5D4N Maliau Basin

Duration: 5Days 4Nights 

Maliau Basin also know as Sabah’s Lost World


Day 1 Kota Kinabalu – Maliau Basin Conservation Area (B, L & D) 

0700hrs Pick up from Hotel and travel for about 2hrs drive to Keningau Town through Crocker Range; enjoy the scenic mountainous countryside view.

0900hrs Expected to arrive at Keningau town, visit local coffee shop for a drinks and collect your packed lunch for consumption along the journey. 0930hrs Continue journey to Maliau Basin, part of the road are gravel and bumpy

1300hrs Expected to arrive at Maliau Basin Information Gallery, take a 20mins rest and get the overall information and understanding of Maliau Basin – Sabah’s Lost World. 1400hrs Proceed to Maliau Basin Studies Centre (MBSC) for registration and Check – in.

1530hrs Visit Maliau “SkyBriedge” and explore the Nature Trail. 1730hrs Return to lodge and leisure time 1930hrs Dinner at MBSC 2000hrs Video Presentation which give you a brief introduction to Maliau Basin Conservation Area 2030hrs Night Drive in search of nocturnal wildlife 2130hrs Return to lodge and get a good night test 0000hrs Light off

Day 2 MBSC – Agathis Camp – Nephenthes Camp (B, L & D)

0700hrs After breakfast proceed for 30mins drive to Agathis Camp for the trekking to begin. 0830hrs Briefing by the ranger before the 7km trekking start. The trek from Agathis to Nephenthes Camp (Also known as Camel Trophy Camp) is about a 5 – 6 hours trek over the rim of the basin, the first 2 hours uphill trek is challenging part of this adventure journey.

Simple packed lunch will be provided. Along the trails 1330hrs Expected to arrive at Nephenthes Camp. Basic facility to be provided at the camp. 1400hrs Leisure / If you are fit enough for another trekking, continue to the Takop Akop waterfall which is about 2.5km away from the camp or the Giluk Waterfall which is closer journey. You can also visit both if the time permissible 1900hrs Dinner / Rest

Day 3 Nephenthes – Maliau Waterfall – Ginseng Camp (B, L & D)

0700hrs Breakfast. Visit the 33m high Observation Tower, enjoy the majestic view and birding from the tower. 0830hrs Pack up your stuff and collect the packed lunch for 6km journey to Junction between Maliau Waterfall and Ginseng Camp 1200hrs Expected to arrive at Junction.

Stop for lunch and rest 1300hrs Proceed for 4.5km downhill trek to Maliau Waterfall.  Along the trails you will pass by Lobah Camp which give you an awesome panoramic view of Maliau Basin rim. 1500hrs Expected to arrive at Maliau Waterfall. Maliau waterfall is a spectacular seven-highest fall of which is a magnificent 28m fall.

1600hrs Depart Maliau fall and return to Ginseng Camp via the same tralis. Its takes about 5km fo Ginseng Camp from Maliau waterfall.1830hrs Expected to arrive at Ginseng Camp. Take a good rest, shower and freshen up 1930hrs Dinner and leisure

Day 4 Ginseng – Agathis – MBSC (B, L & D)

0700hrs Breakfast. 0800hrs Pack your stuff and boxed lunch and start for a 9km trekking journey to Agathis Camp. 1400hrs Expected to arrive at Agathis Camp. Waif for the transport to transfer you back to Studies Centre. After arrival, check in to the rest house and leisure. 1900hrs Dinner. (Optional night trails)

Day 5 MBSC – Kota Kinabalu 

0700hrs Breakfast. 0800hrs Depart centre and stopover at the 4-storey Observation Tower for a final picture of the Maliau Rim. 1200hrs Expected to arrive Keningau Town. Stop for a local lunch before continue journey to Kota Kinabalu 1600hrs Expected to arrive at Kota Kinabalu

Package Includes : 

  • Tour Guide
  • Forest Ranger cum Radioman
  • Meals – Full Board: except on arrival date (basic food provide)
  • Rental of VHF Radio
  • Return Transfer (overland) from Kota Kinabalu city Hotel
  • Conservation and User Fee (Campsites)

Important Notice:


  • Trekkers MUST submit their latest Fitness Certificate confirmed by a physicisn or doctor
  • Trekkers MUST submit a copy of their latest Personal Insurance Policy that covers emergency Helicopther evacuation
  • Special permission in needed and seperates charges are levied for professional photography or filming
  • Porter Services – can be engaged at the Agathis Camp. Trekkers are encouraged to carry their own bacpack – Personal porter will assist trekkers and provide general help around the camp – Maximum of 12 KG per porter – Charges – RM 100.00 per day

Things to Wear & Bring 

  • Suitable Trekking shoes
  • Leech Shoes
  • Extra Clothes
  • Waterproof Backpack
  • Trekking Pants
  • Raincoat
  • Camera for unforgettable moments
  • Insect Repellent
  • Extra socks
  • Head Torch
  • Water Purification Tablets