer the summit of Kinabalu, the highest Mountain in South East Asia. Even at a height of 4,095 metres, no special climbing skill is needed to complete the task, just an eager heart and a healthy body will do. On average climbers will take two days to complete the journey, and those who make it to the top at Low's Peak will be rewarded with a breath-taking sunrise view. Mount Kinabalu is also a World Heritage Site.
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Every year more than 55,000 people from all over the world come to Sabah for one purpose only, and that is to climb Mount Kinabalu, the highest Mountain in Malaysia. Standing at 4,093 metres, Mt. Kinabalu is also the highest Mountain in Borneo Island, the second largest island in the world after Greenland. The areas in and around Mt. Kinabalu have some of the world most diversified fauna and flora, well over 3,000 different spices have being classified to date. In recognition of the importance of this biological role and value, UNESCO has designated Mt. Kinabalu Park as a World Heritage site in the year two thousand.
Below are the various fees that one may have to pay in order to get the proper permit to climb Mount Kinabalu, and all these fees can be settled at the Kinabalu Park Headquaters administration office just right to the entrance of the park. (Last update 20th October 2008)
|Non-Malaysian above 18 years||RM 15.00|
|Non-Malaysian 18 years and below||RM 10.00|
|Malaysian above 18 years||RM 3.00|
|Malaysian 18 years and below||RM 1.00|
|Non-Malaysian above 18 years||RM 100.00|
|Non-Malaysian 18 years and below||RM 40.00|
|Malaysian above 18 years||RM 30.00|
|Malaysian 18 years and below||RM 12.00|
Located at the ground floor of Wisma Sabah, Sutera Sanctuary Lodges manages many of the accommodations, like chalets, lodges, hostel, and resthouse, for Sabah Parks. Places that come under the management of Sutera Sanctuary Lodges are Kinabalu Park, Laban Rata Resthouse, Mesilau Nature Resorts, Poring Hot Spring, and Manukan Island Resort.
Climbers who wish to climb Mt. Kinabalu, must secure a bed at any of the following resthouses: Laban Rata Resthouse, Gunting Lagadan Hut, Waras Hut, or Panar Laban Hut. Permit to climb Mt. Kinabalu will only be issued by Sabah Park when one has secured a bed on the day of climb. These places are heavily booked throughout the year, it is advisable to book six months ahead to avoid any disappointment.