3D2N Mt Kinabalu Climbing Package


  • Climb on second day, no rush
  • One of the world famous tour
  • Most challenging tour in Sabah


2 nights of accommodation, land transfers of the whole journey, entrance fees, English Speaking Coordinator, experienced mountain guide, insurance, climbing permit, certificate, breakfast * 2, lunch * 2, dinner * 2, supper * 1.


Don't worry to start your climbing right after 2 hours land journey, stay 1 night nearby Kinabalu Park to recharge.

The biggest attraction in Sabah for tourist all around the world - Mount Kinabalu. It’s the highest peak in south-east Asia, measuring 4,095.2 m high. Some say, the Mount Kinabalu is one of the easiest mountain to climb, but don’t underestimate the challenges that you’ll face on the Summit Trail.

You reach the final destination at Low’s peak. As you wait in the cold, dawn gradually creeps over the horizon, illuminating the darkness with the light of a new day.

Watching sunrise at the top has been described by travelers everywhere as a life -enriching experience In clear weather, you can almost see all of Sabah spread out below. From this vantage point, you will also see a dramatic drop more than 1,000 m drop - Low’s Gully. A chasm stretching 16 km. in length, it separates the summit plateau into the western and eastern plateau.

The base at the low peak is well-equipped with facilities. Advance reservation (3 ~ 6 months prior) are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!


Price Table

person General Climbing
Malaysian International
1 2450 3200
2 ~ 4 1950 2700
5 ~ 10 1800 2550
11 ~ 30 1750 2500
Price valid till 1 Apr 2024 - 31 December 2024
Open booking period Today till 1 day before climbing
Accommodation Day 1 - Poring Hotspring Hostel (Unisex Shared Dormitory)
Day 2 - Laban Rata (Unisex Shared Dormitory)

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Day 1: Poring Hot Spring

(Run of House Dorm Room)

Situated in lowland rainforest, contrasting with the montane and submontane rainforest of Kinabalu Park, Poring is well know for its natural hot spring bath. Poring Hot Spring offer comfortable stay for visitors from budget hostel to beautiful lodges and luxurious villas. The accommodation units have all the necessary facilities needed. There is a restaurant (Rainforest Restaurant) in Poring serve Western Asian cuisine and local delicacies. 

Or, upgraded to Kinabalu Park Accommodation (Day 1)

(Run of House Twin Share Room)

Located in the State of Sabah Borneo, Kinabalu Park is cradled in the arms of lush luminescent green, surrounding the gentle yet magnificent beauty of Mount Kinabalu. The accommodation in the park range from private suites to luxury lodges, equipped with room amenities. Kindly note that for staying at Kinabalu Park Accommodation is subject to a surcharge of MYR 150 per person (Not inclusive in the package price) .

Day 2: Laban Rata Resthouse

(Private Room 1,2,3 and Unisex Shared Dormitory)

Laban Rata Resthouse (3272 meters above sea level) is the biggest mountain hut among the others, and also where the restaurant and grocery shop located at. Here is the final pitstop before ascending to the summit of Low’s Peak, providing climbers with comfortable lodgings and hot meals. There are four types of room available here, which is Private Room 1, Private Room 2, Private Room 3, and non-heated unisex dormitory rooms. Laban Rata’s private rooms are all equipped with en-suite bathroom, but NO heated shower, and room heater due to scheduled and limited power supply. Non-Heated Dormitory bunk bedrooms come with common bathrooms and toilets, without any heated shower or room heater. Pillows and blankets are provided. 

Check-in & Check-out time

Accommodation Check-In Check-Out
Kinabalu Park 2 pm 12 pm
Poring Hotspring 2 pm 12 pm
Laban Rata Resthouse 1 pm 10:30 am

Meal Timing

Meal Time Liwagu Restaurant Laban Rata Restaurant
Breakfast 6:30 am - 10:30 am 7:30 am - 10:30 am
Lunch 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm --
Dinner 6 pm - 9 pm 4:30 pm - 7 pm
Supper -- 2 am - 3:30 am

-Laban Rata Restaurant no longer provide hot water for climbers, but available for purchase at the counter.
-UV filtered drinking water is available.
-Coffee & Tea will only be provided during Breakfast Hour and Supper.

