We did the 2 days 1 night BB5E Lemaing 2 - Pamantangan Trail. This time was an unforgettable adventure. It was really a hard hike for us 45y office workers. But also my 20y sportive daughter was pretty exhausted. From pick up to drop off everything was very well organised and worked like a charme. The leech socks came in handy.
Day 1 includes a drive to the starting point with a nice stop at a viewpoint to Mt. Kinabalu where you also can fill up your water reserve, have a coffee or buy fruits. The 6km hike feels much more and took us 6 hours. Day 2 is 2x1,5km - waterfall and back - and another 2km from Pamantangan hut to the village after lunch and another bath. We finally arrived back at the hotel 18:00. During the hike you cross the water multiple times which also allows you to fill up your bottles. Pamantangan hut lies beautifully at small waterfall and having a swim there was a great reward after the hike. The food they prepare is great.
The main hike is hard. The guide has a good speed and respects needs for breaks. He explains a lot about the plants and fruits. We did our lunch great at 1400m at a nice viewpoint on Mt. Kinabalu. We had no issues with mosquitos and the night in the hut was peaceful with the sound of the water and the jungle. Thanks for the great adventure, Thanks Oviera for the help with the planning and booking. Thanks Ehing for getting as through the jungle and thanks to our two lovely cooks at the hut.