1D Mount Kinabalu Summit Extreme

Climb Mount Kinabalu In 1 Day. This is the 1 day ascent to Low’s Peak on Mount Kinabalu and back to Park HQ, with a return trip to Kota Kinabalu city on the same day. We call this the Mount Kinabalu Hardcore Climb.

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1 Day Mount Kinabalu Summit Extreme – Low’s Peak

This is the 1 day ascent to Low’s Peak on Mt Kinabalu and back to Park HQ, with a return trip to Kota Kinabalu city on the same day. If you are extremely fit and athletic, love extreme sports and like to travel light, this is the Climb Mount Kinabalu Extreme tour package for you.

Most climbers will stay overnight at Laban Rata Resthouse before making the summit for sunrise the following day. You will need to push on and make the cut-off time to Laban Rata (3,272m) by 10.00am. Low’s Peak is the summit of Mount Kinabalu and stands 4,095.2m above sea-level.

We call this the Mount Kinabalu Hardcore 1 Day Climb.

Climb Mount Kinabalu In 1 Day

05:15hrs – Pick-up from your hotel lobby and depart on a 2 hours journey to Kinabalu National Park to register for the climb.

07:00hr – Our guide will arrange for all necessary registrations, assign you a mountain guide and apply for your ID TAG. Please Wear it all the times.

Transfer to Timpohon Gate – where your climb to the summit of Borneo’s highest mountain begins!

The trek will pass by different vegetation zones from Oak and Chestnut to mossy and eventually to alpine type of vegetation.

Cut off time to reach Laban Rata Resthouse @ 3272m by 10.00am.

Continue on pass Sayat-Sayat Hut (final check point) and proceed on the rock face plateau to Low’s Peak @4095.2m by 1.00pm.

On the summit of Low’s peak, you are allowed to stay for about 15 minutes before the descending back to the Timpohon Gate.

Descend to Timpohon Gate and ride back to Park HQ to collect your Certificate of Achievement.

18:00hr – Transfer to Kota Kinabalu City. Journey takes approx. 2 hrs.

Mount Kinabalu 1 Day Climb Travel Arrangements

  1. Our friendly guide will greet and meet you at the Airport arrival hall or your Hotel lobby with a placard bearing your good name. Should you encounter difficulties in locating our guide, you can call our local ground handler who will assist you.
  2. We do not recommend you fly on the same day that you descend the mountain due to possible delay from injuries, tiredness and/or bad weather and traffic conditions.
  3. Our transport will pick you up from your Hotel between 05:00hr – 05:15hr. Arrange with your hotel for early breakfast.
  4. Add RM30 nett per person per way for transport to/from locations outside Kota Kinabalu city (e.g. Beringgis Beach Resort/Langkah Syabas Beach Resort/Papar/Kinarut Area).
  5. All transportation is based on Seat-In-Coach. This is a transfer service in which clients share their vehicle with other clients. This is a door-to-door service with multiple pickups & drop-offs throughout the journey. Do expect some waiting time.
  6. After descending to Kinabalu Park HQ, climbers are subject to pre-determined pickup time set by Amazing Borneo Tours with the last transport returning to Kota Kinabalu city latest by 18:00hrs. We will ensure your possible wait of not more than 2 hours at Park HQ. However, if you missed the last transport (which is unlikely) or wish to depart at your own preferred timing, we can arrange a vehicle for private transfer for you (Subject to availability). Please understand that the surcharge for any private transfer will have to be borne by you.
  7. Private Transfer Surcharge:- RM 250/vehicle/one way
  8. Our group rates are quoted without deviation, which means we provide only one return transfers for your group. If your group requires more than one return transfers, additional transfer charges may apply.


Things You Should Bring For The Climb:

  • Waterproof backpack to store your items
  • Trekking or running shoe with good grip
  • Small towel
  • Disposable raincoats
  • Refillable water bottle (0.5 – 1 Litre)
  • High energy food such as chocolates, nuts, biscuits, sweets, energy bars

Extras You Might Wish To Bring:

  • Medication such as headache tablets or altitude sickness tablets
  • Tissue paper/Toilet roll
  • Sun block lotion, lip balm, plasters
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera with water-proof bag
  • Sandals/Slippers
  • Plastic bags
  • Extra shirt or T-shirt


Friendly Note From Sabah Parks:

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 recommend 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.

Sabah Park Rescue Rangers have the final say on a situation should the summit climb (Laban Rata – Low’s Peak) be cancelled due to bad weather or safety reasons, such refund will not be eligible.

Climb permits availability can only be confirmed 1 weeks before your actual climb date. Hardcore climb permits are only released by the Sabah Park authority 1 week before your climb date. However we can arrange to pre-book for you in advance but there is no guaranteed confirmation given until 1 week before. Pre-booking hardcore climb permits with us allows a 80% chance for guaranteed confirmation.
Maximum Group Size of 4 Persons Only. Maximum One Day Climb Permit Available Per Day = Four (04) Permits Only.
Entrance Fee, Return Hotel Transfer based on seat-in-coach (Hotel – Park HQ – Timpohon Gate – Park HQ – Hotel), Mountain Guide, Climbing Insurance, Climbing Permit and Certificate, English Speaking Support Team
Do note that your passport will be required for verification.

*Rate above is quoted in MYR (Ringgit Malaysia) and does not include the Goods and Service Tax of 6% (GST). Tax will be implemented in the official issued tax invoice. 

Additional information

International Visitors Group Price:

1 person: RM780, 2-4 person: RM680 each

Malaysian Group Price:

1 person: RM680, 2-4 person: RM580 each


Our Tour Advisor will confirm your price and payment method via email.


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