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3D2N Mount Kinabalu
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Day 1 – Arrive/Kinabalu Park (Overnight)

Meet and greet by our representative at your hotel or upon arrival in Kota Kinabalu International Airport, 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 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. Overnight at the foot of Mount Kinabalu. (L/D)

 

Day 2- Mt Summit Climb/Gunting Lagadan or Laban Rata Resthouse

Breakfast at the park. Proceed for Park Headquarter for registration then take a transportation to the Timpohon Gate (Power Station) – where the climb starts. 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 6 hour climb for the day. Conquering Mt. Kinabalu does not require mountain-climbing skills, just basic fitness. Packed Lunch in the way up.

Upon arrival check in to Gunting Lagadan or similiar. Dinner at Laban Rata Restaurant. (B,PL/D)

 

Day 3- Mt Summit Climb/ Kinabalu Park/ KK 

0200hrs. Wake up for preparation before journey to the summit, at 0230hrs-0300hrs climbs for approximately 3-hour track. There are ladders, hand railings and ropes to help you over 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 travelers 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, it separates the summit plateau into the western and eastern plateaux, 
Descending back to the resthouse before 10.00am. At around 10.00am, clouds usually begin to form. These swirling clouds could obstruct visibility. Breakfast at Laban Rata Resthouse. Then Descend to Power Station and transfer to Park Headquarter. Lunch served at Park Restaurant. Transfer back to Kota Kinabalu town and transfer to your hotel for check in. (B/L) End of Service.

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