I Love Adventures - Trek Mt Kinabalu

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If the idea of conquering a mountain while travelling excites you, then this five-day round-trip journey from Kota Kinabalu is for you. At 4,096m (13,438 ft), Mt Kinabalu is the highest mountain in Malaysia and has been given UNESCO World Heritage Site status. With up to 6,000 species of plants, 326 species of birds, and more than 100 mammalian species identified, it’s easy to understand why. This tour includes some beautiful treks, and the sunrise from Mt Kinabalu’s summit might make you question every other sunrise you’ve witnessed before it. But don’t take our word for it, make sure you see it for yourself.


Whats Included

  • Mt Kinabalu hike (2 days). All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Hotels (2 nts), mountain lodge (2 nts, multi-share).
  • Private vehicle, walking.
  • 15

Countries Visited

  • Malaysia

Conquer the mighty Mt Kinabalu, Witness an awe-inspiring sunrise, Enjoy packed lunches and buffet-style dinners

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Days : 5

Price : From AED 3,622*
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights

Trip Style : Classic

Trip Type : Individuals

Physical Grading : 4 - Demanding

Trip Map

Full Itinerary

Day 1 Kota Kinabalu
Day 2 Kota Kinabalu/Mount Kinabalu (1B, 1D)
Day 3 Mount Kinabalu (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 4 Mount Kinabalu/Kota Kinabalu (1B, 1L)
Day 5 Kota Kinabalu (1B)

Trip Advice

We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, travellers' cheques, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage.

What to Take

You will be on the move a good deal, so pack as lightly as possible (under 10 kg/22lb). It is to your advantage as you are expected to carry your own luggage, though distances are never great. We do not allow the use of video cameras when staying in the villages as it can be perceived by the local people as highly obtrusive. Most travellers carry their luggage in a pack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice. Suitcases are not appropriate for this particular trip! You need to bring your main piece of luggage as well as a small to medium backpack for overnight trips (30-35 litres/8-9 gallons), for Mt Kinabalu. In this you will need to carry a change of clothes, torch/flashlight, toiletries, warm clothes and any other essentials. While climbing Mt Kinabalu, we leave our main pieces of luggage at park Headquarters and return following the trek.

About Accommodation

A variety of styles of hotels/guesthouses are used in Malaysia. In many instances they might not be like what you are used to back home. In some areas we stay in simple local guesthouses in stunning locations - rooms are small and basic and there may only be shared toilet facilities and showers. Service and efficiency can also vary.

Local Dress

When packing be aware that dress standards are conservative throughout Asia. Malaysia is a predominantly Muslim country. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means covering shoulders and no short shorts. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate. Shorts should be knee-length. Singlets and tank tops are not acceptable. One piece bathing suits are recommended and topless sun bathing is unacceptable.


Eating is a big part of travelling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. Included breakfasts will usually be asian style consisting of noodles or congee (rice porridge) or bread and eggs. Vegetarians will be able to find a range of different foods, although in some areas the choice maybe limited. While trekking in remote regions food is included, plentiful and made of fresh local ingredients. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.

Group Leader Description

All G Adventures group trips are accompanied by one of our Chief Experience Officers (CEO) throughout. The aim of the CEO is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting- we think it's the best of both worlds.

Check List

Conservative Dress: • Modest clothing that covers knees and shoulders (Long pants, long skirts, shirts that cover shoulders) • Shawl or scarf (for temple visits) Documents: • Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border) • Insurance info (required) (With photocopies) • Passport (required) (With photocopies) • Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies) • Vouchers and pre-departure information (required) Essentials: • Binoculars (optional) • Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries) • Cash, credit and debit cards • Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights) • Ear plugs • First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking) • Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal) • Fleece top/sweater • Footwear • Hat • Locks for bags • Long pants/jeans • Moneybelt • Outlet adapter • Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.) • Reusable water bottle • Shirts/t-shirts • Sleepwear • Small travel towel • Sunglasses • Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable) • Watch and alarm clock • Waterproof backpack cover • Windproof rain jacket Trekking: • Gloves • Hat • Hiking boots/sturdy walking shoes • Hiking pants (Convertible/Zip-off and quick dry recommended) • Snacks (Protein bars, chocolate, dried fruits, candies, energy sweets.) • Socks (Trekking socks (woollen or synthetic, not cotton).) • Thermal base layer (Woollen or synthetic, not cotton.) • Walking poles (Highly recommended.) Warm Weather: • Sandals/flip-flops • Shorts/skirts (Longer shorts/skirts are recommended) • Sun hat/bandana • Swimwear

Start Date - End DateAvailabilityPrice
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights
2018-12-25 - 2018-12-29the tour is only available on a request-basis AED 3622
2019-01-26 - 2019-01-30Available AED 3622
2019-02-23 - 2019-02-27Available AED 2898
2019-03-16 - 2019-03-20Available AED 3079
2019-04-06 - 2019-04-10Available AED 3807
2019-04-27 - 2019-05-01Available AED 3807
2019-05-08 - 2019-05-12Available AED 3807
2019-05-25 - 2019-05-29Available AED 3807
2019-06-05 - 2019-06-09Available AED 3992
2019-06-22 - 2019-06-26Available AED 3992
2019-07-03 - 2019-07-07Available AED 3992
2019-07-20 - 2019-07-24Available AED 3992
2019-07-31 - 2019-08-04Available AED 3992
2019-08-17 - 2019-08-21Available AED 3992
2019-08-28 - 2019-09-01Available AED 3992
2019-09-14 - 2019-09-18Available AED 3807
2019-09-25 - 2019-09-29Available AED 3807
2019-10-19 - 2019-10-23Available AED 3807
2019-11-09 - 2019-11-13Available AED 3622
2019-11-30 - 2019-12-04Available AED 3622
2020-01-25 - 2020-01-29Available AED 3622
2020-02-22 - 2020-02-26Available AED 3622
2020-03-21 - 2020-03-25Available AED 3622
2020-04-18 - 2020-04-22Available AED 3622
2020-04-25 - 2020-04-29Available AED 3622
2020-05-02 - 2020-05-06Available AED 3622
2020-05-23 - 2020-05-27Available AED 3622
2020-05-30 - 2020-06-03Available AED 3622
2020-06-06 - 2020-06-10Available AED 3622
2020-06-20 - 2020-06-24Available AED 3622
2020-06-27 - 2020-07-01Available AED 3622
2020-07-04 - 2020-07-08Available AED 3622
2020-07-18 - 2020-07-22Available AED 3622
2020-07-25 - 2020-07-29Available AED 3622
2020-08-01 - 2020-08-05Available AED 3622
2020-08-15 - 2020-08-19Available AED 3622
2020-08-22 - 2020-08-26Available AED 3622
2020-08-29 - 2020-09-02Available AED 3622
2020-09-12 - 2020-09-16Available AED 3622
2020-09-19 - 2020-09-23Available AED 3622
2020-09-26 - 2020-09-30Available AED 3622
2020-10-10 - 2020-10-14Available AED 3622
2020-10-24 - 2020-10-28Available AED 3622
2020-11-07 - 2020-11-11Available AED 3622
2020-12-05 - 2020-12-09Available AED 3622