Mount Kinabalu Climb


Mount Kinabalu climb is popular activity among tourists that came to Kota Kinabalu for vacation. Kinabalu National Park was declared Malaysia’s first UNESCO world heritage site in 2000.

It covers an area of 75,370 Hectares surrounding the well known Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in Southeast Asia at the height of 4,095.2 m above sea level.The Park Headquarters, which is the main entry point for visitors is located about 92 km from Kota Kinabalu lying at an elevation 1,520 m above sea level.

The climb is really challenging as everything was compressed into short days. From climbing up to the base camp to the summit climb and then descending to the bottom, it was certainly a test of our endurance, both physically and mentally, while enjoying the view tropical surroundings.

You will get a chance to see beautiful starry starry night while staying at Laban Rata. When you reach the summit, you will see a clear skies to witness the most beautiful sunrise ever on early morning. It was a moment between you and mother nature, a moment that you will always remember for as long as you live once you get there.


Fat Rhino Hostel Mount Kinabalu Climb Package

Our Program


Day 1

Depart from Kota Kinabalu after lunchtime, transfer time will be between 2-3 hours to the Kinabalu Park Headquarters. At the HQ you will check in, familiarize yourself with the park, attempt some short trekking trails in the park if you like and adjust to the elevation of 1,520 m. Dinner is included at Balsam cafe then it’s suggested for an early night rest to gear up for tomorrow’s climb.


Day 2

Breakfast is included at Balsam cafe, also you will receive your pack lunch here for the climb. Meet your local certified Mt Kinabalu guide, have a short briefing and be transferred to the starting point of Timpohon gate to begin the climb to your base accommodation, this trek time can take 3 to 6 hours depending on fitness, weather and trail conditions. Once you reach your base accommodations you will have time to rest before enjoying a buffet dinner at Laban Rata.


Day 3

Enjoy a light breakfast before descending back to the Timpohon gate, then stop by the Balsam cafe for lunch. After the lunch, say goodbye to your guide and meet your driver for the transfer back to Kota Kinabalu or onward to your next destination (if previously arranged).


Fat Rhino Hostel Mount Kinabalu Climb Package 1

What To Bring

  • Cold weather gear (Gloves and warm hat recommended but not always needed).
  • Rain gear.
  • Comfortable Trekking shoes.
  • Flashlight (head torch recommended).
  • Warm sleeping clothing.

What’s Included:

  • 2 breakfast
  • 2 lunch
  • 2 dinners
  • Mount Kinabalu Climb (entrance fee, climbing permit, and insurance)
  • Locally approved Mountain guide
  • Transfer to and from Kota Kinabalu (onward travel can be arranged with prior notice)


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