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2-Day Basic Summit Climb

By Borneo Climb and Dive


2 days 1 night
Group trip
Price from USD$428.77 MYR1,772.75 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

Borneo Climb and Dive

Borneo Climb & Dive are a young team that specializes in nature-based trips in Borneo. Based in Kinabalu, Sabah, they place a special focus on diving trips in Sabah. Their professional guide sand dedicated staff will ensure that their guests will have a safe and wonderful trip.
1 year experience


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

  • 8am: Arrive at Kinabalu Park, collect packed lunch, register for your Mt Kinabalu summit climb at the Park Registration office, meet mountain guide, transfer to Timpohon Gate (1,829m)
  • 9am: Begin your climb.
  • 12:30 pm: Lunch break
  • 3pm: Settle in at Pendant Hut
  • 3.30pm: Attend the mandatory via ferrata familiarization in Pendant Hut, meet the Mountain Torq trainer
  • 6pm: Dinner at Laban Rata
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



Your hotel in Kota Kinabalu town
Your hotel in Kota Kinabalu town

What others are saying

4.7 out of 47 helpful reviews
6 months ago on TripAdvisor
My friends and I had a blast during our stay in Sabah. Staff was friendly, felt like we were long time friends and the service there was excellent too. I would highly recommend this 👍🏻
6 months ago on TripAdvisor
It is one of the most memorable holiday that I have experienced with my family. We learned so much about the people of Sabah. I hope I could gain the same feeling as before.
6 months ago on TripAdvisor
It is only the booking agent for other dive shops that does not provide an online booking so you have to book the diving package via e-mail or Facebook messenger and pay using Paypal with sufficient additional commission. But they respond on messages with almost no delay during working hours (unlike some other local dive shops) and provide all corresponding information. Diving itself (with two different dive shops) was not perfect: an equipment was in good state, but one of the diveshops was unable to provide a long wet suite or even to change a scuba's mouthpiece to small one (to avoid vomiting reflex if using long one). There was a problem with the divers groups formation: usually I had to dive with relatively inexperienced divers with high air consumption (so I ended up the dive with 110-120 bars in tank even without any special efforts). The meal was also too far from perfect (may be it was good for Chinese most of the groups consist of).
deepforest_tree,Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
7 months ago on TripAdvisor
We had 3days private charter with them. Din is very professional driver. Big thanks to Din also to Nasrah and Awang for their warm hospitality.
DinRam, Singapore
7 months ago on TripAdvisor
Borneo Climb and Dive provided a truly great experience for our group in April 2019. They provided us with a river cruise + dinner (to see wild proboscis monkeys and fireflies), and helped us with a Mount Kota Kinabalu (2 nights 3 days) hiking package. Mallcolm and the Team are incredibly friendly and attentive. Not a single detail was missed and we were able to enjoy the trip without stress or hassle. The team are knowledgeable and never short of recommendations for things to try and do. We thoroughly enjoyed our time and will most definitely visit Kota Kinabalu again. We were unable to dive this time but we will be back to do some diving through Borneo Dive and Climb. I can not recommend them more highly enough!

Other Things to Know

Cancellation and Exchange Policy
Flexible cancellation policy
You can be fully refunded for cancellations at least 7 days before the adventure start date. 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!)
Disposable raincoat
Extra clothing and socks
Hand gloves
Head torch (compulsory)
High energy food such as chocolates, nuts, biscuits, sweets, energy bars
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 (peak gets very cold - under 10 deg Celcius)
Waterproof backpack to store your items
WaterproofJacket/Wind breaker
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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