Saturday, April 25, 2009

Exploring The Malaysia 2nd Highest Mountain, Mount Trusmadi (2,462 M)

Location : Mount Trusmadi, Sabah, Malaysia
Date : 31/7/09 (Friday) – 3/8/09 (Monday) (4D3N)

About Mount Trusmadi
Trusmadi Mount, measuring at 2,462m or 8,669ft, is the Malaysia second highest mountain after Gunung Kinabalu (4,101m or 13,433ft) but is said to offer a much more challenging climb. Situated between the districts of Tambunan to the north and Keningau to the south (in the state of Sabah in Borneo).

Unlike Mount Kinabalu which is visited by thousands of people every year, Mount Trusmadi – situated some 70km southeast of Kota Kinabalu – is not a tourist mountain and is rarely visited. Until recently, there are only one or two expeditions climb on this mountain each year.
The slopes of the mountain, which are covered with rich vegetation houses many species of birds, animals and plants, making it a trekker's haven.

The summit (of Mount Trusmadi) is reputed to have the best dawn view of Mount Kinabalu, which lies over 40km to the north. A unique pitcher plant, Nepenthes x trusmadiensis (a natural hybrid between Nepenthes lowii and Nepenthes edwardsiana) is found here and nowhere else.

Tentative Trip Itinerary
Day 1 ( 31 July 2009 ) – [D]
0700 hrs Depart from LCCT or KLIA to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (take 1st flight)
0930 hrs ETA Kota Kinabalu, pick up and depart for 3 hours drive over the Crocker Range to Tambunan.
1500 hrs Arrival at Tambunan and depart to Kg Kaingaran which is the starting point by 4WD.Set up tent, free at leisure,coffee/tea break
2000 hrs Dinner, camp talk

Day 2 ( 1 Aug 2009 ) – [B/L/D]
0700 hrs Breakfast then prepare for climb
0830 hrs Start trekking ( 6 – 8 hours) lunch enroute
1600 hrs Arrive at base camp,Set up tent,free at leisure
1900 hrs Dinner, camp talk

Day 3 ( 2 Aug 2009 ) – [B/L/D]
0600 hrs Witness beautiful sunrise then breakfast
0630 hrs Proceed to the summit.Witness the outstanding view of Mount Trusmadi
0830 hrs Arrive at the summit
0900 hrs Descend to base camp
1000 hrs Arrive at base camp
1100 hrs Start Descend
1500 hrs Arrive at Kg. Kaingaran ( starting Point ).Continue to Tambunan
1700 hrs Proceed to Kota Kinabalu
1900 hrs Arrive at Kota Kinabalu.

Day 4 ( 3 Aug 2009 )
0600 hrs Free at leisure ( Kota Kinabalu Town )
* Optional tour to Manukan Island additional cost at RM 100 per person. Other tour can be arrange but at own cost.
1700 hrs Depart to Kota Kinabalu Airport
2030 hrs Depart by Air Asia Flight to LCCT,Kuala Lumpur
2300 hrs Arrive at LCCT/KLIA, Kuala Lumpur, Tour Ends

Price Per Person : RM 800.00 (Land cost only, ex Kota Konabalu)
Payment : To confirm your booking, arrange to pay RM800 as full payment before 5/7/09 at our Lafuma Bangsar and fill up the necessary form.

** LIMITED TO 12 PARTICIPANTS ON FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS ONLY.

Experience - It will be to your advantage if you have some previous Mt. Climbing experience.

Things you should Bring: Suitable walking shoes, Warm clothing, Windbreaker/Rain jacket, Long sleeve shirts, Change of clothes, Sleeping bag, Sleeping mat, Drinking water, High energy food (e.g. chocolate, nuts, raisins, glucose), Cutlery set, Medication, Sun block lotion, Lip gloss, Deep heat lotion, Plasters, Insect repellent, Binoculars, Camera, Water proof bag for your camera if you bring one, Headlamp, Extra socks, Towel, Gloves, Hat Mask, Toiletries. (Get the checklist of items from us accordingly)

Package excludes: Air Flight Ticket, Airline War Risk & Fuel Surcharge, Personal Travel Insurance, Porter to Mt. Trusmadi (RM150.00 per porter with weight not more than 20kg), Meals which are not stated in the itinerary & Alcoholic or drinks (any kinds), Additional Day Tours, Transfer/s, Service/s & others which not mentioned in itinerary

The organizer have the right to cancel or change the itinerary according to the circumstances at each point of time that may caused by the lack of participants, weather conditions or any unforeseen incidents.

Closing date : 5 July 2009.

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