3-Day Mount Kinabalu Trek

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Tour type

Tour Level: Advanced

Tour Comfort: Budget

Tour Period: 3 Days

English    Kota Kinabalu

tour highlights

  • Visit the beautiful Mountain Garden and admire the park's flora
  • Make your way up Mt. Kinabalu, home to numerous biomes
  • Spend a night in a rest house before waking up early to summit at dawn
  • Learn about the region's plant and animal life

tour details

Explore the natural beauty of Mt. Kinabalu. Start by visiting the Mountain Garden, with its collection of orchids and plants that are unique to Kinabalu. In the afternoon, after a slide show, explore more of the forest in the park.
After breakfast, meet your mountain guide at he Park HQ and proceed to the summit trail, which leads you through tropical oak and chestnut forest, mossy forest and up to the sub-alpine forest.
Along the way, look out for rhododendrons, pitcher plants, orchids and other flora native to this area. Spend the night in a rest house (non heated) at the elevation of approximately 3,200m above sea level. Depart at 3:00 a. m.and proceed to the summit for the sunrise.
Return to Laban Rata Restaurant for breakfast before descending to Park Headquarters for lunch.

Why choose this tour?

Standing majestically at 4,095m (13,435 feet above sea level), Mount Kinabalu is the highest mountain between the Himalayas and New Guinea. A World Heritage Site, Mount Kinabalu is well-known worldwide for its tremendous botanical and biological species biodiversity with plants of Himalayan, Australasian, and Indomalayan origin.

    customise the tour

    • Extension to Sandakan, Kinabatangan River (Sukau), Danum Vlley, Tabin Wildlife and many more
    • Tee off in dramatic style with Mount Kinabalu as your backdrop with the cool crisp air greeting you right here at the Mount Kinabalu Golf Club.


    • Transportation
    • Park entrance fees, climbing permit, climbing insurance, mountain guide
    • Meals as stated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
    • One night accommodation in non heated twin bedded room (Day 1)
    • One night accommodation in non heated dormitory style bunk bed (Day 2) (share room with other climbers).


    • Domestic airfare and/or International airfare to/from Malaysia (quoted separately, if requested)
    • Optional tours
    • Surcharges for other language guides
    • Personal travel insurance
    • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
    • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
    • Drinks with meals
    • Porter, certificate


    • Accommodations at the mountain are non-heated and managed by Sabah Parks.
    • Accommodation at the mountain huts are with shared toilet facilities.
    • Do take note that your passport will be required for verification during registration at the Kinabalu Park office. Please bring it along with you.
    • We do not recommend you to catch your flight on the same day that you descend the mountain due to possible delay from injuries, tiredness and/or bad weather and traffic conditions.
    • Mountain Guide, who is registered under the jurisdiction of Sabah Parks Authority is compulsory for all mountain climbers. Majority of the mountain guide can only converse in basic English language.
    • Children below 15 years old must fill in the indemnity form upon registration at Park Headquarters.
    • Friendly Note from Sabah Parks: It is recommended that all climbers should have themselves medically checked before attempting any mountain climb. If you have a history of suffering from the following ailments, it is highly recommended that you should refrain from climbing: Hypertension, Diabetes, Palpitation, Arthritis, Heart disease, severe anaemia, Peptic ulcers, Epileptic fits, Obesity (overweight), Chronic asthma, Muscular cramps, Hepatitis (jaundice); or any other disease which may hamper the climber.
      The company reserves the right to change or cancel should conditions beyond our control render it necessary.

    • Certain parts of the tours on offer are provided by independent third parties, such as airlines, hotels, transport operators and local tourist offices. Diethelm Travel is therefore not responsible for any loss, injury or damage caused thereby to the tourists, including those occurring outside of the normal touring programmers. Additional expenses incurred due to delay, accident, natural disaster, political actions and unrest shall be borne by the tourists.
    • We advise that due to frequent flight changes, delays and cancellations by the various domestic airlines and trains we cannot fully guarantee that the proposed itinerary can be carried out as planned. Based on our experience, changes of departure times and/ or cancellations can occur at very short notice even after confirmation of a flight has been received. The same applies for train travel: Schedule changes occur frequently; often without prior notification. In case of schedule changes or flight cancellations we always try everything possible to arrange an alternate programme within the framework of the original quoted costs. However, we reserve the right to charge any cost exceeding the original budget to the tour operator/ travel agent or to the participant of a tour after consultation with the agent.
    • Programmers, prices, services and conditions are based on those valid at the time of proposal submission and are subject to change thereafter without advance notice until all services have been paid in full.
    • For air ticket reservations, we require the guests' full names AS THEY APPEAR IN THEIR PASSPORTS including passport details. Airfares and reservations are always subject to change.
    • Please be advised that prices may be adjusted periodically in case of fuel price increase by our suppliers and hotel room availability at time of booking
    • This is a quotation only and reservation for services has not been made nor has availability been checked.

      What to bring
    • Good walking shoes
    • Raincoat
    • Sun block
    • Insect repellent
    • Torch or flashlight
    • Gloves
    • Change of clothing, windbreaker or warm clothing
    • Items of personal use
    • Energy bars or sweets
    • Water bottle
    • Camera (optional)

    Tour code: PKBCMK3B

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