Climb Mount Kinabalu
If you are still hesitating about finding the perfect place for your holiday, it is time you pack your bags and get ready to climb Mount Kinabalu, which could easily be considered one of the wonders of the world.
You may wonder what is so special about Mount Kinabalu and what makes it worth visiting. Well, here are the best five reasons why you should climb climb Mount Kinabalu:
Both a National Park and a Heritage Site, this impressive mountain has a lot to offer to its visitors: alpine meadows, thousands of rare species of plants and hundreds of species of birds, as well as wonderful and unique landscapes.
2. Explore steep mountainsides with intact habitats and wide wildlife diversity
As you climb Mount Kinabalu, chances are that you find more plant species that you would normally find in Europe and America all together and, more importantly, amazing species that can only be found within the Kinabalu Park. The high rocky slopes will reveal to adventurers more than 800 unique species of beautiful orchids. This large variety of plants is due to Mount Kinabalu’s unique setting that enables a wide climatic range, different types of rocks and soils, rainfalls and climatic instability varying from extremely cold periods to catastrophic droughts.
Mount Kinabalu is a rather young mountain formed about 10 million years ago and the craggy rocky peaks prove the granite composition and the glacial formative processes. The mountain’s beauty can be explored both at lower elevations and on the summit, each of them being extremely attractive. The two climbing trails are to be explored with accredited guide only. Guides will have to make sure regulations are respected in order to preserve nature in this national park.
4. Go back in time when legends and myths were true life stories
Besides its physical appearance that takes your breath away, there are a lot of tales about the origin of the mountain, which will definitely amaze you. For example, you will find out about the meanings of the name Kinabalu. According to some sources, it means “the revered place of the dead” or “Chinese Widow”. The legends surrounding Mount Kinabalu will teach you about life, love and loyalty
There are various accommodation facilities to suit anyone’s needs, whether you want to lodge inside the park or outside. You get easy access to the two main climbing trails either by minibus or by walking. For 3 to 6 hours, you can enjoy exploring the mountain and even step on naked granite rock, which is to be found close to the summit. You must pay attention, though, to the fact that breathing is more and more difficult as you climb Mount Kinabalu.
This is a fact: if you wish to experience something new and challenging, you must definitely climb Mount Kinabalu and let it conquer you little by little.
If you are interested in having a go we recommend you book your Mount Kinabalu Package at http://www.climbingmountkinabalu.com/ as they offer the cheapest prices and seem to find availability when no one else can.