TOP OF THE WORLD” SUNRISE LEISURE HIKE (ST VERONICA’S HILL)
- Rugged trek hiking
- Beautiful Panoramic Views from St Veronica’s Hill Peak
- Local Breakfast at Tamparuli Town
- Hotel Pick up / Drop off
OVERVIEW OF THE LOCATION
Located in Tamparuli about an hour’s drive from Kota Kinabalu City, the beautiful St. Veronica’s Hill towers over the rustic Tamparuli town and surrounding villages at 278 meters above sea level. The locals of Sabah call it Bukit Perahu, which means “Hill Boat” in Malay, because of an inverted boat-shaped rock that sits near the summit’s clearing.
St. Veronica’s Hill offers a leisure trek up to the peak on a rocky terrain. While the majority of the trail leads through trees and bushes, occasional shrub openings towards the top afford a splendid bird’s eye view.
In the early morning, a sunrise hike will be rewarded with a spectacular view of Mount Kinabalu overlooking the misty low lands – giving you a true “Top of the World” experience!
A combination of scenic views, exercise, and a little bit of mystery thrown together, this hill catches the fancy of both hiking enthusiasts and leisure explorers alike.
ST. VERONICA’S HILL SUNRISE HIKE / TAMPARULI / KOTA KINABALU
04:30am : Your first adventure starts in the early morning with the pick up from your hotel lobby and leisure drive to Tamparuli Town.
05:15am : Upon arrival at the starting point, begin the trek to the summit (278m a.s.l) of St Veronica’s Hill, also known as Bukit Perahu. Along the way, you will pass a total of 14 crosses planted by St. Phillip Roman Catholic Church of Tamparuli. Every year during Easter Day, Roman Catholic locals participate in a mini pilgrimage up the hill for the “Stations of the Cross” event, stopping at each cross to commemorate Jesus Christ’s last day on earth as a man.
06:00am : Once you have reached the summit, you will be rewarded with a spectacular view as you experience the true beauty of Sabah’s nature! Enjoy panoramic sights from the peak’s clearing, with the breathtaking backdrop of the majestic Mount Kinabalu and the shimmering river snaking past the rustic Tamparuli Town. If you are fortunate to climb with good weather, you would witness an incredible sunrise kissing the lands with gold!
07:00am : When you have enjoyed the full grandeur to your heart’s content, you can begin your descent.
08:00am : Upon reaching back to the starting point, transfer to Tamparuli Town. Take a walk on the famous “Jambatan Tamparuli” suspension bridge, and soak up the small-town charm as you stroll past numerous historical wooden shop houses and visit the local market. Breakfast will be a simple affair at one of the local food stalls. After breakfast, transfer back to Kota Kinabalu.
- 1 Breakfast
- Hotel Pickup & Drop off, Land Transportation (Seat-In-Coach)
- Meals as Stated and English-Speaking Guide
- Personal Travel Insurance
- Any Items Not Mentioned
RM 250 (Per Adult)
RM 130 (Per Child)