Description of day 1 activities/program
After Breakfast at Balsam Restaurant (from 0630hrs – 0730hrs)
Get your pack lunch at Balsam Restaurant as well. Then register at the Park HQ, meet your Mt. guide then board any of the Koktas bus for Timpohon Gates (1866m)
The starting point for your trek up to Laban Rata (3272m) it will take around 4-6 hours for the 6km trek up, depending on your fitness. Checkin upon arrival & free at leisure in the afternoon. – (Dinner at Laban Rata Resthouse from 1700hrs – 1930hrs) Overnight Laban Rata area
Wakeup very early in the morning at 0200am for your Supper (Laban Rata Resthouse from 0200hrs – 0330hrs)
then get ready and start your final ascend to the Summit of Mt. Kinabalu (4095m) for another 3.15km trek.The trek will take around 2 -3 hours in time for the spectacular sunrise over the Mountain (The whole of South East Asia at your feet below.!!).
Start your descent back to Laban Rata, take your breakfast (Laban Rata Resthouse from 0730hrs – 1030hrs) before your long final descent back to Timpohon Gate and take any Koktas bus back to Park HQ. Aft ernoon Tea Break (Balsam Restaurant from 1230hrs – 1630hrs). Then transfer you back to Kota Kinabalu after getting your certificates at Park HQ