Summit of Kinabalu
Tour Name
3D2N
Duration
2
Minimum Travellers
Kota Kinabalu Airport or city hotel in Kota Kinabalu
Pick up point

About this tour

Conquer South-East Asia's greatest peak, Mount Kinabalu, whilst combining it with a nature guided tour of the surrounding UN world heritage park. Spend the first day sightseeing and acclimatising to the altitude. Start your ascent with our mountain guide on the second day and be immersed in the mountain highland surroundings, staying overnight on the mountain before making your way to the summit early the next morning for a once in a lifetime experience of seeing the sunrise high above the clouds. Return for boasting privileges of conquering one of the world's great mountains.

Tour Highlights

  • Visit Kinabalu Park, a UN World Heritage Site
  • Climb up Mt. Kinabalu, South-East Asia's greatest peak

Excluded

    Camera fee and items not mentioned. English speaking guide (subject to availability) and porter for Mt. trekking available on request at a surcharge.

Included

Tours and transfers, accommodation and meals specified, permit fee, insurance, certificate, Private Mountain Guide and English speaking guide (Kinabalu Park tour only).

Excluded

    Camera fee and items not mentioned. English speaking guide (subject to availability) and porter for Mt. trekking available on request at a surcharge.
Day 1

Kota Kinabalu - Kinabalu Park

Ascent via Timpohon Gate Route

Expected time of departure: 0800hrs

Drive 2 hours overland to the foothills of Mt. Kinabalu. Have a short stop at Pekan Nabalu market to savour local fruits in season. Then, visit the Kinabalu Natural History Gallery and Mountain Garden in Kinabalu Park Headquarters. If weather permits, take a refreshing guided walk on one of the trails in the cool surrounding to explore the montane forest. Temperature at the park is around 14℃ - 25℃. Overnight in Kundasang (Stay in Twin Beded room).

Mountain Guide, who is registered under the jurisdiction of Sabah Parks Authority is compulsory for all mountain climbers. Majority of the mountain guide can only converse in basic English language. Licensed English Speaking Guide for mount climbing is available on request at a surcharge and subject to availability.

It is recommended that all climbers should have themselves medically checked before attempting any mountain climb. If you have a history of suffering from the following ailments, it is highly recommended that you should refrain from climbing: Hypertension, diabetes, palpitation, arthritis, heart disease, severe anemia, peptic ulcers, epileptic fits, obesity (overweight), chronic asthma, muscular cramps, hepatitis (jaundice) or any other disease which may hamper the climber.

Meals : Lunch and Dinner
Day 2

Kinabalu Park

Transfer to Timpohon Gate at 6,000 ft (1,828m) to start the 4-6 hours trek with mountain guide to the overnight accommodation (dormitory), with common bathroom and restaurant at Laban Rata at 10,700 ft (3,261m). Do not forget to look around for some of the floras especially unique pitcher plants along the trail. Temperature is around 5℃ - 10℃.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Kinabalu Park - Mount Kinabalu - Transfer out

Start ascent at 3am to reach the summit at 13,435 ft (4,095.2m), just in time for the sunrise at 6am. After photography, return to Park HQ for late high tea and at 1430hrs, transfer back to Kota Kinabalu.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Things to Bring

Please bring along your passport, sun block lotion, personal toiletries, hat, good walking/trekking shoes, windbreaker, warm clothing, towel, torchlight, waterproof gloves, raincoat, water bottle, energy food and personal med

Borneo Eco Tours is moving towards a plastic-free environment, so, please join our movement by bringing your own refillable water bottle during your time with us.

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