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 Mount Kinabalu - Walk the Torq Via Ferrata
(2Days/1Night) - International

Pick up from Kota Kinabalu
Subject to Availability
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Tour Code: BKI-49-SOLO Duration: 2 Days / 1 Night

Explore the gifts of Mother Nature on this tour as you gain a sense of wonder and serenity; humbled by the sights before you, a far cry from life in the city.

Highlights:

  • View the Beautiful Flora and Fauna at Kinabalu Park
  • Stand at the Summit of Mount Kinabalu and Catch the Sunrise
  • Experience Scenic Views on Adrenaline-Filled Walk the Torq on the Via Ferrata

Tour Description:

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

The first stop on our adventure is Kinabalu Park, which is Malaysia’s first World Heritage Site and is also the Centre of Plant Diversity for Southeast Asia. The Park is home to over 5,000 vascular plant species and around 90 lowland mammal species, among many others. The star attraction of the Park is none other than Mount Kinabalu, which is also the reason as to why you’re here. Once at the park, your guide will arrange all necessary registration for you and assign a mountain guide to you whom you’ll be sharing with some other guests.

At 10:00 am, you will be transferred from the Park headquarters to Timpohon Gate, the primary entry point to climbing Mount Kinabalu. This gate is the first checkpoint from the Park’s office and is usually taken by climbers in the morning. It is housed within a large house that has a small convenience store – should you want to stock up before starting your climb proper, and an observatory platform on top from which you can view the valley and Mount Kinabalu’s western ridge. From here, you will start hiking up to Pendant Hut which is a good distance away. The duration that is taken to get there usually ranges from 4 to 6 hours. Pendant Hut will be where you will rest for the night. After your arrival, settle into the Alpine-inspired hut and make some new friends. There is the mandatory Via Ferrata safety briefing that all climbers, be they first-timers or veteran mountaineers, have to attend. You will be briefed step by step on what you will be doing, from your hike up to the summit to wearing the harness and working the carabiners. Here is also where you’ll meet your Mountain Torq trainer. Laban Rata restaurant is a short walk away and is where you’ll be having your dinner. After dinner, settle in for bed at Pendant Hut by 8:00 pm.

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

You’ll have an early start to your day today by waking up at 1:30 am for an early supper. By 2:30 am, you’ll start your journey towards Mount Kinabalu’s summit, 4,095.2 metres above sea level. This should take approximately 3 hours. Around 5:40 am, you should reach the summit just in time to catch the beautiful sunrise. It is a sight that is out of this world, especially if the clouds are lying low on the day you climb. After admiring the sunrise, descend from Low’s Peak to meet your Mountain Torq trainer. You will then meet your Via Ferrata trainer at Sayat Sayat Hut to be guided along your Walk the Torq route along Via Ferrata.

This route is on Asia’s first Via Ferrata, which is also the world’s second highest at 3,200 to 3,800 metres above sea level. Walk the Torq is designed with beginner climbers in mind, allowing for a leisure 2 to 3-hour climb along the protected mountain path. On this Via Ferrata, beginners can access scenic sections of the mountains that are typically only available to experienced rock climbers and mountaineers. It is a safe and controlled environment in which one can experience the exciting challenges that climbing brings in the safest of conditions. With your heart and soul filled with the climb, it is now time to fill your stomach with food. At 9:30 am, return to Pendant Hut for a well-deserved breakfast after your scenic climb.

After breakfast, pack up and check-out of Pendant Hut and begin the trek down to Timpohon Gate. Once there, you will be transferred back to Kinabalu Park and should arrive before late afternoon. At the Park headquarters, you will collect your climb certificate as proof of participation and completion. With pride in your heart, enjoy a hearty buffet lunch at Balsam Restaurant. Later, you will meet with your guide again and depart to Kota Kinabalu, a trip which should take from 2 to 3 hours.

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 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 Pendant Hut
  • Meals: 1 Breakfast, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner 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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