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Climb Mount Kinabalu

Mount Kinabalu Tours - 2 days

  • Climb Mount Kinabalu
  • 2 days / 1 night
  • Max. group: 10 Persons
  • Difficulty: Easy
Packing List
Mount Kinabalu Tours
How to Book


> Enjoy the sunrise from the summit
> Reach the summit of Mount Kinabalu
> Spend a night at the guest house in Laban Rata

Mount Kinabalu towers 4,095 meters above sea level and is the highest peak in Southeast Asia. On this trek we will take you to the summit of Mount Kinabalu and back in 2 days. On your way to the top you will experience nature at its best, and you will be able to encounter some of the most exotic flora in the world! Join us in this great adventure, and don't miss the views from the top at sunrise.


What's the plan?

Day 1: Kota Kinabalu - Kinabalu Park - Timpohon Gate - Laban Rata

We will pick you up from your hotel lobby at 06:30-06:45 am and will drive you to Kinabalu Park. Upon arrival, you will register with the Park office and we will then continue to the Power Station by coach (approx. 15 minutes), where we will start the climb. We will start our climb to Laban Rata with a packed lunch. The climb will take approximately 4 hours. We will finally check-in at the Mountain Guesthouse. You will have the rest of the evening to rest and explore the surroundings.

Meals: Packed Lunch / Dinner

Day 2: Lows Peak - Descent Mt Kinabalu - Kota Kinabalu

We will wake up as early as 02:00 am and we will start our ascent to the summit with the help of our torchlight. The climb will take about 3 hours. We will use the RANAU TRAIL. Once on the top, we will witness the beautiful sunrise from the summit. Afterward, we will descend to Laban Rata Guesthouse to have breakfast, and we will then go back to the Power Station. Finally, we will take you to the Park's Head Quarters and we will have lunch at a local restaurant. After you collect your certificate, we will drive you back to your hotel at Kota Kinabalu.

Meals: Supper / Breakfast / Lunch



√ Pick up and transfers
Your trekking company is able to pick you up from your hotel and return you after the trekking. During the trek, all transport is included.

√ Accommodation during the trek
On our way to the top of Mount Kinabalu you will spend one night at Laban Rata rest house (dormitory bed), 3270m.

√ Mountain guide
You will be accompanied at all times by one of our experienced guides. They are trained to keep you safe and to guide you throught the most beautiful views up to the top!

√ Meals
All meals detailed in the itinerary are included. We will make sure that you get all the energy you need to make it to the top.

√ Permits
The climbing permit and the Mt Kinabalu Park entrance fees are included in the price of the trek.

√ Certificate
After the completion of the trek, you will be handed a certificate as proof that you reached the top of the highest mountain in Southeast Asia!


× Flights to and from Malaysia
The total amount is also exclusive of flights to and from Malaysia. To get an idea of which airlines are flying on Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA), have a look at the website.

× Accommodation in Kota Kinabalu
Before and after the trek you have to take care of your own accommodation.

× Personal expenses
All personal expenses such as drinks at the bar, snacks, washing and other similar expenses are for your own account.

× Travel Insurance Including Repatriation
Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. It is important that your travel insurance also covers adventures at a high altitude. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before you travel to Malaysia.

× Porters
Porters are not included in the trek. However, should you require one, you can hire one at an extra cost.

× Tipping
Tips for guides are exclusive. You decide what you want to tip, but be generous, they will appreciate it.



On our way to the top of Mount Kinabalu you will spend one night at Laban Rata rest house, in a dormitory bed. Located at 3,272 metres above sea level, the Laban Rata resthouse offers climbers warm lodgings and hot meals before and after climbing to the peak of Mount Kinabalu.



Safety is of the utmost importance to us. That is why this is an area in which we simply do not compromise when it comes to keeping the cost of our trekkings low. Our guides have been selected on the basis of their technical competence, proven safety performance, impeccable judgment, friendly attitude and ability to provide useful and expert instructions. They are also very professional and well trained in first aid and personal protection equipment. First aid kits are available on all treks. 

