Tips to The Top
of Wonder I Tips
to The Top I Stunning
Flora & Fauna I Surrounding Wonders of Kinabalu Park I Kinabalu
The best time to visit the Park, especially for climbers, is during
the dry season in March and April. November to December is the monsoon
season but do bear in mind, wet or dry periods can occur at any
time of the year. In the mountainous region, the weather can change
without warning, from bright sunshine, to mist and cloud, to torrential
downpour. At night the temperatures can drop to below freezing,
so bring warm extra clothing packed in plastic bags to keep it dry.
Before you climb:
- Book your guide and porter through Sabah Park’s Head
Office in Kota Kinabalu, or through Kinabalu Nature Resort when
you make your accommodation reservations. Walk-in bookings at
Kinabalu Park are subject to availability, so pre-booking in advisable.
You can also arrange for transportation to the Power Station Road
– where the climb starts.
- For accommodation, make your reservation with Kinabalu Nature
Resorts. Call early and ensure your reservations are confirmed
as accommodation facilities are usually fully booked during peak
- Join the Park Neutralists programme at Park Headquarters. It
will provide information about the climb and advice on what to
take. These programme are FREE, so do take advantage of them.
- Make sure you have shoes with a good trip. Tennis or gym shoes
- Bring enough warm clothing. Wind and water-proof clothes for
your climb are recommended. Sleeping bags are provided at the
- Take a water bottle with you. You’ll need high-energy
foods for the climb like chocolate, nuts, raisins or glucose sweets.
- Bring gloves, a hat and a good torchlight.
If you get wet on the way up, you will need a complete set of dry
clothes and second pair of shoes and second pair of shoes or a pair
of sandals. Headache tablets, paper tissue, a couple of plastic
bags and some plasters for cuts or blisters are all useful.
Some climbers do experience altitude sickness. Check with your
doctor for advice before you climb.