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2D1N Mt Kinabalu Summit **Includes Certificate of Completion

By Let's Climb Mount Kinabalu

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You're looking for a well-priced, well-organised Mt Kinabalu trip. Note: Guides are appointed by the park, so all Kinabalu operators share the same pool of guides.


2 days 1 night
Group trip (30 travellers per group)
This is the regular climb up Mt Kinabalu, comprising a 8.5km trek (one way) to reach the summit at 4095m. The overnight stay is either at Panalaban Hut or Laban Rata, depending on availability. You'll get a Certificate of Completion at the end of your climb!

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Mt Kinabalu Summit
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Trip Inclusions

From US$ 478.01 MYR1,999.99 per person
  • Shared Return Transport from hotel in Kota Kinabalu Town
  • 1 night dormitory accommodation at Panalaban Hut or Laban Rata (depending on availability)
  • Meals
  • State Park guide
  • Climbing permit
  • Entrance fees
  • Tourism tax of RM10/ night per room
  • Porter charges
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From guest's accommodation
To guest's accommodation
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.

Scheduled Trip Dates

Trips scheduled daily
Feb 22
Feb 23
Feb 24
Feb 25
Feb 26
Feb 27
View the full calendar to try your luck for non-scheduled dates.


Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Kota Kinabalu - (Park HQ) - Timpohon Gate - Base Camp
Kota Kinabalu - (Park HQ) - Timpohon Gate  - Base Camp

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

  • 6:30AM Depart for Kinabalu National Park
  • 8:30AM Arrive and register at the park HQ
  • 9:30AM Begin Climb
  • 2:00PM Arrive to Panalaban Base Camp
  • 6:00PM Dinner
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

  • 2:00AM Begin summit climb
  • 5:00AM Reach summit for sunrise
  • 8:00AM Breakfast at Panalaban Base Camp
  • 3:00PM Arrive back to Timpohon Gate
  • 5:00PM Arrive back to Kota Kinabalu

Meet your guide

Let's Climb Mount Kinabalu

Let's Climb Mount Kinabalu is a small and super friendly shop that is ready to make your trip in Sabah memorable.
10 years experience
Fluent English

What others are saying

5.0 out of 31 helpful reviews
Adam Lloyd
14 Feb 2020 on SeekSophie
Lina was excellent in quickly replying to all my questions and requests during the planning of our trip! The trip itself went really smoothly and with we had no issues at all. I will definitely use SeekSophie again for another adventure in Asia.
Response from Let's Climb Mount Kinabalu
Response from Let's Climb Mount Kinabalu on 17 Feb 2020
Hi Adam!! Thanks for taking the time to write us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience. We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. So thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again.
04 Jan 2020 on SeekSophie
13 Nov 2019 on TripAdvisor
Highly recommended climb. I come from taiwan Mt Kinabalu is beautiful and Via Ferrata is interesting. Everything is unforgettable, no matter the climbing and the person I contacted.
26 Oct 2019 on TripAdvisor
Highly recommended. Trekking at Mt Kinabalu was very hard but memorable to me. Everything is unforgettable, no matter the climbing and the person I contacted. Very impressive is the service provided by Olivia. Her prompt response, efficiency, professional service and the detailed information she provided made everything go smoothly. It was the first time I had no worry about the tour. I would also like to share how efficiency is Olivia and her team was - Olivia returned the trekking pole to me within an hour after I have found that it was left in the driver's car. Super !
13 Oct 2019 on TripAdvisor
An amazing experience. Everything was well organized and for a reasonable price (compared to some other deals). The hike was actually much more than just a walk into a forest haha. I could feel my legs and knees for a few days after the hike! The room where we spent the night was new but really cold with no hot shower available, so it's better to bring some warm and dry clothes for the night and the 2nd day (we arrived there complely wet after 1h of hike under the rain). Our guide Silverstone was really nice and the agent, Olivia, took the time to pass by my hostel to brief me with all the details. The meals and transport were included which is nice, although we were a bit sceptical concerning our safety on the road as our driver was a bit crazy and took lots of unnecessary risks to arrive faster in KK on the way back. But overall a great experience. Thank you!

Other Things to Know

Cancellation and Exchange Policy
While we understand that plans change, we also have to be fair to each supplier, who needs time to prepare logistics for your trip such as manpower, food, permits, and more.
Strict Cancellation Policy
As Let's Climb Mount Kinabalu pays for your trip’s logistics in advance, you can only cancel for free within 24 hours of your booking, provided that this is at least 2 weeks before your trip starts.
Flexible Date Policy
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.
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!)
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.

Pre-Requisites for The Trip

Should be in good medical condition.

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