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Trek Mt Kinabalu

If the idea of conquering a mountain while travelling excites you, then this five-day round trip journey from Kota Kinabalu is for you. At 4,096m (13,438 ft), Mt Kinabalu is the highest mountain in Malaysia and has been given UNESCO World Heritage status. With up to 6,000 species of plants, 326 species of birds, and more than 100 mammalian species identified, its easy to understand why. This tour includes some beautiful treks, and the sunrise from Mt Kinabalus summit might make you question every other sunrise youve witnessed before it. But dont take our word for it; make sure you see it for yourself.

  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Demanding
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: AAMK/166300
  • Starts: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Finishes: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
You will Visit
  • Kota Kinabalu

Itinerary

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Day 1: Kota Kinabalu

Arrive at any time.

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Day 2: Kota Kinabalu/Mount Kinabalu

Travel to Mt Kinabalu. Opt to hike the nature trails, or enjoy an excursion to Poring hot springs and a canopy walk with some free time.
Travel to the base of Mt Kinabalu, the highest mountain between the Himalayas and Papua New Guinea.

In the afternoon, stretch your legs by exploring the trails around the park or check out the visitor centre.

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Day 3: Mount Kinabalu

Head off to conquer Mt Kinabalu. During the first day's climb to Laban Rata, enjoy a packed lunch on the way. The hike can take from 5-7 hrs. Indulge in a buffet-style dinner then rest up for an early start to summit the mountain in the morning.
Set off early to begin the ascent up Mt Kinabalu. It is not an easy walk, but it is incredibly rewarding. Willpower is the main requirement as it's uphill all the way!

Spend the night at Laban Rata in basic mountain huts 3,272m (10,735 ft) above sea level.

Turn in early to prepare for the final climb very early in the morning.

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Day 4: Mount Kinabalu/Kota Kinabalu

Summit Mt Kinabalu (3-5hrs) and arrive in time for sunrise. Return to Laban Rata for a rest and to the park headquarters for lunch. Transfer back to Kota Kinabalu.

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Day 5: Kota Kinabalu

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Mt Kinabalu hike (2 days)
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (3 nts), mountain lodge (1 nt, multi-share)
    • 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
    Transport
    • Private vehicle, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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