Located at 1,585 meters above sea level, Kinabalu Park showcases a complete and interesting ecological system unrivalled anywhere else in the world.
Approximately 2 hours ride from Kota Kinabalu, the park covers an area of about 754 sq. km with altitudes ranging from 600 meters up to the summit of Mount Kinabalu at 4,095.2 meters. Popular for its cool climate, the park promises to enchant visitors with its rich flora and fauna. It carries lowland, mountain and alpine vegetation on a scale that is not seen elsewhere between the Himalayas and the New Guinea.
Accommodation at Kinabalu Park ranges from the basic hostel set-up, to private chalets ideal for families and those seeking comfort.
Check-in time – 14:00hrs
Check-out time – 12:00hrs
The Peak Lodge
4 units, each 2-bedroom unit comes with : Bedroom 1 (1 King Bed), Bedroom 2 (2 single beds/ double deck), private dining & living area, fireplace, bathroom, pantry, heated shower
8 Units, each 2-bedroom unit comes with: Bedroom 1 (1 King bed), Bedroom 2 (2 single beds), private dining & living area, fireplace, bathroom, pantry, heated shower
Restaurant & Cafe
The Liwagu Restaurant and the Balsam Café provides interesting settings inside Kinabalu Park wherein to enjoy a meal along side the vistas of Mt Kinabalu. Opening hours: Liwagu Restaurant (11.00am to 9.30pm), Balsam Cafe (6.30am to 9.30pm)
Laban Rata Resthouse & Mountain Huts
Located at 3,272 metres above sea level, it is reached by climbing 4-6 hours from Kinabalu Park.
– Convenient Shop.
– In house board games.
Laban Rata Resthouse Room 1 & 2
2 beds in each unit (sold as a room) comes with : Ensuite bathroom, heated shower, heated room
Laban Rata Resthouse Private Room 3
1 Unit, 6-bedroom (sold as a room) comes with: 3 double deck, ensuite bathroom, heated shower, heated room
Laban Rata Resthouse Dorm & Mountain Huts
Resthouse Dorm – Double deck, common bathroom, non-heated room and shower, Restaurant Area
Mountain Huts (Gunting Lagadan, Waras, Panar Laban) – Double deck, common bathroom, non-heated room and shower, basic cooking facilities
Laban Rata - Restaurant, Facilities & Services
Facilities at Laban Rata include: reception, souvenir shop, grocery counter, items for rent such as warm jacket, torchlight, blanket, sleeping bag & towel (subject to availability).
Laban Rata Restaurant serves buffet breakfast & dinner, and ala-carte lunch.
Opening hours: 2am to 3.30am, 7am to 7.30pm
Laban Rata - Pendant Hut
Located at 3,270m above sea level, Pendant Hut is a cozy, eco-friendly hut with dormitory style rooms and a private room (max 4 pax) catering exclusively to Mt Torq guests.
From the hut, you will have easy access to Mountain Torq’s activities. It is also where the Mountain Torq’s sales office and pre-activity briefings are based. Beds at Pendant Hut are prioritized for via ferrata participants.
The design and set up of Pendant Hut is inspired by the Alpine huts found in and around the European Alps with warm Asian service hospitality.
Facilities @ Pendant Hut
- Early morning – continental breakfast or equivalent
- Late morning – American breakfast or equivalent
- Complementary use of house slippers
- Sleeping bags with sleeping bag liners
- Common toilets and bathroom with electric warm water shower (the water temperature from the source is around 10 deg celcius, so we can’t promise a piping hot shower, but with the right adjustment on the water pressure, you may get a fairly warm shower)
- Cozy lounge area with a mini mountaineering library
- Short walk to Laban Rata Restaurant (for dinner & other meals)