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

Mt Kinabalu summit + relax in natural hot springs
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2 days 1 night
Booking type
Join-in trip
Free pick-up
Group size
Up to 30 guests
Conquer Mt Kinabalu summit & enjoy free night at Poring Hot Springs!
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.
Experience highlights
See Mount Kinabalu summit at sunrise
Easiest Mt Kinabalu climbing route
1 night free stay at Poring Hot Springs
What You’ll be Doing
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
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Where You’ll Sleep
Next Available Dates
Prices shown in USD
Select Time for 13 Jun 2024
Additional Information
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)
Start & ends
06:30AM on Day 1 - 05:00PM on Day 2
Suitability / Accessibility
  • Child Friendly (Recommended Age: 12+)
Cancellation & other policies
  • Cancellation
    To secure your spot, your host will turn away other guests. Because of this, cancellations aren't allowed.
S$ 789.77/person
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Meet your host
For your Kinabalu adventures, you want Olivia – a true Sabah local with a heart of gold. She's the most responsive, reliable person we know, the kind who'll sort out any last-minute snag. Consider her your Kinabalu fixer – from forgotten hiking boots to insider tips on Kota Kinabalu, she's got you covered.
Experience: 14 years
Speaks: Fluent English
Acceptance rate: 69%
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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.
Hi! Struggling to comprehend the difference between poring springs and pine resort options. Are both close to the mountain to make the start time of the hike later? And the via ferrata is optional for both? Thanks!
Rosie, 27 Mar 2024
Hello Rosie, Poring Hot Springs and Kinabalu Pine Resort are complementary free stays (subjected to availability) for both options. The free night at Poring Hot Spring is for regular route without the via ferrate. However, If you're looking for walk-the-torq/ via ferrata, you can choose the Kinabalu Pine Resort option via this following link:
Hi! Struggling to comprehend the difference between the poring springs Vs pine resort options. Are they both close to the mountain (allowing later start time for the hike)? And is the via ferrata an option for both? We are looking to book for April, thanks!
Rosie, 27 Mar 2024
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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: :)
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