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3 Day Mount Kinabalu Trekking Adventure with Poring Hot Springs - Tour from Kota Kinabalu

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Duration: 3 Days/ 2 Nights
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  • Scale the tallest peak in South East Asia
  • You may get a glimpse of the world's largest flower

Trek to the summit of South East Asia’s tallest mountain, Mount Kinabalu. Standing tall at 4095.2 metres, it towers over the Kinabalu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is also the domain of the world's largest flower, the Rafflesia. However, it will require luck to see the latter, for they flower occasionally and only for a short period of time. Travel past the beautiful Crocker Mountains to reach the Kinabalu National Park, which is also home to the Poring Hot Springs.

Be prepared for some tough hiking and climbing, but if roughing it out in the wild is what sets your pulses racing, then every ounce of effort put in here to reach the summit is worth it! Feast your eyes on the spectacular natural vistas that await you at the summit of this mighty mountain. Rise before dawn if you want to be in time to catch a glorious sunrise. Reach out and you could almost touch the clouds from a height of close to 4000 meters! Begin the descent before the mists of the morning roll in, and carry back memories of a memorable mountain climb.


Day 1:

You will be picked up from your hotel in Kota Kinabalu in the morning for this 3 Day Mount Kinabalu Trekking Adventure with Poring Hot Springs. Depart for the Kinabalu Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, traversing the Crocker Range. Enroute enjoy splendid views of the surrounding countryside. Take a brief stop at a local market and then set out for the Kinabalu National Park. This nature-lover’s retreat houses a wide variety of unspoilt flora and fauna. The world’s largest flower; Rafflesia grows in this park. The park boasts of the lush vegetation and brims with the richest collection of plant and animal species and thus is one of the known biodiversity hot spot.

Visit the Exhibit Centre and Mountain Garden to learn more about some of Mother Nature’s miracles, or explore the many graded trails. You may also visit the Poring Hot Spring before winding-up for the day. Overnight stay at the Park Headquarters (twin-bed cabin).

Day 2:

After breakfast, proceed to register for the climb to Mount Kinabalu, the highest Bornean mountain. You will be transferred to Timpohon Gate, the starting point of the expedition to the summit. This mountain trail does not require any special mountaineering skills but a certain level of physical fitness is necessary. You will be accompanied by a local mountain guide during trek to the summit. The climb is popular for the scenic delights providing a glimpse of the rich ecosystem. A tough hike through the changing forest scene will end at Laban Rata (3345m) for the night. Overnight stay at Laban Rata Resthouse dormitories.

Day 3:

Get ready for the ultimate adventure of climbing the summit of the highest South-East Asian Mountain, Mount Kinabalu. The summit (4095.2m) trek begins in the dark hours of the morning (03:00am) in time to catch the glorious sunrise (if weather permits). Beautiful panoramas awestruck you as you tread past the mountain. Once you reach the summit and prove your metal it’s time to relax and feel proud on what you have achieved. You might as well spend a few minutes in catching your breath, adoring Mother Nature or capturing the memories. Later start your descent before the morning mist rolls in. All the trekking is sure to give you hunger pangs so take a Breakfast break at Laban Rata Rest house and recharge you energy levels. Continue to Timpohon Gate where you will be picked up at 02:00pm and transferred back to the Park for lunch. At the end of the day leave the Park at 04:00pm for your onward journey to Kota Kinabalu. You will be dropped-off at your hotel in Kota Kinabalu where your tour ends.

Please note
Please call the tour operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details.
Pick-up time from Tuaran will be 45 minutes later

Surcharge applied exit - outskirt hotels (e.g Nexus Karambrunai, Shang-ri la Rasa Ria, Beringgis etc) will be imposed surcharge as per below rates :
Coach - MYR 50.00 per passenger (return)
Private - MYR 80.00 per passenger (return)

01 Apr 13 - 31 Mar 14: Single supplement is at MYR 307 per adult
01 Apr 14 - 31 Mar 15: Single supplement is at MYR 336 per adult

Local Mountain guide will accompany the clients during the trek to the submit.
Accommodation at Laban Rata RestHouse (with heated room) OR similar (Non-heated) Subject to room availability
  • Accommodation as stated in the itineraries
  • Service of a local mountain guide during trek to the summit
  • Services of an English speaking guide (Park HQ & Poring only)
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Video/camera fees
What happens after I book?
  • A booking voucher will be sent to you by email
  • Print all pages of the voucher
  • Present the voucher at the tour start point or attraction entrance
Activity schedule
When does it run?
3 Days/ 2 Nights
Start time
0730h (07:30am)
Meeting point
Your hotel in Kota Kinabalu.
(Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)
Ending point
Your hotel in Kota Kinabalu
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The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have

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