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2D1N Mount Kinabalu Climb - Laban Rata (Private Room)

Minimum 2 pax · 2D1N Tour · Kinabalu Park

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Minimum 2 pax · 2D1N Tour · Kinabalu Park

Mount Kinabalu Hike Tour Details

Mount Kinabalu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located on the island of Borneo, has enticed millions of adventure seekers from all over the world to enjoy her breathtaking beauty and world-class climbing tours.

This two-day trek to the summit of Mount Kinabalu begins at the Timpohon Gate and includes seven shelters for water and food breaks. After reaching the 6km mark, check into Laban Rata Hut. It includes a restaurant with an outside patio that gives a wonderful view of the sunrise across the horizon.

When staying at Laban Rata Hut, guests have the option of upgrading to a private room with an ensuite bathroom. Contact our tour expert for further information.

What is Included & Excluded


  • Return Transfer from Kota Kinabalu City to Kinabalu Park
  • Meals (1B, 2L, 1D, 1S)
  • 1 Night accommodation at Laban Rata Resthouse – Private Room
  • Entrance Fee
  • Mountain Guide
  • Climbing Insurance
  • Climbing Permit
  • Certificate
  • FREE Gift


  • Air Ticket
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Porter fee
  • Any items not mentioned


Kota Kinabalu / Kinabalu Park HQ – Ascend / Laban Rata
Day 1
The adventure begins with pick-up around 6:30 am in Kota Kinabalu (depending on accommodation and other guests) and proceeds to Kinabalu Park traversing the Crocker Range with panoramic views of the surrounding hills; the focal point of which is Mt Kinabalu.
Upon arrival at Mount Kinabalu Park Headquarters (estimated 8:30-9:00 am), collect your packed lunch and proceed to register for your Mount Kinabalu summit climb and meet your guide for the trip. After registration, you will be transferred to Timpohon Gate (1,829m), from here you will begin your climb to Laban Rata (3,353 m), your accommodation for the evening.
Along the route to your accommodation, you will pass through four different elevation zones with notable vegetation and mammals. Keep your eye out for the famous pitcher plants or the cheeky Kinabalu Mountain shrews, endemic to Mount Kinabalu. The average time to get to Laban Rata (Panar Laban) will take about 5 hours; this may vary depending on stops and your fitness level.
Upon arrival, you will check into your accommodation for the evening and rest before your buffet dinner where you can enjoy the sunset from above the clouds. Once you finished, head to bed for an early night’s sleep after a long day of climbing.
Meals: Packed Lunch and Buffet Dinner

Laban Rata / Summit / Kinabalu Park HQ – Descend / Kota Kinabalu
Day 2
Depending on the time your guide has told you, wake up around 2:00 am to have a quick supper at Laban Rata before continuing the climb to the summit of Mount Kinabalu (4095m).
Your head torch will guide you through the dark as you make your way before sunrise. Reach Low’s Peak around the time the sun begins to make an appearance (weather dependent).
Congratulations! You’ve successfully reached the highest point between the Himalayas and New Guinea, also the most prominent peak in S.E. Asia. With your guide, begin your descent back to Laban Rata as you enjoy the views of the Crocker Range plateaus, valleys, and nearby​ villages.
Upon arrival to Laban rata, enjoy a well-deserved breakfast before checking out and meeting with your guide to begin the descent back to Timpohon gate.
Once you reach back to Timophon gate, meet our driver who will transfer you to Park Headquarters where you could collect your certificate saying you’ve successfully conquered Mt Kinabalu
Have lunch at Balsam Café while waiting for any other climbers to return to Park Headquarters before departing together back to Kota Kinabalu.
The normal departure time from Kinabalu Park is around 3 – 4 pm depending on other climbers, arriving back to Kota Kinabalu around 5-6 pm.
Meals: Early Supper, Breakfast, Lunch​

Additional Information

Mountain Guide Overtime Charges

Overtime charges for mountain guides depending on arrival at Timpohon Gate on the descent day = MYR 15 per guide for every extra hour beginning at 4 p.m. (count as a group).

Transportation Overtime Charges

Transportation Overtime Charges [MYR 80 per transport/way] will be applied for the following: pick-up from the airport/hotel in Kota Kinabalu city to Kinabalu Park/Poring Hot Spring after 6pm on climbing date (Day 1) AND return transfer from Kinabalu Park HQ to Kota Kinabalu city after 7pm on descent day due to climber late arrival.

About Drinking Water / Hot Water

Balsam Cafe and Laban Rata Restaurant no longer offer climbers with hot water/drinking water. Mineral water may be purchased at the grocery counter for MYR 7 for 500ml and MYR 14 for 1.5 litres. Coffee and tea will be available exclusively during the Breakfast Hour and Supper.

New Lunch Menu in Balsam Cafe, Kinabalu Park

Please be notified that as of 1 February 2019, Balsam Café in Kinabalu Park will no longer provide buffet lunch. A new meal concept, Semi Buffet Lunch, will be introduced. Appetizers, soup, and desserts will continue to be served buffet style. Climbers, on the other hand, can pick from six (6) different sorts of main meals.

No Heated Shower

The power supply in Panalaban is provided by a generator set that is shared by all accommodations in Panalaban; consequently, the available produced electricity is quite restricted. As a result, hot shower is not available at all mountain hut.

Important Notes


  • It is not advised to bring any valuable items with you.
  • You are solely responsible for the security of your personal possessions.
  • For verification purposes, an original passport or identification card is necessary throughout the registration procedure.
  • Extra luggage/belongings that you do not desire to carry with you on your mountain climbing trip can be stored at the reception desk at Sutera Sanctuary Lodges (RM12/luggage).
  • At Park HQ, you may hire a porter to carry your backpack. Payments will be given in cash straight to the porter.
  • Bring your original passport, which must be valid for at least six months from the date of entrance into Malaysia.
  • After the tour service begins, no refunds will be granted for underutilised services/activities in part or in full.
  • We will not be liable for any delay, additional expenses, or inconvenience caused directly or indirectly by events beyond the control of the company, such as delayed domestic or international flights, civil disturbances, fire, floods, unusually severe weather, act of God, act of government, or failure of any machinery or equipment.
  • In the improbable case of inclement weather, the local government (Sabah Park) reserves the right to cancel the summit ascent; no refunds will be made in part or in full.
  • We cannot be held accountable or liable in any way for any injury, property loss, accident, or damage sustained for any reason, whether caused by an activity booked through us or by third parties, during your stay or participation in any activity.
  • We strongly advise all visitors to purchase appropriate personal travel insurance before to the trip’s start.
  • Guests must advise any disability requiring special attention or dietary request at the time the reservation is made. We will do our best to accommodate the special needs request, but is not responsible in the event it is unable to do so nor responsible for any denial of services by, hotels, restaurants, or other independent suppliers.
  • Before the tour begins, all attendees will be asked to read and sign an Indemnity Form.




2D1N Mount Kinabalu Climb - Laban Rata (Private Room)

Minimum 2 pax · 2D1N Tour · Kinabalu Park

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