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5-day trek

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Free - Return Transfer from Kota Kinabalu

From US$ 1,887.80
No booking fee. Cancel for free 24 hours after booking.

At a Glance

At a Glance

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

What's included

What's included

From US$ 1,887.80 MYR8,228
  • Accommodation - 1 night at Nepenthes Camp - Camp, 2 nights at Ginseng Camp - Camp, 1 night at Maliau Basin Studies Centre - Hostel
  • Return Transfer from Kota Kinabalu
  • 4WD Vehicle and driver
  • Fees (i.e. conservation fee, entrance fees and trekking fees)
  • Meals, snacks, coffee/tea & drinking water
  • River Junkie Nature Guide
  • Leech socks
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Accommodation

Accommodation

Transport

Transport

Free - Return Transfer from Kota Kinabalu
  • Return Transfer from Anywhere in Kota Kinabalu
    Pick-up: 07:00am; Drop-off: 08:00pm

Availability

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

Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary and may be weather-dependent. Start/end times may depend on transport chosen.
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

  • 07:00am - Pick-up at Kota Kinabalu
  • 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
  • 08:00pm - Drop-off at Kota Kinabalu

Meet your guide

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

River Junkie Policies

River Junkie Policies

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.
Change of Date
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.

Other Things to Know

Other Things to Know

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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