Mount Trusmadi (2642m / 8669ft) is the 2nd highest mountain of Malaysia after Mount Kinabalu (4095m / 13435ft) located within Forest Management Unit (FMU-10). Bordered by the district of Ranau on the north, Tambunan on the west, Keningau on the south and sub-district of Sook on the east there are multiple approaches to climb the mountain. These are Wayaan Kaingaran, Wayaan Mastan and Wayaan Manna each respectively with a distance of 4.9KM, 4.3KM and 11.6KM to the summit of Mount Trusmadi.
It is an important conservation area covering upland mixed dipterocarp forest, and unique montane flora namely Nepenthes trusmadiensis and Nepenthes macrophylla. The Raja Brooke’s birdwing butterfly and up to seven species of hornbill are among the animals depending on FMU-10 for survival.
Mount Trusmadi trail retains its natural characteristic making it tougher to trek while at the same time much more rewarding for the observant hiker. Moving through the twisty and uneven terrain requires the agility of using all four limbs with the aid of ropes and aluminium ladders in tricky sections. The best reward of it all is the dawn view of Mount Kinabalu off to the north east for those reaching the summit of Trusmadi well before dawn.
* The itinerary is for reference only, it subjects to any necessary changes in accordance to local requirements.
Meet in Hotel and depart to the town of Tambunan. Journey takes roughly 2 hours and passes by Kipandi Butterfly Park and Rafflesia Reserve (Entrance fee by own expenses).
Arrive at Tambunan town for last minute supplies run and early simple lunch local coffee shop (by own expenses).
Depart from Tambunan town to Forestry checkpoint of FMU 10 for registration and briefing by Forestry staff. Continue on journey by vehicle to the starting point at Taman Kitingan.
Begin trek to rest house at KM2. Easy boardwalk trek among the upland dipterocarp forest.
Arrive at rest house. Prepare for tomorrow early morning trek by having an early simple dinner and sleep.
Wake up and have a simple breakfast.
Begin trek to summit of Mt Trusmadi.
Expected arrival at the summit for sunrise. Enjoy the view with hot drinks and biscuits.
Slowly hike back to the rest house while taking the opportunity to photograph the unique flora and fauna of Trusmadi.
Simple Lunch at the rest house.
Transfer back to Tambunan town and return to Kota Kinabalu city.
Estimate time of arrival.
Min. Participant(s): 2 Persons To Go (child does not counted)
Tour location / Depart from: Kota Kinabalu
Recommend to book: 2 month(s) in advance
To book at least: 30 day(s) in advance
Cancellation & Refund Policy: Over 14 days (from date of departure) charge 30% of Tour fare; 7 to 14 days (from date of departure) charge 50% of tour fare; Less than 7 days (from date of departure) charge full tour fare. No refund for those tours which involve accommodation.
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).