Climbing Mt Kinabalu can be done in 2 days but a more comfortable climb in 3-days are recommended to acclimatise to the altitude and fully enjoy the rich biological diversity - the exotic rare plants, orchids, birds and many more.
While it does not require skills to do the climb, climbers must at least have a basic fitness level. Park regulations require climbers have to engage the services of a registered mountain guide.
The numbers of guides depend on the number of climbers. Porters services are available and recommended. Book and pay for your porter at the Kinabalu Park.
DAY 1 – KOTA KINABALU/ KINABALU PARK [D]
1130hrs: Pick up from hotel/resort in city. Drive on then to the Kinabalu National Park, some 1500m above sea level on the slopes of impressive Mount Kinabalu. It showcases lowland, montane, and alpine vegetation on a scale unrivalled elsewhere in the world. Malaysia’s first UNESCO World Heritage site, Kinabalu Park is one of the world’s most important biological sites. Dinner at the park and overnight.
Accommodation: Hill Lodge Cabin
Note: There are many trails in the park itself, if you wish to do more jungle walk, please get advice from the park ranger.
DAY 2 - PARK HQ / TIMP. GATE / ASCEND MOUNT KINABALU / LABAN RATA [B/L/D]
Breakfast at Park Restaurant. Thereafter, collect your packed lunch. Proceed to the Park HQ to register for the climb, meet your assigned mountain guide and apply for your ID TAG. Remember to wear your ID TAG at all times.You'll then be transferred to starting point – Timpohon Gate – where your journey and quest to the summit of Borneo’s highest mountain begins! The climb will take approximately 4-5 hours.The trek will pass by different vegetation zones from Oak and Chestnut to mossy and eventually to alpine type of vegetation. Arrive and check into one of the assorted Laban Rata accommodation @3272m (non-heated dormitory beds) in the late afternoon. Buffet Dinner at Laban Rata restaurant and overnight.
DAY 3 - LOW’S PEAK / DESCEND MOUNT KINABALU / KOTA KINABALU [Supper/B/L]
(0200 hours) Wake up for early supper and depart for continuation of journey towards the summit of Mount Kinabalu.The journey up to the Low's peak @ 4,095m will test your fitness and determination. Depending on speed of trekking, you might be able to experience the glorious sunrise over the majestic Mt. Kinabalu if weather permits.
(0700 hours) Descend back to Laban Rata for late breakfast and check out. Trek down to Timpohon Gate for transfer back to the Kinabalu Park Headquarters.Congratulations, you can now collect your Certificate of Achievement!
Buffet Lunch will be served at the Balsam restaurant in Kinabalu Park. Transfer back to Kota Kinabalu City. Journey takes approx. 2 hrs.
MYR 1638.00 nett per person (Malaysian, min 2 pax)
MYR 2040.00 nett per person (International, min 2 pax)
Meals as Stated, 02 Nights’ Accommodation, Entrance Fee, Return Hotel Transfer (Seat-In-Coach), Return Transfer (Park HQ - Timpohon Gate - Park HQ), Mountain Guide (sharing with other climbers), Climbing Insurance, Climbing Permit, Certificate
Tourism Tax @ RM 10.00 per room/bed/night (to be paid upon check out), Porter Fees, Alcoholic Drinks, Optional Tipping & Any Items Not Mentioned
Things You Wish To Bring:
Things You Should Prepare For Mountain Climb:
Destination (return) Weight Rate
1. Timpohon - Laban Rata - Timpohon 10 kg RM130.00
2. Timpohon - Sayat-Sayat - Timpohon 10 kg RM150.00
3. Timpohon - Mt. Summit - Timpohon 10 kg RM160.00
*Maximum weight PER PORTER is 10 Kgs and additional weight will be charged base on daily rate Per Kg.
16 YEARS OLD AND ABOVE: One mountain guide is allowed to take maximum of five (5) climbers. Additional Mt Guide @ RM 230.00 p/guide
15 YEARS OLD AND BELOW: One mountain guide is allowed to take maximum of two (2) climbers. Additional Mt Guide @ RM 230.00 p/guide
Our rates are costed based on ONE (1) Mt Guide, hence additional Mt Guide for children is to be paid directly to Sabah Parks upon registration.
Climbers who reached Timpohon Gate after 1600hrs, a fee of RM 15.00 per hour/guide is chargeable and to be paid directly to the mountain guide on the spot.
Water at Laban Rata is not treated. For safe drinking water, bottled water is available for sale at Laban Rata shop.
Check in time at Laban Rata is 1300hrs and check out time is 1030hrs the following day
An additional charge of RM 100.00 per hour will be imposed for any check out later than 1030hrs
In the event of cancellation of a booking, a written notice must be made and the following cancellation charges will apply:-
50 days or more……… 50% of total tour package
21 to 49 days………….. 75% of total tour package
14 to 20 days………….. 85% of total tour package
04 to 13 days………….. 95% of total tour package
Less than 04 days or No Show ~ 100% of total tour package
REFUND POLICY: Unfortunately, there is no refund under any circumstances including, but not limited to, summit closure due to bad weather, Act of God, being refused climb by Sabah Parks’ rangers or mountain guides due to your personal health and safety reasons or any other reasons that may affect the authorities’ decision to disallow you to summit.
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