Eve : Climbing Mount Kinabalu @ Sabah, Malaysia

By : Chha

Basically, climbing up Mount Kinabalu needs around two days time which cover a total distance of 18 km of hiking up and down from Mount Kinabalu. The starting point for the 18 km long hiking is at Kinabalu Park, Sabah.

We arrived at Kinabalu Park one day earlier for registration and hotel check in. There are a few documents that need to be filled up and payment to be made, such as the Insurance coverage, Kinabalu Park entrance fee, Mount Kinabalu entrance fee and also Mountain Guide Payment.

Once everything is done we went straight to our home stay which is also located at Kinabalu Park call the Sutera Sanctuary Lodges and to my surprise, it is really nice ! My rating ? 10/10 .. ! It is clean, with hot water shower, two bedroom, a hall with fire place, a kitchen, two toilet, a balcony and its double story. Awesome !

After finish fighting over which bed and room to choose among us, we eventually become hungry and it is also just in time for dinner.

We had our dinner at Balsam Buffet Restaurant which is alson in Kinabalu Park. Staying in Kinabalu Park is so convenient, not only that we can take shuttle from Kinabalu Park to our hike side there is also the Balsam Restaurant for us to have our breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Honestly, the food here in Balsam Buffet Restaurant is just so-so, ok lah, not bad type .. haha ! But i love the environment, it is cooling, soothing and relaxing to dine in here but the toilet, yuck ! 0/10 rating for toilet .. ! It is due to water shortage problem at Kinabalu Park, so you have to remember, the moment you enter Kinabalu Park until you finish hiking Mount Kinabalu, water is always an issue ! clean water is very very limited especially during March, the time during our visit because it is the drought season in Sabah.

After dinner, we went back to our room to segregate out all our hiking items into one small bagpack. Since i only travel with minimum items my bagpack weight around 8 kg. It might be too heavy for some people but that's the best for me already, hahaha !

Then, after packing, sleep and get ready for tomorrow first day of hiking !!

Visited : March 2016

Posted Date : 18 March 2016
Posted Time : 07.00 pm