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4 Days 3 Nights Mt Kinabalu Trekking with Via Ferrata

Day 1
Meet and Pick-Up from Kota Kinaba lu International Airport. Then proceed for an easy 2-hour scenic drive to Kinabalu Park. It is a popular getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the cool invigorating air. Kinabalu Park – Malaysia’s first World Heritage designated by UNESCO in December 2002 for its ‘outstanding universal values” and role as one of the world’s most important biological sites. The importance of Kinabalu’s botanical diversity is described as “one of the richest assemblages of Plants in the world” by one of the expert. This botanical paradise is blessed with an astonishing variety of flora and fauna that range over 4 climate zones, from the rich lowland dipterocarp forest through the montane oak, rhododendron, and coniferous forests, to the alpine Meadow plants.

Kinabalu Park has probably one of the richest flora collections in the world. Upon arrival one could visit the exhibition centre or step into Wonderland by following any of the numerous trails around Kinabalu Park, each filled with discovery. This botanical paradise of Borneo is home to an estimated 1,200 species of orchids, 26 species of rhododendrons, 9 species of Nepenthes pitcher plants, over 80 species of fig trees, over 60 species of oaks and chestnut trees, 100 species of mammals, 326 species of birds … the list goes on. Check-in at Zen Garden Resort. Steamboat Dinner at Zen’s Restaurant. Overnight at Zen Garden Mt. Resort. [D]

Day 2
Breakfast. Proceed to Park Headquarter for registration then take a transportation to the Power Station Road – where the climb starts. Climbers must walk 4 ½ km, up to Timpohon Gate at 1,866.4 m where The Summit Trail starts. Nearby, lies Carson’s Fall where you can refresh yourself. From here, depending on individual’s fitness level, it is an approximate 4 to 5 hour climb for the day. Conquering Mt. Kinabalu does not require mountain-climbing skills, just basic fitness. Packed Lunch on the way up. Upon arrival check in to Pendant Hut. Dinner at Laban Rata Restaurant. Overnight at Resthouse. {dormitory type with bunk bed} [BLD]

Day 3
After a night of rest, off again at 0300hrs for a 3-hour track. There are ladders, hand railings and ropes to help you overcome the steeper parts. You reach the final destination at Low’s peak, the summit of Borneo at 4,095.2m. As you wait in the cold, dawn gradually creeps over the horizon, illuminating the darkness with the light of a new day. Watching sunrise at the top has been described by travellers everywhere as a life-enriching experience. In clear weather, you can almost see all of Sabah spread out below. From this vantage point, you will also see a dramatic drop more than 1,000 m drop – Low’s Gully. A chasm stretching 16 km in length separates the summit plateau into the western and eastern plateaux. Other peaks are Victoria’s Peak, Donkey Ears Peak, South Peak, and St. John’s Peak on the western plateau. On the eastern plateau, stand King Edward Peak, Mesilau Peak, and King George Peak. Descend to Sayat Sayat Hut to meet with Mountain Torq trainer for ‘Walk the Torq’ activity. Descend to Pendant Hut where breakfast will be served. Check-out from Pendant Hut and mountain guide will continue to descend with group to Power Station and transfer to Park Headquarter for certificate. Set Lunch at Zen Garden Resort. Transfer back to Kota Kinabalu town and check in to Hotel. Set Dinner at local seafood restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Shangri-La Downtown. [BLD]

Day 4  
Breakfast at Hotel. Transfer to airport for departure flight. [B]


Package inclusive:
• 1 night accommodation at Zen Garden Resort
• 1 night at Mountain Resthouse
• 1 night at Hotel (KK town) to choose - View list of hotels
• Meals as stated in the packages
• Entrance fee to Kinabalu Park
• Climbing Insurance
• Mountain Guide
• All transfers and tours as stated

Package Excludes:
Airfare, Climbing Permit, Certificate, Travel Insurance

Requirements:
Personal items, insect repellent, suntan lotion, shoes with good grip, warm clothing (wind and water-proof clothes), a water bottle, high-energy foods, gloves, hat, good torchlight, a complete set of dry clothes, a second pair of
shoes or a pair of sandals, headache tablets, paper tissues, a couple of plastic bags, some plasters for cuts or blisters and first aid kit.

Remarks:
• All rate quoted are in Malaysian Ringgit and Non-Commissionable
• All rate based on Single / Twin / Triple as stated
• All rate based on low / high season as stated
• Children under 12 yrs old (with bed) will be charged 90% of the adult’s rate
• Children under 12 yrs old (without bed) will be charged 60% of the adult’s rate
• Prices are subjected to change without prior notice