Contact us - guaranteed response within 1 hour
Back to Mt Kinabalu Climb

2-Day Basic Summit Climb

By Travel Rite Tours

Overview

2 days 1 night
Group trip
Price: USD$529.18 MYR2,187.88 per person
This is the regular climb up Mt Kinabalu, comprising a 8.5km trek (one way) to reach the summit at 4095m.
  • Shared Return Transport from hotel in Kota Kinabalu Town
  • 1 night dormitory accommodation at Laban Rata Resthouse
  • Meals
  • State Park guide
  • Insurance
  • Climbing permit
  • Certificate of completion
  • Entrance fees
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

Meet your guide

Travel Rite Tours

The team at Travel Rite Tours are an adventurous bunch who take good care of fellow adventure travellers.
3 years experience

Itinerary

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

Today you will travel to Mt Kinabalu and hike to Laban Rata (3,353m)

Accommodation: Laban Rata Hostel - Dorm

  • 0630 am - Pick up from your hotel in Kota Kinabalu and proceed to Kinabalu Park
  • 8 - 8:30 am - Arrive at Kinabalu Park.
  • Collect packed lunch
  • Register for your Mt Kinabalu summit climb at the Park Registration office
  • Meet your mountain guide.
  • Transferr to Timpohon Gate (1,829m) and begin your climb to Laban Rata (3,353m)
  • 9 am - 9:30 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 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

  • 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

Accommodation

Transport

Pick-up
06:00AM
Your hotel in Kota Kinabalu town
Drop-off
05:00PM
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.

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
*We would like to stress that it gets very cold at the top (under 10 degrees celsius), so please do bring warm clothing for sleeping in, and for the summit climb!
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.

Book Now

Pick a date
No available dates? Request to book

From USD$529.18
No additional fees. Free change of date within 3 days of trip.

All adventures from Travel Rite Tours

Prices from USD$529.18
Book now

Stay Updated

Get amazing travel inspirations, tips and latest deals delivered to your inbox.

© Seek Sophie 2019 Privacy Terms