2D1N Mount Kinabalu Climb Via Timpohon Trail

“You can now book Mount Kinabalu Package – Normal Climb via Timpohon with us, securing the climbing permit and stay at Laban Rata Resthouse.”
  • Tour Code : BC-MK-01
  • Duration : 2 Days 1 Night
  • Minimum Pax : 1 Person
  • Departure Time : 6.30 am
  • Pick Up : KK City / Airport
  • Drop Off : KK City / Airport
  • Availability : Everyday
  • Stay : Laban Rata Resthouse
  • Meals : 5 Meals
  • Elevation : 4095.2 m.a.s.l
  • Trekking Trail : Timpohon Trail
  • Minimum Age : No Age Limit
  • Skill Level : Beginner
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelModerate



No sharing of transportation
(You don’t have to share transport with other climbers on your descent day!)


Our mountain guide just for your group
(No sharing of mountain guide with other groups)


Price For Year 2020
Validity: April 2020-March 2021 (MYR/Pax)
No of PaxMalaysianInternational
26 Pax Above12501800
17-25 Pax12801830
10-16 Pax13001850
9 Pax13201870
8 Pax13401890
7 Pax13601910
5-6 Pax13801930
4 Pax14001950
3 Pax14502000
2 Pax15502100
1 Pax18502350
Upgrade to Laban Rata Private Room at RM280/Pax


  • Climbers below 16 years old are considered as CHILD and compulsory to have a private mountain guide (Maximum shared by 2 children / Guide). Mountain Guide Fee – MYR 230/Guide.
  • Accommodation will be assigned based on run-of-house basis.
  • Outskirt Hotels Pick-Up and Drop Off Surcharge: There are additional charges for hotel pick up outside the city: MYR 30 per person for pick up from Beringgis Beach Resort, Langkah Syabas Beach Resort, Rasa Ria Resort, Karambunai Area, Kinarut Area, etc.
  • Transportation Overtime Charges [MYR 80 per transport/way] will be applied for: Pick up from airport/hotel in Kota Kinabalu city to Kinabalu Park/Poring Hot Spring after 6 pm on the climbing date (Day 1) AND transfer depart from Kinabalu Park HQ to Kota Kinabalu city after 7 pm on the descent day due to climber late arrival.
  • Federal Tourism and Culture Ministry of Malaysia has imposed a Malaysian Tourism Tax (TTX) effective from September 2017. Foreign tourists are required to pay a flat rate of MYR 10 per room per night regardless of the hotel star level. The tax will be collected from every check-in guest directly at the resort/hotel which is not included in the package.
  • All rate are quoted in Ringgit Malaysia & Nett (No hidden cost unless otherwise stated)
  • All passports and visas must be valid at least 06 months from the date of entry into the country destination


Things To Bring
Important Notes

All Ground Transportation

  • Kota Kinabalu Hotel / Airport – Kinabalu Park HQ – Kota Kinabalu Hotel / Airport (Private Transfer)
  • Kinabalu Park HQ > Timpohon Gate’s starting point > Kinabalu Park HQ (KOKTAS Shuttle Bus : Seat-In-Coach)
  • Only ONE (1) return transfer is provided per group. Additional charges will be applied if you request for more than one transfer

1 Night Accommodation

  • Day 1 : Laban Rata Resthouse (Unisex Shared Dormitory)

5 Meals

  • Day 1 : (-/Packed Lunch/Dinner)
  • Day 2: (Supper/Breakfast/Lunch) —Lunch will be converted to packed lunch for climbers who arrived late and missed the lunch time.

Entrance Fees
Climbing Permit
Climbing Insurance
Mountain Guide Fees
English Speaking Coordinator

Porter Fees
Optional Tipping
Malaysian Tourism Tax (TTX)
Sabah Park’s Mountain guide overtime charges based on arrival to Timpohon Gate on the descend day (MYR 15 per group per hour after 4pm)
Transportation Overtime Charges
Others not mentioned

Mountain Guide Overtime Charges
Mountain Guide overtime charges based on arrival to Timpohon Gate on the descend day = MYR 15 per guide for every extra hour start from 4pm (count as a group)

Transportation Overtime Charges
Transportation Overtime Charges [MYR 80 per transport/way] will be apply for : Pick up from airport/hotel in Kota Kinabalu city to Kinabalu Park/Poring Hot Spring after 6pm on climbing date (Day 1) AND transfer depart from Kinabalu Park HQ to Kota Kinabalu city after 7pm on the descent day due to climber late arrival.

