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2D1N Mt Kinabalu Summit

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This is the regular summit climb up Mt Kinabalu, comprising a 8.5km trek (one way) to reach the summit at 4095m.

Details

2 days 1 night
Join-in trip
Up to 30 persons

Activities

Hiking
Mountain / Volcano Hikes

Suitable For

Backpackers
Solo Travellers
Couples
Small Groups

Trip Highlights

Mt Kinabalu Summit

What's included

What's included

  • Laban Rata Resthouse - Dormitory (Shared)
  • Return Transfer from Kota Kinabalu
  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner the 1st day, Breakfast the 2nd day)
  • State Park guide
  • Insurance
  • Climbing permit
  • Entrance fees
  • Tourism tax of RM10/ night per room
  • Porter charges
  • Mt Kinabalu Certificate of completion
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Where You'll Meet

Where You'll Meet

  • Anywhere in Kota Kinabalu 06:30am
Anywhere in Kota Kinabalu
Your hotel in Kota Kinabalu town

Accommodation

Accommodation

Availability

Availability

Scheduled Trip Dates
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Prices shown in SGD

What You'll Do

What You'll Do

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

  • Anywhere in Kota Kinabalu (Your hotel in Kota Kinabalu town) - 06:30am
  • 0630 am – 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: Base Camp - Mt Kinabalu Summit - Timpohon Gate
Base Camp - Mt Kinabalu Summit - Timpohon Gate

Today you'll summit Mt Kinabalu and head back down the mountain

  • 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
  • Anywhere in Kota Kinabalu - 05:00pm
This is a sample itinerary and may be weather-dependent.

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Meet your host

Meet your host

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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What others are saying

What others are saying

4.9 out of 29 helpful reviews
Giusuz
06 Jun 2019
My whole experience with River Junkie Tours was great and I would highly recommend this company to anyone wanting to climb Mt Kinabalu! The company was very professional from the start. I originally booked the 2D/1N Mt Kinabalu trek with the LPC Via Ferrata. However, the LPC was closed due to maintenance and I was downgraded to the Walk the Torq activity by the park office. River Junkie called personally to apologize for this which I really appreciated (obviously it was not their fault). They also offered me a refund straight away without me having to ask for it (also very appreciated). Effrey was my guide during the activity. He was very professional and friendly. He adapted perfectly to my speed and made sure that I was fine during the whole climb, which made it a very enjoyable experience. Mt Kinabalu itself was beautiful and definitely worth the effort. I do quite a lot of hiking at home, so it was not too hard for me. However, I struggled a little bit with the altitude at the end. The Walk the Torq activity was less challenging than I expected (a bit too easy to be honest). Since I was looking for a challenge, I was a little disappointed by it. But if it's the first time for you climbing a mountain or doing a via ferrata it would definitely be a great experience. To summarize: It was a unique experience, a beautiful mountain, good company and a great company!
nadiajosephine94, Amstelveen, The Netherlands
04 Jun 2019
Booked the mount Kinabalu tour at river junkie. It was well organised and our guide Effrey was super helpfull, friendly and patient, and his English was very good. Would definately recomment!
Madea09
29 May 2019
If you're hiking Mt. Kinabalu with no frills, I highly recommend River Junkie. From hotel pick up, to our climb and back to the hotel, was seamless. Our mountain guide, Effrey was the best! He was not only a guide but became our friend throughout the journey. He was very skillfull and is well experienced. Thanks again!
Mitchel Bullecer
27 May 2019
We were satisfied by the services they provided when we booked for a Mt Kinabalu via Ferata last April 2019. The transaction was smooth from inquiry to the actual climb.
756cassies, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
15 May 2019
Finished the hike up Mount Kinabalu. Used River Junkies to book the tour. The company responded relatively quickly To my emails. I had to book a few weeks in advance or they wouldn’t have had space in the huts at the top of the mountain. Waiting till last minute is not a good idea. I think the company should specify how hard the hike actually is. Quite a few people I met on the hike, said they were very clueless as to what they should have expected. So I think the information was flawed. The company should be more thorough. The huts were very disappointing. I didn’t expect much, but the beds grossed me out the most. I would personally bring a pillow case because the sheets and pillows never looked like they were ever changed. I also felt like the coffee and tea should be free. Your paying 500€ for the hike, they gave give free hot water. We shouldn’t have to pay for that. Again the hike was quite difficult. But the tours guides, especially Roger, were amazingggg! Roger helped me through the whole thing.

Cancellation & Rescheduling

Cancellation & Rescheduling

Cancellation Policy
As River Junkie would be holding the slot for you and turning down other potential customers, you won’t be able to cancel after you book.
In the Event of a Government Lockdown
If there is a government lockdown that prevent you from going on your trip, you may get a full refund via Seek Sophie credits or reschedule at no additional costs. Otherwise, we would do our best to help you reschedule in other cases. Read our full policy here.

Helpful Questions from Our Community

Q
Which Mt Kinabalu tour offers the summit trail Kota belud? Also if this is join-in tour, means if I'm an individual and I book it I will be put into group with other strangers?
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Will I definitely get to summit Mt Kinabalu?
A
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.
Q
What should I pack?
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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
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