Embark on an active journey by conquering the stunning Mount Kinabalu, the highest peak in South East Asia. Accorded as the UNESCO World Heritage, it is a view not to be missed and marvel.

Booking period from 1 July 2020 to 30 September 2020
Climbing period
from 1 July 2020 to 31 January 2021

  • Laban Rata Resthouse

Buffet style. Vegetarians and special diets catered for.


Eating lounge (set time for meals), warm clothing rental.


You will be accompanied by Sabah Park’s mountain guide in small groups of up to 5pax.

Day 1

Met by our driver at your hotel in KK at 6:30 AM for the 2 hour journey to Kinabalu Park (breakfast on your own). Upon arrival, our driver will assist with registration and fees before dropping you off at Timpohon Gate, the start of climb, with your mountain guide.

The climb on the 1st day is 6km with an elevation gain of about 1,300 meters. This takes 4 – 6 hours depending on fitness, and there are rest stops with toilets along the way. There are opportunities to refill your water bottles on the way up but since the water is not treated, we recommend water purification tablets or iodine for this. Alternatively, you can stock up on drinking water before commencing your climb.

Along the way, observe the fascinating montane forest with pitcher plants, rhododendrons and orchids. Stop enroute to eat your packed lunch. Upon arrival at the resthouse in Laban Rata, check into your accommodation and settle in. You will have access to filtered drinking water and will be able to re-fill your water bottle. Dinner is between 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM and lights out at 8:00 PM.

Packed Lunch/Dinner

Day 2

Early morning wake for coffee or tea at 2:30 AM. Continue your climb to the summit for sunrise. Make sure you have your headlamp with you during this portion of the climb to the summit. After sunrise, return to Laban Rata for a full breakfast before checking out and making your way to the base of the mountain. Most people take 4-5 hours to return to the base. Your driver will be waiting for you at the start of the trail to take you to the restaurant at the Kinabalu National Park headquarters for lunch before returning to Kota Kinabalu.

Accommodation in dorm, meals as specified, climbing insurance and permit, park entrance, mountain guide, round trip transfers from Kota Kinabalu.
Porter, climbing certificate, beverages, tips and gratuities



Raincoat or waterproof jacket, warm clothing (fleece jacket, hat/beanie, gloves, hiking pants – mostly for the morning sunrise climb as it gets very cold up at the summit), toiletries, water bottle, head lamp, comfortable covered trail/hiking shoes, energy snacks (chocolates, nuts, biscuits, sweets, energy bars), sun protection (sunglass, sun screen lotion, SPF lip balm), small backpack and raincover for your backpack, basic first aid kit.


Daily based on a minimum booking of 2pax per departure. Single supplement applies for solo travellers.


Mt Kinabalu Climb is suited for travellers who are fit and like a challenge.




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