Summit of Kinabalu 3 Days 2 Nights Trip ~ Mount Kinabalu , Sabah Borneo

Conquer South-East Asia's greatest peak, Mount Kinabalu, whilst combining it with a nature guided tour of the surrounding UN world heritage park. Spend the first day sightseeing and acclimatising to the altitude. Start your ascent with our mountain guide on the second day and be immersed in the mountain highland surroundings, staying overnight on the mountain before making your way to the summit early the next morning for a once in a lifetime experience of seeing the sunrise high above the clouds. Return for boasting privileges of conquering one of the world's great mountains.

Trip Description

Destination

Sabah ~ Kota Kinabalu ~ Kinabalu Park ~ Mount Kinabalu

DURATION

3 Days 2 Nights

TOUR CODE

BETBB5A

MINIMUM NO. OF PERSONS

2 persons

THINGS TO BRING

Please bring along your passport number, sun block lotion, personal toiletries, hat, good walking/trekking shoes, windbreaker, warm clothing, towel, torchlight, waterproof gloves, raincoat, water bottle, energy food and personal medical kit including headache tablet and Paracetamol for altitude sickness, lip gross, insect repellent, extra socks, tissue papers and water proof bag for camera.

NOTE:

- Mountain Guide, who is registered under the jurisdiction of Sabah Parks Authority is compulsory for all mountain climbers. Majority of the mountain guide can only converse in basic English language. Licensed English Speaking Guide for mount climbing is available on request at a surcharge and subject to availability.

- 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, heart disease, severe anemia, peptic ulcers, epileptic fits, obesity (overweight), chronic asthma, muscular cramps, hepatitis (jaundice) or any other disease which may hamper the climber.

- Hot water in most lodges in the Kinabalu Park will require some time from the moment the switch is turned on to the time when hot water is available. There is a waiting time of about 30 minutes before hot water is available. Depending on the water usage, there could be a 15-minute interval for subsequent users. While at Laban Rata, hot water is available from 12pm to 3pm only and room heaters run from 8.30pm to 1am only.

- The tour operator and Dolphin Diaries Travel SB reserve the right to cancel this tour in the event of adverse weather conditions or in any circumstances beyond our control that is deemed unsafe. Guests will not be entitled to a refund should cancellation of this tour occurs. However, where possible, every effort will be made to substitute any cancelled tour with an alternative tour.


Summit of Kinabalu 3 Days 2 Nights Trip Rate ~ valid till 31st March 2018 (based on per person per package)

Twin Sharing basis Rates based on per person (RM)
Minimum 2 persons RM 1,820 per person
Includes

Tours and transfers, accommodation and meals specified, permit fee, insurance, entrance fee, certificate, mountain guide fee and English speaking guide (Kinabalu Park tour only)., 6%GST

Any amendment / cancellation of service for Mt Kinabalu accommodation will incur a cancellation fee of MYR 900 per person once booking has been confirmed

Excludes:

Camera fee and items not mentioned. English speaking guide (subject to availability) and porter for Mt. trekking available on request at a surcharge.

**Please Note that there will be a non-refundable handling charge on payment made. Conditions apply.


Please Note:

  • Tour prices do not include Domestic Airfare.
  • Tours depart with a minimum of 2 person. 50% surcharge on tours and transfers will be applicable for single traveller.
  • Tours and tranfers for 2 - 8 person are on Non-Private Basis. Private Tour could be arranged at 100% surcharge.
  • A surcharge of 100% will be applicable for arrival schedule and departure pick up between 2300hrs - 0600hrs.
  • Departure pick-up is arranged between 2 - 3 hours before scheduled departure time. (2 hours from City Hotels & 3 hours from Tuaran Hotels)
Child Policy :
  • Children ranges from 0 - 3 yrs is Free of Charge unless indicated.
  • 50% discount for children age 4yrs - 12 yrs for tours/transfers and share room with parents.
  • 25% discount for children age 4yrs - 12 yrs on twin share basis.
**Please Note that there will be a non-refundable handling charge on payment made. Conditions apply

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Itinerary

Expected time of departure: 0800hrs

Day 1

Drive 2 hours overland (88 km) to the foothills of Mt. Kinabalu at 5,000 feet. A short stop at roadside stalls at Nabalu market to savour local fruits in season. Visit the Education Centre and Mountain Garden. Temperature at the park is around 14°C - 25°C. Stay overnight in Kundasang (dorm). (L/D)

