HOTSPRING GARDEN HOTEL
Located from 400m from Poring National Park Ranau, 89300 Sabah.
Poring Hotspring is situated about 40 km from the Mount Kinabalu Park Headquarters. “Poring” is a Kadazandusun word for the bamboo species growing in the area. Poring is in the lowlands, a complete contrast to the Park HQ.
Soak away the sore ache of muscles in the hot sulphuric minerals of the springs, which are claimed to have curative powers.
Walk amidst the 41 metre high canopy walkway of the Menggaris tree, known as the King of the Forest, which offers a spectacular view of the Borneo Rainforest flora and fauna and will rejuvenate your body and mind.
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Mount Kinabalu is Borneo's tallest mountain. You can climb to the top of Low's Peak (4,095.2m or 13,435.7ft above sea level). The height of the mountain is often given as 4,101m but recent satellite imaging has proven this to be incorrect.
Mount Kinabalu is known to be one of the most accessible mountains in the world. No specialized mountain climbing skills are required to ascend it, though along certain sections on the summit trail, hikers will need to rely on guide ropes to make the ascent and descent. The trail that most tourists use is described as a 'trek and scramble'. Locals are reported to begin climbing the mountain from the age of 3 and the oldest person to reach the peak was 80 years old. However, how much one enjoys the climb depends strongly on how fit you are and how well you acclimatise to the thin air at the higher levels.
Nevertheless, the mountain can be a dangerous place, especially during the rain or when there is mist. On average, every year one person gets into severe difficulty out of the estimated 20,000 people who attempt the climb. The higher slopes can be very slippery when it rains and dense fog reduces visibility to a few feet.