Mount Kinabalu Makes It To Lonely Planet's Most Epic Hiking Trails List
Malaysia's highest peak, Mount Kinabalu, was recently named as having one of the most thrilling hikes in the world by Lonely Planet
200 travel writers uncovered 50 of the best hiking trails in 30 countries... and our very own mountain in Sabah made the cut!
Mount Kinabalu is recorded to be the 20th highest mountain in the world towering at 13,435 feet above sea level
It is Malaysia's first UNESCO World Heritage Site among others, such as Gunung Mulu National Park and Kinabalu Park.
With its breathtaking sunsets and majestic viewpoints, Mount Kinabalu attracts thousands of climbers annually. It is said that an average climber takes roughly two days to scale up and down the mountain.
Other hiking trails in Asia that also made the list were the 88 Sacred Temples of Shikoku Pilgrimage in Japan, the Markha Valley in India, and the Gubeikou to Jinshanling on the Great Wall of China
From one-day trails to month-long hikes, Lonely Planet brings to life some of the world's best mountain trails captured through the eyes of their travellers.
Some other hikes recommended in the book are the 14 peaks of Snowdonia in Wales, Routeburn Track in New Zealand, and Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
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