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Group 1 : 2/9/2022  -  5/9/2022 (Fully booked)

Group 2 : 26/4/2023  -  29/4/2023 (Fully booked)


*** Foreigner need to top up RM300 due to higher permit fees, park insurance and park conservation fee charge by Kinabalu Park

***Booking Dealine : 30 days from departure date


Mount Kinabalu is a mountain in Sabah, Malaysia. It is protected as Kinabalu Park, a World Heritage Site. Mt Kinabalu is the highest peak in Borneo's Crocker Range and is the highest mountain in the Malay Archipelago as well as the highest mountain in Malaysia.    

Distance : 18km

Elevation : 2200++m

Difficulty : 7/10

Duration : 2D1N TREKKING + 1D arrival + 1D departure

Event Style : Mountain Trekking

Event Status : Open Booking

Group Size : Min 9, Max 19

Meetup : Kota Kinabalu Internationl Airport Arrival Hall

End point : Kota Kinabalu Internationl Airport  



Toilet & Bathroom : Yes 

Parking Fees : --




Lunch  -  Sabah Noodle (own expenses)

Dinner  -  Restaurant dinner (Set meals order by Nova Adventure)



Breakfast  -  Hostel cafe buffet style breakfast

Lunch  -  Packed Lunch

Dinner  -  Mountain house buffet dinner



Supper  -  Mountain house buffet supper

Breakfast  -  Mountain house buffet breakfast

Lunch  -  Cafe lunch or packed lunch 

Dinner  -  KK City dinner (own expenses)



Breakfast  -  Hotel buffet breakfast


Above menu for reference purpose, dishes may varies according to season and materials available, but number of serving dishes guarantee would be the same or more. 



1. Trekking Equipment  -  2 Hiking clothes, 2 Hiking pants, Hiking shoe, Cap, Glove, Warm jacket, Rain jacket, clothes for city tour, Backpack 35-55L

2. Accessories  -  Trekking poles, Headlamp, Battery (standby),   Slipper (optional), Power bank, wiser (if any), Toiletries

3. Snack and Water  -  Water 1-3L (Hot water provided within Mountain house amenities for free), Snack, Raisin, Nuts, Candy, Energy bar/gel, etc..

4. Medicine  -  Personal medicine, Antihistamine



Walkies talkies, Simple First-aid kits 



This activity requires high level of physical fitness. Participant must have the fitness and stamina to ascent 1100m and above, or at least complete hiking distance of 15km in day hike. We do not accept registration from people suffering from infectious diseases, cardiovascular diseases, severe respiratory diseases, mental illness, severe anemia, patients recovering from surgery, pregnant women, and people with severe high blood pressure. This event is only open to those aged 16-70.


This event is planned and executed by Nova Adventure. Before registering for the event, please be sure to read, understand, evaluate, and agree to all terms and conditions.


 Payment terms

1. A non-refundable deposit of RM800 is payable to secure booking. Balance fee RM639 to be collected upon booking deadline or when the event is fully booked.


** Deposit is refundable subjected to below conditions:

a. Event cancellation by Nova Adventure due to insufficient number of participants

b. Event cancellation by Nova Adventure due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control. (Example: due to pandemic/ natural disaster/ war/ etc)

c. Event cancellation by Nova Adventure due to fail to secure permit or accommodation at event destination.(Example: Mount Kinabalu Panalaban Hostel/ hiking permit/ etc)

2. Full event fee must be paid upfront before event departure. Once an event has closed booking by stated deadline or fully booked, Nova Adventure will notified participant in our event group for balance collection. Failure to make payment in 14 Days after Nova Adventure issued balance collection notification, the booking will be automatically canceled, and security deposit forfeited.

3. Upon full payment, in the circumstances of pending approval of hiking permit from Local Forestry/Authority Department, refund is allowed, 20% admin fees, permit fees and permit application service charge will be deducted and balance will be refunded to participant. However, transfer to other events under Nova Adventure OR same event on different departure date NO admin fee will be deducted.

4. Cost differentiate for switching between event, in the circumstances of pending approval of Hiking Permit from Local Forestry/Authority Department :

a. if original event fee less than new event fee, participant need to top up the differentiate cost

b. If the new event fee less than the origin event fee, the differentiate of fee will be refunded  

5. Upon full payment and confirmation of hiking permit from Local Forestry/Authority Department , refund or transfer to other Nova Adventure event apply as below.

a. More than 10 days prior event start date, refund or transfer is allowed. Guide fee, permit fee, permit application service charge, 20% administration fee and related fees will be deducted from total payment and balance will be refunded

b. Less than 10 days prior event start date, refund or transfer will not be entertained.

6. Upon confirmation of Hiking Permit or any other trekker card or entrance ticket, name change only allow 21 days prior event departure date, EXCEPT Mount Irau via Mossy Forest trek and Mount Kinabalu, name change NOT ALLOW at all time due to terms and conditions set by authority party.  

7. Cancellation of participation due to personal reason ,such as serious illness, injury, operation, and etc before commencement of event, formal documents and prove must be attached for refund purpose, all incurred cost will be deducted, and imposed 20% of admin fees and service charge, balance will be refunded to participant.

8. Payment make using credit card, when refund happen, another 4% of the total payment will be deducted for finance service charge.

