Escape Plan to Mt. Kinabalu, Sabah November 2010

A brief summary on the itinerary

Escape Plan to Mt Kinabalu, Sabah 2010:

Total duration 4D3N
Sabah is on the same timezone as Singapore.
Flight time is 2hrs 15mins to Kota Kinabalu International Airport.

Flight was on AirAsia Airlines on the 5th November at 5:35pm and arrival in Kota Kinabalu at 7:50pm.
Return flight was on AirAsia Airlines on the 8th November at 2:55pm in Kota Kinabalu and arrival in Singapore at 5:10pm.

Day 1 – Arrival into Kota Kinabalu and transfer to Kinabalu Park.
Day 2 – Transfer to Timpohon gate and climb to Laban Rata Resthouse
Day 3 – Peak ascent, descend and return to ground and transfer to Kinabalu City.
Day 4 – Massage and Home Sweet Home

This escape plan was planned to celebrate my 30th birthday. As the age 30 is a milestone, I wanted to do something different before stepping into the 30s, so I thought I would scale a mountain. Kota Kinabalu presented this opportunity to do so for my birthday. While the planning was quite easy, having booked through everything with a local tour agent, the getting to fitness for the climb require months of training to improve our fitness.

Budget nature: Affordable

It was not too expensive to go for this trip as there weren’t many options to begin with and it was generally affordable in Sabah.

Complexity: Not too difficult

We went through a local agent which sorted out all our accommodations, transfer and guide and we only need to use our muscles during the trip.