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OPTIONAL ADD-ONS: CLIMB MOUNT KINABALU!

MALAYSIA

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Kinabalu Park is Borneo's botanical paradise. Home to the majestic Mount Kinabalu, which stands at 4095.2 metres - making it the highest peak in South East Asia. It's renowned for its 200 species of orchids, rhododendrons, Nepenthes (pitcher plants), 80 species of fig trees, oaks and chestnut trees, along with 100 species of mammals and more than 300 species of birds!!

On this three-day excursion you'll see some of the wonderful sights of Borneo. You'll trek for about 5-6 hours for 2 days and will experience sunrise from the summit of Mount Kinabalu. This trek offers the perfect way to climb this beautiful mountain, and you may even spot some of the wonderful wildlife on the way!

LEVEL: Moderate Trekking. No experience needed but see medical notes below
LOCATION: Departs from Kota Kinabalu
DURATION: 3 days and 2 nights
DESCRIPTION: A chance to climb one of the most majestic mountains in the world!
PRICE: Full Price List

Please note this excursion must be booked and paid for at least 3 months in advance in order to secure the necessary permits. A super peak season surcharge is sometimes applied to bookings between June and September (if applicable, you'll need to pay this locally and is approx 150RM (」30 or US$45) per night).

ITINERARY
Day 1

You値l be picked up from Kota Kinabalu and make a scenic drive to Kinabalu Park, arriving in the late afternoon. There you値l meet up with our representative and then proceed to Sabah Park痴 HQ, at 1,563 meters, where you値l register for the climb. You値l then check into your hostel and have some free time to explore the park at your leisure, after which you値l have dinner and return to the hostel for a much-needed early night!

Day 2
The hard work starts today! After a wake- up call at 7am, you値l 組ear-up and have breakfast. You値l then proceed to Sabah Parks HQ to register, meet with your assigned Mountain Guide and proceed to Timpohon Gate for the start of the climb. You'll have a packed lunch to snack on on the way, and plenty of rest stops! You'll climb for 5-6 hours before reaching Laban Rata - where you値l rest for the night. You'll have the afternoon free to relax and recuperate. Dinner will be at the Rest House restaurant and you'll stay in the mountain hut (which has dormitory bunk beds).

Day 3
Day three starts with a very very early wake up call - at 1am! It will be worth it though after eating supper, you値l trek for 3-4 hours to reach the summit of Mount Kinabalu, where you値l wait for the glorious sunrise over the majestic scenery. You'll then trek down to Laban Rata and have breakfast at the restaurant in the Rest House, after which you'll carry on and trek right down to the Timpohon Gate, where you will be transferred back to the Kinabalu Park HQ to pick up your Certificate of Achievement!
 

MEDICAL NOTES:
A high level of fitness is required to undertake this climb, as you will be walking uphill for up to 6 hours per day. Participants are responsible for ensuring that they are in good health and sufficiently fit to participate in this activity. We STRONGLY ADVISE that all climbers should have themselves medically checked before attempting the climb. If you suffer from any of the following, you are advised to refrain from climbing: hypertension, diabetes, palpitations, arthritis, heart disease, severe anaemia, peptic ulcers, epilepsy, obesity (overweight), chronic asthma, muscular cramps, hepatitis (jaundice) or any other condition/disease which may impact on your ability to complete the climb comfortably. If in any doubt, please consult your doctor. If you are an inexperienced climber you should seek further advice before participating.

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