Mt. Alab Challenge

Mt. Alab Challenge

From: RM800.00

The Mt. Alab Challenge is for advance trekkers with a high level of fitness. It takes you to the primary rainforest of Crocker Range National Park, which is famous for its diversity of birds and plants, in particular endemic species of Orchid and Nepenthes Flowers. It also boasts the Rafflesia Flower, the largest bloom in the world.

Day Trip Includes

  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off (KK City Centre – Tambunan – KK City Centre)
  • Private mountain guide
  • Entrance fee, climbing permit & insurance
  • Simple packed lunch & a bottle of drinking water 1000ml

Our online promotion offers the best value for money. Please contact us if you require a tailored holiday package. When booking online please tell us in the notes section of the booking which KK City Hotel you are staying at for your pick up. If you don’t yet know leave it blank.


Mt. Alab Challenge

Ex-Kota Kinabalu Our Mt Alab Challenge covers approximately a 12km trail and is considered a challenging climb. The first 6km ascent will bring you to Minduk Sirung peak at 2,050m altitude. This will take approximately 4 – 5 hours. After conquering the peak, you will descend another 6km (taking approximately 4 hours), until you reach the Mahua Waterfall where you have the opportunity to take a cool and relaxing dip in the natural pool waters. The trek through the surrounding jungle & waterfall area is interesting only if you love to be in the jungle, but don’t expect too much from the summit, the summit is covered with trees, there are no views on this trail. Its all about the jungle trek itself. Its surrounding in rainforest and you will likely be the only people on the route. Its truly off the beaten track.

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Your Safety is Our Priority

Guides are all trained in first aid and we carry comprehensive first aid kits. A support vehicle is nearby at all times should a problem occur.

Mahua Waterfall Tambunan

06:00 – Pick up from Kota Kinabalu city. (ensure you have a good breakfast or take your breakfast with you).
07:00 – Arrive at Mt Alab (Sabah Parks Sub Station) and registration.
07:30 – Meet your Mountain Guide and commence the 12km trek through the untouched forest, which consists of montane and mixed dipterocarp forest.
12:00 – Estimated time to arrive at Minduk Sirung Peak after 6km trek at 2,050 metres. Packed Lunch en-route.
12:30 – Descend to the ending point at Mahua Waterfall.
15:00 – Estimated time to arrive at the waterfall and enjoy cool dip in the natural water pool before return transfer to your hotel.
17:00 – Estimated time to arrive at your hotel at KK City (depending on your departure time from Mahua Waterfall – latest to depart by 1700 hrs).
14.15 – Arrive at Mahua for a short dip and photo opportunities
15:15 – Depart back to Kota Kinabalu
17:15 – Estimated time of arrival in Kota Kinabalu

Note: Requires very good physical fitness and the ability to handle very steep & slippery ascents and descents. Please refer to the Mt Alab Medical Statement prior to booking.

• Return Land Transfer Between KK City Centre To Tambunan
• Entrance Fee
• Climbing Permit
• Private Mountain Guide
• Insurance
• A Simple Packed Lunch And A Bottle Of Mineral Water 1000ml

• Porters Are Not Included In The Tour But Are Available At MYR 50.00 Per Day Per 10KG
• Other Items Not Explicitly Stated
• Change Of Clothes
• Comfortable Hiking Boots/Shoes
• Sun Lotion
• Small Towel / Handkerchief
• Insect Repellent
• Hat
• Personal Medication
• Some Snacks And Rain Coat
Important Information

Due to weather conditions, activities may be subject to re-scheduling to best meet operations, as well as clients health and safety. Ensure you are medically fit, please refer to 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.


Return road transfers between Kota Kinabalu Hotels and Crocker Range Park are provided by Downbelow in our licensed mini-vans. 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 Crocker Range Park is set at 0600hrs – subject to change (earlier or later time) with prior notice a day before your transfer.

Liability Forms

Clients will be asked to complete a Climber Liability Forms prior to the activity. Parent or guardian must sign for participants under 18 years of age.

Climbing Conditions

The government authority of Sabah Parks will assess the trails for your summit ascent in the early hours. Should they deem the trails to be unsafe due to the weather 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 once you have start the climb.


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

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