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2D/1N Mount Kinabalu Climb, Sabah, Malaysia Borneo2D/1N Mount Kinabalu Climb, Sabah, Malaysia Borneo2D/1N Mount Kinabalu Climb, Sabah, Malaysia Borneo

3D/2N Mesilau Summit Trail

Tour Code: EB-KKM03

Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights

Minimum Participants: 2

Itinerary

Day 1

  • 0745 Meet at hotel lobby and proceed to Mesilau Nature Park, which is part of the Kinabalu National Park, Malaysia's World Heritage site. Journey will take approx. 2.5 hours passing by villages, paddy fields along mountainous roads that wind along the Crocker range.

  • On arrival at the Mesilau Nature Park, enjoy the cool and refreshing mountain air, and have a majestic view of Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in South East Asia. The mountain will look even more spectacular with a sheer wall of granite towering a few thousand meters from the virgin forest floor and ending in jagged peaks.

  • Free at own leisure or proceed for a guided walk along the nature trails with the park naturalist. While walking, listen to the sounds of the jungle and observe nature's plants, trees, orchids and butterflies.

  • Overnight at the eco-friendly Mesilau Nature Resort, which is nestled amongst the trees at the foot of the mountain at about 2,000 metres above sea level within the Park OR at a mountain lodge near Mesilau - depending on availability.

(Lunch & Dinner)

* A visit to Poring Hot Spring is optional but if requested, can be done on Day 1 *

Courtesy of landbelowthewind.com

Day 2

  • Proceed to the Park HQ to register for the climb.

  • Meet the mountain guide and proceed to Laban Rata (~11,000 ft or ~3,873m above sea level) near the summit of Mt. Kinabalu for an overnight stay.

  • The trek will pass by different vegetation zones from Oak and Chestnut to mossy and eventually to alpine type of vegetations.

  • Dinner and Overnight at rest house OR mountain huts - depending on availability.

(Breakfast, Packed Lunch & Dinner)

Laban Rata Resthouse, near the summit of Mount Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia Borneo

Day 3

  • Early morning ascent to the summit of Mount Kinabalu (4092.5m above sea level).

  • Upon reaching the summit (Low's Peak), an opportunity to take photographs on the highest point in South East Asia.

  • In clear weather, a spectacular sunrise awaits weary climbers.

  • Retrace route back to Laban Rata and onward descent to Timpohon gate where transport will take you to the Kinabalu National Park HQ to collect your achievement certificate.

  • After lunch, transfer to hotel at Kota Kinabalu.

  • End of Tour.

(Breakfast and Lunch)

Summit of Mount Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia Borneo

 

Things You Should Know & Bring

Special Note

Suitable walking shoes / warm clothing / wind breaker / long sleeves shirts / change of clothes / drinking water / high energy food (chocolates, nuts, raisins, glucose) / headache relief tablets / sun block / lip gloss / deep heat lotion / plasters / insect repellent / mosquito oil / binoculars / camera / water proof bag for camera / torchlight / extra socks / towel / gloves / hat mask / tissue paper / toilet roll. 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.

BOOK/ADD THIS TOUR at Custom Travel Page

It is advisable to book this tour two to three months before actual/expected date of climbing to avoid disappointment.   Due to its popularity, there are usually limited accommodation at the Laban Rata resthouse/hut near the summit, where climbers are required to stay overnight before an early morning ascent to the peak on the next day.

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