Meet arrival or meet at your hotel Lobby, proceed to Kinabalu park HQ, The journey takes roughly 1 ½ hour’s drive through scenic countryside and beautiful mountain range. A brief stop at Nabalu Market gives you the opportunity to buy local handicrafts and local fruits. After register transfer by Shuttle service to Mesilau Nature resort, part of the Kinabalu National park, the world heritage site, On arrival at the Mesilau Nature Park, enjoy the cool and refreshing mountain air, and have a majestic view of Mount Kinabalu, The mountain will look even more spectacular with a sheer wall of granite towering a few thousand meters from the virgin forest floor and ending in jagged peaks. Free at own leisure or proceed for a guided walk along the nature trails with the park naturalist. While walking, listen to the sounds of the jungle and observe nature's plants, trees, orchids and butterflies. Overnight at the Mesilau Nature Resort, - depending on availability. Dinner provided at Renanthera Restaurant.
0600hrs Breakfast at Renanthera Restaurant, collect you packed lunch from the restaurant, after breakfast meet your experience mountain guide at the start point, a short briefing will make by your mountain guide before you start the journey. The trek will pass by different vegetation zones from Oak and Chestnut to mossy and eventually to alpine type of vegetation. The trekking will take about 5 to 8 hours to complete depending on individual fitness levels. Upon arriving at 11,000 feet at the Laban rata area, check into the assigned accommodation where you can rest, after chick-in relax and just marvel at the spectacular mountain landscapes , Buffet dinner will serve at Laban Rata Restaurant ( served from 4.30pm until 7Pm) (Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Dinner provided) *Remember to wear your ID TAG at all times.
** You can hire a porter to carry your belonging until Laban Rata Rest house with a stipulate rate. Begin your climb via Mesilau Trail to Laban Rata Rest house.
0200hrs Wake up for early supper and continue ascent to the summit of Mount Kinabalu (4095.2m above sea level). Upon reaching the summit (Low's Peak), This hike further up the mountain would take another 3 hours to complete but you reap what you sow and in this instance, an opportunity to take photographs on the highest point in South East Asia. In clear weather, a spectacular sunrise awaits weary climbers. After such a stunning sunrise view, it is time to descend back down to Laban Rata Restaurant where you will enjoy a well-deserved breakfast, check out and trek back down to Timpohon gate, collect a Certificate of Achievement and feast on Hi-Tea served in a Balsam café in Kinabalu Park before departing back to the city. (Early Supper, Hi-Tea at Balsam Café private ) Transfer back to your Hotel. ** Hi-Tea will be served at Balsam Cafe (until 1700hrs). ~ End of Tour ~
** please noted our transportation for return to Kota kinabalu only waiting from 2PM until all climber arrived safely at the park HQ
Transportation, Accommodation and Meals as stated, Kinabalu Park Entrance Fee, Climbing Permit, Insurance, Mountain Guide, Certificate of Achievement
Transportation : Return Airport Transfer (2 ways), Return Transfers from Kota Kinabalu to Kinabalu Park HQ, Transfers from Reception to Mesilau Nature Resort (by Koktas), Transfers from Timpohon Gate to Kinabalu Park HQ Reception (by Koktas)
Accommodation: 1 night at Mesilau Nature Resort (dorm room) (ROH), 1 night at Gunting Laganda,Waras or Panar Laban (Non Heated
Meals : 1 dinner at Renanthera Restaurant (Day1), 1 breakfast at Renanthera Restaurant (Day2), 1 packed Lunch from Renanthera Restaurant (Day 2), 1 Dinner at the Laban Rata Restaurant (Day2), 1 Early Supper & Breakfast (Day 3), 1 Hi-Tea at Balsam Café (until 1700hrs) (Day 3)
Optional Tipping, Porter Fee, Alcoholic Drinks, Any Items Not Mentioned
THINGS YOU SHOULD PREPARE
Comfortable Trekking shoes with good grip
Windbreaker / Poncho
Warm clothing / Long sleeves shirts / change of clothes and socks / small towel
Head torch / Waterproof hand gloves / winter hat
Medicine (headache tablets, plasters, personal medicine, deep heat lotion)
Refillable water bottle (Recommended Thermos)
All Rates are on a per person basis and based on Gunting Laganda,Panar Laban,Waras Hut Non Heater dormitory room
Surcharge RM100 per person for heater private room - Room 1,2 (Twin) / Room3 (6persons room) **subject to available
SPECIAL NOTE FROM SABAH PARK
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.
SUGGEST FROM US
It is advisable to book this tour two to three months before actual/expected date of climbing to avoid disappointment. Due to its popularity, there are usually limited accommodation at the Laban Rata rest house/hut, where climbers are required to stay overnight before an early morning ascent to the peak on the next day.
Due to an unexpected technical problem at Timpohon Gate Power Station, we are currently experiencing electricity failure at Laban Rata. All efforts are on the way to rectify this problem. There will be no electricity supply until further notice. However, there are basic lightings which are powered by mini gen set. Hot shower and room heater are not available during this period. Any inconvenient caused is much regretted.