Pickup from your hotel lobby or airport and depart on a 2 hours journey to Kinabalu Park Headquarter.
En route passing by villages and a panoramic vista of the valleys of the Crocker Range.
Along the way, take a brief stop at Nabalu. Nabalu is a place where the local natives gather to sell local produce, fruits, home grown vegetables and handicraft souvenirs.
Check into Kinabalu Park Hostel or similar*.
Rest of the day you are free at leisure.
Dinner will be served at Balsam restaurant and overnight.
*Effective 1 April 2019, the accommodation for Day 1 of this climb package will be based on Run-Of-House (ROH) basis, which means the room given is determined by provider, according to availability, at the time of check-in. A Twin-Share Room will be arranged in any accommodation within Kinabalu Park.
PARK HQ / TIMPOHON GATE / ASCEND MOUNT KINABALU / PANALABAN
Breakfast at Park Restaurant. Thereafter, collect your packed lunch.
Proceed to the Park HQ to register for the climb.
Our guide will arrange for all necessary registrations, assign you a mountain guide and apply for your ID TAG.
Remember to wear your ID TAG at all times.
You’ll then be transferred to starting point – Timpohon Gate – where your journey and quest to the summit of Borneo’s highest mountain begins! The climb will take approximately 4-5 hours.
The trek will pass by different vegetation zones from Oak and Chestnut to mossy and eventually to alpine type of vegetations.
Arrive and check into Panalaban Base Camp @ 3,272m or similar in the late afternoon.
Buffet Dinner at Laban Rata restaurant and overnight.
(Buffet Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Buffet Dinner)
(02:00hrs) Wake up for early supper and depart for continuation of journey towards the summit of Mount Kinabalu.
The journey up to the Low’s peak @ 4,095m will test your fitness and determination.
Depending on speed of trekking, you might be able to experience the glorious sunrise over the majestic Mt. Kinabalu if weather permits.
(07:00hrs) Descend back to Panalaban for late breakfast and check out. Trek down to Timpohon Gate for transfer back to the Kinabalu Park Headquarter (est. arrival 13:00hrs to 15:00hrs).
Congratulations, you can now collect your Certificate of Achievement!
Buffet Lunch will be served at the Balsam restaurant in Kinabalu Park.
Transfer back to Kota Kinabalu City. Journey takes approx. 2 hrs.
Meals as Stated, 02 Nights Accommodation, Entrance Fee, Return Airport/Hotel Transfer (Seat-In-Coach), Return Transfer (Park HQ – Timpohon Gate – Park HQ), Mountain Guide, Climbing Insurance, Climbing Permit and Certificate, Certificate Holder, English Speaking Support Team
Types of Mount Kinabalu Climbers Certificate:
From now on until 31 April 2019
01 Night Kinabalu National Park Hostel - Grace or Rock (Dormitory Bunk-bed room with sharing bathroom & toilet) From April 2019 onwards
01 Night Twin Share Room in Kinabalu National Park area based on ROH (Run Of House).
01 Night Panalaban Assorted Huts (Non-Heated Dormitory Bunk-bed with sharing bathroom & toilet)
Airfares, Optional Tipping & Porter Fee, Alcoholic Drinks, Any Items Not Mentioned
Note on Meals Arrangement:
Dinner will be converted to packed dinner on Day 01 (Arrival Day) for any flights that arrived after 2000hrs.
Lunch will be converted to packed lunch on Day 03 (Mt Kinabalu Descent) for climbers who arrived late and missed the lunch timing.
Lunch Time: 1200hrs - 1630hrs.
Things You Should Prepare For Mountain Climb:
Waterproof backpack to store your items
Trekking or running shoe with good grip
Warm clothing/Long sleeves shirt/Hiking pants
Extra clothing and socks
Hand gloves and winter hat
Head torch (compulsory)
Refillable water bottle (0.5 – 1 Litre)
High energy food such as chocolates, nuts, biscuits, sweets, energy bars
Your extra luggage can be stored at Kinabalu Park HQ at a nominal fee of RM10 per piece prior climb.
Things You Wish To Bring:
Medication such as headache tablets or altitude sickness tablets
Tissue paper / Toilet roll
Sun block lotion, lip gloss, plasters
Insect repellent / Mosquito Oil
Camera with water proof bag
Sandals / Slippers
About Climb Transport Arrangements
Our friendly guide will greet and meet you at the Airport arrival hall or your Hotel lobby with a placard bearing your good name. Should you encounter difficulties in locating our guide, you could call our local ground handler who will assist you.
We do not recommend you to catch your flight on the same day that you descend the mountain due to possible delay from injuries, tiredness and/or bad weather and traffic conditions.
For 1 Day Packages, our transport will pick you up from your Hotel between 05:30hr – 06:00hr. (Arrange with your hotel for early breakfast)
For 2 Days / 1 Night packages, our transport will pick you up from your Hotel between 06:30hr – 07:00hr. (Arrange with your hotel for early breakfast)
For 2 Days / 1 Night packages with via ferrata, our transport will pick you up from your Hotel between 06:00hr – 06:45hr. (Arrange with your hotel for early breakfast)
For 3 Days / 2 Nights packages and beyond, our transport can pick you up from either Airport OR your Hotel. Time is dependent on your arrival flight schedule. Please provide us your flight details.
Add MYR 30nett per person per way for transport to/from locations outside Kota Kinabalu city (e.g. Beringgis Beach Resort/Langkah Syabas Beach Resort / Papar / Kinarut Area).
All transportations are based on Seat-In-Coach. This is a transfer service in which clients share their vehicle with other clients. This is a door-to-door service with multiple pickups & drop-offs throughout the journey. Do expect some short waiting time.
After descending to Kinabalu Park HQ, climbers are subject to pre-determined pickup time set by Amazing Borneo Tours with the last transport returning to Kota Kinabalu city latest by 18:00hrs. We will ensure your possible wait of not more than 2 hours at Park HQ. However, if you missed the last transport (which is unlikely) or wish to depart at your own preferred timing, we can arrange a vehicle for private transfer for you (Subject to availability). Please understand that the surcharge for any private transfer will have to be borne by you.
Private Transfer Surcharge:- MYR 250/vehicle/way
Our group rates are quoted without deviation, which means we provide only one return transfers for your group. If your group requires more than one return transfers, additional transfer charges may apply.
Effective 1 April 2019, the accommodation for Day 1 of this climb package will be based on Run-Of-House (ROH) basis, which means the room given is determined by provider, according to availability, at the time of check-in. A Twin-Share Room will be arranged in any accommodation within Kinabalu Park.
Climbers who reach Timpohon Gate after 16:30 Hrs will be imposed a fee of MYR15.00 per hour per guide and need to pay directly to mountain guide on the spot.
Do take note that your passport will be required for verification during registration at the Kinabalu Park office. Please bring it along with you.
Effective as of 1st September 2017, the Tourism and Culture Ministry of Malaysia will be implementing a Malaysian Tourism Tax (TTX). Foreign tourists will be required to pay a flat rate of MYR 10 per room per night regardless of accommodation star level. The TTx is to be paid upon check-in. Malaysians or permanent residents residing in Malaysia are exempted from TTx and is required to present a valid identification upon check-in for the exemption.
Friendly Note From Sabah Parks:
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 recommend 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.
Children below 15 years old must fill in the indemnity form upon registration at Park Headquarters.