About Drinking Water / Hot Water
Balsam Cafe & Laban Rata Restaurant are no longer provide hot water/drinking water for climbers. Mineral water is available for purchase at the grocery counter – MYR 7 for 500ml / MYR 14 for 1.5 liters. Coffee & Tea will only be provided during Breakfast Hour and Supper

New Lunch Menu in Balsam Cafe, Kinabalu Park
Effective 1 February 2019, please be informed that there will no longer be serving buffet lunch at Balsam Café in Kinabalu Park. New lunch concept will be introduce, which is Semi Buffet Lunch. The appetizers, soup and desserts will remain buffet style. However, for the main dish, climbers can choose from six (6) types of main dishes.

No Heated Shower
The power supply in Panalaban comes from a generator set and shared among all the accommodations in Panalaban, thus, the available generated electricity is very limited. As a result, hot shower is not available at all mountain hut.

Clothing Essentials:

  • Based Layer: Thermal Undershirt
  • Insulating Midlayer: Warm Fleece or Sweater
  • Protective Outer Layer: Waterproof Windbreaker
  • Long Trouser (Best if waterproof)
  • Face Scarf / Balaclava
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Socks
  • Warm Hat
  • Extra pairs of quality socks and clothes
  • Gloves

Other Essentials:

  • Backpack and a waterproof cover
  • Plastic Bags / Disposable Bag
  • Personal Medications (Including altitude drugs)
  • Sun Block Lotion
  • Lip Balm
  • Mini First-aid Kit
  • Energy Foods and Drinks
  • Toilet Paper
  • Cash Money
  • Travel Adaptor
  • Personal Toiletries
  • Headlamp / Torch Light
  • Sandal
  • Raincoat / Poncho

Optional Extras:

  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Whistle
  • Trekking Pole

Don’t Forget:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Identity Card

COVID-19 Preventive Measure:

  • Personal Face Masks
  • Personal Hand Sanitizer

>> Learn more about Mount Kinabalu Packing Idea

  1. Not recommended to bring valuable items with you.
  2. The safekeeping of your personal belongings is at your own responsibility.
  3. Original passport or identity card is required for verification during the registration process.
  4. Extra luggage/belonging that you don’t wish to bring with you for mountain climbing can be kept at Sutera Sanctuary Lodges reception office (RM12/luggage).
  5. You may hire a porter to carry your backpack at Park HQ. Payments will be made directly to the porter by cash.
  6. Make sure your passport has at least 6 months to run from your time of entry into Malaysia.
  7. After commencement of tour service there will be no refund in part or full will be made for unused service/activity.
  8. We will not be held liable for any delay, additional expenses of inconvenience which may be caused by directly or indirectly by events outside of the company control, such as late arrival of domestic or international flights, civil disturbances, fire, floods, unusually severe weather, act of God, act of Government, or the failure of any machinery or equipment.
  9. In the unlikely event such as bad weather conditions, the local authority (Sabah Park) withholds the rights to cancel the summit climb, no refund in part or full will be given.
  10. We cannot be held responsible, or in any liable, for any injury, property losses, accident, or damage incurred for any reason whatsoever, whether through activity booked through us or caused to you by third parties, during your stay or during participation in any activity.
  11. Strongly recommend that all guests take up adequate personal travel insurance before the trip commences.
  12. Guests must advise any disability requiring special attention or dietary request at the time the reservation is made. We will do our best to accommodate the special needs request, but is not responsible in the event it is unable to do so nor responsible for any denial of services by, hotels, restaurants, or other independent suppliers.
  13. All guests will be required to read and sign an Indemnity Form before the tour commence.


