Poring Hot Spring & Mount Kinabalu Trek

A mesmerising 3 day Borneo tour that will give you memories of a lifetime. Experience unique natural beauty including watching an early morning sunrise on the peak of the iconic Mount Kinabalu.

A 3 day/2 night tour which offers breath-taking scenery and views of this diverse landscape and a true escape from the every day world. Take in the vast paddy fields en-route to Poring Hot Springs where you can relax and unwind in the natural hot sulphur baths and then move onto trekking the famous Mount Kinabalu where you will spend the night and wake up to experience the spectacular sight of the sun rising below you.

Tour highlights

    - Enjoy a scenic drive past local villages and beautiful paddy fields
    - Mingle at Nabalu Market where you can interact with the friendly locals
    - Visit Poring Hot Springs by taking a canopy walkway attached to the Menggaris trees
    - Take a dip in the hot sulphur baths of Poring Hot Springs
    - Explore Kinabalu Park, home to a diverse range of flora, fauna and wildlife
    - Take the trek up the imposing Mount Kinabalu
    - Witness the dream like sunset on top of the mountain the following day 

    - Please note this is a stand alone tour that can be added onto a Borneo stay and the price does not include international or domestic flights.


Day 1

Kota Kinabalu / Nabalu Market / Poring / Kinabalu Park

Take a scenic 2 hours’ drive to Kinabalu Park passing by villages and paddy fields along mountainous roads that wind along the Crocker range.  Along the way, make a brief stop at Nabalu Market. Nabalu is a place where the local natives gather to sell local produce, fruits, home grown vegetables and handicraft souvenirs.  It is also here where you can get luck to capture unforgettable moments of Mount Kinabalu stunning view.

Proceed to about 1 ½ hours drive to Poring Hot Springs.  Arrived Poring Hot Spring, visit the Canopy Walkway (approximately 20-30 minutes hike is needed) built attached to the Menggaris trees.  Experience the height of approximately 41 metres above the ground and length of 157 metres.  Relax and dip in the hot sulphur baths or explore the area.  Lunch at local restaurant. 

After lunch transfer to Kinabalu Park which home to a wide range unspoilt flora and fauna.  Visit the Exhibit Centre and Mountain Garden revelling some of the Mother Nature Wonders.  Check in and dinner.  Overnight stay at Kinabalu Park.

INCLUDES : Lunch, Dinner

Day 2

Timpton Gate / Mount Kinabalu / Laban Rata

Breakfast at Park Restaurant.  Thereafter, collect your packed lunch.  Proceed to the Park HQ to register for the climb, meet your assigned mountain guide and apply for your ID tag.  Remember to wear your ID tag at all times.
You’ll then be transferred to starting point – Timpohon Gate – where your journey and quest to the summit of Borneo’s highest mountain begins!  The climb will take approximately 4-5 hours.  The trek will pass by different vegetation zones from Oak and Chestnut to mossy and eventually to alpine type of vegetation.  Arrive and check in to one of the assorted Laban Rata huts at 3272m (non-heated dormitory bed) in the late afternoon.  Buffet dinner at Laban Rata restaurant and overnight.

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3

Low's Peak / Descend Mount Kinabalu / Kota Kinabalu

A 2am start today.

Wake up for early supper and depart for continuation of journey towards the summit of Mount Kinabalu. The journey up to the Low’s peak at 4,095m will test your fitness and determination.  Depending on speed of trekking, you might be able to experience the glorious sunrise over the majestic Mt. Kinabalu if weather permits.

0700 hours Descend back to Laban Rata for late breakfast and check out.  Trek down to Timpohon Gate for transfer back to the Kinabalu Park Headquarters. 

Congratulations, you can now collect your Certificate of Achievement!  Buffet lunch will be served at the Balsam restaurant in Kinabalu Park.

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


3 days/2 nights ex Kota Kinabalu (2 share) 1st October 2016 - 31st March 2018


- Single supplement will apply - please call for price

- Surcharge apply to climbers who reached Timpohon Gate after 1600 hours.  Fees to be paid directly to the mountain guide on the spot

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