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What to Expect

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.

What You Will Do

Day 1

Kota Kinabalu – Kinabalu National Park

(- / L / D)

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.

Day 02

Summit of Mount Kinabalu

(B / L / D )

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.

Day 03

Summit – Kota Kinabalu

(B / L / -)

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.

Choice of accommodation

Sutera Sanctuary Lodge - Sutera Sanctuary Lodge

Kinabalu Lodge

Laban Rata Resthouse - Laban Rata Resthouse


Our ‘3D2N MOUNT KINABALU’ package includes:

  • • Daily accommodations at above stated hotels
  • • Meals – 2 Breakfast, 3 Lunch and 2 Dinner
  • • Meals – 2 Breakfast, 3 Lunch and 2 Dinner
  • • Meals – 2 Breakfast, 3 Lunch and 2 Dinner
  • • Public Liability Insurance

Our ‘3D2N MOUNT KINABALU’ package does NOT include:

  • • Visa fee / arrangements if applicable
  • • Any alcoholic beverages
  • • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone call, room service, mini bar, etc
  • • Personal health and travel insurance
  • • Gratuities/tipping for driver and/or guide and porterage
  • • Any High Season and Peak/Festive season surcharge (see pricing above)
  • • Any additional Excursion/Optional tours/Activites that are not mentioned in the itinerary
  • • Any domestic or international flights
  • • Any Local Tax (Tourism Tax, Heritage Tax, etc) and Conservation Fees (to be paid by guest in destination

Good to know

  • • The pick-up time from outskirt hotels, eg Nexus & Rasa Ria will be at 9:00 to 9:30 AM. For hotels located south of city, e.g. Beringgis Resort, the pick-up time will be at 7:30 AM. Pick up supplement will be imposed accordingly.
  • • Physical fitness is required.
  • • What to Bring (recommended): Raincoat, warm clothing, wind breaker, drinking water, hat, gloves, extra-thick socks, good torch, toiletries, towel and other items of personal use. Use good trekking shoes. It is advisable to bring a sleeping bag, because the heating systems in some rooms in Laban Rata are not very reliable.
  • • Things can get wet on the mountain, so a backpack raincover is highly recommended to ensure your hiking gear is protected from the rain.
  • • Cut-off time for Sayat-Sayat Check Point is 5:30am. Climbers who arrive at Sayat-Sayat Check Point after 5:30am will not be allowed to proceed with summit climb.
  • • Summit closure due to bad weather will be advised by the park rangers or mountain guides for climbers’ personal health and safety reasons.

Terms & Condition

  • • Minimum 2 persons per booking
  • • The Park Permit is limited and the departure depends on the slot availability.
  • • All passports and visas must be valid at least 6 months from the date of entry into the country destination
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