3 Day Explorer Package

Our Kinabalu Park 3 Day Explorer Package is designed to help you experience as much as possible of what Kinabalu Park has to offer. From fauna and flora to a taste of the Timpohon trail, you’ll get it all on this program.

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Day 1

We’ll pick you up from your hotel in Kota Kinabalu around 05:30 in the morning to start your drive across the mountainous Crocker Range.

Enjoy the panoramic views of valleys and Mt. Kinabalu as you drive along the ridge of the low-lying hills.

Upon arrival at Kinabalu National Park, you will check in at the park HQ and register for your climb to the Laban Rata plateau. Meet your mountain guide who will be with you on your ascent to Laban Rata at 3,272.7m altitude and descent back to Timpohon Gate.Indigo Flycatcher - Muscicapa indigo

The view alone will be well worth the effort. Enjoy the changes in vegetation and bird and insect life as you ascent and descent through the different climactic zone.

Your guide carries with him a wealth of knowledge for those who make a little effort to communicate.

Back in the park you will overnight at your choice of residence within Kinabalu Park again. Good sleep is sure to be yours.

Day 2

You then continue with your private Kinabalu Park & Poring Hot Springs trip, which offers great flexibility. Whether you’d like to explore the nature trails at Kinabalu Park or head on over to Poring Hot Springs there’s much to explore.

Explore jungle trail, rivers to walk along, rare flowers to discover, and plenty of culture and history to learn about at the World Heritage Site Information Centre.

You can also choose to explore the jungle canopy from 45m above the jungle floor, soak in the sulfur-rich water of Poring Hot Spring, or try your luck at searching for the rarest bloom, the Rafflesia flower.

WRothschild's Slipper Orchid. Also known as the Kinabalu Gold due to its commercial value.hichever way you prefer it, at the end of the day you’ll overnight at your choice of residence at Kinabalu Park.

Day 3

Day 3 sees you waking up at your own pace to enjoy breakfast at the Balsam Cafe.

Your morning is at leisure. The journey back from the park will be between 12:00 and 17:00. We will confirm the time to you on Day 3.

Things You Might Want to Bring for the Mountain Trek

Suitable walking shoes, sunscreen, hat, clothing to keep you warm in about 15°C, waterproof jacket, windbreaker, long sleeve shirt, spare set of clothes, drinking water, high energy snacks (chocolates, nuts, raisons, glucose), Deep Heat, plasters (for blisters), insect repellent, binoculars, camera, waterproof bag for camera, extra socks, toilet roll (White Gold).

The Liwagu Suite in Kinabalu Park, Sabah

3D2N Package

Rates are per person and based on 2 people sharing:

Rock Twin Share Accommodation – RM 1,630 per person
Hill Lodge Accommodation – RM 1,650 per person
Liwagu Suite Accommodation – RM 1,735 per person

Includes

  • Return Land Transfers by Downbelow’s licensed mini-bus on shared-transfer basis between your hotel in Kota Kinabalu and Kinabalu Park (Note that transfer time on your last day may vary depending on the return time of the climbers, if we have any, on that day. Our latest return transfer from Kinabalu Park to Kota Kinabalu departs at 1700hrs, should the climbers not be ready to depart at that time we will arrange alternative transport whereby the cost must be borne by the late climbers)
  • Private transfer between Kinabalu Park & Poring Hot Spring on Day 2
  • Private English Speaking Guide for Day 2
  • Visit to the Kinabalu National Park, Botanical Garden, Poring Canopy Walkway with entrance fees
  • Climbing Permit
  • Certificate for Climb to Laban Rata Plateau
  • Private Mountain Guide for Climb on Day 1
  • 2 nights stay at your selected accommodation in Kinabalu Park
  • Meals (2 x dinner on Day 1&2, 1 x packed lunch on Day 1, 1 x lunch on Day 2, 2 x breakfast on Day 2&3)

Alternatively, this can also be converted to a 2D1N package, heading back to KK after your half-way mountain climb on day 2.

2D1N Package

Rates are per person and based on 2 people sharing:

Rock Twin Share Accommodation – RM 1,305 per person
Hill Lodge Accommodation – RM 1,320 per person
Liwagu Suite Accommodation – RM 1,360 per person

Includes:

  • Return Land Transfers by Downbelow’s licensed mini-bus on shared-transfer basis between your hotel in Kota Kinabalu and Kinabalu Park (Note that transfer time on your last day may vary depending on the return time of the climbers, if we have any, on that day. Our latest return transfer from Kinabalu Park to Kota Kinabalu departs at 1700hrs, should the climbers not be ready to depart at that time we will arrange alternative transport whereby the cost must be borne by the late climbers)
  • Private transfer between Kinabalu Park & Poring Hot Spring on Day 2
  • Private English Speaking Guide for Day 2
  • Visit to the Kinabalu National Park, Botanical Garden, Poring Canopy Walkway with entrance fees
  • Climbing Permit
  • Certificate for Climb to Laban Rata Plateau
  • Private Mountain Guide for Climb on Day 1
  • 1 night stay at your selected accommodation in Kinabalu Park
  • Meals (1 x dinner on Day 1, 1 x packed lunch on Day 1, 1 x lunch on Day 2, 1 x breakfast on Day 2)

*** Rates above valid until 31st December 2015 and subject to 6% Government Goods and Service Tax.

*** Based on minimum 2 persons booking. Single supplement charges apply.

2D1N and 3D2N Packages Exclude:

  • Video and Camera Fees
  • Porter Fee
  • Alcoholic and carbonated beverages
  • Other items not mentioned above

Important Information

NOTE:

1) Transfer time may vary depending on the return time of the climbers that day, our latest return transfer from Kinabalu Park to Kota Kinabalu departs at 1700hrs, should climbers not be ready to depart at that time we will arrange alternative transport whereby the cost must be borne by the late climbers.

