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Climbing Mount Kinabalu, 2-day Trek to the summit in Sabah, Malaysia

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Join an experienced guide from Borneo Land Adventures on a mountain climbing experience-to-remember where you'll reach the summit of Mount Kinabalu over two days.

2 Days

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Highlights

* Climb to the highest summit in Borneo

* See the stunning biodiversity of the mountain and national park

* Learn more about the nature and history from your certified guide

Description

You do not want to miss your chance to climb one of the highest peaks in South East Asia. Join us as we trek to the summit of Mount Kinabalu across two days.

This is a truly awesome trek and the great thing about it is that you don’t need a lot of mountaineering experience. You do need to be pretty fit though as reaching the top is no walk in the park.

On our first day, we’ll hike for around four to five hours until we reach our accommodation for the night, Laban Rata Huts (3272m). On the way, we’ll be able to take in the stunning plant life and biodiversity of the mountain. Then the next day we’ll get up super early (2 am!) so we can make it to the summit and down again in one day. It’ll take us around 3 hours from camp to summit.

The views from the top are amazing and depending on how fast you are you may see the sunrise from the top. We’ll take some time to get photos and admire the view before we head home.

This is an awesome opportunity to climb Borneo’s highest mountain, secure your place today, get in touch!

And, if you’d like to take a little longer to do this hike, take a look at our three-day option.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transportation start and back

- Permit and entrance fees

Price details

This price does not include, airfares, optional tipping and porter fee, alcoholic drinks and any items not mentioned


Itinerary

Day 1: Hike to Laban Rata (3272m)

We’ll pick you up at 6.30 am from your hotel and drive for two hours to the Kinabalu Park entrance where you’ll pick up your packed lunch. After a little bit of paperwork, you’ll start your climb! You’ll pass beautiful Oak and Chestnut trees then mossy forests and finally alpine vegetation. When you arrive at the Laban Rata (3272m) you’ll have a buffet style dinner before going to sleep.

Day 2: Hike to summit and descent

We’ll leave early, at around 2am, to start our hike to the summit at 4,095m. This is a hard section of the hike and your fitness will be tested. It’s worth it though for the views!

At 7 am we’ll begin our descent and reach Laban Rata for a late breakfast and check out.

We’ll then continue on to Timpohon Gate for a transfer back to the Kinabalu Park HQ where you’ll pick up your certificate and have lunch!

At around 2 pm we will leave you back at your hotel.

 

FAQs

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Mile 36 Lodge Kundasang Malaysia
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Ayana Holiday Resort Kundasang Malaysia
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Kinabalu Pine Resorts Kundasang Malaysia
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What people are saying about Explore-Share

Kumari

5.00

I’m extremely happy with the ease with which I could book via your site reliable and experienced guide. Thank you so very much, and I’ve started to recommend your site to my friends. Dimitris is not only an awesome guide, but a wonderful person who was always looking out to give me the best experience I can have when he found out how much I love climbing! He is the Best!

Niklas

5.00

I am very pleased with Explore-Share! This was my first international climb, and the communication and response time were great. Herbie is a very skilled guide and very efficient. The entire booking process & payment was smooth. I will definitely use Explore-Share again. Thank you.

Greg

5.00

I was looking for a local guide for a hike I was planning and came across Explore-Share. They seemed to have good reviews and so decided to give them a try. The experience was very positive and completely happy with their service. I will be using them again for next trip.

Colin

5.00

Easy to set up and find the perfect trip. Informative site that is easy to use. Guides are all great to work with and communicate all arrangements needed. As simple as can be!

Lesley

4.00

Thank you explore-share for a wonderful via feratta experience. We have been wanting to learn for a long time but don't have the facilities in Scotland. The guide Mitja was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, answering all my many questions and providing advice. On the day head to take another group but he quickly arranged another guide Borut, who was brilliant. We had a fantastic morning learning via ferrata at Hvadnik in the gorge. It gave us the confidence to later hire our own equipment and go out in Mojstrana. Altogether a five star + experience. Thank you.

 

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