The necessary gears you should prepare for mountain climbing: 

  • Waterproof backpack to store your items

  • Trekking or running shoe with good grip

  • Warm clothing/Long sleeves shirt/Hiking pants

  • Jacket/Wind breaker

  • Extra clothing and socks

  • Small towel

  • Hand gloves and winter hat

  • Disposable raincoats

  • Head torch

  • Personal toiletries

  • Refillable water bottle (0.5 - 1 Litre)

  • High energy food such as chocolates, nuts, biscuits, sweets, energy bars

  • Your extra luggage can be stored at Kinabalu Park HQ at a nominal fee of MYR 12 per piece prior climb.

Things you wish to bring: 

  • Medication such as headache tablets or altitude sickness tablets

  • Tissue paper / Toilet roll

  • Sun block lotion, lip gloss, plasters

  • Insect repellent / Mosquito Oil

  • Camera with water proof bag

  • Sandals / Slippers

  • Plastic bags

Important things to note: 

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

  • There’s no free drinking water provided at Laban Rata Rest House/ Restaurant. Mineral water selling at RM7.00++ per bottle (500ml)

  • Sabah Park’s Mountain Guide overtime charges based on arrival at Timpohon Gate on the day of descend

            > RM15 per group per hour after 4 pm

            > RM30 per group per hour for arrivals after 5 pm onwards

Luggage Storage: 

  • Please pre divide your climbing essential & clothing for Day 1 & Day 2 climbing before arriving to Kota Kinabalu.

             (Divide into 2 bags i.e ..a backpack for climbing & your traveling luggage)

  • Leave the unnecessary luggage in our van or leave it at Kota Kinabalu City Hotel concierge before depart to Kinabalu Park. Alternately, you can bring a big plastic bag that will contain all your non climbing essentials or luggages and store at Kinabalu Park HQ.

  • Kinabalu Park (Headquarters):

             Luggage storage = RM12.00 per item.


Friendly note from Sabah Park:

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.