Porter Fee (Optional)
Porter service is fully optional depends on individual. Due to number of porters are reducing, your mountain guide might also act as your porter (depends on the availability of porter during the actual day).

Porter Fees Rate
Timpohon > Laban Rata Resthouse > Timpohon  MYR 14/KG
Timpohon > Sayat-Sayat > Timpohon MYR 18/KG
Timpohon > Summit > Timpohon MYR 20/KG

-Porters will measure the weight of backpacks in front of climbers.
-Payments will be made directly to the porter by cash, minimum weight is 10 Kgs.
-Porters will not trek along with you, so keep all the necessities that you need with you.
-Things can get wet on the mountain, so pack your belongings in big plastic bag/use a backpack rain cover to protect your climbing gear.
-A porter would normally carry up to 10kg at MYR13-MYR16 per kg. Simply ask for porter service on climbing day upon registration.
-You may leave the luggage at Kinabalu Park, there will be a charge at MYR 15 per bag per night.
-No age limit for kid to join, however, it is recommended at least 16 years old.
-Climbers below 16 years old are considered as CHILD and compulsory to have a private mountain guide (Maximum shared by 2 children / Guide). Mountain Guide Fee – MYR 350/Guide.

Recommended Things To Bring!

Clothing Essentials:

  • Based Layer: Thermal Undershirt
  • Insulating Midlayer: Warm Fleece or Sweater
  • Protective Outer Layer: Waterproof Windbreaker
  • Long Trouser (Best if waterproof)
  • Face Scarf / Balaclava
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Socks
  • Warm Hat
  • Extra pairs of quality socks and clothes
  • Gloves

Other Essentials:

  • Backpack and a waterproof cover
  • Plastic Bags / Disposable Bag
  • Personal Medications (Including altitude drugs)
  • Sun Block Lotion
  • Lip Balm
  • Mini First-aid Kit
  • Energy Foods and Drinks
  • Toilet Paper
  • Cash Money
  • Travel Adaptor
  • Personal Toiletries
  • Headlamp / Torch Light
  • Sandal
  • Raincoat / Poncho

Optional Extras:

  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Whistle
  • Trekking Pole

Don’t Forget:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Identity Card

COVID-19 Preventive Measure:

  • Personal Face Masks
  • Personal Hand Sanitizer

Friendly Note for Vegan/Vegetarian Climbers: If you’re a vegan/vegetarian climber, we strongly recommend you to pack some snacks, protein shake, nuts, chips, nutrition bars or anything you like with you as the food provide might not able to fulfill individual diet/nutrition needs. Most of the meals are served in simple buffet style, we would suggest for you to pick on dishes that cater to your needs.

Other Options?

2D1N Mount Kinabalu Summit Tour:  https://sabahbooking.com/tour-31

2D1N Mount Kinabalu Via Ferrata (Walk The Torq): https://sabahbooking.com/tour-216

3D2N Mount Kinabalu Via Ferrata (Walk The Torq): https://sabahbooking.com/tour-298

2D1N Mount Kinabalu Via Ferrata (Low’s Peak Circuit): https://sabahbooking.com/tour-297

3D2N Mount Kinabalu Via Ferrata (Low’s Peak Circuit): https://sabahbooking.com/tour-299


Mt. Kinabalu Mountain Trail

Mt. Kinabalu Trail


Recent Update

Mountain Guide Overtime Charges
Mountain Guide overtime charges based on arrival to Timpohon Gate on the descend day = MYR 15 per guide for every extra hour start from 4pm (count as a group)

Transportation Overtime Charges
Transportation Overtime Charges [MYR 80 per transport/way] will be applied for: Pick up from airport/hotel in Kota Kinabalu city to Kinabalu Park/Poring Hot Spring after 6 pm on the climbing date (Day 1) AND transfer depart from Kinabalu Park HQ to Kota Kinabalu city after 7 pm on the descend day due to climbers late arrival. Any transfer after 10 pm to/from Kinabalu Park or Poring Hot Spring consider as midnight transfer, [MYR 120 per transport/way] will be applied.

