Kinabalu Park is a place where nature lovers will be delighted to discover a rich variety of flora and fauna, found on the mountain at different altitudes. Standing majestically at the summit, some 4,095 metres above sea level, Mount Kinabalu is the highest mountain between the Himalayas to the northwest and New Guinea to the southeast. It is one of the safest and most conquerable peaks in the world—provided that you’re reasonably healthy and physically fit.
This trip takes you on an awe-inspiring trek through the Kinabalu National Park. Hike through nature trails towards Laban Rata at 3,353 metres for dinner and overnight, then in the early morning, start your journey towards the summit at 4,095 metres with your assigned mountain guide. Upon reaching the top of the mountain, you will be presented with a Certificate of Achievement at the National Park office; the perfect souvenir from your adventures.
Kota Kinabalu – Kinabalu National Park
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8.00 AM pick up from a city hotel for a 2-hour journey to Kinabalu National Park. Within its boundaries, you will find lowland rain forest, mountain vegetation, conifers and other alpine flora. After the guided nature trail, you will have lunch. After a video presentation of the Park, take a guided mountain garden walk. In the late afternoon, you can either relax and enjoy the tropical scenery or explore the many nature trails before settling in for dinner. Overnight at local lodge or Park accommodation.
Summit of Mount Kinabalu
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After breakfast, register with the Park Officer for your climb on Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in Southeast Asia. We start the climb towards the Power Station at 1,829 metres and from there begin your trek on the summit trail. Along the way, look for wild orchids, ferns, pitcher plants and rhododendrons. A boxed lunch will be served. Arrive at Laban Rata, at 3,353 metres (approximately 3:00 PM). The accommodation is basic (bunk beds in dormitory style) and simple with electricity and hot water. Overnight.
Summit – Kota Kinabalu
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In the morning, commence your ascent for the final trek to the summit. When you reach the 4,095 metres milestone, congratulations, you are now on top of the roof of Southeast Asia! Rest and enjoy the beautiful sunrise. We descend to Laban Rata for breakfast. After breakfast, continue to descend to the Power Station, arriving at approximately 12:00 PM. A van will transfer you to the Park’s Headquarters. Continue overland to Kota Kinabalu and we expect to arrive approximately at 5:00 PM.
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