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Timpohon or Mesilau trail?

Kuala Lumpur...
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Timpohon or Mesilau trail?

Hi there,

I'll be climbing Mt Kinabalu next month. I came to know that there are 2 trails leading up: Mesilau and Timpohon. Which one is more recommended for beginners? Is the Timpohon trail shorter but also steeper? Thanks for the help!

Kota Kinabalu, Sanah
8 posts
1. Re: Timpohon or Mesilau trail?

i suggest u to take the Timpohon trail for beginners.

London UK
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59 posts
1 review
2. Re: Timpohon or Mesilau trail?

Yep I agree Timpohon is more suited to beginners.

Mesilau is less trodden and you'll probably see more bird and plant life but its 2K longer which will make a big difference to the overall climb.

If you want to read a personal account of the climb from Timpohon with images visit:


3. Re: Timpohon or Mesilau trail?

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