On the trekking trail to Laban rata, there are 6 shelters build
along the way.
The first 3 shelters provide a washroom and water tank to refill
your water bottle. The remaining 3 are only benches. During this
stage of the climb, it is recommended to wear short pants as they
are lighter and more comfortable, the trail is quite steep. Raincoat
must be ready at all times as drizzling rain
always falls in the mid afternoon due to the altitude. Once you
reach Laban Rata, change to your warm clothes for the evening. The
next morning, wear face lotion and face mask for the climb to the
submit as the atmosphere is quite dry due to the elevation. Once you
climb back down to Laban Rata , change to short pants to trail back
down to the starting point.
There are locker facilities provided at the Kinabalu park reception
where they charge a few Ringgit per bag. Please store those things
that you do not want to bring for the climb. They will give you a
tag which you will need to
claim your bags - MAKE SURE YOU DO NOT LOOSE IT.
*Please bring enough cash as the transactions are cash only.
*It is recommended to use a backpacker bag for the climb.
THINGS TO BRING
• Make sure you have good shoes.
(Tennis or gym shoes are fine)
• Bring enough warm clothing such as a wind breaker, long sleeve
shirts, change of clothes and extra stockings. The temperature can
fall to below freezing point at night.
• Pack all clothes in plastic bags to keep them dry in case of rain.
Sleeping bags are
• Bring something wind and water-proof.
• Drinking water and high energy food such as chocolate, nuts,
raisins, glucose, and fruit
• Headache tablets, sun block, lip gloss, deep heat lotion,
plasters, insect repellent,
• Camera, water proof bag, torch/flashlight,
• Towel, gloves, hat mask, tissue paper, personal toiletries, toilet
roll, toothpaste, toothbrush, towel, etc.
If you get wet on the way up you will need a complete set of dry
clothes and a second pair of shoes or a pair of sandals. Headache
tablets, paper tissues, a couple of plastic bags and some plasters
for cuts or blisters are all useful.
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, Palpitations, Arthritis, Heart Disease,
Severe Anemia, Peptic Ulcer, Epileptic Fits, Obesity/Overweight,
Chronic Asthma, Muscular Cramps, Hepatitis/Jaundice, orthopedic
problems; or any other disease or injury which may hamper the
Kinabalu Park - Mount Kinabalu
The highest mountain between the Himalayas and New Guinea - The mountain, Park
regulations, mountain trail and climb, the accommodations and the best time to
Designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO as one of the most
important biological sites in the world and as the keeper of the treasures of
Mt Kinabalu, Kinabalu Park showcases an eco-system unrivalled anywhere else in