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Mt. Kinabalu N/P, TAR N/P & White Water Rafting at Padas River
Day 1 Depart to Kota Kinabalu, on arrival we transfer to the town for breakfast and some last minutes shopping before heading for Mt. Kinabalu N/P, on arrival check in to hostel or guesthouse and leisure at your own for the day.
Day 2 After breakfast, we transfer to the power station to start our climb "Mt. Kinabalu". The climb will take 4 to 6 hours before reaching the base camp. Lunch will be serve at the Laban Rata Restarent & leisure on your own. Tea & Coffee will be serve along the way. Early night as we need to wake up at 2am next day to start our climb to the submit.
Day 3 By 6am we should start our decend to the base camp and have our breakfast then continues trek down to the park HQ. On arrival we transfer to Poring Hot Springs, where one can dip your hole body in the tub, good for relaxing your massale after climb.
Day 4 Trek Around in Poring Hot Springs with a visit to Canopy walk & etc.
Day 5 After breakfast, transfer to Kota Kinabalu and check in at the guesthouse. We make a day trip to the TAR Marine N/P with lunch on the main Island & leisure at your own until 4 or 5pm, then we transfer to the mainland - stay Kota Kinabalu.
Day 6 After breakfast we will transfer to the starting point at Padas river to do White Water Rafting, lunch will be provided and by evening we transfer back to Kota Kinabalu - stay Kota Kinabalu.
Day 7 Free time until departure, Kota Kinabalu > K. Lumpur or to your destination
Mt. Kinabalu N/P - Introduction; The Kinabalu Park which covers an area 754 sq. kilometres is one of the greatest attractions of Sabah. The park is yearly visited by thousands of tourists who come to enjoy its climatic, scenic, floral and faunal splendors.
Among other things it also contains the granite massif of Mt. Kinabalu at 4,101 metres, which is South East Asia's greatest challenge to climbers and its the highest peak in South East Asia.
Having an altitude which varies from 152 metres to 3952 metres above sea level, the vast size of the park enables the preservation of large areas of tropical lowland forest and wildlife, as well as the alpine-like associations of the summit zone.
Here in the Kinabalu Park, preserved for posterity is one of the worlds most unique ecological systems having beauty, splendor and charm to delight any category of visitors from the tired businessman in need of a rest to the restless mountaineer and the nature lover who is eager to study and enjoy� natural treasures.
The Weather here is temperate in nature, and with its refreshing and beautiful environment, the Kinabalu Park with all its inherent attractions is certainly a must for visitors to the state.
Its History; An ordinance of 1962 established the Sabah Park Trustees with the purpose of conserving the scenic, scientific and historic heritage of Sabah for the benefit and enjoyment of its people. The obvious first choice for inclusion in a park system was Mt. Kinabalu, and the Kinabalu Park was gazetted in 1964. This followed over a century of interest in the mountain by naturalist, collectors and adventurers, after the first recorded ascent made in 1851 by Sir Hugh Low, a government officer from Labuan Island. Since the Park's formation, its popularity has increased rapidly, and it attracts many visitors from overseas as well as local people.
Geology; Kinabalu was born only 1.5 million years ago; when a mass of granite rock that had been cooling and hardening under the surface of several million years began to rise and break through the overlying crusts of softer rocks. Erosion by heavy rains and later, by ice and glaciers shaped the new mountain. Kinabalu itself is still rising-one estimate 5mm per year and the landslides on its slopes and rock debris beneath its peaks are evidence of the still-continuing erosion.
Together with the summit pinnacles, the other major feature of Kinabalu's massif is the awe-inspiring chasm of Low's Gully, falling almost 912 metres from the summit plateau. Mt. Kinabalu is not volcanic and the gully is not the remains of a crater. Rather it represents a weak zone in the structure of� the mountain, a fault system that has been a focus for the eroding forces of ice and water.The powerful forces of Mother Nature for 1.5 million years in which the geological and ecological system evolved today has resulted in a scenic location of remarkable beauty complete with a hot spring which today has been turned into a health spa. Besides this, the slow and gradual evolution has also resulted in a fauna and flora, most of which is unique and found no where else in the world. Such as the Rafflesia, the largest flower in the world and the Nepenthes (pitcher plant) and more than 1,000 species of orchids.
Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine National Park - Introduction, The Tunku Abdul Rahman Park lying from 3 to 8 kilometers off Kota Kinabalu, comprises of 5 islands surrounded by coral reefs. It covers an area of 4,929 hectares of which two thirds is sea. The islands are Pulau Gaya, Pulau Manukan, Pulau Mamutik, Pulau Sapi & Pulau Sulug. Because of the natural environment and clear water that is typical for all the islands, plus the nearness and accessibility, picnickers, divers and nature lovers alike are attracted to them.
History, In 1882 there was a trading settlement on Pulau Gaya set up by the British North Borneo Chartered Company which was later moved to the mainland, now known as Kota Kinabalu. In 1974, the major part of Pulau Gaya and the whole of Pulau Sapi was gazetted as the Tunku Abdul Rahman National ParkGeology, The islands, underlaid by folded sandstone and sedimentary rock, towards the end of the Ice Age about one million years ago, changes in sea level occurred, resulting in portions of the mainland being cut off by the sea, thus forming the islands as we know today. Exposed sandstone outcrops still feature the coasts of most of these islands forming cliffs, caves, honeycombs and deep crevasses along the shore.
What to Bring - Change of Clothing, Towel, Toiletries, Sneakers, Sandals and Shoes.
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