Jungle Trekking and Remote Mountain Treks
Want to walk along padi fields or trek through the jungle in search of wild flora and fauna and amazing wildlife?
Trekking amongst Borneo’s incredibly varied terrain, outstanding plant life and remarkable wildlife, will undoubtedly prove to be an experience of a lifetime.
Here at Borneo Travel we have many ready made trekking itineraries for you to choose from, or you may wish to contact us and discuss your very own specific requirements, enabling you to specify a trek appropriate to your pace and interests! The best of both? Why not let us plan you a part trek and part beach itinerary!
Your trek in this most amazing of environments, will be safely led by one of our own experienced award winning local guides.
See our available Trekking Tours itineraries below, and Ask Bob for any further information that you may require on any of the itineraries.
Our Own ECO-Tourism Project –
Miki is a true native living in a village at the foot of Mount Kinabalu With three rivers bringing down crystal clear water from the mountain through his land Sardib admits he almost made the disastrous mistake of cutting down the entire forest for commercial fresh water fish ponds. He is now known for his inspiring jungle Borneo survival camp.
That was because I had no other ideas until I met Tham who advised me to keep it for eco-tourism. I have no regrets. I am very happy.
– 2 days / 1 night can be extended to 3 days / 2 nights.
Day 01: Depart your hotel from Kota Kinabalu at 0700 Hrs to Kg Kiau – Miki’s Village. [“Miki’s Village” because it is where one of our top guides Miki lives! We are in the vanguard of eco-tourism in this area through the work Miki and his people are doing to preserve the environment and develop a sustainable tourism product run by and for the benefit of the indigenous people]. Start with a short trek uphill to have refreshment at Miki’s house. Then trek with him across mountain ranges through rice fields into the primary forest. You will cross several mountain streams and reach Miki’s Campsite. Construct your campsite for a night in the jungle. [L,D]
Day 02: Jungle trek activities in the morning including spotting for wildlife and plants such as orchids, and pitcher plants etc. then back to your jungle guide house by mid afternoon to be transferred back to your hotel in the evening. (B,L).
Get a chance to see the Orangutan and spend some time with this intelligent animal while having super-exciting Mesilau Basin trekking.
Borneo Mountain and Jungle Adventure
BORNEO Mountain and jungle adventure – 12 days ex-Kota Kinabalu.
Day 01: Arrive Kota Kinabalu, transfer to 4 star hotel [different accommodation levels available]
Day 02: Pick up from hotel at 9.00am and transfer to KKP drop off point to start mountain biking with ride leader / guide. Easy riding. 60Km / 5 hours to Kota Belud o/n local motel. (B,L,D)
Day 03: After breakfast gentle mountain biking about 60 kms through native villages to Langkon then transfer to the Rungus longhouse for overnight stay. Beware the rice wine! o/n in the Longhouse (B,L,D)
Day 04: Breakfast, then transfer to Poring hotspring to experience the canopy walkway 80 feet high and to relax. Orang Utans sometimes seen here. Transfer to Kinabalu Cabin for overnight stay. (B,L,D)
Day 05: After early breakfast, transfer to Kinabalu Park to start the Mount Kinabalu trekking. Trekking to and overnight at 11,000ft. Meals can be bought at the restaurant at 11,000ft. (B)
Day 06: Final trekking to the summit of Mount Kinabalu at 0300Hrs for sunrise. Then descend to Park HQ and transfer to MIKI village at Kg Kiau, overnight at MIKI village house. (D)
Day 07: Trekking into Miki Camp to experience jungle survival. Camping o/n (B,L,D)
Day 08: Trekking out to the village in the afternoon. End trekking and transfer back to your hotel in KK in the evening.(B,L)
Day 09: White water rafting excursion. Return to your hotel in the evening. (B,L)
Day 10: Hotel pick up at 0500Hrs for flight to Sandakan. Visit the Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary and then proceed to Sukau to check in lodge. Evening river cruise to see proboscis monkeys. (B,L,D)
Day 11: Morning river cruise, later transfer to Sandakan for a city tour and flight to KK. (B,L)
Day 12: Own airport transfer for departure OR onward travel**. (B)
Mount Kinabalu Summit – 3 Days 2 Nights
Day 01: Pick up from your hotel in Kota Kinabalu at 6.30am and transfer to Kinabalu Park. Then register at Kinabalu Park and proceed to Timphoon Gate to start the ascent. Pack lunch is provided. Stay overnight at mountain hut at 11,000ft. Dinner at Laban Rata Restaurant. (L,D)
Day 02: Wake up at 2.30am, light breakfast and then depart at 3am for the final ascent to the summit of Mount Kinabalu to see sun rise. Then descend to 11,000ft to check out and proceed to Park headquater for lunch. Later transfer to Kinabalu Rose Cabin to stay overnight. Dinner is served at Kinabalu Rose Cabin. (B,L,D)
Day 03: After breakfast,depart at 8.00am to Poring Hotspring and the canopy walkway high in the tree tops. Transfer back to your hotel in Kota Kinabalu. (B,L)evening. (B,L)
Borneo Twin Peaks Adventure
Mount Kinabalu & Mount Trusmardi – 5 Days / 4 Nights
Many thousands trek to the top of Mt. Kinabalu every year. Mt. Trusmardi attracts just a handful – and few non Asians. Climbing both mountains is a challenge. Mount Kinabalu is the highest mountain in Malaysia. Mount Trusmadi is the second highest and situated in Tambunan. They are 40kms apart.
