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2D1N Hike the Adventurous Mount Kinabalu with Via Ferrata

Mount Kinabalu, Ranau, Sabah, Malaysia
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2 Days 1 Night

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

20 people




This is an Activity for Everyone. The Mt Kinabalu via ferrata is devised to give climbers with little or no climbing experience access to rock faces normally reached by mountaineers and rock climbers. The minimum requirements needed for the first time via ferrate climber are:

  • Average fitness level (Able to hike up to 3,200m in 6 hrs)
  • At least 10 years old and 1.3meters tall
  • Do not have a fear of heights or are willing to conquer their fear of heights

A via ferrata (or ‘iron road’ in Italian, plural via ferrate) is a protected mountain pathway consisting of a series of rungs, rails, cables and bridges embracing the rock face. It allows access to scenic sections of the mountains that are typically available only to rock climbers and mountaineers. The world’s highest via ferrata, Mountain Torq – which also happens to be Asia’s first – can now be found on Mt Kinabalu in Malaysian Borneo.

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  • • Mount Kinabalu Climb via Timpohon Trail
  • • Low's Peak Summit (Highest Elevation 4095.2M)
  • • Via Ferrata Activity (Walk The Torq)
  • • 1 Night Pendant Hut

Bulk discount (by amount)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 2-6 pax 2 6 15
2 7-15 pax 7 15 20
Bulk discount children
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 2-6 pax 2 6 15
2 7-15 pax 7 15 20


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Day 1: Kota Kinabalu/ Kinabalu Park HQ/ Timpohon Gate/ Ascend Mount Kinabalu/ Pendant Hut

• 0600hrs - 0645hrs: Pick-up from your hotel lobby and depart on a 2 hrs journey to Kinabalu Park Headquarter. Collect your packed lunch.
• 0900hrs: Our guide will arrange for all necessary registrations, assign you a mountain guide and apply for your ID TAG.
• Remember to wear your ID TAG at all times.
• You'll then be transferred to the starting point – Timpohon Gate – where your journey and quest to the summit of Borneo’s highest mountain begins! The climb will take approximately 4-5 hours.
• The trek will pass by different vegetation zones from Oak and Chestnut to mossy and eventually to alpine type of vegetations.
• 1500hrs: Arrive at Pendant hut @ 3,289m and settle in.
• 1530hrs: Attend the mandatory Via Ferrata familiarization in Pendant Hut and meet your Mountain Torq trainer.
• 1800hrs: Buffet Dinner at Laban Rata restaurant and overnight at Pendant Hut.
• 2000hrs: Lights out.

Day 2: Low's Peak/ Walk the Torq/ Descend Mount Kinabalu/ Kota Kinabalu

0130hrs: Wake up for early supper & pack up.
0230hrs: Continuation of the journey towards the summit of Mount Kinabalu.
0540hrs: Summit Low's peak @ 4,095m and catch the sunrise.
0600hrs: Descend Low’s Peak to meet your Mountain Torq trainer.
0715hrs: Meet your via Ferrata trainer at Sayat Sayat Hut @ 3,668m for Walk the Torq via Ferrata experience (introductory via Ferrata, French grade PD).
0930hrs: Return to Pendant Hut for a well-earned late breakfast.
1100hrs: Check out of Pendant Hut.
Descend to Timpohon Gate.
Arrive at Timpohon Gate (Est. arrival 15:00hrs to 17:00hrs) and transfer to headquarters to collect the certificate of achievement.
Lunch will be served in Kinabalu Park.
Transfer back to Kota Kinabalu city. The journey takes approx. 2 hrs.


  • Meals as Stated (Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Dinner, Supper)
  • Accommodation (1 Night at Pendant Hut @ Panalaban (Non-Heated Dormitory Bunk-bed with sharing bathroom & toilet)
  • Entrance Fee
  • Return Hotel Transfer (Seat-In-Coach)
  • Return Transfer (Park HQ - Timpohon Gate - Park HQ)
  • Mountain Guide, Ferrata Trainer, Climbing Insurance, Climbing Permit
  • Mount Kinabalu Certificate and Certificate Holder
  • English-Speaking Support Team
  • Airfares
  • Porter Fee
  • Alcoholic Drinks
  • Any Items Not Mentioned


