2D1N Mt Kinabalu Summit | Regular Route **Free Night at Poring Hot Springs

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43 reviewsMount Kinabalu

2D1N Mt Kinabalu Summit | Regular Route **Free Night at Poring Hot Springs

4.9
43 reviewsMount Kinabalu
2 days 1 night
Join-in trip
Up to 30 guests
Free pick-up
2 days 1 night
Join-in trip
Up to 30 guests
Free pick-up
Highlights
  • See Mount Kinabalu summit at sunrise
  • Climb the highest mountain in Malaysia
  • Beginner-friendly climb
  • Complimentary stay (subject to availability only) at Poring Hot Springs Hostel / Dormitory before or after completing the 2D1N trek!
  • This is the regular climb up Mt Kinabalu, comprising a 8.7km trek (one way) to reach the summit at 4095m. The overnight stay is either at Panalaban Hut or Laban Rata, depending on availability. You'll get a Certificate of Completion at the end of your climb!This option also provides you with a complimentary stay at Poring Hot Springs Hostel / Dormitory (assigned based on limited availability only) the night before OR after completing the 2D1N trek. Please indicate whether you would like to claim this at the time of booking.To acclimatize and to not have to wake up early before you start your trek, kindly upgrade / add on to your reservation a 1 night stay at Kinabalu Park (1563m ASL) instead of Poring Hot Springs (400m ASL). About the climb: This is a 2 day 1 night climb. Depending on your fitness levels, you will be climbing 6 hours on the first day, and 10-12 hours on the second day. Please see the itinerary below for more details.Mount Kinabalu is a beginner-friendly climb, but we do recommend training up at least 1 month in advance. Do make sure that you're able to carry a pack of 8-10KG, and hike for up to 10km on an elevated surface.Important info about booking process: Please indicate the date you would like to climb on the booking form. As all climbing permits are issued by Mount Kinabalu park, we will need to check the availability with Mount Kinabalu park before confirming your requested date.We will do our best to obtain your requested date. But if you have any flexibility in your dates, do let us know in the booking form and we can check those as well with the park.Only 160 permits are issued by the park each day, so we would recommend booking at least 3-4 months in advance for peak season (May to Aug), and 2-4 weeks in advance during off-season.As permits are issued by Mount Kinabalu park (and not us), any permits that have been issued are strictly non-refundable.OtherHealth: It is recommended that all climbers should have themselves medically checked before attempting any mountain climb. If you have a history of suffering from the following aliment, it is highly recommended that you should refrain from climbing: Hypertension, Diabetes, Palpitation, Arthritis, Heart Disease, Severe Anemia, Peptic Ulcers, Epileptic Fits, Obesity (Overweight), Chronic Asthma, Muscular Cramps, Hepatitis (Jaundice); or any other disease which may hamper the climber.  Age: There are no particular age limits for Mount Kinabalu climbers. As long as you are good in health status or you have seek approval from your doctor.  However, we suggest young children be at least 10 years old due to the numerous steps and steep slopes. Similarly, elderly climbers need to be in good health and fitness level to attempt the climb.Free Accomodation: In the event that free accomodation at Poring Hot Springs is completely booked, customers are required to upgrade to one of the available accomodations featured in the add-ons.
    What You’ll be Doing
    6+
    Day 1:Depart for Kinabalu National Park from Kota Kinabalu Town. Start your climb
    Day 2:Today you'll wake up at 2am to start your Mount Kinabalu sunrise hike. Summit Kinabalu!
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    What’s Included
    1 night accommodation at allocated mountain hut (regular dormitory)
    1 night accommodation at Poring Hot Spring's hostel before or after trekking Mount Kinabalu
    Meals - packed lunch, dinner, early supper, breakfast and lunch
    State Park guide
    Climbing permit
    Climbing Insurance
    Entrance fees
    Mountain guide service
    Certificate of achievement
    Return airport transfer
    Porter services
    Tourism tax of RM 10 per pax per night payable upon arrival at Kinabalu Park
    Personal expenses / items not mentioned in Itinerary
    Driver and Mountain Guide Overtime Charges (applicable 4pm onwards at RM 15 per hour/guide/driver)
    Luggage storage
    Beverages / Drinking Water at Laban Rata Resthouse Cafeteria
    Guide & Driver Tipping
    Peak season surcharge (if any by Kinabalu Pine Resort)
    Personal Travel Insurance (covering cancellations of any kind)
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    Where You’ll Sleep
    Availability
    Prices in USD
    Select Time for 02 Mar 2024
    Where We’ll Meet
    Start Point
    Free pick-up from Anywhere in Kota Kinabalu (Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia)
    • 06:30am
    • Notes: Please note that the above pick up and drop off times are approximate and will depend on the location of hotel as well as descent timing as the transportation is shared with other groups.
    End Point
    • End at Start Point(s)
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    S$ 708.59/person
    4.9(43)
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    PersonsForeigner
    Are there locals in your group?
    Citizens of Malaysia or Malaysian expats (holding permit to work in Malaysia)
    PersonsLocal
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    Select Add-on(s)
    You won't be charged yet
    Useful Information
    Start & Ends
    06:30AM on Day 1 - 05:00PM on Day 2
    Cancellation & Other Policies
    • Cancellation
      As Let's Climb Mount Kinabalu would be holding the slot for you and turning down other potential customers, you won’t be able to cancel after you book.
    Suitability / Accessibility
    • Child Friendly (Recommended Age: 12+)
    About Your Host
    Let's Climb Mount Kinabalu
    Let's Climb Mount Kinabalu is a small and super friendly shop, run by Olivia, a local Sabahan. Her strength is making travellers feel welcome and she really pays attention to the details, so your Mt Kinabalu climb will go as smoothly as possible. She loves to answer any question you have - so feel free to ask her everything from the logistics of your climb to what else you can do in Kota Kinabalu!
    Experience: 14 years
    Speaks: Fluent English
    Acceptance rate: 72%
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    Helpful Questions