Day 01: Depart at 0600Hrs from your hotel to Kinabalu Park. Start to trek up Mount Kinabalu at 0830Hrs. Normal trekking speed will take about 6 hours to reach 11,000ft Check into your accommodation.
Day 02: Final trek to the summit of Mount Kinabalu at 03000Hrs. See the most beautiful sunrise of Borneo at 0600Hrs. Descend to Park HQ; transfer to Poring Hot spring and the rain forest canopy walkway and check into cabin.
Day03: Transfer to Tambunan then by 4 WD to the base of Mt. Trusmadi and camp overnight. (L,D)
Day 04: Depart at 0700Hrs to trek up to the summit of Mount Trusmadi. Normally it takes about 7 – 8 hours trek to reach to the summit. Camping overnight on the summit of Mount Trusmadi. (B,L,D)
Day 05:Trekking starts at 0700Hrs in the morning to descend to the base of Mount Trusmadi where you will be transferred by 4 WD to Tambunan for your lunch before going back to Kota Kinabalu. (B,L).
World War 2 Memorial Trek – Sandakan Death March
This trek remembers the events of the Second World War and the occupation of Sabah.
The six-day tour follows the Sandakan-Ranau Death March Route from beginning to end, incorporating the Nabutan-Ranau Walk, and visiting all major POW sites and memorials. Tours depart from Kota Kinabalu throughout the year, according to demand.
Please note that the duration of each day’s walk is subject to weather and track conditions and the physical fitness of participants.
Day 1: (D) Morning flight from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan. After checking into Hotel Sandakan, afternoon departure for Town Tour, including historic St Michael’s Church and the magnificent stained glass Windows of Remembrance. Dinner at the charming English Tea House.
Day 2: (FB/L/D) After breakfast, a visit to Sandakan Memorial Park, the site of the Sandakan POW Camp, followed by lunch at Sepilok, prior to visiting to the famous Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. Dinner at local restaurant.
Day 3: (FB/D) After Breakfast, depart by coach for Nelapak, with stops at key death march sites, en route. Lunch at Telupid. From Telupid, proceed to Paginatan, a major POW staging camp, and then to Sabah Tea Estate, for overnight stay in traditional-style longhouse, and dinner.
Day 4: (FB/D) After breakfast, drive to Nabutan to walk part of the death march route along a jungle track to Nelapak. Return to Sabah Tea Estate for lunch and to inspect tea factory before leaving for Poring Hot Springs for a swim, relaxation or possibly a jungle canopy walk, before returning to Tea Estate for overnight stay and dinner. 2 hours’ duration, easy to moderate grade.
Day 5: (FB/L/D) After breakfast, leisurely walk to Muruk village, then drive to Marakau Hill, with spectacular views of Mt Kinabalu, for jungle trek to Ranau Plain. Packed lunch. Transfer by vehicle to visit Ranau POW Camp site. Overnight and dinner at Perkasa Hotel, at Kundasang (Mt. Kinabalu). 3-4 hours’ duration, easy to moderate grade, with some uphill sections.
Day 6: (FB) After breakfast visit the magnificently restored Kundasang War Memorial, then Kinabalu National Park. After lunch, return to Kota Kinabalu by vehicle.