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When will Mount Kinabalu open for visitors?

The estimated time when Mount Kinabalu will open for visitors is set to September 1st!

According to official reports on the re-opening of Mount Kinabalu’s summit trail, climbers may be guided as far as the Laban Rata plateau accommodation when the trail is deemed safe to climb for a planned re-opening in September.

the route will only allow visiting climbers to go as far as Laban Rata as beyond the plateau has yet to be deemed safe for climbers

During the time leading to the planned re-opening, recovery and restoration of the summit trail will be ongoing and any changes to the opening date (if any) will be updated in due course. As the summit trail is salvaged, new trails are also being created for more options.

Damages to accommodation at Laban Rata are also being addressed for the safety of climbers’ overnight experience when they reach the ending point. Currently, the route will only allow visiting climbers to go as far as Laban Rata as beyond the plateau has yet to be deemed safe for climbers. 

Panoramic vistas of the Crocker Range’s rolling valleys and hills are equally as breathtaking at the Laban Rata plateau (3,333m altitude), as it would be from the Low’s Peak summit of 4,095m, and especially during sunsets and sunrises!

The Laban Rata plateau is still the highest accessible point, as the next highest mountain peak after Mount Kinabalu is climbing Mount Trus Madi, which stands at 2,642m.

For more information on what is included in our standard 2D1N climb Mount Kinabalu package, contact Downbelow Sabah Travel Centre.

About the Author
After a decade in the UK in search of what would make her “tick” and also to complete her education Liz returned to her home country of Borneo in 2012. Writing and diving were, so she thought pipe dreams. However she found she could combine them as Marketing Executive and PADI IDC Staff Instructor at Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures in Sabah Borneo.