Located in the state of Saba, on the Eastern portion of Malaysia, Mount Kinabalu is not only the highest peak in the Malay Archipelago, but it also is the 20th most prominent mountain in the world—and there’s more to this mountain than its height.
Mount Kinabalu, and the areas surrounding it, are often considered some of the most interesting biological sites on earth, and surveys of the area suggest that it is loaded with an incredible variety of animal and plant species with some reports suggesting there are up to 6000 species of plants, over 300 species of birds and over 100 species of mammals inhabiting Mount Kinabalu and the surrounding area.
Mount Kinabalu is also pretty straightforward to summit, and Mount Kinabalu’s Low’s Peak (the summit of the mountain) can be climbed by almost anyone in moderate to good physical condition. You don’t even need mountaineering equipment.
For more information on Mount Kinabalu and all the experiences available in the region check out the Malaysia Tourism page on Mount Kinabalu.