Day 1
Day 2
Kinabalu Park > Laban Rata Resthouse

Pick up from your hotel at Kota Kinabalu at 6.30am. Take approximately 2 hours drive to Kinabalu Park Headquarter for registration. [Passports/Original Identification are required for verification during registration].

After registration, collect your individual packed lunch and meet your mountain guide [Wear your Climbing Tag at all times]. Unneeded luggage can be store at Sutera Sanctuary Lodge’s reception counter at MYR 12 per luggage at own expenses. You may engage porter at Kinabalu Park. Porter fees are paid directly to the porter at MYR 13.00/kg (Timpohon Gate > Laban Rata > Timpohon Gate). Transfer to Timpohon Gate together with your mountain guide. Start your adventure of 6KM trekking to Panalaban.

Arrived and overnight at Laban Rata Resthouse (unisex shared dormitory). Dinner start serving at 4.30pm until 7pm, at Laban Rata Restaurant. Enjoy your day!

Laban Rata Resthouse > Low’s Peak > Kinabalu Park HQ > Kota Kinabalu

Wake up at 1.30am and gear up. Supper start serving from 2am to 3.30am, at Laban Rata Restaurant. Start your journey towards the Summit of Low’s Peak @ 4095.2m with your assigned Mountain Guide. Cut-off time for Sayat-Sayat Check Point is 5.30am (Climbers who arrive at Sayat- Sayat Check Point after 5.30am will not allowed to proceed with summit climb). Experience the glorious sunrise over the majestic Mount Kinabalu. Take beautiful photos at the summit plateau before descend to Laban Rata for a well earned breakfast. Check out and trek down to Timpohon Gate.

Take the Park’s shuttle transfer – KOKTAS, from Timpohon Gate to Kinabalu Park’s Headquarter. Enjoy your late lunch (start serving from 12pm to 4.30pm) at Balsam Cafe. Lunch will be converted to packed lunch for climbers who arrived late at the park.

CONGRATULATIONS! You can now collect your Certificate of Achievement from our team. Transfer back to your hotel at Kota Kinabalu, takes approximately 2 hours.


Porter Fee (Oprional)

How much is the cost?

If you simply can’t beat the over packing habit or wish to have a comfortable journey, hire a porter. You’re going to need one. But this is fully optional depends on individual.

Porter FeesRate
Timpohon > Laban Rata Resthouse > Timpohon MYR 13/KG
Timpohon > Sayat-Sayat > TimpohonMYR 15/KG
Timpohon > Summit > TimpohonMYR 16/KG
  • Porters will measure the weight of backpacks in front of climbers.
  • Payments will be made directly to the porter by cash.
  • Porters will not trek along with you, so keep all the necessities that you need with you.
  • Things can get wet on the mountain, so pack your belongings in big plastic bag/use a backpack rain cover to protect your climbing gear.

Meal Timing

Meal TimeBalsam CafeLaban Rata Restaurant
  • Laban Rata Restaurant no longer provide hot water/drinking water for climbers. 
  • Coffee & Tea will only be provided during Breakfast Hour and Supper.

Check In & Check Out

AccommodationCheck InCheck Out
Kinabalu Park2pm12pm
Poring Hot Spring2pm12pm
Laban Rata Resthouse1pm10.30am


MOUNT KINABALU TRAIL MAP(Timpohon Trail & Summit Trail)

Mount Kinabalu Trail Map


Laban Rata Resthouse Panalaban Mount Kinabalu

Laban Rata Resthouse

(Private Room 1,2,3 and Unisex Shared Dormitory)

Laban Rata Resthouse (3272 meters above sea level) is the biggest mountain hut among the others, and also where the restaurant and grocery shop located at. Here is the final pitstop before ascending to the summit of Low’s Peak, providing climbers with comfortable lodgings and hot meals. There are four types of room available here, which is Private Room 1, Private Room 2, Private Room 3, and non-heated unisex dormitory rooms. Laban Rata’s private rooms are all equipped with en-suite bathroom, heated shower, and room heater. Non-Heated Dormitory bunk bedrooms come with common bathrooms and toilets, without any heated shower or room heater. Pillows and blankets are provided.