Location: Crocker Range National Park, Sabah Borneo
Price: From MYR 1150.00
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Climb Mount Alab and her trek her un-spoiled jungle. Climb to the summit of Mount Minduk Sirung Peak at 2050m (ASL) and descend to Mahua Waterfall.

Ex-Kota Kinabalu The Crocker Range is the largest terrestrial state national park in Sabah and is approximately 75km in length and 15km wide compromising an area of 139,919ha, about twice the size of Singapore. The park lies within 8 districts with elevations ranging between 100m to 2050m at the peak of Mt. Alab.

Comprising of primary rainforest and the last remaining hill dipterocarp forest in the west coast of Sabah. The terrain is simply stunning, waterfalls and rivers rage through it and to date is remains way off the beaten track for most visitors.

The summit climb to the highest peak within the Crocker Range of Minduk Sirung at 2050m is challenging but atchiveable for those of average fitness and strong spirit !

Accommodation Options

There are 2 units of Expedition House with en suite bathroom and hot water showers. One house with 2 bedrooms consisting 1 King size bed and 2 single bed, a living room and a self catering kitchen.

The 2nd house consists of 4 rooms with 2 single beds per room (twin bedded) with en suite bathroom and hot water showers, equipped with a communal dining room and kitchen.

For more budget conscious travellers there are 2 units of Dormitory Room consisting of 8 bunk beds per room. The units are equipped with a small kitchen and communal bathroom with cold water shower.

All accommodation is considered expedition style without creature comforts. Bedding is provided and you must bring your own towel. Each accommodation style furnish with utensil, fridge and cooking facility.

Tour Highlights

  • Minduk Sirung Peak at 2050m
  • Nephentes & Orchid Garden
  • 17m tall Mahua Waterfall
  • Jungle Trekking through Primary Rainforests

 

Itinerary

Day 1

Depart from Kota Kinabalu at 11:00 AM and road transfer for approximately 1 / 1.5 hour to Gunung Alab base camp. Lunch en-route at a local restaurant. Check in to your room. Enjoy an afternoon visit to the Nepenthes Garden and Wild Orchid Garden at your own leisure to search the various variety of Nepenthes and Orchids that may be available. Otherwise just enjoy a leisurely stroll around the Mt Alab station while enjoying the natural surrounding, or you may up to some short treks around the garden (250 – 400m). Take some playing cards or self entertainment as there are no TV’s. Dinner is prepared by our guides or you can assist while preparing the dinner if you wish. Enjoy a relaxed evening and a good nights sleep.

Day 2

Breakfast is prepared by your guide. Check out and begin the 12km trek through the virgin forest where you may encounter a large variety of bird species, orchids, nepenthes and rafflesia – the biodiversity of nature along this trail is a gift. After approximately 6km and at an average pace of 4 to 5 hours of trekking the slow ascent brings you to reach Minduk Sirung Peak at 2050m. Enjoy the stunning views of the Crocker Range and the Valleys along the trails. Packed Lunch en route. After the peak you will trek approximately 3-4 hours descending about 1000m where you will be rewarded with beautiful views as you follow the mountain ridge to Mahua Waterfall. Reward yourself with a swim and relax in your stunning peaceful surroundings. When ready, return to Kota Kinabalu latest at 1700hrs.

  • Return Kota Kinabalu land transfers, 1 night accommodation at Alab substation, mountain guide, meals as stated in the itinerary, entrance & conservation fees for visits stated in the itinerary, climbing permit and insurance.
  • Porters are available at MYR 50.00 per day per 10KG, Pick up or Drop Off from Outskirts City Centre Hotels / Resorts at RM 84.80 per person per way, Video or Camera Fees. Other items not explicitly stated.
  • Waterproof Jacket, Leech Socks (available for purchase with us at RM 31.80 per pair), Trekking Pole / Walking Stick (available for purchase with us at RM 77.40 Single Pole / RM 185.50 Double Pole), Warm fleece, Warm Hat, Good Walking Boots, Mosquito Repellent, Sunscreen, Binoculars, Camera, Personal Toiletries, Long trousers and a T-Shirt/shirt for trekking, A dry set of clothes for evening and sleeping, Rucksack, Waterproof bag for inside the rucksack or rucksack cover, Snacks (nuts, energy bars, etc for the climb), Small personal medical kit including plasters, personal medication, etc. The Guide and Ranger will also carry a medical kit, Water Bottle (that can take hot water), Torch Light or Head Lamp. An Adventurous Spirit!!

