TOUR CODE: AVB604 3D2N MT KINABALU SUMMIT CLIMB (LABAN RATA)
Kinabalu Park is Malaysia’s first World Heritage with its magnificent focal point, Mt Kinabalu, standing at 4095.2m. Kinabalu Park is among the most important biological sites in the world, with more than 5,000 species of plants, 326 species of birds, and more than 100 mammalian species identified. The trek to Laban Rata (3270m) requires 4-8 hours, depending on individual physical fitness. Take your time to climb and be amazed at the changing vegetation zones from lower to upper montane forest, sub-alpine short conifers, dwarf shrubs, mosses and ferns and finally you get to see close-up the awesome rock face of Mt Kinabalu looming above the mist (weather permits). At 2:30am proceed with the climb (3-4 hours) on naked granite rock to the summit for a chance to catch the stunning sunrise from Low’s Peak (weather permits).
|Day||Duration||Sightseeing / Activities||Meals||Hotel|
|1||9:00am||2 hr scenic drive across the Crocker||Dinner||Grace Hostel|
|Range to Kinabalu Park HQ.|
|Registration for the climb.|
|2||8:00am – 3:00pm||Transfer to Timpohon Gate to||Breakfast||Laban Rata|
|commence the trek to Laban Rata.||Packed lunch||resthouse|
|3||2:00am – 6:00pm||Ascend to Low’s Peak in time for the||Supper|
|sunrise. Descend to Timpohon / Park||Breakfast|
|HQ. Transfer back to KK|
WARNING by Sabah Parks:
DO NOT CLIMB if you are suffering from or have a history of the following ailments:-
Heart Disease, hypertension, chronic asthma, peptic ulcer, severe anemia, diabetes, epileptic fits, arthritis, palpitation, hepatitis, muscular cramps, obesity (over weight), any other sickness that may be triggered by severe cold, exertion and high altitude.
Recommend personal gear:
Raincoat, hat, insect repellent, sun block, drinking water, torchlight, binoculars, personal toiletries & medicine, enough warm clothing as temperature could fall below freezing point, windbreaker, waterproof knapsack, extra gloves and socks, energy snacks, deep heat rub, plasters and headache tablets, lip gloss, plastic/waterproof bags to protect your belongings, good trekking shoes, sandals, toilet tissues, water bottle.