Embark on this 2-Day adventure for the opportunity to climb the highest mountain in South East Asia - Mt Kinabalu - with a summit at 4,095m. Day 1 sees you picked up from your hotel and transferred to Kinabalu Park to begin the trek. On Day 2 you will wake up in the early hours to commence the strenuous torchlit climb to the summit. The altitude will make things difficult but after 3 hours you should reach the summit’s granite plateau, just in time for a beautiful sunrise. You will head back to Laban Rata for breakfast and then trek back to the lower zones where vegetation is abundant. Return to Kota Kinabalu after this amazing experience.
Day By Day Itinerary:
Day 1 - Pick up in Kota Kinabalu & Trek up to Mountain Guesthouse (L/D)
You’ll be picked up from your hotel at 06:30 and transferred to Kinabalu Park. Upon arrival meet your mountain guide at the Sabah Park Registration Office and then continue to the Power Station by coach (approx. 15 minutes) to start the climb. Start the ascent to Laban Rata with your packed lunch. A nice winding path up the mountain takes you through various vegetation zones, such as montane oak, rhododendrons and conifer forests. After approximately 4 hours of trekking, you will arrive at your guesthouse in Laban Rata [3550m]. Check-in at the Mountain Guesthouse and enjoy a delicious dinner while taking in the spectacular mountain landscape around you. Free time for the rest of the evening. Go to sleep early as your night will be short.
Day 2 - Climb to Summit & Return to Kota Kinabalu (B/L)
Wake up at 02:00 and commence the torchlit hike to the summit. The climb will take about 3 hours and upon arrival you’ll be able to witness a beautiful sunrise from the summit. Then begin the walk down to Laban Rata Guesthouse for your breakfast before continuing to the Power Station. Transfer to Park HQ and have lunch at the park's restaurant. Get your certificate of great achievement before transferring back to your hotel in Kota Kinabalu.
What to bring: Suitable walking shoes and Sandals, Warm clothing, Windbreaker, Raincoat (wet season Nov-Feb), Drinking water, High energy foods (chocolates, raisins, nuts, glucose), First aid kit, Basic Toiletries, Headlamp, Binoculars, Camera, and an Adventurous Spirit!