Mt Kinabalu is the tallest mountain in Malaysia at 4,095m, and is one of Asia’s most beautiful and accessible climbs. Beginners (with some training) can do the Regular Summit route. Intermediate climbers can do the Via Ferrata routes, which include an additional heart-pumping activity off the side of the mountain.
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Is Kinabalu closed due to COVID-19?
After months of Movement Control Order (MCO) in Malaysia, operations in Kinabalu have resumed with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) that visitors must follow. Domestic travellers and ex-pats living in Malaysia are allowed to visit Mount Kinabalu.
On 17th June 2020, Sabah Parks has issued a statement listing the following SOP which will be enforced until 31st August 2020 during Malaysia’s Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO):
1. The climb to Mount Kinabalu’s Gurkha Hut is only permissible to climbers alongside their direct family members to make sure climbers are still compliant to social distancing
2. Usage of the hot springs in Poring is not allowed due to difficulty in enforcing social distancing
3. Entry to each Sabah Parks’ stations and sub-stations remain at 100 people/day
4. Mount Kinabalu climbs:
i. The daily quota for climbers remains as follows until further notice:
Kinabalu Parks: 40 people
Sutera Sanctuary Lodges: 40 people
Mountain Torq: 20 people
ii. Climbers aged 12 years old and below are not allowed to climb Mount Kinabalu
5. The operations of the following facilities remain to adhere to established SOP:
i. Restaurants and cafés inside Sabah Parks
ii. Galleries, meeting rooms and Sabah Parks exhibits
iii. Accommodations and gardens
Last updated: 06 July 2020
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