Mt Kinabalu Hike - Low's Peak Circuit Via Ferrata (2Days/1Night) - International

Pick up from Kota Kinabalu
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Tour Code: BKI-50  Duration: 2 Days / 1 Night

Brave Low’s Peak Circuit on Mount Kinabalu’s beautiful Via Ferrata and be rewarded with a view from the mountain that cannot be seen on other routes!

Highlights:

  • Witness the Bountiful Flora and Fauna at Kinabalu Park
  • Climb to the Summit of Mount Kinabalu to view the Sunrise from Above
  • Take on the Challenge of Climbing Low’s Peak Circuit on the Via Ferrata

    Tour Description:

    Day 1 –  Kota Kinabalu / Kinabalu Park / Timpohon Gate / Pendant Hut / Laban Rata Rest House

    Meet your guide between 6:00 am to 6:30 am to depart to Kinabalu Park and arrive by 8:30 am. Kinabalu Parks boasts the title of being Malaysia’s first World Heritage Site, and it is also the Centre of Plant Diversity for Southeast Asia with its collection of more than 5,000 vascular plant species. There are also around 90 lowland mammal species that make the Park their home. Mount Kinabalu is, of course, the main attraction at the Park. At the Park, your guide will arrange all the necessary registration for you as well as assign you to a mountain guide.

    You will be transferred to Timpohon Gate from the Park headquarters at 9:00 am. Timpohon Gate is the primary entry point to climbing Mount Kinabalu and is the first checkpoint from the Park’s office. The Gate is housed in a large house that includes a small convenience store and an observatory platform on the top. You can stock up on high-energy snacks at the store and get a quick glimpse of the valley and Mount Kinabalu’s western ridge from the platform. Leave for Pendant Hut by foot, hiking for a good 4 to 6 hours.

    Pendant Hut is an Alpine-inspired hut, and this is where you will make your bed for the night. Upon arrival at around 3:00 pm, settle in and attend the mandatory briefing on Via Ferrata safety. All first-timers and experienced mountaineers alike have to attend the briefing, during which information on your hike up to the summit, wearing of the harness and how to work the carabiners will be given, step by step. You will also get to meet your Mountain Torq trainer here. Rest your feet for an hour or so, then take a short walk down to Laban Rata Resthouse where you will have your dinner. After dinner, head back to Pendant Hut and try to get enough sleep.

    Day 2 – Pendant Hut / Mount Kinabalu Summit / Low’s Peak / Sayat Sayat Hut / Pendant Hut / Timpohon Gate / Kinabalu Park / Kota Kinabalu

    Wake up at 1:30 am for an early supper before starting your climb. By 2:30 am, you should be leaving the comfort of Pendant Hut to head for Mount Kinabalu’s summit, which sits 4,095.2 metres above sea level. Your travel time should take approximately 3 hours. Reach the summit by 5:40 am to be just in time for the sunrise. The sight of the sunrise from the summit will transport you to a paradise where the sky is multi-coloured and the valleys are soft, fluffy clouds. At 6:00 am, descend from Low’s Peak to meet your Mountain Torq trainer. You will be led to the 7.5-kilometre mark to meet your Via Ferrata trainer to guide you through your Low’s Peak Circuit activity on Via Ferrata.

    Mount Kinabalu’s Via Ferrata is Asia’s first and is also proudly the world’s second highest at 3,200 to 3,800 metres above sea level. The Via Ferrata allows for beginners to access scenic sections of the mountains that are usually only accessible to experienced climbers and mountaineers. The Low’s Peak Circuit route is one that no one should miss out on, not even seasoned mountaineers who have taken on Mount Kinabalu before, as on this route you will get to see an entirely different and incredibly gorgeous side of the plateau that the regular summit trail is unable to show you. Just before the blazing hot hour of noon, at 11:00 am, make your way back to Pendant Hut for a well-earned breakfast.

    After your breakfast, pack up your belongings and check-out of Pendant Hut. You will trek back down to Timpohon Gate, where you will be transferred back to Kinabalu Park. After about 4 hours of trekking, you should arrive at the Gate, and then you will be taken back to Kinabalu Park to receive your climb certificate of participation and completion. Enjoy a hearty buffet lunch at Balsam Restaurant, then meet with your guide once again and depart to Kota Kinabalu.

    Cancellation Policy:

    Cancellations after confirmation of tour will incur a 50% charge of the total package price. This fund is not refundable, in whole or in part, cannot be brought forward and/or used for future bookings.

    • Cancellation within 29-15 days prior to the tour date: 75% of total package payment incurred
    • Cancellation within 14-2 days prior to the tour date: 85% of total package payment incurred
    • Cancellation within 24 hours or no show: No refunds

    Pick-Up Time:  

    • 6:00 am - 6:30 am

    What's Included:

    • English-speaking guide
    • Return Transfer (Kota Kinabalu – Kinabalu Park)
    • Return Transfer (Park HQ – Timpohon Gate)
    • Mountain Guide
    • Entrance Fee
    • Climbing Permit
    • Climbing Insurance
    • One (1) Night’s Accommodation at Pendant Hut
    • Meals: 1 Breakfast, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner and 1 Supper
    • Certificate
    • Equipment for Via Ferrata Activity
    • Via Ferrata Trainer

    What's Not Included:

    • Any Items Not Mentioned
    • Porter Fee (RM130/10kg)
    • Luggage Keeping Fee (RM12/Luggage)
    • Beverages
    • Travel Insurance
    • Airfare

    Additional Information:

    • Transfer duration above are estimated and subject to traffic and weather condition, and not inclusive of any sightseeing
    • Accommodations are subject to availability. Prices shown are based on two(2) pax. For solo or group travellers, please check with Adventoro Concierge (Call / Whatsapp +6010 468 8011)
    • Accommodations are subject to availability. Please check with Adventoro Concierge
    • Please prepare waterproof backpack, trekking or running shoes with good grip, warm clothing, windbreaker, extra clothing, raincoat, head torch, toiletries, refillable water bottle, high energy food (chocolates, nuts, energy bars)
    • Extra luggage can be stored at Kinabalu Park HQ at a nominal fee of MYR 10 per piece prior to climb
    • RM150 Surcharge on transportation if the client failed to follow scheduled departure 1600 hrs after the mountain climb
    • Local mountain guide will accompany clients during the trek to the summit
    • Please adhere to strict pick-up time punctuality. Tour operators may forfeit tours for travellers if no-show during stipulated time
    • Registered name of the traveller must be corresponding with photograph documentation (Example: Passport). Tour operators reserve the right to reject if registered traveller fails to provide photographed documentation of their own
    • Note: Starting from 1st September 2017, a tourism tax of RM10 per room per night will be imposed on non-Malaysian tourists for all types of hotels and accommodations. This is payable to the hotel upon check-out

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