Guas Nabalu Homestay welcome you to discover the beautiful region of Kg Kiau, with its magnificent view of Mt Kinabalu and many cultural and adventure activities. While staying here you'll have the opportunity to learn about their way of life and spend a night in a village and experience the great outdoors of Sabah Borneo as you continue your adventure by climbing the mighty Mount Kinabalu. Spend the second night at the basic accomodation by Sabah Park before conquering the summit the next day.

Tour Highlights

  • Climb Mount Kinabalu – one of Borneo and Southeast Asia’s greatest peaks!
  • Enjoy the sight of a gorgeous sunset as it envelopes the mountain village
  • Discover the mountain’s unique flora along the way
  • Amazing cultural experience – learn about the local villagers’ unique way of life


Tours and transfers, accommodation and meals specified, permit fee, insurance, entrance fee, certificate, Private Mountain Guide, and English speaking guide (Kinabalu Park tour only).


    Camera fee, English speaking guide (subject to availability) and porter for Mt. trekking available on request at a surcharge, Tourism Tax (TTx) flat rate of RM10 per room per night, and items not mentioned.

Departure time: 0900hrs

Pickup from your hotel in Kota Kinabalu, drive by a minivan to a Dusun village (approximately 2 hours), nestled amid the picturesque hills in the shadow of imposing Mt Kinabalu, the highest mountain in Sabah.

Along the way, we will make a short stop at Pekan Nabalu market to sample local fruits in season and to stretch our legs.

Continue the drive to Kampung Kiau. Upon arrival at Guas Nabalu Homestay, you will be greeted by a warm welcome by your host family. You will have a chance to visit the local community cottage industry which is the pineapple factory.

After lunch, continue to explore the village, learn how they process the local coffee and visit the bee farm. Enjoy the sunset view overlooking the Kiau Valley. Return to your homestay for dinner and overnight.

Meals : Lunch and Dinner

Wake up early and enjoy your breakfast. Proceed to drive to Kinabalu Park HQ for the Mt Climbing registration. After meeting with your Mountain Guide, transfer to Timpohon Gate at 6,000 ft (1,828m) to start the 4-6 hours trek to the overnight accommodation (dormitory), with common bathroom and restaurant at Panalaban at 10,700 ft (3,261m). Do not forget to look around for some of the flowers and pitcher plants along the trail. Temperature is around 5°C - 10°C

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Start ascent at 2 am to reach the summit at 13,435 ft (4,095.2m) in time for the sunrise at 6 am. After photography, return to Park HQ for late high tea and at 1430hrs, transfer back to Kota Kinabalu. Drop off at your hotel in Kota Kinabalu city.

Meals : Breakfast


MYR 2,074.00 per person twin share


Validity Rates are valid for travel by 31 Dec 2022

Availability This tour runs everyday. Prior booking required.

Transfer Inclusion This tour package rates include pick-up and drop-off from Kota Kinabalu Airport or city hotel in Kota Kinabalu. Additional charge per person applies for pick-up and drop-off outside this area and pick up time may vary.

Additional Notes

Things to Bring

Please bring along your passport, sun block lotion, personal toiletries, hat, good walking/trekking shoes, windbreaker, warm clothing, towel, torchlight, waterproof gloves, raincoat, water bottle, energy food and personal medical kit including headache tablet and Paracetamol for altitude sickness, lip gloss, insect repellent, extra socks, tissue papers and water proof bag for camera.

Bring Your Own Bottle

Borneo Eco Tours is moving towards a single-use plastic free environment! So, please join our movement by bringing your own refillable water bottle during your time with us. Our vans and coaches are prepared with water containers so that you can refill your bottle anytime throughout the tour.

Double or Twin Bed

Double or twin bed cannot be guaranteed and are subject to availability upon check in.