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First Trip Proposal – Borneo – Kota Kinabalu and the Mount Kinabalu – 4500m++ escalation!!
Mount Kinabalu (Malay: Gunung Kinabalu) is a prominent mountain on the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. It is located in the East Malaysian state of Sabah and is protected as Kinabalu National Park, a World Heritage Site. Kinabalu is the tallest peak in Borneo’s Crocker Range and is the fourth tallest mountain in the Malay Archipelago after Papua’s Puncak Jaya, Puncak Trikora and Puncak Mandala. Mount Kinabalu is also the 20th tallest mountain in the world by topographic prominence.
In 1997, a re-survey using satellite technology established its summit (known as Low’s Peak) height at 4,095 metres (13,435 ft) above sea level
Once Arrived in Kota Kinabalu head to Kinabalu National Park where you can spend a night before starting the trek.
The trek starts morning, with a stop overnight in a refuge in the mountain. From this refuge, you can sleep from 8pm to 2-3am, and then finish the trek for the summit. You go back same day to the national park.
We advice you to be trained (don’t bring non sportive people) and bring warm clothes, especially for the second part of the trek which starts at night.
As you might be feeling pain after the trip, we advice you to relax in Kota Kinabalu area, the beach resorts are splendid for a break.
You can do the trip in a week end, but beware of pain at work on Monday. We advice 3-4 days for this trip, and if possible that you stay for a full week at least in Borneo which offers much more to visit.
We recommend several HOTELS for your accommodation in the National Park at Middle Budget
Poring Hot Spring & Reserve Hotel
Nestled near the Hot water spring of Mount Kinabalu, tourists from all over the world visit this hot spring which is said to have curative properties. Featuring a unique waterfall and enchanting natural surroundings, this property is definitely worth a visit. Guests can also explore the tropical landscapes surrounding Mount Kinabalu and Climbers can climb the challenging mountain. They also boast airy and spacious accommodation units that have all the neccessary facilities needed to give your a refreshing stay. Visiting Poring Hot Spring & Reserve Hotel will give you an unforgettable experience.
We Like The Hot Springs and tranquility
Celyn Resort Kinabalu
Celyn Resort Kinabalu is a perfect destination for an absolute retreat located just a stone’s throw from Sabah’s Mount Kinabalu. The resort is surrounded by well-kept tropical gardens and landscapes. Famous attractions like Mt. Kinabalu, Kinabalu Park, Hot Spring and the War Memorial are all in close vicinity to the resort. The room types come in two varieties each with views of Mount Kinabalu (Kinabalu Wing) and the surrounding Valley (Valley Wing). Some of the room facilities include ensuite bathroom with shower cubicles, private balcony with lounge chairs and a television set with DVD player. The resort has three F/B outlets available, offering local to international cuisine as well as a selection of beverages. Business travelers can make use of the fully-equipped convention facilities with up to 100 guests capacity.
Back in Kota Kinabalu:
Bunga Raya Island Resort
Each of the 48 rooms at this 5-star hotel have all the comforts and conveniences of home. Each room includes in room safe, internet access – LAN, desk, non smoking rooms. The hotel boasts bar/pub, meeting facilities, laundry service/dry cleaning, safety deposit boxes as part of its superior facilities and services. Those looking for first-rate sporting and leisure facilities will find massage, gym, pool (kids). Convenient location, a dedicated staff and first-rate facilities make this hotel a favorite among travelers. Bunga Raya Island Resort Kota Kinabalu is easy to book – just enter your travel dates on our secure online booking form.
We Like The Paradise Island, peace, jet-ski – The Bunga Raya Spirit
Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa
Set in 25 acres of award-winning gardens along the sweeping bay, Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa beautifully overlooks the islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, creating a perfect end to any day. Just ten minutes away from Kota Kinabalu International Airport, this five star property is a great place to relax with recently renovated modern rooms which clearly captures the view of the mountain or stunning South China Sea. Also featuring a magnificent pool, Jacuzzi beds and infinity section, after which you can visit the iconic Sunset Bar for refreshing drinks, which also is the perfect spot to view Borneo’s breathtaking sunsets. For the little ones, the hotel has designed brand new water play area and waterslides to make their trip and enjoyable one. Finally, you should not miss out on the various cuisines ranging from Asian to international favorites and end it all by opting for a revitalizing time at the award winning CHI, The Spa.
We Like: The Garden and view on the sea. Service from Shangri-La always at the top!
KK-Suites Residence @ Marina Court Resort Condominium
Ideally located in the heart of Kota Kinabalu, known as the “Nature Resort City” of Malaysia, guests can conveniently access major banking, business, entertainment and shopping areas via efficient public transportation. Popular tourist areas include Centrepoint, Warisan Square, Kota Kinabalu Waterfront and Api-Api Centre Plaza. Apart from its excellent location, the hotel boasts spacious condominiums fully furnished with kitchenette utensils and modern luxuries. The hotel also provides recreational facilities for guests to enjoy such as swimming pools, sauna, gymnasium and squash court. To make it even more convenient for all the guests, KK-Suites Residence @ Marina Court Resort Condominium also helps arrange for airport transfers.
De Galleria Hotel
Strategically located in the heart of the financial district, this modest property is convenient for both leisure and business travelers. The location of the hotel is walking distance from the major shopping malls and entertainment complex and variety of restaurants are also within close proximity. Each room at De Galleria Hotel feature all basic amenities required for a comfortable stay. With few room styles available, De Galleria Hotel is suitable for single, couple and even group stay.
We Like The Location, perfect at the center of Kota Kinabalu
Seri Borneo Hotel
Each of the 30 rooms at this 1-star hotel have all the comforts and conveniences of home. Guests will find internet access – wireless, coffee/tea maker, satellite/cable TV, non smoking rooms waiting in each room. In addition, this property in Kota Kinabalu has elevator, tours. Facilities for recreation and leisure available include garden. With its commitment to service and focus on hospitality, you’ll enjoy your stay at Seri Borneo Hotel. To make your reservation at Seri Borneo Hotel Kota Kinabalu, just enter your travel dates on our secure online booking form and submit.
We Like The Old Town Spirit
A perfect location in the heart of Kota Kinabalu City, this affordable property is within easy reach of all the hotspots and the famous Atkinson Clock Tower. This “all-wood, no nails structure” provides comfortable guestrooms ducted with modern convenience, making your stay a memorable one. During your stay, do not miss out to hike to Signal Hill, giving you the best view of Kota Kinabalu City. You can also enjoy island hopping with Jesselton Point being an easy just a 10 minutes’ walk away, where you will find boat service to go to the nearby islands, mainly Gaya, Sapi, Manukan and Mamutik. If you are somebody who is in touch with nature and enjoy natural pictures of sunsets and bright light in the night, then Bunibon Lodge is the perfect place for you.