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2-Day Basic Summit Route **Includes Certificate of Completion

By Let's Climb Mount Kinabalu


2 days 1 night
Group trip
Price from USD$367.84 MYR1,530.02 per person
This is the regular climb up Mt Kinabalu, comprising a 8.5km trek (one way) to reach the summit at 4095m. The overnight stay is in the newly opened Panalaban Hut which has limited availability. So reserve in advance!
  • Shared Return Transport from hotel in Kota Kinabalu Town
  • 1 night dormitory accommodation at Panalaban Hut or Laban Rata (depending on availability)
  • Meals
  • State Park guide
  • Climbing permit
  • Entrance fees
  • Tourism tax of RM10/ night per room
  • Porter charges
Same Price as What You’d Find Locally
Free Date Change ~ 3 Days Before
Community-Based Guides
Low Carbon Footprint
Always Available to Chat
Guaranteed Trip Even with 1 Guest

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Let's Climb Mount Kinabalu

Let's Climb Mount Kinabalu is a small and super friendly shop that is ready to make your trip in Sabah memorable.
9 years experience
Fluent English


Trips available daily
Dec 14
Dec 15
Dec 16
Dec 17
Dec 18
Dec 19
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: Kota Kinabalu - (Park HQ) - Timpohon Gate - Base Camp
Kota Kinabalu - (Park HQ) - Timpohon Gate  - Base Camp

Today you'll hike up to Laban Rata at 3,353m and see a variety of incredible landscapes along the way

Accommodation: Laban Rata Hostel - Dorm

  • 6:30AM Depart for Kinabalu National Park
  • 8:30AM Arrive and register at the park HQ
  • 9:30AM Begin Climb
  • 2:00PM Arrive to Panalaban Base Camp
  • 6:00PM Dinner
Day 2: Laban Rata - Mt Kinabalu Summit - Hotel in KK
Laban Rata - Mt Kinabalu Summit - Hotel in KK

Today you will summit Mt Kinabalu at sunrise, then head back down to the Base Camp

  • 2:00AM Begin summit climb
  • 5:00AM Reach summit for sunrise
  • 8:00AM Breakfast at Panalaban Base Camp
  • 3:00PM Arrive back to Timpohon Gate
  • 5:00PM Arrive back to Kota Kinabalu



From guest's accommodation
To guest's accommodation
Other 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.

What others are saying

5.0 out of 29 helpful reviews
28 days ago on TripAdvisor
Highly recommended climb. I come from taiwan Mt Kinabalu is beautiful and Via Ferrata is interesting. Everything is unforgettable, no matter the climbing and the person I contacted.
about 2 months ago on TripAdvisor
Highly recommended. Trekking at Mt Kinabalu was very hard but memorable to me. Everything is unforgettable, no matter the climbing and the person I contacted. Very impressive is the service provided by Olivia. Her prompt response, efficiency, professional service and the detailed information she provided made everything go smoothly. It was the first time I had no worry about the tour. I would also like to share how efficiency is Olivia and her team was - Olivia returned the trekking pole to me within an hour after I have found that it was left in the driver's car. Super !
about 2 months ago on TripAdvisor
An amazing experience. Everything was well organized and for a reasonable price (compared to some other deals). The hike was actually much more than just a walk into a forest haha. I could feel my legs and knees for a few days after the hike! The room where we spent the night was new but really cold with no hot shower available, so it's better to bring some warm and dry clothes for the night and the 2nd day (we arrived there complely wet after 1h of hike under the rain). Our guide Silverstone was really nice and the agent, Olivia, took the time to pass by my hostel to brief me with all the details. The meals and transport were included which is nice, although we were a bit sceptical concerning our safety on the road as our driver was a bit crazy and took lots of unnecessary risks to arrive faster in KK on the way back. But overall a great experience. Thank you!
2 months ago on TripAdvisor
Colleagues became friends. Olivia and her team are excellent! They make our trip are very impressive, giving you a good feeling that you have done something Valuable.It is a demanding hike but definitely worthwhile. At first, our team just colleagues relationship but the fun & laughter we share made us becomes Friends.
Philip C
3 months ago on TripAdvisor
Amazing! Frendy and the other guides were well-trained to guide and communicate with hikers from start to finish, and the ferrata guide Ion was also very sociable and helped us relax throughou7t the ferrata experience! two thumbs up for the whole experience of hiking Mt. Kinabalu

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
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
Will I definitely get to summit Mt Kinabalu?
It'll depend on your fitness level and the weather. On the morning of the summit, you'll need to get to the summit checkpoint by 5pm in order to be cleared by the local rangers for summit. If you do not arrive in time (due to fitness level or other reasons), you will not be allowed to proceed to summit. In addition, there are a handful of days each year where the summit climb is cancelled by Mt Kinabalu Park due to dangerous weather conditions. Cancellations happen if there is torrential rain and it's deemed dangerous for climbers to make the slippery summit climb. Cancellations are rare, and no refund will be issued by Mt Kinabalu Park for any cancellations.

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