Looking forward to be in the Himalayan peaks one of these days?!! But unsure whether you can take the altitude?
Why not test yourself at South East Asia’s tallest mountain, the “Mount Kinabalu”
Mount Kinabalu truly has a mysterious lure and believed by the local to be mystical place of their ancestor. Standing at an imposing 4095m tall on the Crocker Range of Sabah, East Malaysia, Aki Kinabalu as the local called it, is the most famous mountain and remains as one of the top climbing locations for hikers in this region and around the world.
We will start our journey from the capital city of Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, home to the bustling markets, modern boardwalk, beaches and waterfront Kota Kinabalu City Mosque. We will then proceed to the Kinabalu National Park where the gate to the trail of kinabalu started at ~1800masl.
View from the trail near Laban Rata
Mt Kinabalu is a good entry level to a hiker’s first 4000m, with an added bonus of the promise of a glorious sunrise at the summit.
Post the earthquake in 2015, a new trail to the summit “Ranau” has been established offering much safer and picturesque route. The new breath-taking trail is roughly 1km long leading to the main checkpoint of Sayat Sayat hut, joining back at this point to the original summit trail towards the Low’s Peak at 4095m
*Climbers attempting Kinabalu do not need to have any previous experience at mountain climbing. However, a good fitness level and willpower is required.
*We will provide training via our regular outdoor activities organised locally by our trek leaders, participants are highly recommended to join.
ITINERARY (March 2020)
05 March: Arrive at Kota Kinabalu (morning arrival). Pick up and depart to Poring Hotspring/KNP lodge for overnight (D)
06 March: Morning departure to Kinabalu National Park. Meet guide and transfer to Timpohon Gate and start trek to Laban Rata Rest house * (B/L/D)
07 March: Trek to summit at pre-dawn after supper. Late breakfast is provided after descend from summit. Wash up/pack and start descend back to Timpohon Gate. Lunch is provided at park HQ up till 5pm.
Drive back to Kota Kinabalu for overnight at hotel (B/L)
08 March: Depart KK town to airport and back to Singapore.
*Optional: Via Ferrata Walk the Torque (only for fast hiker as there are strict cut off time on ascend and descend day). CONTACT US for more details, subject to availability
05 March- Airport –Poring Hotspring/KNP
06 March Poring Hotspring- KNP- Timpohon Gate
07 March- Timpohon Gate- KNP- Hotel at KK
1st Night at Poring Hotspring (Non-Heated Dormitory Bunk-bed with shared bathroom & toilet)
2nd Night at Laban rata- Huts (Non-Heated Dormitory Bunk-bed with shared bathroom & toilet)
3rd night at hotel in Kota Kinabalu (Twin sharing)
Meals 05 March- Buffet Dinner at Poring Hot Spring
Meals 06 March- Breakfast at Hotel & Packed Lunch, Buffet Dinner at Laban rata
Meals 07 March – Supper before summit, Breakfast & Lunch
4. KNP Fees
Entrance Fee, Mountain Guide, Climbing Insurance, Climbing Permit and Certificate
- Tips for the guide
- Water at Laban Rata teahouse: there is no longer water dispenser at Laban Rata Resthouse. Coffee & Tea will be provided complimentary only during Breakfast & Supper. However, other drinks including mineral water still available for purchase at the Grocery Counter (Laban Rata Resthouse).
- Anything else not mentioned above
Support from Adventure Unlimited
1. Pre-Trip briefing
2. ONSITE Trek Leader to lead and facilitate day-to-day logistic, operation and liaising with the guide
3. Physical training preparation through organised local activity
(please do READ as there is plenty of NEW REGULATIONS introduced by KNP following the earthquake)
Land cost: $900SGD (without Via Ferrata)
$1200SGD (with Via Walk the Torq Ferrata), subject to availability
Deposit of SGD500 to confirm your participation (latest by Oct 2019), after which the land cost is subject to availability and additional administration cost
Registration and Payment Details:
Step 1: Deposit of $500 via ATM/Bank transfer to ADVENTURES UNLIMITED, DBS CURRENT A/C - 0039351950.
Step 2: Whatsapp proof of payment receipt to 91020550 (Jane) (IMPORTANT: PLEASE INDICATE "2020 03 05 Kinabalu".)
Step 3: Receipt for payment will be issued and further instruction will be provided.
Step 4: Pre trip briefing will be arranged three months before the trip and you will be added into a dedicated whatsapp chat for this trip four months prior to the trip. We would also collect the balance at this point.
Until 16 weeks prior to departure – 100% Refund of balance paid
Less 16 weeks prior to departure – 50% Refund of balance paid
Less than 12 weeks prior to departure – 0% Refund of balance paid
1. This event is organised by Adventures Unlimited (TA02844), a licensed travel agent registered with the Singapore Tourism Board.
From 15 July 2015, a travel agent is required to inform and ask attending participants if it is their wish to purchase travel insurance that includes coverage for business insolvency of travel agencies when:
– they are buying a leisure travel product/package; or
– their travel product/package costs at least S$1,000 (including GST) per person; or
– they are paying a deposit or payment of at least S$500 per person.