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2-Day Regular Descent by River Junkie

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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.
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About this adventure

2-Day Regular Descent


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.

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2 days 1 night


From USD$417.28 each Convert
From MYR1,650 Convert


  • 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

Transport Info

Transport Type:

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

Where you'll be staying


Laban Rata Hostel (Mixed Gender Dorm)

Room Name & Type

Dorm (Shared Room)


Bunk Bed





Shared Bathroom

Cold Shower

Hot Shower

What you'll be doing

Day 01
0630 am – Pick up from your hotel in Kota Kinabalu and proceed to Kinabalu Park traversing the Crocker Range with panoramic views of the surrounding hills, the focal point of which is Mt Kinabalu.
8 - 8:30 am - Arrive at Kinabalu Park. Upon arrival at Kinabalu Park, collect your packed lunch, proceed to the Park Registration office to register for your Mt Kinabalu summit climb and meet your Mt Guide. Thereafter you will be transferred to Timpohon Gate (1,829m), from here you will 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
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

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Earliest available date is Sep 07
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Important info

Booking Policy

Bookings should be made at least 20 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.