Climbing Mount Kinabalu – 2D/1N Program with Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures

Rising to 4,095m Mount Kinabalu is one of the highest peaks between the Himalayas and Irian Jaya (New Guinea).

Mt Kinabalu - Climbing Mount Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo

Protected within the Kinabalu Park of some 753.7 km², its biological diversity has captivated scientists the world over.

The Climb

The climb itself is very hard but not technical, an element of fitness is a real help

The climb to Laban Rata takes between 4-6 hours.

It’s 99% uphill, unrelenting and the steps are seemingly endless, you’ll be dreaming steps for days!

The secret to climbing is take it slowly, unless you’re competing in the Climbathon its not a race.

The summit ascent starts at 02:30, take a good torch as the ones for rent usually don’t last the climb.

Mt Kinabalu - Climbing Mount Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo

If it’s a clear night take a moment to look a the sky as its simply stunning.

The summit itself is …….. well you have to go and find out, its worth it! The descent takes 5-7 hours.

Book Now To Secure Your Place

We offer a private package, so you are not part of a tour group.

Mt Kinabalu - Climbing Mount Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo

Bookings should be made in advance, for more information please visit our Travel Packages Mt Kinabalu section.

To see images of some of the flora and fauna of the area view our Photo Collection pages.

Day trips are also a great way to spend a day in Sabah.