Crocker Range Eco Trek
Do you fancy yourself an explorer? Then this trek is perfect for you! Not only do you see the awe inspiring highlands of Sabah, including forest reserves and endemic species, but you will also have the opportunity to see how people of rural communities live their everyday lives. Be inspired by supporting the local economies, and make many lasting memories with this amazing eco trek.
- Exploring the forest reserves of Crocker Range
- Experience staying in a village house
- Get to know the rural communities
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Expected time of departure: 0600hrs
Depart your hotel for 1 hour drive to Km 50 Tambunan Road. Upon arrival, commence trekking at 5,000 ft above sea level, walking downhill on a 45° slope, passing through native villages, primary/secondary jungle and shifting cultivation (5 hours). Stay overnight in village house/Community Hall. (Lunch & Dinner)
Trek on gentle terrain and ridges, crisscrossing river beds, native villages, jungle and paddy fields. Stay overnight in village house by river bank. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Wake up to the call of roosters in the morning before continuing our trek along river beds and jungle. Take a dip into the cool refreshing river of Crocker Range and enjoy a picnic lunch by the river bank. Return to village house for overnight stay. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
After breakfast, continue your last day of jungle trekking (5 hours) passing through a mixture of paddy fields and secondary forest. Return to Kota Kinabalu after a hearty lunch at the local coffee shop. (Breakfast & Lunch)
The Crocker Range is a forest covered mountain range which stretches in a south westerly direction from Mount Kinabalu towards the Sabah - Sarawak border. It separates the coastal plains from the interior regions. Frequently shrouded in rain clouds, the peak rise to between 1200 - 1800 meters above sea and coastal plains. Formerly a forest reserve, the 1399 square kilometers area became a national park in 1984. It is the largest park in Sabah.
The Crocker Range is bisected by the Padas Gorge, through which swirls the mighty Padas River. The Crocker Range provides a vital water catchment area for communities in the foothills and plains to both the west coast and interior.
Previously, there was no road from the interior to the coastal town but only with bridle paths crisscrossing the hinterlands. These bridle paths took the villagers down to the coastal town, bartering for salt, matches and kerosene. These paths have since been known as the Salt Trail and used for this Crocker Range Jungle trek.
THINGS TO BRING: Please bring along long pants for trekking, Therma Rest or sleeping mat, rain cover or water tight proof bags, 2.5 liter drinking water bottle, swim wear, insect repellent, walking stick, head lamps (including extra bulb and batteries), personal toiletries, slipper or sandals and energy food (chocolate, raisins, nuts, rehydration salt, glucose, etc)
Tours and transfers, accommodation, meals, leech socks, sleeping bag and English speaking guide.
Items not mentioned.
MYR 2170 per person
Rates are valid from 01 April 2018 till 31 March 2019.