Sabah’s top attraction, climbing Mt. Kinabalu, will reopen again on 1 September 2015 for climbers eager to scale the mountain up to 3,333m.
Through our booking partners Rustic Borneo Travel, we are happy to offer Mount Kinabalu availability that you can book right now, online. Please note that currently, and at least until 1 December, climbing Mt. Kinabalu will only be up to Laban Rata. The last 2km to the peak is still under repair.
Our 3D2N Climb Mt Kinabalu package is all-inclusive with nothing else to pay.
The morning after a night in the cool climate of Kinabalu Park, you’ll start climbing Mount Kinabalu along the Timpohon trail.
Our Climb Mount Kinabalu package includes dinner on the 1st and 2nd day, breakfast and lunch on your 2nd and 3rd day, and supper at Laban Rata.
Your accommodation on the 1st night is in a dorm at Kinabalu Park and on the 2nd night in a dorm at Laban Rata. Everything else is also covered, incl. return transfers from Kota Kinabalu, park entrance fees, the climbing insurance, permit & certificate, and an English-speaking guide.
One specific exclusion, other than anything we didn’t mention, is if you want a porter to carry your backpack. That will cost you extra and at your own expense.
Bring along the usual things: water*, energy snacks, warm clothing, beany, gloves for handling the rough guide-ropes, rain jacket, extra socks, a headtorch with extra batteries, sunblock (especially for your lips) and, of course, your camera.
* We suggest a minimum of 3 litres of water if you don’t want to refill between boiled-water points. There are water tanks at regular intervals along the trail, but it’s untreated mountain water piped along pretty old infrastructure. If you have a strong constitution you might be OK, otherwise either bring enough water, or purification tablets for when you refill.
Mt. Kinabalu has her own climate, which is hard to predict, but it will be cold, there will be sun (and sunburn if you’re not careful) and over the course of 3 days it will more than likely rain. Prepare accordingly.
Virtually Climb Mt. Kinabalu
Thanks to Google Streetview you can get a virtual taste of the trail to see what it’s like to climb Mount Kinabalu.