Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Three mountains in Sabah that give you absolute thrills

If your idea of paradise is scaling the great heights of grand mountains, then Sabah is the place to be. We list down three amazing mountains for those seeking a holiday that sets your adrenaline flowing and your eyes enraptured.

Mount Kinabalu

This majestic icon does not need much introduction. Many have visited Mount Kinabalu to conquer its summit. But there’s so much to do here, than just mountain climbing.

For extreme sports enthusiasts, try out Via Ferrata, Alpine rock climbing and paragliding is the aim here. Of course, scaling those great heights should still top your itinerary. Sabah Parks has developed two new summit trails.

The current trail to the summit is Ranau Trail, which will take climbers on an easterly route. The new Kota Belud trail brings climbers from Panalaban (previously known as Laban Rata) at 3,272m to Sayat Sayat (3,668m) then continues on to the summit trail to Low’s Peak at 4,095.2m.

If you’re debating on the more scenic route, fret not. Both trails offer spectacular views of the district of Ranau; Kundasang; and even the coastal line of Kota Kinabalu’s west coast.

While special skills aren’t needed to climb, you must at least have the basic fitness level. Advance booking is recommended, as there is a limit to the number of climbers each day (135). There is a long queue as demand is high.

Once you’re at the summit, post a postcard from the country’s highest post box! Yes a post box – we kid you not!

Mount Trus Madi

Love the high terrains and have a thirst for adventure? If you’re looking for a challenge, look no further than Mount Trusmadi.

Located about 70km southeast of Kota Kinabalu within the district of Tambunan, the second highest peak in the country stands at 2,642m tall and offers a thrilling climbing experience.