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Overview

Kinabalu Park is a very special place for climbers and non-climbers alike; it is now both a World Heritage site and the Centre for Plant Diversity in South East Asia. From tropical lowland to sub-alpine forest offers such a rich variety of species, look for rhododendrons, pitcher plants and some of the world’s rarest orchids as you ascend the forested trails and try to spot one of 90 recorded lowland mammals.

Once you reach the altitude of around 3,200 above sea level you will find the last accommodation before the summit – Laban Rata Lodge, which is a great place to lay your head and refuel before continuing your adventure at first light. There is a snack shop as well as a simple restaurant and the views are wonderful; and there is a friendly vibe, as fellow climbers share their excitement and the day’s adventures. The accommodation is simple with comfortable bunk beds in rooms shared by four to six guests of the same sex with shared bathrooms. Early bookers can request one of the small number of private rooms.

The climate at these elevations can be chilly and the rooms on this tour are not heated so pack some warmer layers and gloves for the early morning trek, plus a rainproof coat in case of rain. A full list of what to bring is below under Important Information.

The number of climbers allowed on the mountain peaks at any one time is limited to 135 per day, which will enhance the experience for you and means that you should book early to guarantee a space. (DTM)

Please note children under 16 years will require a dedicated Mountain Guide, one guide for every two children. It is recommended that children should be 10 years and above on this climb due to the numerous steps and steep slopes.

Details

Day 1 - Kota Kinabalu – Kinabalu Park (Lunch & Dinner Included)

After breakfast, depart your hotel in Kota Kinabalu, for the approximately 2-hour drive to Kinabalu Park. Join in the guided walk along one of the forest trails, visit the Mountain Garden and watch a slide show for an appreciation of the park’s unique ecosystem with orchids and plants that are found only in Kinabalu. Tonight, enjoy dinner and stay in the park lodgings in a twin-bedded room.

Day 2 - Kinabalu Park – Laban Rata (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included)

After breakfast meet your mountain guide at 8:00am at the Park HQ and proceed to the summit trail. Trek the summit trail through tropical oak and chestnut forests, up to the sub-alpine forest, with a packed lunch stop en-route in a trail shelter. Once you have reached an elevation of approximately 3,200 m above sea level, you will stop for some food and rest in the climber’s rest house at Laban Rata.

Day 3 - Laban Rata - Kinabalu Park - Kota Kinabalu (Breakfast & Lunch Included)

Depart at 3:00am and proceed to the summit in time for the sunrise. Return to Laban Rata Restaurant for breakfast before descending to Park Headquarters for a light lunch. At 3:00pm, depart Kinabalu Park for Kota Kinabalu City and return to your hotel.

  • Transportation
  • Park entrance fees, climbing permit, climbing insurance, mountain guide
  • Meals as stated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Accommodation in non-heated dormitory style bunk bed (share room with other climbers)

Services Excluded

  • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
  • Drinks with meals
  • Porter, certificate

What to bring:

  • Good walking shoes
  • Raincoat
  • Sun block
  • Insect repellent
  • Torch or flashlight
  • Gloves
  • Change of clothing, windbreaker or warm clothing
  • Items of personal use
  • Energy bars or sweets
  • Water bottle
  • Camera (optional)

Please note children under 16 years will require a dedicated Mountain Guide, one guide for every two children. It is recommended that children should be 10 years and above on this climb due to the numerous steps and steep slopes.

If you are on any medication, please ensure you have sought approval from your doctor before climbing.

The weather information shown below refers to the first stop on the tour, call us and speak to one of our travel experts for the most up-to-date forecasts and weather details for your tour.

TODAY 94ºF
FRI 75ºF
SAT 82ºF
SUN 96ºF
MON 95ºF
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average Temperature (Fahrenheit) Average Rainfall (Inches)
90ºF
90ºF
90ºF
90ºF
91ºF
90ºF
90ºF
91ºF
91ºF
91ºF
91ºF
90ºF
7
6
7
7
5
4
3
2
2
5
8
6

Average Temperature (Fahrenheit) Average Rainfall (Inches)

Jan
90ºF
7
Feb
90ºF
6
Mar
90ºF
7
Apr
90ºF
7
May
91ºF
5
Jun
90ºF
4
Jul
90ºF
3
Aug
91ºF
2
Sep
91ºF
2
Oct
91ºF
5
Nov
91ºF
8
Dec
90ºF
6

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