Day 2

Transfer to Timpohon Gate at 6,000 ft (1,828m) to start the 4-6 hours trek with mountain guide to the overnight accommodation (dormitory style), with common bathroom and restaurant at Laban Rata at 10,700 ft (3,261m). Do not forget to look around for some of the flowers and pitcher plants along the trail. Temperature is around 5°C - 10°C. (B/L/D)

Day 3

Start ascent at 3 am to reach the summit at 13,435 ft (4,095.2m) in time for the sunrise at 6 am. After photography, return to Park HQ for late high tea and at 1430hrs, transfer back to Kota Kinabalu. (B/L)

NOTE:

- Mountain Guide, who is registered under the jurisdiction of Sabah Parks Authority is compulsory for all mountain climbers. Majority of the mountain guide can only converse in basic English language. Licensed English Speaking Guide for mount climbing is available on request at a surcharge and subject to availability.

- 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, heart disease, severe anemia, peptic ulcers, epileptic fits, obesity (overweight), chronic asthma, muscular cramps, hepatitis (jaundice) or any other disease which may hamper the climber.

- Hot water in most lodges in the Kinabalu Park will require some time from the moment the switch is turned on to the time when hot water is available. There is a waiting time of about 30 minutes before hot water is available. Depending on the water usage, there could be a 15-minute interval for subsequent users. While at Laban Rata, hot water is available from 12pm to 3pm only and room heaters run from 8.30pm to 1am only.

- Borneo Eco Tours (or our supplier partners) reserves the right to cancel this tour in the event of adverse weather conditions or in any circumstances beyond our control that is deemed unsafe. Guests will not be entitled to a refund should cancellation of this tour occurs. However, where possible, every effort will be made to substitute any cancelled tour with an alternative tour.

Mt Kinabalu Summit Climb, Do’s and Don’ts

To ensure your safety, it is advisable to bear in mind the following tips: -

• Stay overnight in Kinabalu Park or Kundasang Highlands (1500m a.s.l) prior to climb allows you to acclimatize to altitude changes and reduce AMS while climbing

• Engaging a mountain guide is compulsory for yourself / your group (Ratio of Max 5 climbers to 1 mountain guide) • Wear comfortable trekking or running shoes with a good grip

• Cut your toe nails to prevent knocking into your shoes

• Have enough warm clothing for the summit climb

• You should feel comfortable and be able to move freely with any attire that you wear (Denim jeans not recommended)

• Try to pack your climbing bag at around 4-8Kg (Do not bring too many unnecessary things)

• Do not take a heavy breakfast prior to the climb

• Try to finish your packed lunch within 1-2 hours from the start of the ascent (To reduce weight)

• For any special meal diet such as vegetarians, please inform our Mount Kinabalu Booking Centre consultants for arrangement

• Some chocolate & energy bars may be satisfying

• Trek at a normal pace (Too fast may result high altitude sickness & vomiting, too slow will drain out your energy)

• Rest longer at 4th or 5th KM mark – about 10 mins for high altitude acclimatization

• Should you feel too tired to carry on, try not to sit or lay down on high altitude, just stand still

• Untreated fresh mountain water is available at every shelter; you may refill your bottle at these stops (Bring some water purification tablets)

• Boiled water available for refill at Laban Rata Restaurant & Pendant Hut

• Be extra careful with your steps during the wet spell

• Do not run at any time while ascending or descending the mountain

• Do not run at the summit especially around the 7.4 KM mark (Most dangerous point)

• Cover your nose (and mouth) with a scarf in windy condition on high ground

• Make extra sure your feet and hands are warm and dry during the final ascent

• When descending, try to walk sideway or in a zig-zag way to prevent slipping and reduce pain on joints

• Do not bring valuable items

• Fit Climber trekking duration (3 to 4 hrs) from Timpohon Gate to Mountain Hut (Laban Rata)

• Average Climber trekking duration (5 to 6 hrs) from Timpohon Gate to Mountain Hut (Laban Rata)

• Unfit Climber trekking duration (7 to 8 hrs) from Timpohon Gate to Mountain Hut (Laban Rata)

• Bring extra Ringgit Cash (No Credit Card available at Laban Rata)

• Trekking Pole available for rental (RM10.00 – RM15.00) at stop-over stores between KK City and Kinabalu Park

• Laban Rata Restaurant OPEN 7.00am and CLOSE at 7.30pm (No Food available after 7.30pm)

