Water Stops are available at every hut. There is a large tank stored
with free 'untreated water' but the water is safe to drink. The free
drinking water constantly being fed by pipes leading down from clean
water sourced high up the mountain.
Mount Kinabalu - Preparation Checklist
Here are some tips to ensure that you are well prepared before
attempting to climb the mountain.
Ensure you have already confirmed your
accommodation on the mountain with Sutera Sanctuary Lodges for the
first night of your climb. You will not be allowed to climb if you
do not have a place to stay. Camping on the mountain is strictly
forbidden. Refer to our Climber's Package arrangement for more
information on accommodation options and food.
In addition to the above, you are also
required to bring some money with you to pay to the Sabah Park
authorities for the Park's entrance fee, mountain guide, climbing
permit, insurance, certificate, porter fee (optional) and transfer
to Timpohon Gate . This is separate from your accommodation which is
managed by Sutera Sanctuary Lodges.
Conduct a fitness check. Make sure your
legs are fit and ready for the journey up and down the mountain. Be
a responsible traveller. Bring the necessary medication required if
you are prone to altitude sickness. As it is only a two day, one
night climb you are still advised to partake in some regular
exercise prior to the climb.
Please do not attempt to climb the
mountain if you have the following medical conditions :
In any case, should you feel unfit to climb or possess any other
medical condition that will pose any danger or hamper your climb
then please do not attempt this exercise.
The best investment for any climber is a
good pair of shoes to protect your feet from the mountain terrain.
Shoes with a good sole and grip is recommended to prevent from
accidents due to unforeseen weather conditions.
Remember to pack light. The more items you
bring with you will only add to the burden on your shoulders during
the journey up. Ideally, the weight of your bag pack should be less
Necessary items for the mountain climb
Energy food i.e. chocolate bars, biscuits, glucose tablets
A head torch
A raincoat or poncho
A small bottle of water
A pair of gloves
An extra pair of socks
A cap or beanie
Do not destroy or remove any plant or
It is an offence to remove plants and/or animals and to shoot, trap
and/or collect any wildlife.
Take only pictures, leave only footprints.
Do not litter
Dispose of rubbish with a thought for the environment. Clean up if
need be after those who don't. help keep the environment clean and
pure as nature intended it to be.
Do not bring heavily packaged products
These mean large quantities of paper and plastic wrappings to
discard after use. Minimize the amount of disposable material.
Do not bring pets
Pets are not allowed into the park as they may introduce diseases to
isolated populations or may escape and become wild.
Do respect the silence of nature
Do not bring cassette players and radios that may disturb wildlife
or those who wish to observe them. Be considerate.
Do be extra careful with inflammable
Make sure fires are fully extinguished. Do not smoke if you can
avoid it. Cigarettes can cause bush fires. Observe all safety rules.
DO NOT CLIMB if you have a history of
suffering from the following ailments :
Any other sickness that may be triggered
by severe cold, exertion, and high altitude
Help preserve Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia' First World Heritage
While you are in the Park, please observe the rules and regulations
of the Park. It is an offence under Parks Enactment, 1984 to deface,
damage, set fire to or remove anything existing inside the Park or
to introduce any plants or animals into this Park without the
written approval of the Director of Sabah Parks.
Please help to protect the environment. Do
not litter or leave any rubbish behind on the mountain. Please bring
down all the rubbish you brought up this mountain.