MOUNT KINABALU & TREKKING > Kampung Kiau Jungle Trek and Cultural Experience (3 days / 2 nights)

Kampung Kiau is a small Kadazandusun farming village in the foothills of Mount Kinabalu. The surrounding farms and forest have some of the most amazing trekking trails with breathtaking views of Mount Kinabalu and a unique mix of flora and fauna. The trek takes you through forest interspersed by grassy fields, rice paddies, small fruit farms and jungle shelters.If you would like to experience the culture and hospitality of the Kadazandusun, explore the Borneo rainforest and learn jungle skills from the locals, then this is the itinerary for you.

There will be steep climbing both uphill and down, hot open trails and great shady sections making the trek both challenging and very satisfying. You will pass huge dipterocarp trees and strangler figs, dripping with lianas, orchids, pitcher plants and wild jungle fruits.

The guides will show you a variety of jungle survival skills and you will learn to identify and collect food for your evening meal. To this local community, the jungle is a supermarket which has almost everything they need! At night the forest comes to life with an amazing array of sounds and the temperature drops to about 12-15 deg C. At sunrise you will be awakened by calls of hornbills and gibbons, echoing through the forest canopies. The early morning commotion is then gradually quietened by the humid heat of the day but the shades of the forest provide perfect protection from the sun.

Itinerary

(Timings to be used as guidelines only)

Day 1 (includes lunch and dinner)

9.30am - Pick-up from your hotel in KK
12pm - Lunch (en-route to Kpg Kiau)
2 pm - Arrive Kpg Kiau, check-in to our resthouse, explore the village or just relax and enjoy the view of Mount Kinabalu from the resthouse
3.30pm - Cultural performance by the villagers
6.30pm - Dinner

Day 2 (includes breakfast, lunch and dinner)

7.00am - Breakfast
8.00am - Depart for jungle trek
12.00pm - Lunch
1.00pm - Jungle trekking and survival skills
5.00pm - Set up camp and wash in the stream
6.00pm - Dinner around the fire
7.00pm - Night Walk to spot nocturnal animals (optional)

Day 3 (includes breakfast and lunch)

7.00am - Breakfast
8.00am - Trek to Kampung Kiau
12.30pm - Arrive Kampung Kiau
1.00pm - Lunch
2.00pm - Depart for Kota Kinabalu
4.00pm - Arrive KK

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Dates and Prices


Trips available daily

2 - 3 pax RM 2010
4 - 6 pax RM 1320
7 - 9 pax RM 1090


Kampung Kiau trek with Fieldskills