Two of us went to Kinabalu via Timpohon Gate on 29 – 30 August 2008 as part of our honeymoon trip. I can say that we were lucky. I got confirmation about the lodge in Laban Rata just 2 weeks before the trip. We were so fortunate, it was in the middle of summer time.
Kinabalu is the highest peak in Borneo’s Crocker Range. It is located in the East Malaysian state of Sabah and is protected as Kinabalu National Park, a World Heritage Site. Standing beautifully at 4095.25 m asl and is attract thousands of visitors from all over the world every year.
Mount Kinabalu is not a volcano. According to Wikipedia, this mountain is essentially a massive pluton formed from granodiorite which is intrusive into sedimentary and ultrabasic rocks, and forms the central part, or core, of the Kinabalu massif. The granodiorite is intrusive into strongly folded strata, probably of Eocene to Miocene age, and associated ultrabasic and basic igneous rocks. It was pushed up from the earth’s crust as molten rock millions of years ago. In geological terms, it is a very young mountain as the granodiorite cooled and hardened only about 10 million years ago. It reveals Mount Kinabalu as the youngest granite pluton in the world.