Mount Kinabalu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located on the island of Borneo, has enticed millions of adventure seekers from all over the world to enjoy her breathtaking beauty and world-class climbing tours.
    Day 01: Kundasang - Timpohon Gate - Panabalam
    Day 02 marks our meeting with our guide for dinner. We had dinner together and discussed our Kinabalu program. It was the first day of our 1-night, 2-day Kinabalu trip. As per our program, we had breakfast in Kundasang and left for Kinabalu National Park to begin our climb. We carried our packed lunch for the day from Kundasang. We had to walk around 6 km today, but we also had to climb around 1200 to 1300 m in elevation, making it a challenging day. In the morning we were at 1900 meters above sea level, but we had to sleep at around 3300 meters above sea level. The trail was also not easy. All the trails in the Nepalese Himalayas were made by nature, making the hiking experience comfortable for everyone. Not so many ups and downs, but in Kinabalu, most of the trails are human-made. We have to walk through the wooden ladder most of the time, which is not flat as well. Here’s what you should know about day one:
    1. You must reach the Timpohon gate before 10.30 am. The gate closes after that, to allow people enough time to reach the mountain huts at Laban Rata.
    2. At the gate, first, you go through registration, and you pick up vouchers for your ‘all-inclusive food package’ for the dormitory.
    3. If you already have a guide he will arrange everything for you if you don’t have you will meet the guide, and you start the 6km hike to Laban Rata.
    4. The first day is mostly steps/stairs. It’s not too bad. If you’re fit, you could get back in 3 or 4 hours. If you’ve had a tough few months it will take 5 - 7 hours depending on your pace
    5. You reach Laban Rata, check-in. You find your dormitory bed (all the bedding is provided). Sort out your gear for the nighttime hike tomorrow morning
    6. Buffet dinner, and early to bed

    This two-day trek to the summit of Mount Kinabalu begins at the Timpohon Gate and includes seven shelters for water and food breaks. After reaching the 6km mark, check into Laban Rata Hut. It includes a restaurant with an outside patio that gives a wonderful view of the sunrise across the horizon.

    When staying at Laban Rata Hut, guests have the option of upgrading to a private room with an ensuite bathroom. Contact our tour expert for further information.

    You'll see and experience

    • Climb with New Friends from Around the World!
    • Mount Kinabalu Climb via Timpohon Trail
    • Low’s Peak Summit (Highest Elevation 4095.2M)

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    • Accommodation:Lodge
    • Meals:Dinner
    • Altitude:1,520m

    The adventure will normally begin with a pick-up around12noon onward (depending on accommodation and other guests

    Upon arrival at Kinabalu Park, we will register you for the climb the following day; you are then free to spend the day hiking the various trails of the beautiful Kinabalu Park and enjoy lunch based on your arrangement.

    At your own pace, enjoy dinner at Balsam Café, and be sure to get an early night’s sleep for your climb the following day.

    • Accommodation:Lodge
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Altitude:3,353 m

    Wake up for a buffet breakfast at Balsam Café, meet your guide and our driver around 8:30 – 9:00 am), collect your packed lunch for the day, and wait for your transfer to Timpohon Gate (1,829m).

    From here you will begin your climb to Laban Rata, your accommodation for the evening. Along the route to your accommodation, you will pass through four different elevation zones with notable vegetation and mammals.

    Keep your eye out for the famous pitcher-plants plants or the cheeky Kinabalu Mountain shrews, endemic to Mount Kinabalu.

    The average time to get to Laban Rata will take about 5 hours, this may vary depending on stops and your fitness level.

    Upon arrival, you will check into your accommodation for the evening and rest before your buffet dinner where you can enjoy the sunset from above the clouds. Once you finish, head to bed for an early night’s sleep after a long day of climbing.

    • Meals:Breakfast & Lunch
    • Altitude:4095m

    Wake up around 2:00 am to have a quick supper at Laban Rata before continuing the climb to the summit of Mount Kinabalu. Your headtorch will guide you through the dark as you make your way before sunrise.

    Reach Low’s Peak around the time the sun begins to make an appearance (weather dependent). Congratulations! You’ve successfully reached the highest point between the Himalayas and New Guinea, also the most prominent peak in S.E. Asia. With your guide, begin your descent back to Laban Rata as you enjoy the views of the Crocker Range plateaus, valleys, and nearby villages.

    Upon arrival at Laban rata, enjoy a well-deserved breakfast before checking out and meeting with your guide to begin the descent back to Timpohon gate. Once you reach back to Timophon gate, meet our driver who will transfer you to Park Headquarters where you can collect your certificate saying you’ve successfully conquered Mount Kinabalu.

    Have lunch at Balsam Café while waiting for any other climbers to return to Park Headquarters before departing together back to Kota Kinabalu. The normal departure time from Kinabalu Park is around 3 – 4 pm depending on other climbers, arriving back to Kota Kinabalu around 5-6 pm.

    Cost Details

    • Return Transfer from Kota Kinabalu City to Kinabalu Park
    • Meals (2B, 2L, 2D, 1S)
    • 2 nights Accommodation: 1 night at Kinabalu Park Lodge / 1 night at Laban Rata – Private Room
    • Entrance Fee
    • Mountain Guide
    • Climbing Insurance
    • Climbing Permit
    • Certificate
    • FREE Gift
    • Air Ticket
    • Personal travel insurance
    • Porter fee
    • Any items not mentioned

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