2) This packages is protected under our PRICE PROMISE, this means that if you can provide us with bone-fide quotation from elsewhere, we will beat the quote by further 2 %.

Also, kindly note that for your package, it will not include Lunch on your 3rd day. However, you can order and pay for a simple local Lunch at Panataran Restaurant (just 2 minutes walk from the park’s entrance) which start from MYR 15.00 per meal for ala-carte.

Important Notice

Road Transfers

For your shared transfer from Kinabalu Park to your hotel in Kota Kinabalu on your last day you may have to wait for other climbers / explorers to descend the mountain before we bring you back. Our cut-off time for shared transfers from Kinabalu Park to Kota Kinabalu departs at 1700hrs so you will not have to wait beyond this time. Should you or other climbers not be ready to depart by 1700hrs a waiting fee of MYR 195.00 (for 1 – 6 person) / MYR 290.00 (for 7 – 8 person) / MYR 365.00 (for 9 – 10 person) (After 6pm is subject to 50% surcharge) must be paid by the late climbers.

Should you prefer to not wait for other climbers that day and have a private transfer for your return from Mt Kinabalu back to Kota Kinabalu City Hotels only this can be arranged at a cost of MYR 195.00 (for 1 – 6 person) / MYR 290.00 (for 7 – 8 person) / MYR 365.00 (for 9 – 10 person) (Drop off at Tanjung Aru hotels or Kota Kinabalu Airport is subject to surcharge). Please state which option you require upon booking.

***All rates under Road Transfers information are inclusive of 6% Goods and Services Tax.

Your Mountain Guide

Your booking includes a private mountain guide for the Half Way Mt Climb, you will not have to share your guide with other climbers, this way you may climb at your own pace. The mountain guides are compulsory and are with you to keep you safe, ensure that you stay on the correct summit path and should visibility reduce due to rain or fog, ensure that you do not become lost or disorientated. Also should you need assistance or evacuation they will summon it for you. The mountain guides are licensed and employed by Sabah Parks, a government authority and are not employed by individual operators. Therefore we cannot pre-book guides for our clients, however we do always request that your guide speak English and we request those we are familiar with. However on occasion especially at peak times our preferred guide may not be available and it may happen that your guide cannot speak English. Rest assured however all are expert mountain guides and are local men and women from the area and your safety remains their priority.

Climbing conditions

The government authority of Sabah Parks will assess the weather conditions for your ascent in the early hours. Should they deem the climb to be unsafe due to strong wind, rain or storms they will not permit climbers to proceed onto the  ascent. Should this be the situation there will be no refund in part or full for your climb.

Your Passport

Please remember you passport. It is required to validate your climbing permit applied for by us on your behalf.

Your Climb to Laban Rata Plateau

1) This program is weather dependent hence climb up to Laban Rata in a Day is possible should the weather be favorable on the day and ranger states that it is safe to climb. Should it not be possible to climb due to weather, a refund of RM 100 per person will be issued and climbers are free to explore the various trails at Kinabalu Park instead for the day.

2) Climbers are required to be in an above average fitness and physically & mentally fit for the climb. Suitable for ages 12 and above.

3) 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, Hear Disease, Severe Anemia, Peptic Ulcers, Epileptic Fits, Obesity, Chronic Asthma, Muscular Cramps, Hepatitis (jaundice); or any other disease which may hamper the climb.

4) Climbers will be required to complete a Mt. Climbers Waiver Form and Mt Kinabalu Declaration (Half Way) before departing to Kinabalu Park. Once at the park, climbers are required to complete a Sabah Park’s Indemnity Form for Day Climb before departing to Timpohon Gate.

5) According to Sabah Park’s (government authority) rules and regulations, climbers will be required to adhere to the following;

* Climbers have to stop the ascent when they did not catch the time limit 1100hrs at Layang Layang Hut and compulsory descent and return to park headquarters.
* Climbers much reach to Laban Rata Plateau by 1230hrs and compulsory to descent from Laban Rata at 1300hrs.
* Climbers must return to Timpohon Gate before 1630hrs.
* Climbers need to follow any advices that recommended by the mountain guide during the climb for safety reasons.

6) To answer the many questions you might have about climbing Mt Kinabalu, please refer to our links below.

About Mt Kinabalu Climb: http://www.mountkinabaluborneo.com/information_summit-climb-mount-kinabalu/
Climbing Preparation, Packing List & FAQ: http://www.mountkinabaluborneo.com/mount-kinabalu-climb-preparation-faq/
Important Information for Climbers: http://www.mountkinabaluborneo.com/important-information-for-climbers/

Note: Transfers to/from Kota Kinabalu to the park are on a shared basis with other guests of Downbelow that day, up to a maximum of 9 people, unless otherwise stated. This means that on your last day you may have to wait for climbers to descend the mountain before we bring you back to Kota Kinabalu. Our latest return transfer from Kinabalu Park to Kota Kinabalu departs at 1700hrs so you will not have to wait beyond this time. Should you prefer to have a private transfer on your return from Mt Kinabalu back to Kota Kinabalu this can be arranged at an additional cost. Your nature guide and mountain guide are dedicated to your booking only and are private.

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