• Laban Rata Restaurant staff will clear up Tables, Chairs, Utensils and Drinking Water Pot at 7.45pm – 8.00pm

• Laban Rata Grocery Counter Closed at 7.30pm (Selling À la Carte Food, Beverages, Chips, Chocolate Bar, Batteries…etc)

• Laban Rata (Non-Heated Dormitory Rooms, Blanket, Bed, Bed Sheet and Pillow provided)

• Pendant Hut (Non-Heated Rooms, Sleeping Bag, Bed, Bed Sheet and Pillow provided)

• There will no health checks conducted by any authorities during climb registration, so climb at your own risk IMPORTANT NOTES FOR CLIMBERS ON MOUNT KINABALU

• Identify your Mountain Guide who will display an identification card.

• Travel together in your own group and stay with the Mountain Guide at all times.

• Follow the instructions of your Mountain Guide.

• Alert your Mountain Guide if you face any difficulty.

• Believe It or Not, DO NOT SHOUT, SCREAM or CURSE the mountain at any point of time.

• Display your climbing permit and show it to Park Officials at the check point at Timpohon Gate, Laban Rata and Sayat-Sayat on your way up and down.

• If for any reason, you are separated from your group or the Mountain Guide, please follow the white rope that marks the summit Trail. If visibility is very low or in the dark please hold onto the rope and follow it. (There is a thick white rope leasing all the way from the vegetation belt above Panar Laban to the summit. Use this rope to help climbing up and prevent falling when walking down. PLEASE FOLLOW and USE THE ROPE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.

• The weather on the Summit area can deteriorate in a matter of minutes. Thick mist may reduce visibility to only 3 meters, and rainstorms and wind of up to 120 km/hr. may occur at times. Please hold on to the ROPE, which will lead you to safety.

• If you are separated from your Mountain Guide and lose sight of the ROPE, STOP IMMEDIATELY, stay where you are and blow your whistle to attract attention. PLEASE DO NOT TRY TO FIND YOUR WAY OUT. HELP is definitely on the way. The Park Officials at Sayat-Sayat check point will notice that you are missing.

  • While climbing to the summit please make sure to carry with you the followings:-
  • - Wear enough warm clothing (temperature can be freezing at times)
  • - A head torchlight (to light your way during pre-dawn climb and to signal for help when needed)
  • - A rain coat (to protect you from rain and wind, and it will slow down the loss of body heat)
  • - A whistle (only to be used when help is needed. Three short blasts to attract attraction, long continuous blasts for emergency and serious injuries)
  • - Some energy food and water (e.g. extra chocolate, glucose tablets, biscuits)
  • (for emergency-use when you are waiting for help to arrive)

  • CANCELLATION TERMS

    • It may take some time to make all the necessary arrangements for a tour package, as our tour consultants must reserve each service individually with our suppliers and personalise your itinerary accordingly.
    • Due to the limited number of accommodation during the peak travel periods and festivals, we recommend that you book our tours 6 months to a year in advance.
    • If you are requiring very specific dates for your holiday, we highly recommend that you book 12 months in advance.
    • 31 days and above from date of travel: 10% forfeiture of the cancelled component.
    • 30 days and below from date of travel: 50% forfeiture of the cancelled component
    • 14 days and below from date of travel: 100% forfeiture of the cancelled component
    • In the event of unforeseen circumstances, you can postpone your trip to a later date. The remaining amount of your total package cost AFTER DEDUCTING the Cancellation Fees will be held under our 12-Months Flexi Travel Program.
    • Under this program, you have the options to (1) CARRY FORWARD or (2) TRANSFER the remaining amount to a third party within a 12-Months grace period from the original date of travel. Any additional costs after deducting the credit will be subject to payment. Any unused balance after 12 months will expire.


    BOOKING PERIODS FOR CERTAIN TRIPS

    • It may take some time to make all the necessary arrangements for a tour package, as our tour consultants must reserve each service individually with our suppliers and personalise your itinerary accordingly.
    • Due to the limited number of accommodation during the peak travel periods and festivals, we recommend that you book our tours 6 months to a year in advance.
    • If you are requiring very specific dates for your holiday, we highly recommend that you book 12 months in advance.
    • All of our tours are conducted daily including weekends and public holidays unless stated otherwise. All tours must be pre-booked in advance to secure preferred travel dates and accommodation.