9. 100% charge will be applied for No Show registration.

10. After commence of event, no refund in part or in full will be given for services included in the booking and not utilized by the participant.

11. Event Tentative may subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances beyond Nova Adventure’s control. Every effort will be made to carry out event as planned, but alterations in accommodation arrangement (if any), event tentative, date, may occur when deem necessary.

12. Participant need to self-purchase travel insurance prior event started. Nova Adventure cannot be held responsible for any losses as a result of you being inadequately insured OR without insurance.

13. Nova Adventure reserves the rights to update or modify our events and payment term contents and clauses in terms and conditions without prior notice, you are advise to check and keep tab of changes by browsing Novaplanet.club website regularly.

14. Last minutes cancellation of event due to weather factor like raining and etc, payment is NOT refundable, but new date for same event will be given. If participant can not make it on the given date, participant allow to transfer to other event under SAME GUIDE.  

All Participant MUST sign a copy of disclaimer form before start of hiking. IF anyone fail to sign the disclaimer form, please do inform us earlier and consider you retrive from participate in this event and partial payment after deducted guide fee, permit fee, permit application service charge, 20% administration fee and related fees, balance will be refunded.


Important Note:

1. Climbers who reach Timpohon Gate after 16:30 Hrs will be imposed a fee of MYR15.00 per hour per guide and need to pay directly to mountain guide on the spot.

2. Do take note that your passport will be required for verification during registration at the Kinabalu Park office. Please bring it along with you.

3. Effective as of 1st September 2017, the Tourism and Culture Ministry of Malaysia will be implementing a Malaysian Tourism Tax (TTX). Foreign tourists will be required to pay a flat rate of MYR 10 per room per night regardless of accommodation star level. The TTx is to be paid upon check-in. Malaysians or permanent residents residing in Malaysia are exempted from TTx and is required to present a valid identification upon check-in for the exemption.

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.


Children below 15 years old must fill in the indemnity form upon registration at Park Headquarters.

Price Includes
Drink : Chinese tea or Black coffee
Trekking Meals : D1 (Dinner) + Trekking Meals D2 (B,L,D) + D3 (Supper & Breakfast & Packed Lunch) + D4 (Breakfast)
Accomodation : 1 Night Kundasang Lodge, 1 Night Panalaban Hostel, 1 night KK city 3 Star Hotel
Transports : KK Airport - Kundasang Lodge (Follow recommend flight time, out of that consider on own arrangement), Kundasang Lodge - Kinabalu park HQ, Kinabalu park HQ - Timpohan gate 2 ways, Kinabalu Park HQ - KK Hotel, KK Hotel - Airport (Follow recommend flight time, out of that consider on own arrangement)
Facilities : Toilet, Bathroom, Hot Water Dispenser, Hostel Restaurant
Management fees : Permit, Kinabalu Park conservation fee, Certificate, Admin fees, Documentation work
Crew(s) : Leader, Sweeper, Guide (Ratio 1 : 5)
Other(s) : Basic first-aid kit, Oximeter, Climbing insurance provided by Kinabalu park
Price Excludes
Travel Insurance
KK City tour Transports
All kind of personal beverages and alcoholic drink
Emergency rescue and evacuation fees
Any others cost that not stated in above “INCLUDE” section
City Meals : D1 Lunch , D3 Dinner

Travel Styles

Nature & Adventure
Special Interest

1200 - Airport Pickup
1300 - Lunch at Lintas Plaza (沙巴生肉面)
1400 - 2 hours journey to Kinabalu Park area Hotel
1430 - Shop for necessary at Lintas Plaza
1630 - Check in hotel
1700 - Gears check
1730 - Walk around hotel area
1830 - Dinner
2000 - Short briefing
2030 - Free and easy

Kota Kinabalu Airport -- Kinabalu park area Hotel

0600 - Wake up
0700 - Breakfast
0740 - Check out and get ready
0745 - Transfer to Park HQ
0800 - Arrive park HQ for registration
0830 - Collect packed lunch and transfer to timpohon gate
0845 - Arrive Timpohon gate
0855 - Briefing
0900 - Start trekking
1145 - Layang - layang hut lunch
1230 - Continue journey
1430 - Panalaban check in hostel
1445 - Photo session and chatting time while wait for dinner
1630 Dinner at dining hall
1730 Free and easy
1900 Bedtime, ready for tomorrow early summit attack

Hotel -- Park HQ -- Timpohon Gate -- Panalaban hostel

0130 - Wake up
0200 - Supper
0230 - Summit attack
0400 - Sayat - Sayat check post (cut off time 0530)
0600 - Summit
0635 - Descent
0700 - Mirror lake
0730 - South Peak photo place
0900 - Panalaban Breakfast
1030 - Check out
1035 - Descent
1200 - Layang - layang check post
1430 - Timpohon gate
1500 - Park HQ
1530 - Late lunch
1630 - Transfer back to KK city hotel
1930 - Check in Hotel
2030 - Dinner

Panalaban -- Summit -- Panalaban -- Park HQ -- Kundasang

0800 - Breakfast in Hotel
1000 - Check out and transfer to airport
Back home and end of journey


Above estimated timing base on average hiker fitness, time might varies from different individual.

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