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3-Day Mt Kinabalu Summit Climb + Additional Night at Kinabalu Park by Trek Finders

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


Private trip
3 days 2 nights
This is the regular climb up Mt Kinabalu, comprising a 8.5km trek (one way) to reach the summit at 4095m. This allows you an extra day in Kinabalu Park so that you can take your time for the climb.

Meet your guide

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Trek Finders

8 years experience
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.


Prices start from USD$580.80 per person Prices start from MYR2,420
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: Kota Kinabalu - Kinabalu Park
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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
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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
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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

What's included

  • 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

Where you'll be staying

Bed Types
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Bunk Bed
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Breakfast
  • Towels
  • Shared Bathroom
  • Cold Shower
  • Hot Shower
Bed Types
  • Queen Bed
  • Twin Beds
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Breakfast
  • Towels
  • Ensuite Bathroom
  • Hot Shower

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

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
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

What others are saying

Exceptional 5 helpful reviews
Lars D, Aarhus, Denmark
6 months ago 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!
Jean Lyg
6 months ago 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 👍👍
Aisha Saiful
6 months ago 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
6 months ago 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
7 months ago on Facebook
the best service and arrangements for any trekking activities

Important info

Booking Policy

Bookings should be made at least 60 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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