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3D2N Mt Kinabalu Summit Climb

By Trek Finders

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You are an avid nature lover! Conquer the summit of Mt Kinabalu at sunrise whilst taking in the beautiful surroundings of Kinabalu Park in the day.


3 days 2 nights
Group trip (20 travellers per group)
This is the regular summit climb to the peak of Mt Kinabalu, comprising a 8.5km trek (one way) to reach the summit at 4095m. This allows you an extra day in Kinabalu Park the night before the climb so that you can enjoy the beautiful surrounds of UNESCO Kinabalu Park before taking on the challenge of summitting Mt Kinabalu!

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Mt Kinabalu Summit
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What's included

US$ 571.50 MYR2,420 per person
  • Shared Return Transport from hotel in Kota Kinabalu Town
  • 2 nights' dormitory accommodation (at Kinabalu Park HQ and Laban Rata Resthouse)
  • Meals
  • State Park guide
  • Insurance
  • Climbing permit
  • Certificate of completion
  • Entrance fees
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Your hotel in Kota Kinabalu town
Your hotel in Kota Kinabalu town
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.


Trips available daily
Apr 26
Apr 27
Apr 28
Apr 29
Apr 30
May 01
Bookings should be made at least 60 days in advance. View the full calendar to request other dates.


Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Kota Kinabalu - Kinabalu Park
Kota Kinabalu - Kinabalu Park

Today you'll do a leisurely trip around Kota Kinabalu city, and spend the night at Kinabalu Park

Accommodation: Kinabalu Mountain Lodge (or equivalent) - Standard Room

  • 1200 pm Ideally to arrive Kota Kinabalu City before 12:00PM. (Please Provide The Flight Details)
  • Tour begin with airport / hotel pickup, drop by KK City for lunch
  • 14:00 pm – Depart 2 hours overland drive to Kinabalu Park.
  • 16:00 pm – Check in to Kinabalu Park
  • 19:00 pm – Dinner
Day 2: Kinabalu Park - Timpohon Gate - Base Camp
Kinabalu Park - 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

  • 06:30 am – Wake up and prepare yourself, warm up and stretching.
  • 07:00 am – Breakfast and collect individual packed lunch from the restaurant.
  • 08:30 am – Mountain office provides shuttle bus to from Kinabalu Park to Timpohon Gate. (20mins drive)
  • 09:30 am – Begin your climb
  • 12:30 pm - Lunch break
  • 3 pm - Arrive at Laban Rata (3,353m) and settle in
  • 6-8 pm - Dinner at Laban Rata then lights out to get as much rest as possible before your early start the following morning.
Day 3: 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

  • 1.30 – 2 am - Wake up for early morning supper
  • 2.30 am - Start hiking up to the summit with your Sabah Parks’ mountain guide
  • 5.40 am - Catch the sunrise on Low’s Peak
  • 6 am - 8 am Descent from Low’s Peak to Laban Rata for a well-earned breakfast
  • 9 am - Check out of Laban Rata and descend to Timpohon Gate
  • 3 -4 pm - Arrive at Timpohon Gate and depart Kinabalu Park.
  • 5 – 6 pm - Arrive back at your hotel in Kota Kinabalu

Meet your guide

Trek Finders

Trek Finders are a popular local operator as they are very accommodating to travellers and are great planners. The logistics of your climb will be in good hands with Trek Finders.
9 years experience
Basic English

What others are saying

4.9 out of 22 helpful reviews
Jean Lyg
04 May 2019 on Facebook
Thank you Trek Finder for organising our hiking and cycling trip last week. Thank you to Sam, Alvin and Junior for their helpfulness and trying their very best to arrange stuff for us. Very appreciated! Looking forward to join another trip organise by your company 👍👍
Lars D, Aarhus, Denmark
04 May 2019 on TripAdvisor
Thanks for a very interesting day to Auther Trekfinder :) We were picked up at hotel at agreed time and had a very pleasant drive to the mountain with lots of interesting information on Malaysia culture and history. Then mountain biking (mostly downhill) but also 4 times crossing rivers on suspension bridges.... Visiting local rubber plantage for refreshments - really interesting an authentic experience. Then biking again - nice lunch and river rafting (not that wild) down river to pickup point and then by car back to hotel. Once again thanks for a very nice day Auther!
Aisha Saiful
03 May 2019 on Facebook
I really enjoyed my phenomenal trip to ABC in Nepal with Trek Finder. It was fun, well organized, knowledgeable staff & a great itinerary. Made my Nepal experience truly unforgettable! Special thanks to Auther & Wilson, for being such a great companion and for their amazing arrangement. I highly recommend Trek Finder! You will not be disappointed!
Rohaiza Abdullah
03 May 2019 on Facebook
Namaste!! Awesome trip by Trek Finders and their agent. Highly recommended!! Go for it everyone and experience awesomeness of the Himalayan.
Topoi Slevin
30 Mar 2019 on Facebook
the best service and arrangements for any trekking activities

Trek Finders Policies

Strict Cancellation Policy
As Trek Finders 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

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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