Packing List

Packing List

No matter where you are going. If you are trekking, you need to be prepared. Mount Kinabalu Tours prepared a recommended packing list for you to take into account when packing for your adventure:

- Suitable walking shoes and Sandals
- Warm clothing Windbreaker
- Raincoat
- Change of clothes
- Drinking water, high energy food (chocolates, raisins, nuts, glucose)
- First aid kit
- Basic Toiletries
- Binoculars
- Camera for unforgettable moments
- Gloves
- Headlight

Mount Kinabalu Tours

Mount Kinabalu Tours

Here in Sabah we have it all, from the world's largest flower, the Rafflesia, one of the highest mountains is South East Asia, Mount Kinabalu, to one of the world's top dive sites, Sipadan Island. Sabah is richly blessed with nature diversity, unique cultures, fun adventure, beautiful beaches, and fantastic cuisines for the adventurous taste buds. In Mount Kinabalu Tours we work hard every day to make sure that all our clients get to enjoy the best of Sabah, with quality treks, and friendly and professional staff. Join us and get ready for an adventure!


Frequently Asked Questions

Best Season
Luckily for those planning on trekking in Malasia, you can pretty much Visit Sabah at any time of year. Bear in mind that June to September can be hot. For those interested in climbin Mount Kinabalu, however, we recommend doing it during the dry season, in March and April, when you have higher chances of a clearer view. Anyhow, rain can occur any time of the year. The least recommended months are November and December because of monsoon season.

Although the summit can be attemped any time of the year, if the weather does not permit, Sabah Parks Authority will close the gate to the summit for safety reasons.

As the number of tourists wanting to climb Mount Kinabalu have increased over the recent years, to obtain the climbing permit is one of the more important things. You will not be able to climb the mountain if you do not have a climbing permit. 185 climb permits is the maximum daily limit issued per day by Sabah Parks for climbing Mount Kinabalu. Moreover, Sabah Parks issued a mandatory requirement that a fixed number of permits be reserved for the people of the State and Country: 10 permits for Sabahans only, 25 permits for Malaysians only, and 150 permits for Malaysian and/or International trekkers.

Tipping is not common practice in Malaysia and most people won’t expect it. However, it would be much appreciated by your guides. There is no fixed sum that you should follow, but for good service, tipping around MYR 25-30 per day for your guide would be about right. You could give a bit more if you are a larger group, they will appreciate it.

Is the trek to the top of Mount Kinabalu difficult? Am I fit enough to make it to the top? Well, the truth is that it depends on the trekker, always. The climb to the summit is not a hard climb, but it is by no means a walk in the park. Let's not forget that Mount Kinabalu is 4095 meters high, so altitude is a factor that must be take into account. Take it easy from the first steps, save your energy, don't rush, and most importantly: listen to your body. With all that being said, if you are relatively fit, you do sport every week and keep in shape, you should be able to reach the top without any problems.

How to Book

How does it work?

On you can find and compare the adventures of your dreams. Is this trekking adventure your match? In that case you can proceed to booking. In the case of Mount Kinabalu, we require the payment of the total amount of the price of the trek. In order to climb Mount Kinabalu, trekkers must acquire a permit issued by Sabah Parks. These permits are expensive and non-refundable, so the trekking companies need the total amount of the trek in order to secure your permit. uses only the safest payment methods. Once your booking has been received, your place is reserved, your place is safe and you can look forward to your chosen trekking. After you have made your booking, you will receive an e-mail confirmation with all necessary information and the contact details of the trekking company. If you have any questions or if you want to clarify something, you can obtain information directly from the right person. Of course, you can also always ask us your question. Send us an e-mail on The trekking company will also receive your details and can therefore always contact you and provide you with extra information.

Cancellation Policy

You wish you didn’t have to, but there is no other way: You find yourself having to cancel your plans. In the case of Mount Kinabalu, the sum is non-refundable. Please do let us know if you cannot make it. View our complete cancellation policy here.

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