Mt. Kinabalu Hike + Poring Hotsprings Hostel (3Days/2Nights) - Malaysia

Pick up from Kota Kinabalu
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Tour Code: BKI-66  Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights

Take up the challenge of climbing Mount Kinabalu to enjoy the amazing view of the sunrise at its summit!

Highlights:

  • Challenge Yourself as you Climb to the peak of one of South East Asia’s Tallest Mountains
  • Be awed by the Breathtaking view of the Sunrise at Low’s Peak
  • Discover Kinabalu Park’s Diverse Flora and Fauna

    Tour Description:

    Day 1 – Kota Kinabalu / Nabalu Market / Poring Hotsprings Resort

    Take a road trip to Kinabalu Park to begin your adventure! Escape the busy streets of the city as you drive pass Kinabalu’s lush landscape and local villages. You’ll get amazing views of wide expanses of paddy fields and local living their daily lives from the villages nearby. Make a quick stop at the famous Nabalu Market before arriving at Kinabalu Park.

    Located in the small town of Nabalu, the market is popular amongst tourists due to its close location to the park. Souvenir stalls and small shops are littered all over the small town for you to browse through and shop. There are also food and snack stalls in the market, giving you the chance to try some of the delicious local delicacies! The town is also one of the ideal places for you to get an amazing view of the Kinabalu Mountain peak from their 15-meter watchtower! So take a look at the mountain that you’re going to conquer before proceeding to Poring Hot Springs, approximately 45-minute drive from the park.

    Upon arrival at the hot springs, you’ll have the rest of the day to do as you please! Relieve your aching muscles from the long drive up in the springs hot sulphuric minerals with its healing properties that are popular amongst many locals. You can also choose to take a stroll along the canopy walk and gaze at the lush greenery of the Menggaris tree. The walkway is about 157.8 meters long and if you’re lucky you might be able to catch a glimpse of the largest flower in the world, the Rafflesia. Then enjoy a delicious dinner before retiring for the night at your dormitory style accommodation.

    Day 2 – Park HQ / Timp. Gate / Ascend Mount Kinabalu / Laban Rata

    Wake up just before the sun rises for a filling breakfast to get your energy before departing at 7 am sharp to the Park’s Headquarters to begin your trek to the mountain’s summit. Once you reach the Park Headquarters you’ll need to register for the climb and apply for your ID tags. It’s really important to remember to wear your ID tags at all times. Once you’ve met your experienced mountain guide, who’s going to lead you on your journey to the summit, then you’re ready to go to Timpohon Gate where you trek truly begins!

    Put your physical fitness to the test as you make the 4 to 5-hour trek up to Kinabalu’s peak. Despite the challenging climb, it’s well worth the breath-taking views of the verdant forests and the soothing sounds of the jungle. The mountain is 3272 metres above sea level giving it the cold weather that’s sure to keep you cool while you trek. Kinabalu Park is rich with over 5000 different vascular plant species and diverse fauna, so keep your eyes peeled for some of the park’s rare flowers such as the Rothschild slipper orchid which is one of the rarest orchids in the world. After the strenuous climb makes your way to your accommodation for the night and enjoys a buffet dinner before taking a well-deserved sleep.

    Day 3 – Low's Peak / Descend Mount Kinabalu / Kota Kinabalu

    Get up bright and early for an even earlier supper before continuing your trek to Kinabalu’s peak. Push yourself as you make the challenging trek to Low’s peak, standing at 4095 meters above sea level. Once you’ve conquered the trek, feel accomplished as you’ve finally reached the destination you’ve been waiting to reach for the past 2 days! Bask in the glory of the beautiful sunrise as you enjoy the sense of fulfilment for completing the Kinabalu trek.

    Take all the snapshots of the Instagram-worthy mountain view before making your way back to Laban Rata for a warm breakfast. Then go to Timpohon Gate where you’ll be brought back to the Park HQ where you’ll be awarded a Certificate of Achievement as proof of your amazing feat of completing the challenging summit climb. Get treated to a magnificent lunch at the Balsam Restaurant before your tour comes to an end and you’re brought back to Kota Kinabalu.

    Cancellation Policy:

    Cancellations after confirmation of tour will incur a 50% charge of the total package price. This fund is not refundable, in whole or in part, cannot be brought forward and/or used for future bookings.

    • Cancellation within 29-15 days prior to the tour date: 75% of total package payment incurred
    • Cancellation within 14-2 days prior to the tour date: 85% of total package payment incurred
    • Cancellation within 24 hours or no show: No refunds

    Pick-Up Time:  

    • 10:00 am to 10:30 am

    What's Included:

    • English-Speaking Mountain Guide
    • Hotel Return Transfer
    • Return Transfer (Park HQ-Timpohon Gate-Park HQ)
    • Entrance Fees 
    • Full-Board Meals: 2 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners
    • Climbing Insurance, Permit & Certificate of Achievement
    • One (1) Night's Accommodation at Poring Hotspring Resort (Dormitory-Style Bedding)
    • One (1) Night's Accommodation at Laban Rata Resthouse (Dormitory-Style Bedding)

    What's Not Included:

    • Porter Fee (RM 130.00/10kg)
    • Luggage Keeping Fee (RM 12.00/Luggage)
    • Beverages / Alcoholic Drinks
    • Travel Insurance
    • Airfare
    • Any Items Not Mentioned

    Additional Information:

    • Transfer duration above are estimated and subject to traffic and weather condition, and not inclusive of any sightseeing
    • For 2 Days 1 Night packages, bookings can only be made 30 days before the climbing date. Accommodations are subject to availability
    • Prices shown are based on two (2) pax. For solo or group travellers, please check with Adventoro Concierge (Call / Whatsapp +6010 468 8011)
    • Please prepare waterproof backpack, trekking or running shoes with good grip, warm clothing, windbreaker, extra clothing, raincoat, head torch, toiletries, refillable water bottle, high energy food (chocolates, nuts, energy bars)
    • Extra luggage can be stored at Kinabalu Park HQ at a nominal fee
    • A maximum of 5 climbers per mountain guide is allowed for climbers 16 years old and above
    • A maximum of 2 climbers per mountain guide is allowed for climbers 15 years old and below
    • An additional mountain guide costs RM 230.00 per guide
    • For climbers who reach Timpohon Gate late (after 4:00 pm), a fee of RM 15.00 per hour/guide is chargeable and to be paid directly to the mountain guide on the spot
    • RM150 Surcharge on transportation if the client failed to follow scheduled departure 1600 hrs after the mountain climb
    • Local mountain guide will accompany clients during the trek to the summit
    • Please adhere to strict pick-up time punctuality. Tour operators may forfeit tours for travellers if no-show during stipulated time
    • Registered name of the traveller must be corresponding with photograph documentation (Example: Passport). Tour operators reserve the right to reject if registered traveller fails to provide photographed documentation of their own
    • Note: Starting from 1st September 2017, a tourism tax of RM10 per room per night will be imposed on non-Malaysian tourists for all types of hotels and accommodations. This is payable to the hotel upon check-out
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