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Sunset view at Hostel (Lodge) Km10.55
The Tawau Hills Park (under the direct jurisdiction of the Sabah Parks) is promoting their mountain climbing expedition to Mt. Lucia FREE OF CHARGE. Their FREE offer is inclusive of climbing permit, hostel stay at 10.55KM mark and climbing certificate.
However, guide and porters are at optional charges. Considered as tougher than Mt. Kinabalu due to its natural terrain.
At the starting portion of the trial is the
opportunity to visit the world's second tallest tropical tree
standing at a height of 88.32 metres.
Mountain Hostel (Lucia Camp) is at 10.55 km for night rest for the next morning summit conquest.
From the same Mountain Hostel Km10.55, Gunung Madgelena
is 4 km further away on a west ward trial.
Muddy and slippery climb right after 2 km.
The the 3 Km stretch of Kerangas Forest has 2 resting
When you see a huge rock wall with hanging mosses blocking the trail, you know you are near (200 meters) to reach the summit of Mt. Lucia. Do not worry about climbing over the huge rock. The trail is just at the let side of the rock for you to continue.
Cost to climb Mount Lucia :
a guide is 40 ringgit per day,
Over 600 bird species have been recorded in Borneo. The balcony of Mountain Lodge Km10.55 is an excellent bird watching/photography platform for Borneo birds.
Bird Photo at Tawau Hills
Sunday, March 31, 2013 Wong
The the 3 Km stretch of Kerangas Forest are
2 resting huts:
Last hut of the trail, next resting place is Lodge Km10.55 (Hostel)
Water from these two leafy shallow pools need boiling before drinking. But may not fit for drinking during dry seasons when water level became too low and unclear.
These are the last two huts along the mountain trail. After this is the long expected hostel at Km10.55 where hikers rest for nights and refill water from fresh mountain stream.
Back view of Mountain Lodge (Lucia Camp) at Km10.55 of the hiking trail.
Bed and water for night rest for the next
morning summit conquest.
Welcome to the summit of
Mount Lucia at 1,240 meters
There are 3 official distance of Lucia peak from park HQ.
13.25Km as indicated on the landmark on the peak.
Sabah Park's web page do not indicate any distances.
For hikers, just round the distance up to 13Km will do.