Tour Code: OV-MC8
International Rate: 3,350 per person
Malaysian Rate: 3,150 per person
Minimum Travellers: 1 Pax (Single Traveller + RM200)
Tour duration: 4 Days
Physical Level: Strenuous
Mount Kinabalu is known for its picturesque Low’s Peak summit climb. Whilst this expedition package is more for the adventurous at heart, as it takes you to the Western Plateau of Kinabalu and a night stay at Gurkha Hut. Located on the western ridge of Kinabalu and sheltered among the jagged crown of the many peaks, Gurkha hut lies beyond the magnificence Oyayubi Peak, which stands 4,000 m tall.
Made of oak wood and a metal zinc roof, Gurkha Hut stands as the highest man made hut found in Mount Kinabalu and on the whole of the Island of Borneo. As the hut could only accommodates a maximum of 4 people, therefore this expedition is limited to 3 person only.
Meet and pick up from Kota Kinabalu City hotel, journey up the hilly Crocker Range en route to Kinabalu Park. Upon arrival our team will assist to register for your hike, where then you will be given an ID Tag (do not lose the tag), a pack lunch and introduced to your mountain guide. Your climb will start off from Timpohon Gate, here you will get a safety briefing from your mountain guide. The hike on the first day is for 6km, which takes about 4 to 6 hours depending on fitness to reach Laban Rata Rest house. Along the trail there are seven shelters and with toilets for the convenience of climbers. Tap water are available on every shelter as well, the locals (mountain guides and porters) would drink straight from the tap, however we recommend you to use water purification tablets if you choose to refill your water bottle.
Mount Kinabalu is home to more than 1,500 species of plants and animals, do take a break for lunch and to enjoy the fascinating montane forest with pitcher plants, and wild orchids growing wild along the trail.
Upon arrival at mountain hut, check into your designated bed and settle in. At the restaurant you will have access to filtered drinking water to refill your water bottle. Dinner is served between 4.30 – 6.30 pm and it is an early lights out at 8pm.
Accommodation Pendant Hut or Laban Rata
An early morning wake up for supper at 2.30 am, meet up with your mountain guide to continue your summit climb for sunrise. Be sure to have your ID tag and headlamp with you during this portion of the climb to the summit, as there is a check point to inspect your ID tag. Witness an exhilarating sunrise from the highest point in Borneo, with a chance of picturesque view of the different peaks of Kinabalu. Making onward journey to the Western Plateau while hiking through the rocky route, enjoy the beautiful scenery as the clouds started to rise to the peaks.
Approximately an hour of hiking, the sight of Oyayubi Peak along with the Gurkha Hut where the accommodation for the night. Settled in and enjoy the stunning view of the mountain and if weather permits the view of sunset over the South China Sea. Evening prepare for dinner, to enjoy with a nice cup of hot drink while stargazing the beautiful night sky (if weather permits).
Accommodation Gurkha Hut
Meals Supper, Breakfast, Pack Lunch & Dinner
Watch as the sunrise, pack up after breakfast and start hiking back to Panalaban. Short rest at Laban Rata resthouse before making a descend back to Timpohon. Estimated to arrive Timpohon Gate by 5 pm and transfer to the lodge at Kundasang for a good night rest.
Accommodation Pine Resort or Similar
Meals Breakfast, Pack Lunch & Dinner
Late breakfast, proceed for checkout and transfer back to Kota Kinabalu city or Kota Kinabalu International airport.
DO NOT CLIMB if you are suffering from or have a history of the following ailment:-
|12||Obesity (Over weight)|
|13||Any other sickness that may be triggered by severe cold,exertion,and high altitude.|
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