Mount Kinabalu is located in Sabah, East Malaysia. It is the key attraction in Kinabalu Park which had been designated as Malaysia’s first World Heritage Site in the natural site category in December 2000. The highest peak of Mount Kinabalu is 4,095.2 meters above sea level.

Climbing Mount Kinabalu require 2 days, but a more comfortable climb will take 3 days. This is recommended for climbers to acclimatise to the altitude and fully enjoy the rich biological diversity.

Climbing Mount Kinabalu does not require special skills. Climbers of all ages can climb but climbers must be reasonably fit and free from sickness that may be triggered by high altitude.

This mountain can be climbed all year round. Due to limited accommodation, it is highly recommended to book 6 to 8 months prior to your climb of Mount Kinabalu.

Brief Itinerary:

Day 1: Kota Kinabalu – Kinabalu Park. Overnight in Kinabalu Park (dinner)

Day 2: Kinabalu Park – Laban Rata. Overnight in Laban Rata mountain huts (breakfast, packed lunch, dinner)

Day 3: Laban Rata – Summit – Kinabalu Park – Kota Kinabalu. (supper, breakfast, lunch)

day 4:  Free & easy until time for transfer to airport for flight departure. (no meals)

Note: Stay additional night at Kota Kinabalu city hotel of your choice. We do not recommend climbers to fly out from Kota Kinabalu immediately after the climb.

Variations of Mount Kinabalu Climbing Packages

There are 2 types of climb that a normal hiker do. The normal hike and the hike that includes Via Ferrata activity. Climbers will stay at Laban Rata Resthouse for a night before commencing the summit trail at 2AM the following morning. For climbers who have decided that they want to take on the Via Ferrata challenge will automatically put a night at Pendant Hut (which is located next to Laban Rata Resthouse) prior to summit hike.

Via Ferrata climb takes you to the summit too. After descending from the summit and before reaching Laban Rata, you will take a detour out the normal hike trail to take on the Via Ferrata challenge. There are 2 types of Via Ferrata:- Walk The Torq (for beginners) and Low’s Peak Circuit (for intermediate)

After the earthquake in 5.6.2015, the park’s management had rebuilt new trail leading to the Sayat-Sayat Gate after Laban Rata.  There are 2 new trails now open for climbers, i.e. Ranau Trail and Kota Belud Trail.  Ranau Trail is the standard trail used by all climbers. Kota Belud trail is rocky and more challenging. Climbers will see themselves having to use slight upper body strength, coordination of steps and should not be afraid of heights as some parts consist of only a stepping platform. The ropes and steps are nailed into the rocks. Additional guides are needed for this trail with a ratio of 3 climbers to 1 guide.

List of Optional Tours:

–  Mt Trusmadi Climb (2nd highest mountain in Malaysia)

– 2D1N via  Wayaan Kaingaran (Tambunan)

– 3D2N or 4D3N via Wayaan Mannan (Sinua, Sook, Keningau)

–  Mt Tambuyukon Climb (3rd highest mountain in Malaysia) – 4D3N starting from Monggis

–  Padas or Kiulu White Water Rafting

–  Island Tour : Manukan, Sapi, Mamutik, Mari-Mari Sepanggar and Mantanani Island (day trip or 2D1N trip)

–  Mari-Mari Cultural Village

–  Poring Hot Spring/Sabah Tea Garden/Luanti Fish Spa &  Desa Cattle Farm

–  Tip of Borneo/Traditional Longhouse Stay

–  Klias Proboscis Monkey & Firefly Cruise

–  Pulau Tiga Island Volcano Mud trip

–  Tour with Homestay programme

–  Sandakan and Kinabatangan Tour

–  Semporna Island Tour (Sibuan, Pom-Pom, Mabul and Kapalai)

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Above is a sample itinerary. Our team can arrange the right expedition tailored to your needs.
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