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5-day trek

By River Junkie

Overview

5 days 4 nights
Private trip
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.

Trip Highlights

Crocker Ranges
Agathis Camp
Ginseng Falls
Maliau Falls
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Trip Inclusions

From US$ 1,146.25 MYR4,803.91 per person
  • 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
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Accommodation

Transport

Pick-up
07:00AM
Your hotel in Kota Kinabalu town
Drop-off
08:00PM
Your hotel in Kota Kinabalu town

Availability

Trips available daily
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Bookings should be made at least 15 days in advance. View the full calendar to request other dates.

Itinerary

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
Airport - Crocker Ranges - Keningau - Maliau Gate - Maliau Basin Studies Centre

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
Maliau Basin Studies Centre - Agathis Camp - Nepenthes Camp - Takob Akob Falls - Nepenthes Camp

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
Nepenthes Camp - Ginseng Camp - Ginseng Falls - Ginseng Camp

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
Ginseng Camp - Maliau Falls - Ginseng Camp

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
Ginseng Camp - Agathis Camp - Kota Kinabalu

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

Meet your guide

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.
11 years experience
Community-Based
Litter-Free

Other Things to Know

Cancellation and Exchange Policy
While we understand that plans change, we also have to be fair to each supplier, who needs time to prepare logistics for your trip such as manpower, food, permits, and more.
Strict Cancellation Policy
As River Junkie pays for your trip’s logistics in advance, you can only cancel for free within 24 hours of your booking, provided that this is at least 2 weeks before your trip starts.
Flexible Date Policy
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.
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)
Hat
Headlamp
Hiking boots
Insect repellent
Long socks
Sleeping bag (as it gets cold at Nepenthes and Ginseng camps)
Sunscreen
Swimwear
Towel

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