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Trek Finders
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Trek Finders are a popular local operator as they are very accommodating to travellers and are great planners. The logistics of your climb will be in good hands with Trek Finders.

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From the moment I was connected with the local operator via seek sophie, everything was smooth running. Constantly in contact and always helpful, had no doubts about experience from that moment onwards. The guid...

Mark Johnson

The memory with key or feet for two days, the memory will be a person forever.
It was definitely hard, but it was the best.
The kind guide and driver helped make the memory the best.
Thank you....


My friend and I recently climbed Mount Kinabalu and we were so happy with everything - from our incredible guide to the experience of staying in the hut and hiking at 2:00am. Tips for the hike - Slow and steady...

Emma Phelps

Incredible couple of days! The entire trip was organised really well. The entire experience was seamlessly run and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Unfortunately because of the weather we were unable to do the v...


It takes 2.5 hours to go to Kinabalu park by minivan and need to be patient to the bumpy road. But no other way to see the beautiful Kinabalu Mountain and feel the thrill in canopy walking. We were also lucky to...


Amazing experience booking this trip. Everything was taken care off and the local agency responded quickly to any queries I had. Recommend choosing to stay the extra night at the poring hot springs as it is clos...

Willem Van Melkebeke

Great service by seek Sophie and trip was well organized

Ivan Lim

Lina was excellent in quickly replying to all my questions and requests during the planning of our trip! The trip itself went really smoothly and with we had no issues at all. I will definitely use SeekSophie...

Adam Lloyd

Helpful Questions

What is the altitude of Mount Kinabalu?

The summit of Mount Kinabalu stands at 4,095 meters (13,435 feet) above sea level, making it the highest mountain in Malaysia and one of the highest mountains in Southeast Asia.

Can beginners climb Mount Kinabalu?

Yes it's a very beginner-friendly climb! It's basically just a lot of steps - approximately 600 flights of steps in total up and down. To reach the summit, it's a 8.5km trek, and the same distance back down. It takes approximately 6 hours of hiking on the first day, and 10-12 hours of hiking on the second day.

It's suitable for novice hikers with a moderate level of fitness. We would recommend strength and aerobic training at least a month before your climb. Ideally prior to the climb you should be comfortable with 10km of hiking at a moderate pace, with a 8-10kg backpack.

Please note that you'll need to be fitter if you're intending on doing either of the via ferrata routes (which are basically additional activities off the side of the montain after you summit). If you're doing those routes, then you'll need to add an additional 1-4 hours to your climbing time, which will make it more tiring descending the mountain.

How do I book a Mount Kinabalu climb?

You can book a Mount Kinabalu climb through a local tour operator. The local tour operator will procure a climbing permit for you from the park and organise your trip logistics, such as transport to the park.

If you're climbing during peak season, do book your climb at least 2-3 months in advance as there are strict limits on how many climbers are permitted to climb each day. We would also recommend confirming your climb before you book your flights/hotels.

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Hi there, I’m trying to book the 2d1night climb for 3 people, what’s the best route? I al confused! Thanks
Edward , 23 Aug 2023
Hi Edward, for beginner climbers like you and your friends, we suggest taking the regular route for Mt Kinabalu. Check out the link below for more information: https://www.seeksophie.com/experiences/kota-kinabalu-2d1n-mt-kinabalu-summit-includes-certificate-of-completion-o1ojqorvz4 But if you're an intermediate climber looking for a challenge, the 2D1N Mt Kinabalu Summit | Walk the Torq **Free Night at Kinabalu Pine Resort might be more your style. Here's the link: https://www.seeksophie.com/experiences/kota-kinabalu-2d1n-mt-kinabalu-summit-wwt-route-free-night-at-kinabalu-pine-resort-o97jdq8wzg
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