Mesilau is a highland resort destination on the slopes of Mount Kinabalu, located 9km away from Kundasang town. Rising up to 2000 meters above sea-level, Mesilau is home to little Dusun villages and agricultural farms draped along the valley. Such high elevations result in a noticeably chilly environment with little ambient noise from surrounding montane jungles.
An alternative gateway to climb Gunung Kinabalu begins from Mesilau Substation of Kinabalu Park (closed till further notice), a route with more natural scenery and beautiful flora up to a checkpoint where it joins the main trail. The park also features resort accommodation and a natural garden with Nepenthes Rajah, the world's largest pitcher plant.