Climbing Fees On Mount Kinabalu Will Be Increased Starting 1st January 2023

Tourists and climbers of Mount Kinabalu will meet with a noticeable increase in the price of its parks starting next year. 


The State Tourism, Culture, and Environment Ministry will be imposing a higher conservation feed on Sabah Parks’ visitors effective 1st January 2023. 

“Yes, there is an increment of fee at all Sabah Parks areas as announced by Tourism, Culture and Environment minister Datuk Jafry Ariffin in May.

“It will take effect on Jan 1, 2023,” he stated.

The Sabah Parks is the statutory body where climbers can oversee various attractions, including Kinabalu Park, Crocker Range Park, Pulau Tiga Park, Sipadan Island Park, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Turtle Islands Park, Tawau Hills Park, Tun Sakaran Marine Park, Tun Mustapha Park.

The increased fees are decided to overcome the rising costs of the park’s management and operations and meet Sabah Park’s goal to achieve sustainable financing by 2025. 

Mount-Kinabalu- stated the price of the Mount Kinabalu Climb Permit for local adults will increase from RM50 to RM100 and RM30 to RM50 for local kids.

While the fee for foreign adults will increase from RM200 to RM400 and RM80 to RM200 for foreign kids.

For those who plan to visit the park without climbing to the peak, the entrance fee will also increase from RM3 to RM10 for local adults and RM1 to RM5 for local kids.

The entrance fee for foreign adults will also increase from RM15 to RM50 and RM10 to RM25 for foreign kids.

No entrance fee charges will be applied for children 12 years old and below, elders 60 years old and above and Disabled (OKU).

If you wish to have a mountain guide, the rate will increase from RM230 to RM350. A guide will serve a group of a maximum of five climbers aged 16 years and above and will only serve a group of two climbers aged below 16 years at the same price. 

Check out the full prices below:

Image Credit: Mount Kinabalu

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Source: Mount Kinabalu, New Straits Times

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