• The challenge

    ★★★✰ Epic level expedition.

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  • Your journey

    3 days 2 nights. Start and end at Kota Kinabalu.

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  • The elements

    Tropical rain-forests, swamps, mangroves and rivers.

Spine Of Sabah

Salt Trail Expedition

Limited run

About this Expedition

Challenge yourself to one of FoundLost's toughest expeditions in Borneo by following in the footsteps of the Tambunan people on the Salt Trail.

Stretching over 34 km, this extremely challenging trek will bring you over mountains, across rivers, and through isolated tribes in the day, while nights will be spent in the homes of the hospitable local Dusun tribespeople.

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Salt Trail Expedition



36 KM Jungle Trek

Cut through thick foliage and wade through rivers to trace the Salt Trail.

Ascend Over 2000 Meters

Climb more than 2000 meters of ascent, from a height of 1320 meters to trough of 220 meters.

Live Like A Tribesmen

In the heart of the jungle away from civilization, the only people you will encounter will be the Dusun tribemen, whose home you will share.


Salt Trail Expedition

Reach Kampung Village

Before the crack of dawn, embark on an eight hour trek through swamps and jungles to reach the Kampung village, where you'll spend a night with the local tribe.

Summit Mount Dolingo (1306m)

After climbing 5 peaks in the first two days, push yourself even further to summit the final peak of the expedition - Mt. Dolingo.

Papar & Ponobukan Rivers

Face the Papar and Ponobukan rivers, a crossing that can instantly transform from calm waters to raging rapids.

Expedition itinerary

Day 1

  • Depart Kota Kinabalu for Inobong Sub Station (Approximately 1 hour)
  • Welcome briefing & Introductions
  • Trek to Kg. Terian (Approximately 6 to 8 hours)
  • Lunch (en-route)
  • Arrive at Kg. Terian
  • Kg. Terian (Latitude: 5°48'37.40"N Longitude: 116°10'49.74"E, 285M ASL)
  • Free at own leisure
  • Evening meal
  • Overnight stay at Kg. Terian Community Hall

Day 2

  • Breakfast
  • Trek to Kg. Kionop
  • Pass by Kg Buayan (Latitude: 5°46'21.87"N Longitude: 116°11'28.05"E, 250M ASL)
  • Lunch (en-route)
  • Arrive at Kg. Kionop (Latitude: 5°44'36.07"N Longitude: 116°13'8.29"E, 410M ASL)
  • Free at own leisure
  • Evening meal
  • Overnight stay at Kg. Kionop Church

Day 3

  • Breakfast
  • Trek to Kg. Malungung Sub Station (Latitude: 5°39'36.72"N Longitude: 116°15'2.27"E, 825M ASL)
  • Lunch (en-route)
  • Arrive at Kg. Malungung Sub Station
  • Expedition closure & transfer to Kota Kinabalu (Approximately 2 hours)

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  • Book your expedition from 14 days to 6 months from now.
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