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Mount Kinabalu

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2 Days 1 Night
Kota Kinabalu City
Kinabalu Park, Kundasang
Max People : 20
Tour Details

Conquer South-East Asia’s greatest peak, Mount Kinabalu, whilst combining it with a nature guided tour of the surrounding UN world heritage park. Spend the first day sightseeing and acclimatising to the altitude. Start your ascent with our mountain guide on the second day and be immersed in the mountain highland surroundings, staying overnight on the mountain before making your way to the summit early the next morning for a once in a lifetime experience of seeing the sunrise high above the clouds. Return for boasting privileges of conquering one of the world’s great mountains.

Departure & Return Location

Departure & Return Location

Price Includes

  • Entrance Fee
  • Pickup From Hotel
  • English Speaking Tour Guide

Price Excludes

  • Private Expense
  • Room services fees
  • Others not stated

Complementaries

  • Umbrella
  • T-Shirt
  • Sunscreen
What to expect

Mount Kinabalu is Borneo’s tallest mountain. You can climb to the top of Low’s Peak (4,095.2m or 13,435.7ft above sea level). The height of the mountain is often given as 4,101m but recent satellite imaging has proven this to be incorrect.

No specialized mountain climbing skills are required to ascend it, though along certain sections on the summit trail, hikers will need to rely on guide ropes to make the ascent and descent. The trail that most tourists use is described as a ‘trek and scramble’. Locals are reported to begin climbing the mountain from the age of 3 and the oldest person to reach the peak was 80 years old. However, how much one enjoys the climb depends strongly on how fit you are and how well you acclimate to thin air at the higher levels.

Nevertheless, the mountain can be a dangerous place, especially during the rain or when there is mist. On average, every year one person gets into severe difficulty out of the estimated 20,000 people who attempt the climb. The higher slopes can be very slippery when it rains and dense fog reduces visibility to a few feet.

Although it is possible to climb to the top and back in less than four hours, most climbers take two days, with an overnight break at Laban Rata (3,272.7m above sea level). The final attack on the peak takes place in the early hours of the second day (most begin at 2:30AM) in order to catch the sunrise at the top. By mid-morning the mist begins to roll in, obscuring the breath-taking views.

Climbing weather is best around the month of April while November and December brings rain. The temperature ranges from a comfortable 20-25°C at the main park to something approaching freezing near the top (depending on the weather). Bring appropriate warm clothing and windproof gear. If possible, climb during the full moon as it helps illuminate the white rope that marks out the climbing path.

History

The mountain, called “Aki Nabalu” by the Kadazan Dusun people, is sacred to locals and thought to be the “revered abode of the dead”. Local tribes believe that spirits of their ancestors inhabit the top of the mountain. Previously, a chicken was sacrificed at the peak every time a climb was made but these days this ceremony only happens once a year during which only seven chickens are sacrificed to appease the spirits.

Landscape

Mount Kinabalu is the highest peak in Sabah’s Crocker Range. The landscape ranges from tropical rainforest to subalpine at near the summit. Mount Kinabalu is the key attraction in the Kinabalu Park.

Flora and fauna

There are six distinguishable vegetation zones in Kinabalu Park – Lower Mountain Forest, Upper Mountain Forest, Ultrabasic Rock Forest, Lower Granite Boulder Forest, Upper Granite Boulder Forest, Summit or Subalpine.

The park is known for its diversity of flora and fauna, which includes over 1,200 species of orchids and over 40 species of oak.

Climate

The climate experienced in Kinabalu Park and at Mount Kinabalu depends on the altitude you are at. In the lower reaches, the climate is tropical, marked by afternoon showers. Temperatures at the summit can go to freezing.

Pricing

Categories

Number of Pax

Price

Adult

1-2

RM1650

Adult

3-9

RM1450

Adult

10-20

RM1250

Children

Fixed

RM1450

Infant (1month-3years)

Fixed

Free of Charge

Itinerary

Mount Kinabalu is Borneo’s tallest mountain. You can climb to the top of Low’s Peak (4,095.2m or 13,435.7ft above sea level). The height of the mountain is often given as 4,101m but recent satellite imaging has proven this to be incorrect.

No specialized mountain climbing skills are required to ascend it, though along certain sections on the summit trail, hikers will need to rely on guide ropes to make the ascent and descent. The trail that most tourists use is described as a ‘trek and scramble’. Locals are reported to begin climbing the mountain from the age of 3 and the oldest person to reach the peak was 80 years old. However, how much one enjoys the climb depends strongly on how fit you are and how well you acclimate to thin air at the higher levels.

Nevertheless, the mountain can be a dangerous place, especially during the rain or when there is mist. On average, every year one person gets into severe difficulty out of the estimated 20,000 people who attempt the climb. The higher slopes can be very slippery when it rains and dense fog reduces visibility to a few feet.

Although it is possible to climb to the top and back in less than four hours, most climbers take two days, with an overnight break at Laban Rata (3,272.7m above sea level). The final attack on the peak takes place in the early hours of the second day (most begin at 2:30AM) in order to catch the sunrise at the top. By mid-morning the mist begins to roll in, obscuring the breath-taking views.

Climbing weather is best around the month of April while November and December brings rain. The temperature ranges from a comfortable 20-25°C at the main park to something approaching freezing near the top (depending on the weather). Bring appropriate warm clothing and windproof gear. If possible, climb during the full moon as it helps illuminate the white rope that marks out the climbing path.

History

The mountain, called “Aki Nabalu” by the Kadazan Dusun people, is sacred to locals and thought to be the “revered abode of the dead”. Local tribes believe that spirits of their ancestors inhabit the top of the mountain. Previously, a chicken was sacrificed at the peak every time a climb was made but these days this ceremony only happens once a year during which only seven chickens are sacrificed to appease the spirits.

Landscape

Mount Kinabalu is the highest peak in Sabah’s Crocker Range. The landscape ranges from tropical rainforest to subalpine at near the summit. Mount Kinabalu is the key attraction in the Kinabalu Park.

Flora and fauna

There are six distinguishable vegetation zones in Kinabalu Park – Lower Mountain Forest, Upper Mountain Forest, Ultrabasic Rock Forest, Lower Granite Boulder Forest, Upper Granite Boulder Forest, Summit or Subalpine.

The park is known for its diversity of flora and fauna, which includes over 1,200 species of orchids and over 40 species of oak.

Climate

The climate experienced in Kinabalu Park and at Mount Kinabalu depends on the altitude you are at. In the lower reaches, the climate is tropical, marked by afternoon showers. Temperatures at the summit can go to freezing.