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trek Borneo for Marie Curie

itinerary

DAY 1

Departure Day

As a group we depart from Belfast Airport.

DAY 2

Arrive Borneo

Arrive in Kuala Lumpar and catch our connecting flight to Kota Kinabalu. We transfer from the airport to our centrally located hotel and have the rest of the day to explore the city, relax and prepare for the coming days. We re-group in the evening for a welcome meal and briefing on the days ahead.

DAY 3

Kota Kinabulu to Kiau Village

We rise early, and after breakfast we transfer to Nabalu at the foot of Mount Kinabalu, where we begin our trek across mountain ranges and through the jungle, via Miki Survival Camp to Kiau Village. We will overnight in a local home and experience the lives of the Dusan Hill tribe.

DAY 4

Kiau Village to Kinabalu National Park

We start the day with an early breakfast before heading off to Kinabalu National Park, to start our 11,000ft ascent. After a day of spectacular views, we will retire early to our mountain huts in preparation for our summit day tomorrow.

DAY 5

Mount Kinabalu Summit

Waking in the early hours of the morning, we depart our huts and begin the three hour climb to the summit. We will have the support of ropes and ladders in some places as we climb up the granite rock to the peak. The ascent is steep at times, but we will be blessed with glorious views once we’ve made it to the top! After enough time to capture some wonderful photos, we descend and leave the National Park and transfer to Sabah, where we will check-in to a Native Longhouse for the night.

DAY 6

Nabutan to Murak

After breakfast, we will transfer to Nabutan to begin the POW Sandakan-Ranau March. We will stop in Nalapak for lunch and continue on after, to the village of Muruk. We will be transferred back to Sabah and will spend a second night in a Native Longhouse.

DAY 7

Murak to Kota Kinabalu

Leaving Sabah after breakfast, we will transfer back to Murak to trek up Marakau Hill and across the Ranau Plain to the Ranau POW Camp and Memorial. After lunch, we will visit the Kundasang War Memorial for a short historical talk on the Sandakan Ranau Death March of WW2, where 2,500 Australian and British soldiers perished. Transferring to Kota Kinabalu for our last night, we will then end our challenge celebrating our achievements with a farewell dinner.

DAY 8

Departure Day

We have a free day to explore the city of Kota Kinabalu before transferring to the airport for our flight home.

DAY 9

Arrive in the UK

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