XFabulous Trip!

We had a fabulous trip in Borneo. Borneo Eco Tours arranged our trip to climb Mt Kinabalu and our jungle lodge for 3 days. Our guides in Sandakan were great as well as our guide in the jungle and on the mountain. All transport was on time and moved quickly, ... (Read More)

Kris Smalling,

Summit of Kinabalu


Conquer South-East Asia's greatest peak, Mount Kinabalu, whilst combining it with a nature guided tour of the surrounding UN world heritage park. Spend the first day sightseeing and acclimatising to the altitude. Start your ascent with our mountain guide on the second day and be immersed in the mountain highland surroundings, staying overnight on the mountain before making your way to the summit early the next morning for a once in a lifetime experience of seeing the sunrise high above the clouds. Return for boasting privileges of conquering one of the world's great mountains.

Tour Highlights

  • Visit Kinabalu Park, a UN World Heritage Site
  • Climb up Mt. Kinabalu, South-East Asia’s greatest peak

jungle trekking nature adventure east coastsabah

Ascent via Timpohon Gate Route

Expected time of departure : 0800hrs; Rates : See Rates Details tab above

Day 1

Drive 2 hours overland to the foothills of Mt. Kinabalu at 1500m above sea level. Have a short stop at Pekan Nabalu market to savour local fruits in season. Visit the Kinabalu Natural History Gallery and Mountain Garden in Kinabalu Park Headquarters. If weather permits, take a guided walk on one of the trails in the cool surrounding to explore the montane forest. Temperature at the park is around 14°C - 25°C. Stay overnight in Kundasang (dormitory).(Lunch & Dinner)

Day 2

Transfer to Timpohon Gate at 6,000 ft (1,828m) to start the 4-6 hours trek with mountain guide to the overnight accommodation (dormitory), with common bathroom and restaurant at Laban Rata 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. (Breakfast, Packed Lunch & Dinner)

Day 3

Start ascent at 3 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. (Breakfast & Lunch)

NOTE: Mountain Guide, who is registered under the jurisdiction of Sabah Parks Authority is compulsory for all mountain climbers. Majority of the mountain guide can only converse in basic English language. Licensed English Speaking Guide for mount climbing is available on request at a surcharge and subject to availability.

NOTE: It is recommended that all climbers should have themselves medically checked before attempting any mountain climb. If you have a history of suffering from the following ailments, it is highly recommended that you should refrain from climbing: Hypertension, diabetes, palpitation, arthritis, heart disease, severe anemia, peptic ulcers, epileptic fits, obesity (overweight), chronic asthma, muscular cramps, hepatitis (jaundice) or any other disease which may hamper the climber.

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.

Borneo Eco Tours is moving towards a plastic-free environment, so, please join our movement by bringing your own refillable water bottle during your time with us.


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 and items not mentioned. English speaking guide (subject to availability) and porter for Mt. trekking available on request at a surcharge.

Cancellation Policy: Borneo Eco Tours (or our supplier partners) reserves the right to cancel this tour in the event of adverse weather conditions or in any circumstances beyond our control that are deemed unsafe. Guests will not be entitled to a refund should cancellation of this tour occurs. However, where possible, every effort will be made to substitute any cancelled tour with an alternative tour.

Note on Travel Insurance

Customers are encouraged to purchase their own travel insurance before travelling to Borneo. We recommend you to select a travel insurance policy that covers not only your medical expenses (including emergency repatriation) but also personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage. Doing so can prevent major disruptions and additional costs.

Rates For Travelling Until 31 March 2019

MYR 2513 per person

Any amendment / cancellation of service for Mt Kinabalu accommodation will incur a cancellation fee of MYR 900 per person once booking has been confirmed

Fabulous Trip!

We had a fabulous trip in Borneo. Borneo Eco Tours arranged our trip to climb Mt Kinabalu and our jungle lodge for 3 days. Our guides in Sandakan were great as well as our guide in the jungle and on the mountain. All transport was on time and moved quickly, bags transferred easily and communication was easy. We only wish we could have continued to explore more of Borneo and what Eco Tours had to offer.

Kris Smalling, , Sept 2017

Started up with 4 days Rainforest Eco Lodge, Kt Kinabalu and Turtle, ended up in letting Eco arrange hotel in KK before and after totally 9n/10d. All worked perfectly from pick up airport to send to airport. Thanks to drivers, guides and especially Cindy who arranged everything. Will definitely choose Eco again if come to Borneo, which might come true, as Sabah much better than expected.

bmp0809, Denmark, February 2016

Thank you very much for organising our climb of Mt Kinabalu. Felix and our mountain guide looked after us very well indeed.

Jock Morison Clark, New Zealand, 3 - 5 January 2015

My name is Mattias Brandt. My wife, Annika Borjesson, an I are just back in Sweden after a couple of great weeks in Borneo. We had a fantastic vacation and a lot of this is thanks to Borneo Eco Tours and its amazing team of guides and drivers. 

We enjoyed a lot of tours with your company, including Mt Kinabalu, Selingan and Sukau rainforest lodge, to name a few. All our travel logistics to/from airport etcera was also handled by Borneo Eco Tours.

Both my wife and I were very impressed with the way everything was handled and how your fantastic staff mede us feel welcome and well taken care of at every single moment.

Your guides most be among the very best in Borneo! We had the great luck to be taken care of Ahmad while in Kota Kinabalu, Hamit on Selingan and Jumaidi in Sukau. All of them were  corteous, proffessional and with great knowledge and ability to answer our plentiful questions! They did in every way contribute to a wonderful travel experience and we are most grateful for this.

Appreciation most also go to your drivers who were all very proffesional and gave us a sense of comfort and safety during all our land-travel while in Borneo. It is also well worth mentioning that every pick-up was perfectly executed and always in correct time, down to the last minute. William did a lot of driving for us in Kota Kinabalu and deserves a special mention in our opinion. William was very flexible and knowledgable and added to a great experience.

Finally - our 3-night stay in Sukau rainforest lodge was something extraordinary. The place is truly beatuiful and provides the perfect background for an experience in well being on many levels. The food we had here was by far the best we had during our entire stay in Borneo. All staff we met impressed us with their genuine sense of making you feel welcome and comfortable. We also appreciate the ecology concept of the establishment. This is important for us and added to a great experience.

Keep keeping Sukau rainforest lodge beutiful and genuine. This place is a winner!

As you can see from all my feedback we are most pleased with all our arrangements handled by Borneo Eco Tours. I have also notified our swedish travel-agent (Aventyrsresor) about our great experience with you. Naturally will we highly recommend you to anyone looking for a serious tour company in Borneo. 

Mattias Brandt , Sweden, 13 Jan 2018 – 26 Jan 2018


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