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5-day trek

By River Junkie


5 days 4 nights
Private trip
Price from USD$1,147.44 MYR4,781 per person
This option will allow you to see the best of Maliau Basin. You'll enjoy the same activities as the 4 day trek, as well as an extra day hike to Nepenthes Camp which provides more of a physical challenge. The hike will include treks to Ginseng Falls and Maliau Falls, as well as a trek through the picturesque heath forest near Nepenthes camp where you will be able to see numerous carnivorous pitcher plants.
  • Return transport from your hotel in Kota Kinabalu
  • 4WD Vehicle and driver
  • Fees (i.e. conservation fee, entrance fees and trekking fees)
  • Meals, snacks, coffee/tea & drinking water
  • 1 night dormitory accommodation at Maliau Basin Study Center
  • 1 night dormitory accommodation at Nepenthes Camp
  • 2 nights dormitory accommodation at Ginseng Camp
  • River Junkie Nature Guide
  • Leech socks
Same Price as What You’d Find Locally
Free Date Change ~ 3 Days Before
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River Junkie

We’re big fans of River Junkie in Sabah. River Junkie have been arranging trips for adventurous travellers around Sabah for many years and are highly reliable and wonderful guides who really take care of their guests. They will be prompt and professional in handling the logistics of the climb.
10 years experience


Trips available daily
Dec 22
Dec 23
Dec 24
Dec 25
Dec 26
Dec 27
If you require an earlier date, please request to book.


Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Airport - Crocker Ranges - Keningau - Maliau Gate - Maliau Basin Studies Centre
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Today you will be making your way towards Maliau Basin Studies Centre.

Accommodation: Maliau Basin Studies Centre - Hostel

  • Pick-up from Kota Kinabalu/Semporna/Tawau
  • Trek past Crocker Ranges and Keningau
  • Short break in Keningau for last minute supplies
  • Trek towards Maliau Gate
  • Introductory walk around Study Centre
  • Night drive/Night walk
Day 2: Maliau Basin Studies Centre - Agathis Camp - Nepenthes Camp - Takob Akob Falls - Nepenthes Camp
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Today you will be taking a 9-hour trek towards Nepenthes Camp where you can get a view of the tree canopy.

Accommodation: Nepenthes Camp - Camp

  • Breakfast Head towards Agathis Camp
  • Trek towards Nepenthes Camp (7.5km)
  • Break
  • Climb up to the observation platform
  • Trek towards Takob Akob Falls (Optional)
  • End the day in Nepenthes Camp
Day 3: Nepenthes Camp - Ginseng Camp - Ginseng Falls - Ginseng Camp
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Today you will be taking a 7-km trek towards Ginseng Camp to enjoy the scenery of Ginseng Falls.

Accommodation: Ginseng Camp - Camp

  • Breakfast
  • Trek towards Ginseng Camp (7km)
  • Break at Ginseng Falls
  • End the day in Ginseng Camp
Day 4: Ginseng Camp - Maliau Falls - Ginseng Camp
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Today you will be trekking up Maliau Falls to enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Accommodation: Ginseng Camp - Camp

  • Breakfast
  • Trek towards Maliau Falls (4.5km per way)
  • Break at Maliau Falls
  • Head back to Ginseng Camp
Day 5: Ginseng Camp - Agathis Camp - Kota Kinabalu
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Today you will be making your way back to Kota Kinabalu to end the trip.

  • Breakfast
  • Hike back to Agathis Camp (9km)
  • Drive back to Kota Kinabalu



Your hotel in Kota Kinabalu town
Your hotel in Kota Kinabalu town

Other Things to Know

Cancellation and Exchange Policy
Strict Cancellation Policy
You can be fully refunded for cancellations within 24 hours of booking. Other cancellations will not be refunded.
Flexible Date Policy
You can change your trip date once for free up to 3 days before your trip. Any date change will be subject to availability, and will not count as a cancellation.
Packing list for the trip
45 litres+ backpack
Basic first aid items (ibuprofen, bandaids, gauze, antiseptic)
Clothing (i.e. Waterproof jacket, long trousers preferably tight to keep the leeches out, jumper as it gets cold at night, short sleeve shirts for the daytime)
Dry bag
Flip flops (for showers at Nepenthes and Ginseng camps)
Hiking boots
Insect repellent
Long socks
Sleeping bag (as it gets cold at Nepenthes and Ginseng camps)

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From USD$1,147.44
No additional fees. Free change of date within 3 days of trip.

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