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5-day trek by River Junkie

Low carbon footprint
Support local business
On-the-ground prices


Private trip
5 days 4 nights
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.

Meet your guide

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River Junkie

Our Pick!
10 years experience
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.


Prices start from USD$1,147.44 per person Prices start from MYR4,781
Prices may differ based on no. of travellers. Please select no. of travellers in the booking form to see the final adventure price.


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

What's included

  • 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

Where you'll be staying

Bed Types
  • Bunk Bed
  • Cold Shower
  • Breakfast
  • Coffee/Tea
Bed Types
  • Bunk Bed
  • Cold Shower
  • Shared Bathroom
  • Breakfast
  • Coffee/Tea
Bed Types
  • Bunk Bed
  • Fan
  • Shared Bathroom
  • Towels
  • Breakfast

Transport Information

Return transport included

Pick-up Time
Pick-up Point
Your hotel in Kota Kinabalu town
Drop-off Time
Drop-off Point
Your hotel in Kota Kinabalu town

What to bring

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
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)

Important info

Booking Policy

Bookings should be made at least 15 days before the desired start date. If you require an earlier booking, please contact us and we would be happy to help!

Strict Cancellation Policy

The adventure can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. Cancellations after this date will not be eligible for a refund, unless your spot is booked and completed by another traveller. If your spot is booked and completed by another traveller, a full refund will be processed within 14 days of the adventure start date.

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Earliest available 31 Oct 2019
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