Mount Kinabalu, located in Malaysia, is one of the most amazing places in the world. And like all mountains that we come across, there is always the need for us to take a hike up the mountain and see what it has to offer us. However, for those who feel like hiking is not their thing, trust us, taking a hike up Mount Kinabalu is just what you need to put a smile on your face. And if you need a little bit more convincing, we have a few reasons to climb Mount Kinabalu.

The name Kinabalu originates from the Kadazan Dusun word “Aki Nabalu,” meaning “the revered place of the dead,” with “Aki” signifying ancestor or grandfather and “Nabalu” meaning mountain. Locals hold this sacred and beloved place in high regard. Apart from the extreme sports, legends, and folklore surrounding the mountain, here are 6 compelling reasons to climb Mount Kinabalu.

A Picture of a Huge Mountain with the Sunset at the Back
Reasons To Climb Mount Kinabalu

Why You Need to Climb Mount Kinabalu

The Exercise Will Do You Good

Most people tend to avoid hiking as it can be tiring; however, that is one of the main reasons why we believe that you need to hike up the mountain. Because that exercise will do you good. And trust us, it will feel good once you get there. It’s like a task that you have felt too scared to start, but once you start and even reach the summit, you will feel great. 

The Sunrise Is Just Amazing

Have you ever seen those sunrises in movies that seem to be too beautiful to be true? Well, Mount Kinabalu has a similar sunrise. To be able to see this amazing rise, though, there is no walk in the park, as you need to start your hike at 2 a.m. And while it may be tiring, trust us, the view of the sunrise will take all the frustration away.

The Exotic Vegetation

While playing online casino games and even while watching TV shows like Nat Geo, you see vexation that doesn’t look like it exists in this world, but trust us, it does. Moreover,  one of the places where you can get to see some of the most exotic greeneries and vegetation is Mount Kinabalu. The reason why the vegetation is so beautiful is because it is undisturbed and grows at its own pace without being rushed.  

One Of The Highest Cable Bridges In The World

Another reason why we need to make that climb to Mount Kinabalu is because it has one of the world’s largest suspension bridges Via Ferrata. The Via Ferrata was one of the longest suspension bridges in the world before it was taken over by Mount Kenya in 2012.

Your Trip Wouldn’t Be Complete Without The Hike

Visiting Mount Kinabalu and not hiking the mountain would feel like a waste, as that is the highlight of the area. It’s like playing online casino games and not using any of the free spins and bonus prizes that the game gives you. Therefore, a visit to Mount Kinabalu without a hike up the mountain just doesn’t feel right. Besides, as hard as it may be, trust us, as soon as you get to the summit you will get a breathtaking view that is like no other in the world. 

See the Poring Hot Springs in Ranu

Indulge in a warm dip at Poring Hot Springs in Ranau town. Opt for the big hot spring pool or individual open bath tubs, where the water still originates from the natural hot spring despite the man-made tubs. Unlike Japanese hot springs, you can wear your favorite swimsuits or even t-shirt and shorts at Poring Hot Springs. Make your visit complete by exploring the Poring canopy walkway, butterfly farm, Poring Orchid Conservation Centre, the tropical garden, and the Rafflesia flower site.