2 nights escorted tour
Price from: £689pp
Kinabalu Park 1 night
Laban Rata 1 night
Day 1 Kota Kinabalu/Kinabalu Park: Depart for a two hour drive along the ridges of the Crocker Range, to Kinabalu Park. Join in the guided walk along one of the forest trails to get a first-hand impression of the park and its unique flora before visiting the Mountain Garden with its collection of orchids and plants that are unique to Kinabalu. In the afternoon, explore more of the forest at your leisure.
Day 2 Kinabalu Park/Laban Rata: After breakfast, meet your mountain guide at the Park HQ and proceed to the summit trail. The trail leads you through the tropical oak and chestnut forest, mossy forest and up to the sub-alpine forest. Look for rhododendrons, pitcher plants, orchids and other native flora. Shelters along the way allow you to enjoy your packed lunch amidst the cool mountain air. Spend the night in a rest house (not heated) at approximately 3,200m above sea level.
Day 3 Laban Rata/Kota Kinabalu: Rise early and depart at 3am for the summit to see the sunrise. Return to Laban Rata for breakfast before descending back to Park HQ. Later this afternoon, you are transferred back to Kota Kinabalu.
Departures: Daily from Kota Kinabalu for a minimum of two passengers.
Accommodation: Laban Rata Dormitories. Accommodation is basic (dormitory style bunk beds) with limited facilities.
Meals: Full board.
Tour price: The price shown is based on the best value travel dates in low season and includes two nights accommodation, transfers to and from your accommodation, entrance fees, climb permit and services of an English speaking guide and mountain guide.
Note: Suitable clothing and equipment including walking boots are recommended. A very good level of fitness is required for the excursion and it is not recommended for the less mobile.