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


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.

Private and Group

2 Days

All year


All Levels


  • 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


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

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Permit and entrance fees

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

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


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.




One night in Laban Rata Huts.

Meeting point

We can pick you up from your hotel.

What people are saying about Explore-Share

Kumari Selvakumar


Sept 14, 2022

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 Warren


Sept 6, 2022

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.



Aug 23, 2022

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Colin Finnegan


Aug 17, 2022

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Lesley Weber


July 16th, 2022

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.

Richard Scrivener


July 20, 2022

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Yvonne Morrison


May 8, 2022

Our first time with Explore-Share. An absolutely fantastic experience from start to finish. Extremely good value, very well organised with attention to detail. We travel widely and this has by far been the best of experiences. Well done to all concerned. We are already looking at booking another trip!

Mark Stone


April 14, 2022

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James Dempster


March 9, 2022

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Leonardo Rodriguez


March 4, 2022

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Daniel Martinez


Feb 2, 2022

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