MOUNT KINABALU TOUR PACKAGE 2023
About Mount Kinabalu, Sabah
The Kinabalu Park is famous the world over for the highest mountain in South-East Asia - Mt. Kinabalu, a Vast jagged granite massif rising to 4,101m (13,455ft.).
The mountain is the focal point of the whole Park which covers an area of 754 sq km (291 sq miles), and includes vegetation types ranging from the rich lowland dipterocarp zone through the montane oak rhododendron, and conifer forests to the alpine meadow plants and stunted bushes of the summit zone an area that probably has one of the richest flora in the world.
Mt Kinabalu Headquarters
The Headquarters is situated on the southern boundary, at an elevation of 1,524m (5,000 ft).
Visitor accommodation, restaurants and an exhibit centre are found here as well as the Park offices. It is only a 2 hour drive from Sabah's capital of Kota Kinabalu on a good sealed road and the Park is an ideal spot for day visitors who simply want to get away from it all and enjoy the cool air, as well as those who wish to stay for a few days and climb the mountain or explore the forest trails.
Beginners' Guide To Climbing Mount Kinabalu
If you are a first-time visitor it is well worth your while to go to some of the free visitor programmes organised by the Park.
Regular evening slide/film shows and guided trail walks in the mornings are given by the Park Naturalists at the Park Headquarters.
Come to the Park Naturalists programmes at Park Headquarters, they will tell you about the climb and advise you what to take. The programmes are FREE so do take advantage of them.
Climb Mount Kinabalu - A Truly Rewarding Experience
Many people who visit the Park come to climb the mountain, a tough Walk that takes a minimum of two days. But why not take your time over it!
The climb can be made far more rewarding and enjoyable if you use three days, with two nights at a mountain hut.
This way you can take the time to look at what you pass - the birds, the animals, the rocks and the soil, the views and the almost incredibly rich diversity of plant life belonging to one of the most ancient vegetations in the world.
Mt Kinabalu Package Itinerary
Day 01 : SINGAPORE > KOTA KINABALU
Day 02 : MOUNT KINABALU (FOR CLIMBERS)
Climbing Permit Fee : MALAYSIAN = RM12 / FOREIGNER = RM40 (ABOVE 18 YEARS OLD)
Porter Services : Approximately USD1-2 per kilogram (arrange with Park Officer directly)
(FOR NON CLIMBERS) (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)
Day 03 : MOUNT KINABALU (FOR CLIMBERS)
(FOR NON CLIMBERS) (Breakfast,Packed Lunch)
Day 04 : KOTA KINABALU > SINGAPORE
IMPORTANT NOTES FOR CLIMBERS:
A Word of Warning!
If you are climbing to the summit - a word of warning. Mountains should be treated with respect and you climb Kinabalu at your own risk, The weather can change very quickly from brilliant sunshine, to mist and clouds, to a torrential down-pour.
The nights at Panar Laban and Sayat-Sayat are cold and temperatures can drop to below freezing. Ensure you bring enough warm clothes with you and pack them in plastic bags to keep dry. Park Regulations require that all climbers to the summit are accompanied by a registered guide.
Mt. Kinabalu is a very special part of Sabah. Set aside by the government. In a State Park, it is part of Sabah's Natural Heritage, to be preserved and protected for ever. You and your children should always be able to experience the grandeur of the mountain, to explore and discover its secrets, to appreciate and understand its value as part of your heritage.
The Park can survive only with your cooperation. Removal of plants, insects, and animals lessen the opportunity for all to see and enjoy. Writing on rocks and trees reduces the pleasures and experiences of others. Litter and garbage have no place along road sides and trails. Please help us to protect the Park and familiarise yourself with the Park regulations: