When you visit Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, Mount Kinabalu would be visible at almost every corner of the state capital. In fact, it is synonymous with the city where you can hike to the peak although some preparations will be required.
Located in Sabah, Mount Kinabalu is the fourth highest peak in the South East Asia region after Hkakabo Razi in Myanmar, Puncak Jaya and Puncak Trikora in Indonesia. The tallest peak in Malaysia is located in the eastern state of Sabah. Engulfed within the capital city of Sabah in Kota Kinabalu, it is surrounded at the foot by the Kinabalu National Park, a World Heritage Site. The national park is populated by many resorts and guest houses that welcomed millions of visitors and tourists every year whether for holiday or for those intending to conquer the peak.
There are annual climbathons held to find the fastest climber to the top of Mount Kinabalu although commoners are also able to get to the top by merely hiking and do not require any professional equipments or expertise. From the National Park one could get to the top to Low’s Peak, the easiest climb, alternatively one could get through from another resort via the Mesilau resort.
If lucky, one would be able to see the Rafflesia, the world’s largest flower along the way. To get to the National Park, one can fly into Kota Kinabalu and engage the local travel agents that includes mountain guides as well.