MOUNT KINABALU TREKKING CHALLENGE
8 Days / 7 Nights

Challenge yourself by trekking to the top of South East Asia’s tallest peak, Mount Kinabalu.

HIGHLIGHTS
• A scenic trek between village stays at Lobong and Tambatuon
• Ascend Mt Kinabalu for sunrise

INCLUDES
• 7 nights accommodation in lodges, hotels or homestays
• Meals as indicated
• Drinking water
• Sightseeing as specified
• Entrance fees
• Kinabalu permit, insurance and certificate
• Private car transfers
• Local English-speaking mountain guide

ITINERARY
DAY 1 KOTA KINABALU
On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. In the evening visit the local seafood market and sample some local cuisine. (D)

DAY 2 KOTA KINABALU – TAMBATUON
Drive to the traditional Dusun village of Tambatuon located in the foothills of Mount Kinabalu for a glimpse of village life and overnight stay. In the afternoon, explore the village surrounds and let local residents explain some typical activities. Dinner will be in the village, cooked by a local family. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 3 TAMBATUON - LOBONG LOBONG
This morning leave Tambatuon by foot for the first day of trekking (about 6 hours) to Tanak Nabalu Homestay in Lobong Lobong village. Today’s trek will take you through rice paddies, farmland and jungle trails with Mount Kinabalu as the backdrop. After dinner at your homestay, see a cultural show by local villagers. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 4 LOBONG LOBONG – TANAK NABALU
This morning after a trail safety briefing you begin about 6 hours of trekking towards Kinabalu, firstly through plantations and farmed areas and then into forest. There will be views of Mt Kinabalu from some of the ridges. There are steep slopes and two river crossings on this section of track. Tonight will be spent at a simple jungle camp. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 5 TANAK NABALU - KINABALU PARK
After breakfast at the jungle camp continue walking to our lunch stop. After lunch we transfer to a vehicle for the short drive to Kinabalu Park Headquarters where we settle in for the evening. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 6 MOUNT KINABALU
After an early breakfast you will register for the climb and meet your mountain guide, who will accompany you to Timpohon Gate. Here, commence your slow climb of 5-6 hours to the overnight resthouse of Laban Rata, at 3,270 metres. Dinner will be a simple buffet at Laban Rata Guesthouse. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 7 MOUNT KINABALU - KOTA KINABALU
Prepare for a very early wake up call at about 1:30am to begin your final ascent of Mt Kinabalu. The goal is to reach Low’s Peak for sunrise by 5:45am. After enjoying sunrise from over 4,000 metres, return to the lodge for a hearty breakfast. Afterwards, begin your slow descent and after a late lunch at park headquarters, return to Kota Kinabalu by vehicle. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 8 KOTA KINABALU
This morning transfer to the airport for your onward travel. (B)

Please note: This itinerary includes basic accommodation in villages (dormitory-style with shared bathroom) and a jungle camp. A high level of physical fitness is essential for climbing Mt Kinabalu – there are steep sections and a final climb in the dark.

2019/2020 DEPARTURES
From January 2019 to March 2020

PRICE
From $4,199* per person

*Terms and conditions apply. Prices are per person twin share, land only and subject to availability at time of booking. Valid for sale until 31 March 2020 unless sold out prior and for travel as specified. All savings and bonus nights (if applicable) are included in the advertised prices. Seasonal surcharges and black-out dates apply. Offer is only available for new bookings and prices are subject to change without notice due to change in fees, taxes, surcharges or currency fluctuations. Prices are correct as at August 2018. Further conditions apply, call your Bucket List Buddy team.ket List Buddy team.