Check Availability

3 Day Trekking Tour to Mount Kinabalu and Poring Hot Springs

Select date and travellers
  • Select date
  • Select adult
  • Select child
  • Child age

Key Highlights
  • Kinabalu National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Sink into therapeutic hot springs
  • See the sun rise from atop Mount Kinabalu
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 Apr - 31 Dec:Daily


    3 Days/ 2 Nights

    Start time


    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.)
    For Private tours, please also mention your preferred start time.

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in Kota Kinabalu

  • Overview & Itinerary
    Overview If roughing it out in the wild and being close to Nature is what attracts you, then trek to Mount Kinabalu – the highest peak in Southeast Asia. Travel past the beautiful Crocker Mountains to reach the Kinabalu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the domain of the world's largest flower, the Rafflesia and the world’s oldest rainforests. The Kinabalu National Park is also home to the Poring Hot Springs. Visit the Hot Springs that have been named after a species of giant bamboo that grows in the area. The sulphur hot springs provide a therapeutic bath and marked trails lead to small waterfalls and caves.

    Your journey to the summit of Mount Kinabalu will begin at Timpohon Gate and lead you on a day long trek to Laban Rata which is 3345 metres above sea level. Rise before dawn if you want to reach the summit in time to catch a spectacular 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

    Pick-up from your hotel in Kota Kinabalu in the morning. Depart for the Kinabalu Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, traversing the Crocker Range. Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding countryside on the drive. A brief stop at a native market and then on to the Park for check-in. This nature-lover’s retreat is home to a wide range of unspoilt flora and fauna. Visit the Exhibit Centre and Mountain Garden to learn more about some of Mother Nature’s miracles, or explore the many graded trails. Visit the Poring Hot Spring before check-in at the Park Headquarters. Sulphur hot springs provide a therapeutic bath and marked trails lead to small waterfalls and caves. Overnight stay at the Park Headquarters (twin-bed cabin).

    Lunch and dinner will be included.

    Day 2

    After breakfast, proceed to register for the climb to Mount Kinabalu. You will be transferred to Timpohon Gate (starting point of climb) to begin ascent. No special mountaineering skills are required but a certain level of physical fitness is essential. You will be accompanied by a local mountain guide during the trek to the summit. A tough hike through the changing forest scene will end at Laban Rata (3345 metres) at night. Overnight stay at Laban Rata resthouse dormitories.

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

    Day 3

    The summit (4095.2 metres) trek begins in the early hours of the morning (3:00a.m.), in time to catch the glorious sunrise (if weather permits). Begin descent before the morning mist rolls in. Breakfast at Laban Rata resthouse and continue to Timpohon Gate where climbers will be picked up at 2:00 p.m. and transferred back to the Park for lunch. Leave the Park at 4:00 p.m. and journey back to Kota Kinabalu. Drop-off at your hotel in Kota Kinabalu where your tour ends.

    Breakfast and lunch will be included.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Accommodation as stated in the itineraries
    • Service of a local mountain guide druing trek to the summit
    • Services of an English-speaking guide (Park HQ & Poring only)
    • breakfast, 3 lunch and 1 dinner
    • Climber permit of RM30 per Malaysian / RM100 per non-Malaysian, Mt. porter and certificate fee
    • video/camera fees
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

    Please call the tour operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details.

    Every foreign tourist is liable to pay the tourism tax locally upon hotel check out as per the new tourism tax rules set by the government. This tax will applicable for all hotels and accommodation except the ones which are for non –commercial use maintained by government or any other public or religious institutions.

    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 55.00 per passenger (return)

    Private - MYR 85.00 per passenger (return)

    Pick-up time from Tuaran will be 45 minutes later.

    For private tour, the start time is flexible.

    Hot spring bath tub are not a highly maintained facility.

    Single supplement is at :-

    01 Apr - 31 Dec : MYR 443.22 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.

    Tour includes accommodation as stated in the itineraries, service of a local mountain guide during trek to the summit.

    - 16 years old and above: one mountain guide is allowed to take maximum of five (5) climbers. Additional Mt Guide @ RM 250.00 p/guide

    - 15 years old and below: one mountain guide is allowed to take maximum of two (2) climbers. Additional Mt Guide @ RM 250.00 p/guide

    - E.g.: 2 Adults + 2 Children OR 2 Adults + 1 Child will require 2 separate mountain guides.

    Though the trekking here does not require special mountaineering skills, a certain level of fitness is essential.

    Comfortable, warm clothing and good sturdy walking shoes are a must.

    All successful climbers will receive a certificate upon reaching back to the Park Headquarter.

    Additional info

    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

Read the latest from our Blog...