About Drinking Water / Hot Water
UV filtered drinking water available at Laban Rata restaurant area. Mineral water available for purchase at the grocery counter – MYR 7 for 500ml / MYR 14 for 1.5 liters. Coffee & Tea will only be provided during Breakfast Hour and Supper. The cost for one mug of hot water at the restaurant is RM1.5, but there is water dispenser at your hostel where you can get FOC hot water. (Price subject to change without prior notice).

No Heated Shower/Room Heater
Panalaban Hostel’s power supply comes from generator and thus, the available generated electricity is very limited, hot shower and room heater are both not available.

Tourism Tax:  Federal Tourism and Culture Ministry of Malaysia has imposed a Malaysian Tourism Tax (TTX) effective from September 2017. Foreign tourists are required to pay a flat rate of MYR 10 per room per night by cash regardless of the hotel star level. The tax will be collected from every check-in guest directly at the resort/hotel which is not included in the package.


Insurance coverage for climbers area as follow:

Accidental death only :
MYR 70,000.00 (climber age between 13 to 75 years)
MYR 50,000.00 (climber age under 13 and above 75 years)

Lifelong disability as a result of an accident that occurred :
MYR 70,000.00 (climber age between 13 to 75 years)
MYR 50,000.00 (climber age under 13 and over 75 years)
Accidental costs only :
MYR 5,000.00 (climber age between 13 to 75 years)
MYR 2,000.00 (climber age under 13 and over 75 years)
Funeral arrangement :
MYR 2,000.00 (per climber)

 ** Please take note that coverage and claims will be subject to approval of Sabah Parks Management.


* The itinerary is for reference only, it subjects to any necessary changes in accordance to local requirements.

Pickup Time & Transport Fee

Pickup time below is for reference only, actual time will be sent to you upon booking is confirmed. Transport fee quoted is per person.

Zone Hotel Pickup Time Fee (MYR)
A Kota Kinabalu city North (Grandis, Hyatt, Gaya street area...) 8:00 am Free
B Kota Kinabalu city Center (Marriott, Marina Court, Horizon, ...) 8:00 am Free
C Kota Kinabalu city South (Sutera Harbour, KK Time Square, ...) 8:00 am Free
D Airport area (Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Aeropod, ...) 8:00 am Free
E 1Borneo area (Tune, Grand Borneo, ...) 8:00 am Free
F Outskirt area (Shangri-La Rasa Ria, Nexus Karambunai, ...) 8:00 am 60.00
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How to Pay

Pay on travelling day

No advance payment is required, simply pay cash in Ringgit-Malaysia to tour guide. However, you still need pay in full for any cancellation made 1 day prior to tour date.

Pay Online

Accep Visa and MasterCard credit card, Malaysian bank transfer, Paypal, FPX, Alipay. 2.3% surcharge apply. Please be noted that 2.3% processing fee is non-refundable in case there is cancellation 3 days after the payment made.

Bank Transfer

for Malaysians:
Online banking through your Malaysia Bank Account

for International guests:
Use WISE - a Fast & convenient global transfers service, better exchange rate than conventional bank Telegraphic Transfer; No 2.3% processing fee; Generally we would receive your payment in same day.

Additional information

  • Min. Participant(s)1 Persons To Go (child does not counted)

  • Tour location / Depart fromKota Kinabalu

  • Recommend to book1 month(s) in advance

  • To book at least30 day(s) in advance

  • Cancellation & Refund Policy:  Not refunable for any cancellation made.

  • Tour Type: Sit-In-Coach basis (SIC). This tour is not private tour, you will share the trip with other guests come from different countries. Please notify us upon booking if you are looking for private tour, surcharge might be applied.

  • Insurance: Tourist transportation insurance included. Please contact your insurance agency for personal travel insurance.

  • Pickup Service:  Pickup service will be provided from the hotel/hostel/lodge that you are staying. Please wait at lobby while the tour guide will find you when he/she arrive. Dropoff service will be provided after travelling, please notify us upon booking if your dropoff location is differ from pickup location.

  • Specialities: You may decide the joining date, no compulsory tips (If you are happy and satisfied with the journey and the tour guide service, it's always a nice way to express your appreciation with tipping, OR words of thanks is good enough).

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