 

Important Information

Ensure you are medically fit, please refer here for the Mt Alab Medical Statement – please do understand as well as accept the ‘Climbing Description’ listed within this statement. 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, Chronic Asthma, Muscular cramps, Hepatitis (jaundice); or any other disease which may hamper the climb.
Climbers or Hikers will also be required to complete a Climber’s Liability Form upon pick up from your Hotel.
Due to weather conditions, activities may be subject to re-scheduling to best meet operations, as well as clients health and safety.
Wildlife cannot be predicted nor guaranteed because it is a spontaneous chance to spot any in their natural habitat.

Return road transfers between Kota Kinabalu Hotels and Crocker Range Park are provided by Downbelow in our licensed mini-vans on a shared basis with other climbers that day (for our clients only). This is a door-to-door service with multiple pickups & drop-offs throughout the journey. Do expect some short waiting time. We may change the pick up time the day prior to your climb to minimize waiting time so please ensure you are contactable for such notice. Our group rates are quoted with one pick up and one drop off point, meaning the group is transferred at the same time.

The standard pick up time from your hotel in Kota Kinabalu to Kinabalu Park is set at 1100hrs – subject to change (earlier or later time) with prior notice a day before your transfer.
Therefore, climbers are encouraged to stay a night in Kota Kinabalu City before departure transfer to Crocker Range Park the next morning. Should climbers not be ready during the standard pick up time, a private transfer from Kota Kinabalu Hotels only no later than 1400hrs. Airport pick ups are available with a small surcharge.

For your shared transfer from Crocker Range Park to your hotel in Kota Kinabalu, after your climb you will have to wait for other climbers to descend the peak before we bring you back. Our cut-off time for shared transfers from Kinabalu Park to Kota Kinabalu departs at 1700hrs so you will not have to wait beyond this time. Should you or other climbers not be ready to depart by 1700hrs a waiting fee of MYR 195.00 (for 1 – 6 person) / MYR 290.00 (for 7 – 8 person) / MYR 365.00 (for 9 – 10 person) (After 6pm is subject to 50% surcharge) must be paid by the late climbers.

Should you prefer to not wait for other climbers that day and have a private transfer for your return from Crocker Range Park to Kota Kinabalu City Hotels only this can be arranged at a cost of MYR 195.00 (for 1 – 6 person) / MYR 290.00 (for 7 – 8 person) / MYR 365.00 (for 9 – 10 person) (Drop off at Tanjung Aru hotels or Kota Kinabalu Airport is subject to surcharge). Please state which option you require upon booking.

Single Supplement transfers are not classified as private transfers and are subject to the standard pick up times and private transfer charges stipulated. Should a single traveler with single supplement transfers not be ready to depart the park by 1700hrs, a waiting fee of MYR 195.00 (for 1 – 6 person) / MYR 290.00 (for 7 – 8 person) / MYR 365.00 (for 9 – 10 person) (After 6pm is subject to 50% surcharge) must be paid.

Climbing conditions

The government authority of Sabah Parks will assess the trails for your summit ascent in the early hours whilst you are at the rest house. Should they deem the trails to be unsafe due to strong wind, rain or storms they will not permit climbers to attempt the summit ascent. Should this be the situation there will be no refund in part or full for your climb.

Food

Meals included for your trip are provided by the local guide. The food is basic and probably not what you are used to eating, mostly simple Asian food. We suggest taking extra sources of food such as nuts and energy bars.

Your Passport

Please remember you passport. It is required to validate your climbing permit applied for by us on your behalf.