The Kinabalu Park covers a staggering area of 754 sq. km. (291 sq.mi.). Established as a state park 1964, this botanical paradise is blessed with an astonishing variety of flora and fauna that ranges over 4 climate zones, from the rich lowland dipterocarp forest through the montane oak, rhododendron, and coniferous forests, to alpine meadow plants. And stunted bushes of the summit zone. Kinabalu Park has probably one of the richest flora collection in the world.
Tour Code : BT – S03
ITINERARY – Ex. TEMBURONG
Day 1 (TEMBURONG / MOUNT KINABALU NATIONAL PARK)
0815hrs Meet & greet by representative guide 0900hrs Depart by vehicle via kota kinabalu to Mount Kinabalu National Park Lunch en-route to Kota Kinabalu (own cost) 1600hrs ETA at Mount Kinabalu National Park Check-in at selected Hotel Free at leisure 1800hrs Safety briefing by park staff representative. Dinner at Local Restaurant (own cost)
Day 2 (TRANSFER TO KINABALU PARK / LABAN RATA)
0600hrs Wakeup & Breakfast (own cost)
Transfer to kinabalu park meet your mt guide and collect your climbing id, collect your box lunch at balsam café. 0900hrs Depart by vehicle to timpohon gate 4.5 km starting point at (1,866.4 m) where the trail start. Nearby, lies Carson’s waterfalls where you can refresh yourself. From here, depending on your fitness level, it is an approximate 4 to 5 hours climb for the day. The trail winds up a steep staircase of gnarled tree-roots to a mossy world of drifting clouds and orchid-draped trees. Where pitcher plants and rhododenrons abound. 1300hrs ETA at accommodation Laban Rata check-in (Twin Sharing Private room ) 1800hrs BUFFET DINNER AT LABAN RATA RESTAURANT( restaurant business hours until 1930hrs) (BL/D)
Day 3 (SUMMIT MT.KINABALU / KOTA KINABALU)
0130hrs Wakeup & 2am Supper at Laban Rata. After a night of rest, it’s off again on the climb to catch a magnicient sunrise on the summit. Most climbers leave at 2.30am for a 3-hours track but again, this depends on your fitness level. In the dark, you can see the beam of torchlighs as the procession of climbers trudge higher and higher. There are ladders, hand railings and ropes to help you over the steeper parts. You reach your final destination at Low’s Peak, the summit of Borneo at 4,095.2 m. as you wait in the cold, dawn gradually creeps over horizon, illuminating the darkness with the ligh of new day. In clear weather, you can almost see all of Sabah spread out below. From this vantage point, you’ll also see a dramatic drop more than 1,000 m down-Low’s Gully. After photo taken at summit, you descent and give chance to another climber to experience the Summit. Descent back to Laban Rata for Buffet Breakfast. After packing, continue descent all the way to Timpohon Gate. Once reach at Timpohon Gate transfer to Kinabalu Headquarters for lunch at Balsam restaurant. Overnight nearby hotel/apartment in Kota Kinabalu (Free & Easy activity)
Day 4 (KOTA KINABALU / TEMBURONG)
0700hrs Wakeup & Breakfast own cost 1000hrs Check-out & depart for Temburong Lunch en-route (own cost) 1500hrs ETA at Pekan Bangar Temburong Depart by Speedboat for BSB Tour ends
Tour package inclusive
Land Transfer Return Round Trip Temburong / Kinabalu Park / Temburong, Accommodation at selective Hotel X 1 Night, Accommodation at Laban Rata Private heated room X 1 Night, Accommodation at Api-Api Apartment X 1 Night, Mountain Permit, Mountain Guide, Insurance, Entrance Fees and meals as in itinerary.
Tour package exclude
Porter and Certification
What to wear & bring
Head lamp, raincoat disposal, head mask, hand gloves, warm clothing, bottles of water, energy food, walking stick, first aids kit, toilet paper, extra shoes incase suddenly rain en-route, extra shock & small rucksack for climb.