Mount Kinabalu & The Best of Borneo

Borneo, Trek & Walk, 14 days - from $2,960 (land only)

Trek & Walk

Holiday Itinerary

Day 1: Rendezvous at group hotel in Miri. Transfers are availaible for all clients arriving today. KE Land Only package services begin with the overnight at the group hotel.

Day 2: Transfer to the airport for the 40 minute flight to Mulu National Park. Check into our park accommodation and afternoon visit to Deer and Lang's caves.

Day 3: After breakfast, take a boat upriver to Clearwater and Wind caves. Continue to Long Litut by longboat and then, after lunch, trek to Camp 5.

Day 4: Today, we will trek through jungle, rich in pitcher plants and orchids, to reach a viewpoint for the spectacular Mulu Limestone Pinnacles (1175m.). Return to Camp 5.

Day 5: In the morning, we trek the 'Headhunters Trail' to Kuala Terikan, before taking a boat to Rumah Penghulu Sigah. Overnight in an Iban longhouse.

Day 6: Back in the boat for the journey downriver to Nanga Medamit, from where we drive to Limbang Town. After checking in to our hotel, the afternoon is free.

Day 7: After breakfast, we take the exciting Express Boat along the coast, from Limbang to the island of Pulau Labuan and onwards to Kota Kinabalu. Overnight in a hotel.

Day 8: An early flight to Sandakan, where we visit the Sepilok Orang-Utan Sanctuary. Then, boat excursions to Kinabatangan River delta and Sukau. Overnight in a riverside lodge.

Day 9: An early boat trip on the river, including a visit to Gomantong Caves and with excellent birdwatching. Overnight in a riverside lodge.

Day 10: We drive to Poring. Here, we can explore the forest trails and experience the canopy-level walkway. Lodge accommodation.

Day 11: After breakfast we register with the Park Office before a short transfer to the start of our climb to Laban Rata. Overnight at the Laban Rata Guesthouse.

Day 12: Very early start for the climb to the summit of Kinabalu (4101m). Descend to Laban Rata for breakfast and then continue via Kinabalu HQ to Kota Kinabalu. Overnight in a hotel.

Day 13: Free day. Or optional tour to one of the outlying islands of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. Overnight at Kota Kinabalu in a hotel.

Day 14: The morning is free to relax and explore Kota Kinabalu. Airport transfers are provided for all clients departing today. KE Land Only package services end.

Altitude

This holiday involves going to high altitude. During the course of your trip you will reach altitudes in excess of 3500 metres. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatise successfully. Before coming on this holiday you should read the advice on trekking at high altitude.

Altitude Advice

 


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