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Overview

Mount Kinabalu Borneo’s Highest Mountain towers at 4,095m. Stay overnight at a base camp of 3,272m before the start of your summit trek in time for a breathtaking sunrise over Sabah. Spend a pre-night in a comfortable Lodge in Kinabalu Park, Malaysia’s first UNESCO World Heritage site declared in 2000. The park is home to a wide range of habitats, from rich tropical lowland and hill rainforest to tropical mountain forest, sub-alpine forest and scrub on the higher elevations.

Trip Highlights

Mount Kinabalu Climb

Summit Mount Kinabalu

Take a challenging hike to the top of Southeast Asia’s highest mountain, being rewarded with a remarkable sunrise view.

Capture unforgettable images

Be sure to charge the camera batteries as the two-day hike is filled with stunning views and great photo opportunities.

Discover exotic flowers and plants

Take a guided tour of Kinabalu’s botanical gardens to learn about the mountain’s diverse eco-system.

Itinerary

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Kota Kinabalu - Kinabalu National Park

Transfer from Kota Kinabalu City to Kinabalu National Park: (85KM) 1.5 hours Botanical Gardens walk time up to: 2 hours

Featuring some of the most important biological diversities in the world and being the 20th most prominent points, climbing Mt Kinabalu is the highlight of many. This massive granodiorite mountain is an impressive climb and achieved with a steady focus and determination.

09:00 Transfer to Mt Kinabalu National Park with a warm up walk through the Sabah Parks Botanical Garden.

13:00 Take a buffet lunch at the Balsam Café in the park before checking in to the National Park Lodge (check in time is 1400). On arrival, the Guide will assist with National Park Registration and Mountain Guide allocation for the following day.

This afternoon at leisure to wander the trails in the park. A simple local Dinner is included at the Balsam Café.

NB: Porters are available from the National Park Headquarters and to be arranged directly via Cash payment MYR13 / 1kg. A Walking stick can be of great benefit to you for the climb (particularly on descent) and can be rented locally for MYR10 per stick.

Overnight Kinabalu Lodge – ROH

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Kinabalu National Park - Mt Kinabalu

Hiking to Laban Rata: 5-6 hours

07:00 Arise early for breakfast and walk down to the National Park Headquarters to meet the Mountain Guide who will assist with the registration for the climb, Sabah Parks allocate an experienced National Park Trekking Guide (NB: Ratio of 2 children (under 16yrs) to a National Park Guide. EG: 2AD & 2CH will require 2 Local Guides).

08:00 Transport to Timpohon Gate is by shuttle (Gate closes to climbers at 10.00). It is recommended that you aim to commence the climb no later than 0800. Best approach to this climb, is to take it slow and steady and break periodically at the rest stops – not just to rest but to engage with the stunning scenery that surrounds you and changes as you move closer to the overnight resthouse of Laban Rata, at 3270m.

A packed Lunch is provided for the Climb

Dinner will be a simple Buffet at Laban Rata Guesthouse

Overnight Laban Rata Guesthouse.

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Mt Kinabalu / Kinabalu National Park / Kota Kinabalu

Hiking to the Mt Kinabalu summit: approx. 3-4 hour Descending to Timpohon Gate: approx..4 hours Transfer from Kinabalu Park to Kota Kinabalu City: (85KM) 1.5 hours

01:30 Wake up and have an early morning breakfast. Dress warm, day packs ready for the long but exciting day ahead.

02:30 Head torches ready and start hiking to the summit by torchlight with the aim to catch the sunrise on Low’s Peak at 0545. The trail this morning takes up to 3 hours. Climbing 800m on subalpine terrain be challenged by several steps and a final leg to the summit with assistance from a rope.

06:30 Watch the day dawn from the peak before descending to Laban Rata for breakfast.

Slowly descend the mountain, perhaps taking a Ginger Tea at Laban Rata to celebrate your achievement (own account). Return to Timpohon Gate for your shuttle transfer to National Park Headquarters where you take a simple local lunch at Balsam Café.

Meet your Guide & Driver and return to your Kota Kinabalu.

“An itinerary may at times be altered by our guides due to local conditions, the skill of participants and other unexpected circumstances. Our priority is always the experience and safety of our clients.”

Important Information

Our services include:

  • Accommodation in a shared twin, dorm or shared double room in selected hotel
  • Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • English Speaking Guide for Transfers
  • English speaking local Mountain Guide (Max 5 Pax in a group for every guide) (for other languages supplements apply)
  • Daily drinking water
  • Mt. Kinabalu Insurance
  • Mt. Kinabalu Climbing Permit
  • Mt. Kinabalu Certificate

Our services do not include:

  • Other meals than mentioned
  • Other services than mentioned
  • International and Domestic Flights
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
  • Tips, Travel insurance (must include helicopter evacuation for Borneo)
  • Visa for Malaysia
  • Camera/video entrance fees
  • Tourism tax

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