    What should I pack?
    Basic first aid supplies (e.g. painkillers, bandaid, ibuprofen, antiseptic and gauze)
    Cash (we recommend RM100 - 150 in case you need to rent equipment, hire a porter, tip the guides, buy beer at the top, etc!)
    Extra clothing and socks
    Hand gloves and beanie
    Head torch (compulsory)
    High energy food such as chocolates, nuts, biscuits, sweets, energy bars
    Jacket/Wind breaker (if your jacket isn't waterproof, we would also recommend bringing a disposable raincoat)
    Long sleeves shirt/Hiking trousers
    Personal toiletries
    Refillable water bottle (0.5 - 1 Litre)
    Towel (optional - in case you would like to shower at Base Camp - the showers at Base Camp can get chilly though!)
    Trekking or running shoes with good grip
    Walking poles (may be helpful for the peak ascend as parts of it can be slippy when wet)
    Warm clothing*
    Waterproof backpack to store your items
    Pre-Requisites for The Trip
    Should be in good medical condition.
    Is this trip equivalent to the 2D1N MOUNT KINABALU CLIMB WITH VIA FERRATA (LOW’S PEAK CIRCUIT) on the Mount Kinabulu website? If not what is the difference? Thanks :)
    Paresh Sharma, 11 Jan 2024
    Hi Paresh, thank you for your inquiry! This trip is not equivalent to the 2D1N Mount Kinabalu Climb with Via Ferrata (Low's Peak Circuit) on the Mount Kinabalu website. The one mentioned here is a regular hike route to the Mount Kinabalu summit. However, if you're interested in the Via Ferrata option, you can book it through the following link: https://www.seeksophie.com/experiences/kota-kinabalu-2d1n-mt-kinabalu-summit-wwt-route-free-night-at-kinabalu-pine-resort-o97jdq8wzg :)
    If you can't secure a permit for the date, do I get a refund?
    Lucy, 07 Jul 2023
    No Reply Yet.
    I don’t have a friend to go with climbing Mount KK. Is it still ok to book this trip?
    Maria Wong, 25 May 2023
    Hi Maria, It's ok :) It's also suitable for a solo traveller. Please note it's a join in trip meaning there'll be other customers that join the trip as well. Hope that helps :)
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