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Mount Kinabalu Via Ferrata Walk The Torq Climb
(3Days/2Nights) - Malaysian

Pick up from Kota Kinabalu

Tour Code: BKI-70 Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights

Take on the challenge of the Via Ferrata route of Mount Kinabalu and be rewarded with scenic views of the sunrise and lush valleys!

Highlights:

  • Visit the Popular Nabalu Market and get a taste of the local Delicacies
  • Bask in the Beauty of the Sunrise at Low’s Peak
  • Conquer the Climb up Mount Kinabalu’s Via Ferrata, the Second Highest in the World

Tour Description:

Day 1 – Kota Kinabalu / Nabalu Market / Kinabalu Park

Embark on a journey to Mount Kinabalu with your first stop being Nabalu Market. You’ll first take a roadtrip from Kota Kinabalu city to Nabalau town. You’ll get to enjoy the picturesque views of the Kinabalu countryside with its local villages and wide stretches of paddy fields. Enjoy the peaceful feeling of being away from the bustling city while on this drive before arriving at Nabalu Town.

The small town is only 12 km away from Kinabalu park making it a popular tourist location where visitors can make a quick pit stop before continuing on. At the market itself, you’ll be able to buy fruits, snacks or souvenirs to take with you as there are small stalls all set up around the town. The town also has a 15-metre watchtower that offers visitors an amazing panoramic view of Mount Kinabalu in all its glory. This is one of the best spots to get a full view photo of the famous mountain so take all the selfies or wefies that you can before going to Kinabalu Park.

Once you’ve done enough sightseeing and purchasing at Nabalu, continue on your journey to Kinabalu Park. The world heritage site is also the Centre of Plant Diversity for Southeast Asia, boasting a collection of over 5,000 vascular plant species. Around 90 species of lowland mammals also call the Park their home of which you might get a glimpse of during your trek the next day. Check-in to your room for the night and enjoy a dinner before settling into bed.

Day 2 – Park HQ / Timpohon Gate / Ascend Mount Kinabalu / Laban Rata – Pendant Hut

After having breakfast at the Park Restaurant, you will collect your packed lunch and head to the Park HQ where you will carry out registration for the climb, apply for your ID tag and meet your assigned mountain guide. Your ID tag should be worn at all times in case of any emergencies. Once all necessary registrations have been carried out, you will be transferred to Timpohon Gate, the primary entry point where climbers begin their ascent.

The climb to where you’ll be staying overnight will take approximately 4 to 5 hours to reach. It is a long and tiring climb but the reward of a toasty place to rest after is well worth the effort. It also means that the real adventure has started! As you trek up Mount Kinabalu you will pass by diverse vegetation zones such as Oak and Chestnut that morph into mossy forests that eventually give way to thriving alpine vegetation.

When you finally arrive at the Panalaban base camps where all the huts are located, settle down and warm up. There will be a briefing on Via Ferrata safety which first-timers and veteran climbers alike must attend. The briefing will cover all necessary information that climbers should know before departing for their climb the next day. Head to Laban Rata restaurant later for a buffet dinner to stock up on your energy. Head to bed as soon as you can as your journey will start very early tomorrow.

Day 3 – Low’s Peak / Descend Mount Kinabalu / Kota Kinabalu

At 1:30 am you will be awoken for an early supper so that you can start your climb early and catch the sunrise at the summit of Mount Kinabalu. The summit of Low’s Peak sits at 4,095.2 metres above sea level and is the perfect spot to get a view of the sunrise from above the clouds on a good day. It is truly a magical sight to see the sky start to lighten and split into colourful hues above a blanket of thick clouds.

The Low’s Peak Circuit route is along Mount Kinabalu’s Via Ferrata, which is the second highest in the world. On this route, you will get the opportunity to view a vastly different and gorgeous side of the plateau that the other regular summit trails cannot grant you. No matter how many times you’ve conquered Mount Kinabalu, if you have never gone down the Low’s Peak Circuit then you are missing out on an amazing opportunity.

After the fulfilling journey, begin your descent from Mount Kinabalu. Back at the huts, you will have your late breakfast then check-out. Trek back down to Timpohon Gate to be transferred back to the Park HQ. Once you’re back there, you may collect your Certificate of Achievement as proof that you made the climb and made it back successfully! Enjoy a buffet lunch in the Park and prepare for the 2-hour journey back to Kota Kinabalu City.

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:

  • 10:00 am - 10:30 am

What's Included:

  • English-speaking mountain guide
  • Return Transfer (Kota Kinabalu – Kinabalu Park)
  • Return Transfer (Park HQ – Timpohon Gate)
  • Via Ferrata Mountain Guide
  • Entrance Fee
  • Climbing Permit
  • Climbing Insurance
  • One (1) Night’s Accommodation at Kinabalu Park
  • One (1) Night’s Accommodation at Pendant Hut
  • Meals: 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners and 1 Supper
  • Certificate
  • Walk the Torq Activity

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

Pick-Up Locations

Refer to the map below to see a list of pick up locations that are available for you to choose from. You can select your desired pick up location when you book the tour.

List of Locations:

    Pick up is also available for other locations under the vicinity of Kota Kinabalu. For more information, please contact Adventoro's concierge service.

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