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3D 2N MT KINABALU CLIMB

Mount Kinabalu is situated in the East Malaysia state of Sabah on the island of Borneo. It is the place where you could see breathtaking sunrise from above the clouds, 4095 meters) above sea level. Mount Kinabalu is extremely climber-friendly and compared to other lower mountains around the world, it is an ideal first mountain for novice mountain climbers to conquer.
 
Tour Itinerary:
Day 1: KINABALU NATIONAL PARK (--/L/D)
Pick up from your hotel in Kota Kinabalu city and transfer to KINABALU NATIONAL PARK (KNP) on a 2 hours’ journey. Enjoy the spectacular sceneries along the way with a short stop at the local Nabalu market. Upon arrival at KNP, go on a guided trail walk with the Park’s naturalist after formalities at the Park’s office. Explore the mount garden botanicals before checking in your accommodation. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in twin bedded cabins at Kinabalu Park or similar;
 
Day 2: KINABALU NATIONAL PARK – LABAN RATA (B/L/D)
Early breakfast & pack a backpack with enough warm clothes for an overnight stay in the mountains. Meet your mountain guide at the national park’s HQ for registration of the climb & proceed on a short 15 min land transfer to the national park’s POWER STATION point by coach/van. Start your climb on the summit trail to LABAN RATA. The trek will take about 4-5 hours depending on one’s stamina. The summit trail leads you through the tropical oak and chestnut forest, mossy forest and up to the sub-alpine forest. Look for rhododendrons, pitcher plants, orchids and other flora native to this area. There are shelters along the way for toilet & rest stops. Enjoy your packed lunch amidst the cool mountain air. Check in your lodge/rest house at LABAN RATA – rest of the day is @ leisure. Dinner in lodge/rest house – spend the night in dormitory bunk beds at the elevation of approximately 3,200 m above sea level.
 
Day 3: MT KK SUMMIT – DEPARTURE (B/L/--)
Wake up as early as 2:00 am and depart on a climb to the summit with your mountain guide – remember to use a head light as you need your hands to hold the ropes for the climb. The climb to the top will take about 3 hours to witness the spectacular sunrise at the summit around 0600 hrs. Descend back to LABAN RATA for your breakfast & check out. Trek down to the national park’s POWER STATION & land transfer to the Park’s restaurant for your lunch. Collect your climbing certificates. After Lunch, land transfer back to Kota Kinabalu with drop off at Kota Kinabalu city hotels; END OF PROGRAM
 
Note 1: MUST bring warm clothing as the climate is cold to be in the mountains;
Note 2: USE good comfortable walking/trekking/hiking shoes for mountain climbing in order not to suffer from injuries, sprains or discomfort during the climb;
Note 3: OTHER NECESSITIES for a mountain climb are – raincoat (just in case it rains), sun block cream, sunglasses, insect repellent, headlight, batteries, gloves, enough water, energy bars or sweets, basic first aid kit such as plaster, antiseptic cream, deep heat cream for muscle aches, ;
Note 4: kindly purchase your own TRAVEL INSURANCE;
Note 5: Participants MUST be reasonably fit for the program; those with any ailments are strongly encouraged to seek medical advise & clearance before embarking on the program;
Note 6: please be informed that not all dorms at LABAN RATA has heating systems, therefore it is essential for participants to be prepared for this situation; confirmation of heated accommodation are subject to availability due to limited units; Accommodation at the mountain is managed by SABAH Parks which we have no control on the distribution of INVENTORY.
Note 7: BCC TRAVEL SDN BHD reserves the right to change or cancel the package should conditions beyond our control renders it necessary;
Note 8: Booking of Mountain Climb services, accommodation & permits are controlled by SABAH PARKS which observes strict cancellation policies
a min 50% cancellation charge applies for any cancellation of a confirmed booking;
65% cancellation charge applies to cancellation less than 14 days prior to arrival;
75% cancellation charge applies to cancellation less than 03 days prior to arrival;
100% cancellation charge applies to cancellation less than 24 hrs prior to arrival or NO SHOW.
 
TOUR PRICE PER PERSON PER PACKAGE: ALL PRICES ARE IN MALAYSIA RINGGIT (RM) Validity: 01 Apr 2011 – 31 Dec 2011 Note: Tours operated ex-KOTA KINABALU
  02 PAX (TWIN SHARE) 03-04 PAX (TWIN SHARE) 05-06 PAX (TWIN SHARE) 07 PAX & ABOVE (TWIN SHARE) CHILD RATE
PRIVATE RM3999   RM3299   RM2799   RM2599   See Notes below
SIC RM2199   See Notes below

Notes applicable to Package Tour Price:

Kindly note that living conditions are basic in the national park due to remoteness of the area but with proper toilets & wash/shower facilities;
All prices stated are NETT & non commissionable inclusive of relevant applicable prevailing taxes in Malaysia.
Tour Package price is valid from 01 April 2011 until 31 December 2011;
Surcharge RM 100/room/night applies to for November & December 2011 periods;
Surcharge 100/person/package applies for pick up from Beringgis Beach, Nexus, Shangri-La Rasa Ria & Tuaran areas
Child Rate is only applicable to those aged below 12 yrs as at date of travel; Child above 02 years but below 12 sharing the same room as 02 full paying Adults (parents) and requiring an extra bed in room is granted 15% discount from applicable Adult Tour fare; child below 12 yrs sharing room with 02 full paying Adults without extra bed is granted 25%.
 