Multi day

Tour's Location

Mount Kinabalu, Ranau, Sabah, Malaysia


Things You Should Prepare for Mountain Climb
- Waterproof backpack to store your items
- Trekking or running shoe with good grip
- Warm clothing/Long sleeves shirt/Hiking pants
- Jacket/Windbreaker
- Extra clothing and socks
- Small towel
- Hand gloves and winter hat
- Disposable raincoats
- Head torch (compulsory)
- Personal toiletries
- Refillable water bottle (0.5 - 1 Litre)
- High energy foods such as chocolates, nuts, biscuits, sweets, energy bars
- Your extra luggage can be stored at Kinabalu Park HQ at a nominal fee of MYR 12 per piece prior climb.
Things You Wish to Bring
- Medication such as headache tablets or altitude sickness tablets
- Tissue paper / Toilet roll
- Sunblock lotion, lip gloss, plasters
- Insect repellent / Mosquito Oil
- Camera with waterproof bag
- Sandals / Slippers
- Plastic bags
Important Mountain Torq Policy for Via Ferrata Climbers
- Climbers MUST present their original passports/IC for climb registration at Kinabalu Park HQ on the actual day of the climb. Please bring it along with you.
- Climbers MUST attend the compulsory Via Ferrata briefing/training session in Pendant Hut between 15:00hrs-16:00hrs (Latest Cut-off time) on 1st day of the climb.
- Climbers MUST descend & arrive at the starting point by 06:30hrs (LPC) or 07:15hrs (WTT) for each activity (Latest Cut-off time) on 2nd day of the climb.
- All Via Ferrata activities will be conducted together in mix groups by qualified Mountain Torq Ferrata trainers.
- Climbers who fail to comply with the timing will not be able to proceed with the selected Via Ferrata Teaser activity. No reimbursement shall be made.
- Via Ferrata activity can be cancelled due to bad weather for the safety of all climbers, NO reimbursement shall be made.
Transportation Agreement
- Our friendly guide will meet you at your hotel lobby / greet you at the airport arrival hall with a placard bearing your good name. Should you encounter difficulties in locating our guide, you can call our hotline number/s stated in your itinerary for further assistance.
- We do not recommend climbers to catch your flight on the same day you descend the mountain due to possible delay from injuries, tiredness and/or bad weather and traffic conditions.
- For 2 Days / 1 Night packages with Via Ferrata, our transport will pick you up from your Hotel between 06:00hrs - 06:45hrs. (Arrange with your hotel for early breakfast)
- Add MYR 30 nett per person per way for transport to/from locations outside Kota Kinabalu city (e.g. Beringgis Beach Resort/Langkah Syabas Beach Resort / Papar / Kinarut Area).
- All transportations are based on Seat-In-Coach. This is a transfer service in which clients share their vehicle with other clients. This is a door-to-door service with multiple pickups & drop-offs throughout the journey. Do expect some short waiting time.
- After descending to Kinabalu Park HQ, climbers are subject to pre-determined pickup time set by us with the last transport returning to Kota Kinabalu city latest by 1800hrs. We will ensure your possible wait of not more than 2 hours at Park HQ. However, if you missed the last transport (which is unlikely) or wish to depart at your own preferred timing, we can arrange a vehicle for private transfer for you (Subject to availability). Please understand that the surcharge for any private transfer will have to be borne by you.
- Private Transfer Surcharge: - MYR 250/vehicle/way
- Our group rates are quoted without deviation, which means we provide only one return transfers for your group. If your group requires more than one return transfers, additional transfer charges may apply.
- Baby Car Seats (for infant aged 0-2) and Child Booster Seats (for children aged 3-11) are available for rental. Please check with your tour consultant for availability.
Important information
- Climbers who reach Timpohon Gate after 16:30 Hrs will be imposed a fee of MYR 15 per hour per guide and need to pay directly to mountain guide on the spot.
- Tipping is like giving a hug. Although it’s never expected, it’s always very much appreciated.
- Laban Rata Resthouse does NOT provide boiled water for drinking/refill to climbers. Coffee & Tea will only be provided complimentary during Breakfast & Supper. However, mineral water, coffee, tea, and other hot drinks and Soft Drinks are still available for purchase at the Grocery Counter (Laban Rata Resthouse).
- Pendant Hut provides filtered hot water for drinking/refill to climbers.
- Standard check-in and check-out times for most hotels & resorts are 1400 Hrs & 1200 Hrs respectively. However, check-in & check-out times may vary depending on each accommodation. So kindly check with us to get accurate check-in & check-out times of your accommodation.


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