Mount Kinabalu Climb & Kinabalu Park
5 Days / 4 Nights

Kota Kinabalu - Timpohon Gate - Panabalan Base Camp - Low's Peak - Descend - Kota Kinabalu

Towering 4095m above sea level, Mount Kinabalu is the highest peak between the Himalayas and New Guinea and has been given UNESCO World Heritage status.  It’s the most dramatic feature in Sabah’s landscape and the people of the Kadasan Dusun tribe believe it’s the sacred resting place of the spirits of their ancestors.

It is considered to be one of the easier peaks to climb but should not be underestimated. It requires a good level of fitness and stamina. The trek takes climbers through changing landscapes and watching the sunrise from the summit is something not to be missed.

From $1299 per person


Day 1

View over Kota Kinabalu coast

Your adventure starts in Kota Kinabalu with a welcome meeting with your tour representative.

Accommodation: Hotel Shangri-La (or similar)

Day 2

Start of Mount Kinabalu Summit Trail

Travel the 96km to Mount Kinabalu by private transport. This will take approximately 2h30m.

Enjoy the new surroundings and acclimatise in preparation for the mountain climb.  An optional excursion to Poring Hot Springs is available and the afternoon is free time.

Accommodation: Grace Hostel (or similar) / Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 3

Laban Rata Resthouse

After breakfast and collection of your packed Lunch pack it’s time to conquer the mountain. Transfer to Tipohon Gate and begin your ascent up Mount Kinabalu. It can take anywhere between 4 and 7 hours to reach Panalaban Base Camp and the resthouse where a good dinner will be served.


Accommodation: Laban Rata Resthouse / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4

Local climbers on Mount Kinabalu

An early start is necessary to continue your quest to reach the summit. This part of your climb will test your determination but once you have reached the summit and day light breaks, you will feel an enormous sense of personal achievement and may also be rewarded with a stunning sun rise over Borneo (weather permitted)

Descent back down to base camp for breakfast before check out and the long trek back down the mountain. Don’t underestimate this descent. It can take just as long as the climb up. Be inspired by the locals that make the journey up the mountain daily to deliver all the needed supplies for the resthouse.

Accommodation: Hotel Shangri-La (or similar) / Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5

Laban Rata Resthouse

Depart at any time

The above itinerary can be shortened to a 2 day/1 night climb but we suggest at least one night at or around Kinabalu Park for acclimatisation.
For those who have sufficient time we recommend an additional night in the park's area instead of rushing back to the city. It's also possible to continue your overland journey to Sandakan from here and enjoy the scenery along the way.
For suitable options to make this an amazing part of your adventure please get in touch.

The Highlights

  • Mount Kinabalu Climb via Timpohon Trail
  • Low’s Peak Summit (Highest Elevation 4095.2M)
  • 1 Night Kinabalu Park Hostel
  • 1 Night Panalaban Base Camp
  • 2 nights in Kota Kinabalu

5 Days/4 Nights Mount Kinabalu Climb

from $ 1299 per person

Tour includes all transfers, meals, accommodation and activities as stated in the itinerary.

All prices are per person on shared basis

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