Laban Rata Lodge

Sensational views down Mount Kinabalu and over the surrounding area

Laban Rata Lodge

Situated in the endemic-rich Kinabalu National Park at an altitude of 3,272m above sea level, Laban Rata lodge is the final accommodation before reaching the summit of Mount Kinabalu.

Laban Rata Lodge offers sensational views down the mountain and over the surrounding area. There is a friendly and quiet atmosphere, the simple accommodation is clean and each room has comfortable bunk beds. Most are dormitories shared by four to six guests of the same sex and have shared bathrooms that currently do not have hot water. There are also private twin and VIP rooms but they are often booked up early – so if you want one, early booking is essential.

There is a restaurant serving hearty meals at flexible hours to ensure guests can replenish their energy levels after or before a day of hiking. There is also a small shop where snacks and drinks can be obtained.

Facilities

3 private rooms plus 60 dormitory beds. Shared bathrooms, bunk bed dormitory rooms, 24-hour electricity, restaurant, snack shop.

Local Wildlife

The park has an extremely high biodiversity, including a large number of endemic species, and vegetation types ranging from humid lowland rainforest through to oak and chestnut forests and sub-alpine mountain habitat. There are over 700 orchid species, 600 species of fern (including large tree ferns), 600 species of butterfly and 326 species of bird including the mountain serpent-eagle and the wreathed hornbill.

Optional Activities

Climbs to the summit of Mount Kinabalu.

Number of rooms

3

Air Conditioning

No

Swimming Pool

No

Jonathan Morris
Area Specialist

It can get noisy staying in the lodge, so earplugs are recommended. Expect a very early (3am) start for the assent of Mt Kinabalu. The lodge gets very busy so book early, especially if you want one of the private rooms.

If you have any queries about this accommodation please feel free to call me directly on +44 (0)1803 866965 or...

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