3D2N Add-on Trip to climbMount Kinabalu
This is a shortened version of our normal Kinabalu climb that can be added on to other climbs or safaris you're doing with us in Borneo. This version is a 3 day / 2 night trek up Mount Kinabalu with an overnight in the Laban Rata hut on the mountain. Start and end at Kinabalu park gate. Price includes guide, accommodation and meals and all park fees and local transfers within the Park.
Mount Kinabalu is the youngest mountain in the world and it rises out of the planets oldest rainforest! At 4,095 metres (13,435 ft) Mount Kinabalu is the highest peak in Borneo, and the highest point between the Himalayas and the snow-capped mountains of New Guinea. Lacking foothills, it appears to shoot straight up into the sky, its jagged granite peaks floating above the clouds. The mountain is "u" shaped, with bare rock plateaux at about 3,900 metres like two arms with the infamous Low’s Gully between which is over one kilometre deep in places. Few mountains can beat Mount Kinabalu for stark simplicity. It is set near the equator, rising straight out of the tropical rain forest, a continuous, clean, black, bare rock mass, to the summit. Because of its breath-taking isolation Kinabalu has its own climate, a constant flux of cloud and wind, rain and cold, and the warmth from the forests below.
The rainforest is a very clean and pure place to visit. The canopy offers excellent shade from the intense sun and traps moisture however it can be very humid and you will need to continually drink water. We travel using trails which have been the jungle arteries for the local native residents for thousands of years. Sometimes the paths can be muddy and slippery, there are logs to clamber over, and the terrain is up and down, but the movement is never fast nor is it overly challenging.
We will carry little, and there will be lots of stops for drinking and cooling off in the streams. Travel in the jungle is up and down, a lot of hills and only the canopy above you and the impenetrable forest around you. Stand still for a moment and the animals will suddenly be seen and heard.
Day 1 - Arrive Kinabalu park, twin/double room in lodge. Evening walk to see fireflies, pitcher plants and if time visit Poring Hot Springs.
Day 2 - Check into Park, meet guide and start ascent. Overnight Laban Rata hut with buffet meal provided
Day 3 - Summit Mt Kinabalu and descend back to park gate, arriving afternoon. Transfers available on request to Kota Kinabalu.
This trip can be added onto the beginning or end of any of our Borneo trips: