With professional mountain guides who will bring you on safe journey up and down the majestic Mount Kinabalu, spend your next holiday with your friends or family to climb up Southeast Asia’s tallest mountain.
Climb permit and insurance
One night stay at Laban Rata’s dormitory
Professional mountain guide
Return land transfers
Ranau is a district in Sabah, famous for their highlands and beautiful green terrains. One of the best places to go hiking or have an outdoor adventure.
Laban Rata Resthouse is located 3,272 metres above sea level and offers warm accommodation with warm meals before and after your climb.
06:00 Pick up from your hotel (Kota Kinabalu City) and depart for 2 hours’ journey to Kinabalu Park Headquarter.
08:00 Meet your Mountain Guide at the Park headquarter. 20 minutes land transfer to Timpohon gate (Starting Point). The climb requires no mountaineering skills; it is by no means an easy trek and demands a certain level of physical fitness. The ascent takes you through an upper montane forest which graduated to sparse vegetation, corresponding to a higher altitude and harsher environment. Stop for a packed lunch along the trail.
14:00 Check-in and end your day at Laban Rata, the midway rest house at 3,345m.
(Check-in starts from 1400hrs onwards; arrival time to Laban Rata varies from 1200-1800hrs depends on individual’s stamina level)
02:00 After your Early Supper, your mountain conquest begins in the wee hours ahead of heavy morning mist in order to catch the first rays of the sun at early dawn. Low’s Peak at 4,095.2m is your summit destination for a spectacular view of the distant horizon and as the eye can see (weather permitting).
10:00 Enjoy a late breakfast at Laban Rata Resthouse before descending to the park headquarter where successful climbers are awarded a certificate.
12:00 – 14:00 Lunch will be ready at Balsam Café, after lunch departs to Kota Kinabalu.
18:00 Arrive Kota Kinabalu and transfer back to your hotel.
Laban Rata Resthouse
A dormitory with shared bathrooms.
The lodge will provide a warmth stay to help overcome the cold weather of 3,272 metres above sea level.
Packed lunch and dinner at Laban Rata is provided.
Early supper, late breakfast and buffet lunch is provided.
Once you reach the top of Mount Kinabalu, you can take pictures of the breathtaking view.
You can find some more activities at Kinabalu Park such as hiking up the beautiful nature trails, warm yourself up at the Poring Hot Springs or try your hand on the wobbly Canopy Walkway.
Climb permit and insurance
Entrance fees where applicable
Meals as stated
One night accommodation at Laban Rata
Return land transfer (To and fro Kota Kinabalu City-Kinabalu Nature Park)
Air fare & personal travel insurance
Alcoholic drinks and items not stated
Camera or video fees
Porter service fee
Arrival by flights
You can fly to Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI) direct from Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Johor Bahru, Labuan, Sandakan or Tawau.
Arrival by land
You can travel to Kota Kinabalu by Taxi from Kota Kinabalu International Airport (approx. 14 minutes) and by Bus from Sandakan (approx. 6 hours), from Tawau (approx. 8 hours).
In lieu of the Covid-19 pandemic, you can opt to postpone your trip once it is safe to travel again. Kindly contact the property owner for more information.
Discovery Tours (Sabah) Sdn. Bhd. is a company in Sabah that focuses on professional services with well-equipped travel infrastructure offering a wide range of activities from sightseeing, nature and adventure to action sports programs, travel products and ground services to cater to their customers varied needs.