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Overview

Trek the nature trails of rainforests, valleys and rivers while passing open rice fields and cottage industries on the foothills of Kota Kinabalu. Be welcomed by the villagers of Tanak Nabalu Homestay in Lobong Lobong Village and get an authentic experience of culture, rituals, food and their daily lives.

Trip Highlights

Dusun Trek And Homestay Soft Adventure

Visit Tambatuon Eco Village


Begin the trek at Tambatuon Eco Village and catch a glimpse into local life and the beautiful Kedamaian River.

Trek the foothills of Kota Kinabalu


Trek through rainforests, valleys and rivers passing by rice paddies, farmland to the backdrop of Mount Kinabalu. 

Homestay at Lobong Lobong Village


Settle into a designated homestay and indulge in an evening of local food and entertainment. 

Itinerary

1

Tambatuon – Lobong Lobong

Transfer from Kota Kinabalu to Tambatuon village (71km): 2 hours Trek from Tambatuon Village to Lobong Lobong: up to 6 hours (12km) Difficulty: Medium

Meet the driver and guide at 07:00 and be transferred for 2 hours from Kota Kinabalu to the Eco Village of Tambatuon located in the foothills of Mount Kinabalu in a beautiful valley by the Kedamaian River. This is a traditional Dusun Village where there is a chance to catch a glimpse into the life of the villagers.

First, be introduced to the local trekking guides and go on a short tour around Tambatuon Eco Village before departing at 09:00 for the 6-hour trek to Tanak Nabalu Homestay situated in Lobong Lobong Village at the base of Mount Kinabalu.

Today’s trek will pass the valley between the two villages. Trekking through rice paddies, farmland and some jungle trails to the backdrop of Mount Kinabalu. Start the trek over Tambatuon’s famous suspension bridge before taking a gentle trek on flat terrain meandering alongside a beautiful river flowing from Mount Kinabalu. 

Stop for a packed lunch enroute and enjoy the surrounding scenery. Listen to the guides as they explain the local farming techniques, river harvesting, rubber tapping and fruits and vegetables grown in the plantations of this fertile land.

Trek through open plantations before a short and undulating trail through the rainforest and over a shallow river. There are some short but steep climbs before the final stretch as the trail opens up between villages. 

Arrive at  Lobong Lobong Village late afternoon to a warm welcome from the villages. Settle into the designated families’ homestay (twin rooms with communal toilet and showers). Tuck into light snacks served by family.

Dinner will be served before meeting in the communal hall for evening entertainment of local music, dancing and a cultural show.

Overnight at Tanak Nabalu Homestay

2

Lobong Lobong Departure

This morning relax around the village or join in a variety of activities with the local villagers (activities will vary depending on season). Learn the planting and harvesting of rice and how to make traditional rice wine. Taste some of the rice wine before taking a walk around the village and to the nearby plantation to learn about the local villagers’ livelihood.

Enjoy Lunch at the homestay before saying goodbye to the villagers and continuing back to Kota Kinabalu or onwards to Kinabalu Park. 

Please note: Departures from other destination that will be unable to meet the 09:00 Start time at Tambatuon Village can do the Program in Reverse and trek from the village of Lobong Lobong to Tambatuon. Please ask the local Travel Consultant for the program in reverse.

Important Information

Our services include:

  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room
  • Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • Transfers by Air- conditioned Vehicle
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Local Trekking Guide
  • Water
  • Park Conservation Fees

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 Malaysia)
  • Visa for Malaysia
  • Camera/video entrance fees
  • Tourism tax

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