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:
All transportation as per tour itinerary in air condition vehicle with licensed driver;
Accommodation as per itinerary on twin share basis
Accommodation is on dorm bunk beds when overnight up in the mountains;
Meals as mentioned in itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner);
Meals are on food only – drinks, beverages, alcohol are not inclusive;
Includes entrance fees, climbing permit, climbing insurance, services of English speaking mountain guide & certificate upon completion of the mountain climb;
 
TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
All international & domestic flight tickets, airport taxes & surcharges;
Additional charges payable for early check in or late check out of accommodation;
Other meals & drinks not mentioned in program, drinks/beverages/alcohol consumed during meals;
Tipping of guide, vehicle driver …etc & Porter of luggage at airport, hotel, mountain…etc;
Optional tours, tours not mentioned in itinerary, items & expenditure of personal nature;
Travel insurance, medical services, laundry, visa to enter Malaysia;
Camera / handy cam / video cam fees into national parks & places of visitation during tour;
Surcharges applicable during festive periods, public holidays & high/peak tourist seasons;
50% transportation surcharges for transfers made between 2300-0700 hrs;
 
APPLICABLE TERMS & CONDITIONS:
BCC TRAVEL SDN BHD reserves the right to provide similar alternative tour / hotel in the event the proposed hotel or tours are not available;
BCC TRAVEL SDN BHD reserves the right to revise tour prices accordingly should there be fuel price increase (whether sudden or progressive) and implementation of new taxes (GST/ VAT etc) by the Malaysian government;
All tour price contained herein are only applicable for FIT Travelers and NOT applicable to group travels, meetings, incentives, conference & exhibitions;
Please be mindful that Gala Dinners & Peak Season Surcharges apply during public holidays (Christmas, New year & peak season) for different periods at different hotels & will be advised at time of booking;
No refund applicable for any unused portion of the tour program;
Time for conduct of tour activities in the national park is subject to change or cancelled due to bad weather conditions, natural disasters or some other unforeseen circumstances; Should a tour activity be cancelled, an alternative activity will be offered at the discretion of the tour company and / or the nature guide;
Booking confirmation is subject to room availability;
Any extension stay must be communicated & fully paid at least 3 working days in advance. Please enquire within by calling 03-4043 2658-59.
Mode of Payment: Full payment on all tours be made at least 30 days before commencement of tour;
Air Ticketing Booking: all request for air ticket bookings will automatically be binded by the terms & conditions of the respective airlines; BCC TRAVEL only acts as third party to assist in air ticket bookings – penalty fees for amendments, cancellation or cancellation of a confirmed booking are to be borne by customer themselves subject to terms & conditions of the airline. For flight ticketing, please call 03-4043 2658-59
A handling fee will be charged by BCC TRAVEL to customer for flight ticket booking, amendments, cancellation or cancellation of a confirmed booking.
Cancellation charges for services other than Mountain Climbing: Cancellation charges are calculated from the day the written notification is received by the company or agent as a percentage of the NETT total tour price + any surcharges or other penalties imposed by hotels or transport companies; Cancellation of air arrangements is subject to fees charged in accordance to the type of airfares & airline tariff regulations. No refunds given for unused or cancelled services after tour arrangements have commenced;
Cancellation 15-30 days before tour commencement will be charged 30% of total invoice amount;
Cancellation 08-14 days before tour commencement will be charged 60% of total invoice amount;
Cancellation 02-07 days before tour commencement will be charged 80% of total invoiced amount;
Cancellation 24 hrs before tour commencement or NO SHOW is charged 100% of total invoiced amount;
Limited Liability: BCC TRAVEL SDN BHD only acts as an intermediary between the concerned airline, hotel, transport provider & tourists in the provision of services, therefore are not responsible for any loss, injury or damage sustained by tourists during the run of program and those occurring outside the tour programs. Additional expenses incurred due to delay, accidents, natural disasters, political unrests/actions must be borne by the tourists themselves. Tour programs, prices, services and conditions are based on those valid as at time of printing and subject to change without prior notice, before or during the tour. Participation in our tour implies the Tourist’s agreement to comply with the terms & conditions set out herein.
 
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