Trek Mt Kinabalu

Start: Kota Kinabalu Finish: Kota Kinabalu

Visiting: Kota Kinabalu, Mount Kinabalu


Duration: 4 Nights

Physical rating: 4 - Demanding

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Vegans

Tour Operator: G Adventures

Group size: 1 - 15

Age range: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: $999

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Tour Overview

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 Site status. With up to 6,000 species of plants, 326 species of birds, and more than 100 mammalian species identified, it’s easy to understand why. This tour includes some beautiful treks, and the sunrise from Mt Kinabalu’s summit might make you question every other sunrise you’ve witnessed before it. But don’t take our word for it, make sure you see it for yourself.

Highlights

  • iconConquer the mighty Mt Kinabalu
  • icon Witness an awe-inspiring sunrise
  • icon Enjoy packed lunches and buffet-style dinners
  • iconConquer the mighty Mt Kinabalu, Witness an awe-inspiring sunrise, Enjoy packed lunches and buffet-style dinners

Places You'll See

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icon Day 1: Kota Kinabalu

Location: Kota Kinabalu

Accommodation: Hotel Shangri-La

Arrive at any time.

ACTIVITY: Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.

icon Day 2: Kota Kinabalu/Mount Kinabalu

Location: Kota Kinabalu

Accommodation: Mt. Kinabalu Park Hostel

Meals: BREAKFAST, DINNER

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.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

FREE TIME: HALF DAY Opt to enjoy some beautiful nature walks through lowland tropical forest on well marked trails or relax and prepare for the climb ahead.

icon Day 3: Mount Kinabalu

Location: Mount Kinabalu

Accommodation: Laban Rata Resthouse

Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER

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.

ACTIVITY: Begin at the Timpohon Gate and head downhill into the rainforest to start, before heading upwards. The well-marked trail is predominantly made up of steep steps that vary considerably in size. The first section of the hike is fairly moderate, but take it easy and save your energy for the more difficult push higher up on the mountain. During the second half of the day's trek experience a change in scenery and terrain. Accommodation for the night is near Laban Rata at 3,272m elevation. Accommodation is basic with only cold water, and blankets are provided. Tomorrow's hike commences very early, so get some rest.

icon Day 4: Mount Kinabalu/Kota Kinabalu

Location: Mount Kinabalu

Accommodation: Hotel Shangri-La

Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH

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.

ACTIVITY: Get an early start to make it to the summit for sunrise. This portion of the hike takes about three to four hours. Stop in at the mountain huts before continuing to the park headquarters for lunch. Be prepared—the descent can be tough on the knees and takes approximately five to seven hours.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

icon Day 5: Kota Kinabalu

Location: Kota Kinabalu

Meals: BREAKFAST

Depart at any time.

ACTIVITY: Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.

What's Included

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    Accommodation

    Hotels (2 nts), mountain lodge (2 nts, multi-share).

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    Meals

    4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

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    Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group

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    All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

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    Mt Kinabalu hike (2 days)

Transport

Private vehicle, walking.

Meals Included

4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

Accommodation

Hotels (2 nts), mountain lodge (2 nts, multi-share).

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    Low Deposit

    G Adventures requires a deposit of 200 GBP to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 60 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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Dates & Availability

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Saturday Jul 17, 2021

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4

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$1110.02

Saturday Jul 31, 2021

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4

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10

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Saturday Aug 28, 2021

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$1110.02

Saturday Sep 25, 2021

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4

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$1054.45

Saturday Oct 30, 2021

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4

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Saturday Dec 04, 2021

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4

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14

$998.88

Saturday Jan 08, 2022

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15

$998.88

Saturday Mar 05, 2022

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9

$998.88

Saturday Apr 16, 2022

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4

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14

$1054.45

Saturday May 21, 2022

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Saturday Jun 18, 2022

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4

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Saturday Jul 02, 2022

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Saturday Jul 23, 2022

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Saturday Aug 13, 2022

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Saturday Sep 03, 2022

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4

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$1054.45

Saturday Oct 08, 2022

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4

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13

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Saturday Nov 05, 2022

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4

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15

$998.88

Saturday Dec 24, 2022

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4

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15

$998.88