A new trail leading adventure seekers up Mount Kinabalu is due to open on December 1, 2015, on a two-month trial period. The number of climbers using the new route has been limited to between 100 and 120 people a day, allowing a more pleasurable and safer experience.
Destination Asia Malaysia have all the formalities in place to organize climbing expeditions on the mountain for those eager to test the new route. The new trail up to the highest point, Low’s Peak at 4,095 meters follows a higher and steeper elevation. The new trail presents even more spectacular views of the surrounding forests, rocky plateau and beyond. The existing route from Laban Rata (3,272 meters) to the summit is still under construction following an earthquake earlier this year. The new summit trail is safer compared to the previous one used by climbers and was selected on the advice of international mountaineering experts and geologists from Japan.