Day 1 Kota Kinabalu / Kinabalu Park
Morning, depart your hotel in Kota Kinabalu and travel 2 hours along the ridges of the Crocker Range to Kinabalu Park. Guided nature walk for flora and fauna with your nature guide. Lunch at Mountain Lodge. After lunch, proceed back to Kinabalu National Park for video presentation and guided walk to the mountain garden to see rare collection of mountain plants and flowers. Dinner and overnight at Wildlife Mountain Lodge. (Lunch/Dinner included).
Day 2 Summit Trail
After breakfast, register names with Park Office for mountain climb, proceed to the start of the summit trail at the Power Station. Trek up to Laban Rata and enjoy a packed lunch along the way. Look out for the pitcher plants and orchids along the way. Dinner and overnight at Laban Rata Resthouse. (Breakfast/Packed Lunch/Dinner included).
Important Note: Featured accommodation can be substituted with another type of accommodation of similar at the summit resthouse.
Day 3 Summit Trail / Kinabalu Park
At 0300 hrs, proceed from Laban Rata to the summit of Kinabalu. You should arrive in time for sunrise, Descend to the Resthouse for breakfast before descending to the Park. Dinner and overnight at Wildlife Mountain lodge. (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner included).
Day 4 Poring Hot Springs / Kota Kinabalu
After breakfast, transfer to Poring Hot Springs. Trek to the canopy walkway and observe wildlife from the canopy. Return to your hotel in Kota Kinabalu. (Breakfast/Packed Lunch included).
What to bring :Raincoat, warm clothing, windbreaker, a bottle of drinking water, insect repellent, sun block, hat, gloves, warm socks, camera, lip balm, toilet paper, good torch light, personal toiletries, towel, swim wear and other items of personal use. Take some high energy food (chocolate, power bar, nuts, raisins, and glucose sweets). Walking stick (Ski pole) may be useful.
Take lightweight cotton shirts, short/long pants recommended. It may rain at the mountain, so bring spare for items that are important to you in case they get wet in the rain. Travel light. Carry a light overnight backpack. Make backpack waterproof by covering contents with large plastic bags. Carry spare plastic bag for wet items in case of rain. Use good trekking shoes.
You will experience variations in atmospheric pressure and unpredictable weather. Bring some headache tablets, diarrhoea and vomit pills. Some plasters for cuts or blisters are all useful.
Fitness : No special skills or equipments are need to climb Mount Kinabalu. However climbing requires average fitness and some basic trainings such as brisk walking, swimming, and climbing steps will be useful.. Climbers should be healthy and with no history of suffering from the following ailments: