5D4N Summit Of Borneo + Island Excursion
TOUR CODE: BKI48
Upon arrival Kota Kinabalu Airport, meet and proceed for approximately 2 hours ride from Kota Kinabalu to Kinabalu Park. Free to explore until schedule transfer time from Kinabalu Park to Poring Hot Spring: 1403pm & 1800pm Upon arrival at Poring Hot Spring Check in to Hostel or Kelicap Twin Share. Dinner at Rainforest Restaurant in Poring Hot Spring & Overnight at the Hostel or Kalicap Twin Share in Poring Hot Spring. ( D )
Breakfast at Rainforest Restaurant in Poring Hot Spring. After breakfast, transfer from Poring Hot Spring to Kinabalu Park. Proceed for registration then proceed for The New Ranau Trail was officially opened on the 1st of December 2015. It is 200 metres longer than the old trail. Mount Kinabalu is over 10 million years old and has the most interesting ecological trail in Malaysia. The paths from Timpohon Gate to Panalaban and the Sayat-Sayat checkpoint to the Summit remain the same. The scenery along the new trail Is spectacular. There are an estimated 5,000 to 6,000 plant species, 1,000 species of orchids, 24 species of Rhododendrons and 80 montane birds that occur in Kinabalu park area and Many of these are endemic. During your climb here are some notable features not to be missed – pink flowers that flank the trail; Chirping green birds feeding on raspberries; bright orange or yellow pitcher plants near Villosa Shelter; Cute squirrels begging for food (a reminder : do not feed them); Crooked and twisted trees after the fifth kilometer. There are encounters with the Kinabalu Balsam, Mountain Black-eye, Nepenthes Villosa, Bornean Mountain Ground Squirrel and Leptospernum recurvum, all native to Borneo and not found anywhere else in the world. Climbers can usually reach Panalaban with 5 to 6 hours after 6km of hiking. If you have extra energy to spare, you can walk 100 metres to Pendant Hut at 3,289 Meters above sea level, to drop a postcard at the highest post box in Malaysia. This post box was installed on the 14th of February 2015 and certified as the Highest Post Box in Malaysia by the Malaysian Book of Records. Any mail sent from here will get a special Mount Kinabalu ink stamp. (Your friends might be happy to receive one!) Packed Lunch from Rainforest Restaurant on the way Dinner at Laban Rate Restaurant. Overnight at Laban Rata Resthouse ( Dormitory type ) ( B / L / D )
After a night's rest, Early Supper at Laban Rata Restaurant. Off for the final test of strength and willpower to conquer the highest peak of Malaysia. Depart at 2am and ascend slowly in the dark. The start of the new trail is a seemingly endless climb of stairs. An opportunity to admire the view of Ranau town under a starry sky. After 2 hours come to the most challenging sector; a 50- meter steep ladder followed by 600 metres of rope climbing. After Sayat-sayat, the tree line starts to vanish and arrive to a vast area of exposed granite Rockscape, scattered with summit grass. Donkey's Ear Peak lost part of its 'ear' during the earthquake on 5th of June 2015. At 6am climber stand on top of Low's Peak at 4,095.2 Metres. As you wait in the cold, dawn gradually creeps over the horizon, illuminating the darkness with the light of a new day. In clear weather, you can almost see all of Sabah spread out below. Watching sunrise at the top has been described by travelers everywhere as a life -enriching experience. Climbers descent back to the resthouse before the swirling clouds obstruct visibility. Breakfast at Laban Rata Resthouse. Then descend to Power Station and transfer to Park Headquarter for certificate. Lunch at Balsam Restaurant in Kinabalu Park. Transfer back to Kota Kinabalu town and Check in to Lintas Platinum Hotel or similar. ( B / L )
Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast, proceed for full day Excursion in one of the Five Islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman Park – Manukan Island. It is only 10-20 minutes speedboat ride from Kota Kinabalu town. This Marine park are characterized by shallow waters, sumptuous coral gardens and all boast splendid white sandy beaches. Good variety of marine life can be found such as Scorpion fish, Blue-spotted rays, cuttlefish, mantis shrimps. Great place to enjoy your novel, work on tan or indulge in an afternoon siesta. BBQ lunch at Manukan Island. Transfer back to Lintas Platinum Hotel or similar. ( B / L )
Breakfast at hotel and free leisure time for you to explore more or do last minute shopping for local handicraft and souvenirs until transfer to Kota Kinabalu International airport for departure flight. ( B )
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Rates are based on per person basis & Mininum 2 person
* All rates above valid till 31 December 2019 (tour commencement date).
- Rates Include:
- 1 night accommodation at Hostel ( Dormitory ) or Kalicap Twin Share in Poring Hot Spring.
- 1 night accommodation at Laban Rata Rest house ( Dormitory & Non-heated )
- 2 night accommodation at Lintas Platinum Hotel or similar. ( Twin / Triple Share )
- 4 breakfast , 3 lunch & 2 dinner
- Entrance fee, Boat fee & Guide fee Climbing Permit & Certificate
- All transfers & tours as stated in the package (Seat in Coach)
- Rates exclude:
- Tipping, Airfare, Tourism Tax, Optional Tours, Travel insurance
- Requirement for the trip:
- Insect repellent, sun tan lotion, own drinking bottle, shoes with good grip (Tennis or gym shoes), warm clothing (wind or water- proof clothes), high energy food (chocolate, nuts, raisins or glucose sweets), gloves, hat, good torchlight, a complete set of dry clothes, a second pair of shoes or a pair of sandals, paper tissues, a couple of plastic bags, and first aid kit (headache tablets, plasters for cuts or blisters)
Note: Every person participates in any tour or holiday organized by the company shall be regarded in every respect as carrying his / her own risk with respect to loss or injury to person or property. The company does not accept responsibility for losses or expenses due to delay, sickness, weather, strikes, war, quarantine or other travelers.