Via Ferrata @ Mount Kinabalu

Mt Kinabalu

Laban Rata Resthouse

Pendant Hut

Mt Kinabalu Climb

An avid climber or someone who is just starting to get your feet accustomed to your first hiking boots. Come climb with us! Mountain Torq’s Via Ferrata is designed for anyone who is able to scale Mt Kinabalu and wishes to take the experience to even greater heights!

Experience the excitement of mountaineering within a safe and controlled environment. With a proper system of routes, devices and an experienced trainer to guide you, Via Ferrata climbing allows anyone to experience the exciting challenges of this sport under the safest of conditions.

Itineraries & Cost

4 Days Walk The Torq Itinerary

Day 01: Kota Kinabalu – Kinabalu Nature Park (Dinner)

Upon arrival at KKIA, our Sabah caretaker will meet you and transfer to Kinabalu Park. The journey will take approximately 2 hours and drive through some scenic countryside and breathtaking view of Mountain Range. Stop at Nabalu, a typical roadside market along the way for local handicraft and fruits. Continue heading to Kinabalu Nature Park (1500m), at the foot of Mt Kinabalu. Enjoy the cool temperature and serene surroundings within the World Heritage site. Check in at Mile36 Lodge near Kinabalu Park for rest before dinner in Lodge.

Overnight twin/triple Room at Mile36 Lodge

Note:

  • Recommended arrival at KKIA is before 5pm
  • If arrive KKIA at 8pm, the dinner will be at a local restaurant along the drive to Kinabalu Park.

Day 02: KINABALU PARK / LABAN RATA (Breakfast, packed lunch, buffet dinner)

After enjoy your morning breakfast and collect your packed lunch at Mile26 Lodge, meet our Sabah Caretaker at 7.15am for transfer to Sabah Parks Registration Office for registration, meet mountain guide and porter (if any) and proceed to Timpohon Gate (1866m) for the trek to Laban Rata. The trail ascends through vegetation change from Oak and Chestnut to mossy forest and eventually to alpine vegetation. The trek will take about 4-6 hours to Laban Rata Resthouse (3272m). Remember to arrive Pendant Hut by 3pm to attend the mandatory via ferrata safety briefing meet your Mountain Torq trainer (4pm Cut-off time for via ferrata safety briefing). Enjoy your Via Ferrata Teaser and buffet dinner at Laban Rata Restaurant and sunset before lights out at 9pm.

Overnight Laban Rata Pendant Hut Dorm

Day 03 : SUMMIT – WALK THE TORQ – LABAN RATA – KOTA KINABALU (Early supper, breakfast)

At 1.30am, have an early supper and pack up for hike to Low’s Peak for sunrise with Mt guide at around 2.30am. The final ascent to the summit begins very early and takes about 2-3 hours to be on the top for sunrise. When you arrive the summit at Low’s peak (4,095.2m), a great sense of achievements will fill you.

After enjoying the sunrise, if you are doing the Walk the Torq route, please descend by 6am  in order to reach the meeting point for your Walk the Torq experience. At about 9.30am, return to Pendant Hut for a well-earned breakfast before continuing on down to park headquarters. Collect your successful certificate and transfer to Kota Kinabalu.

Overnight Kota Kinabalu hotel (3-star)

Day 04: DEPARTURE (Breakfast)

After breakfast, free at leisure before transfer to airport for your flight departure home.

4 Days Low’s Peak Circuit Itinerary

Day 01: Kota Kinabalu – Kinabalu Nature Park (Dinner)

Upon arrival at KKIA, our Sabah caretaker will meet you and transfer to Kinabalu Park. The journey will take approximately 2 hours and drive through some scenic countryside and breathtaking view of Mountain Range. Stop at Nabalu, a typical roadside market along the way for local handicraft and fruits. Continue heading to Kinabalu Nature Park (1500m), at the foot of Mt Kinabalu. Enjoy the cool temperature and serene surroundings within the World Heritage site. Check in at Mile36 Lodge near Kinabalu Park for rest before dinner in Lodge.

Overnight twin/triple Room at Mile36 Lodge

Note:

  • Recommended arrival at KKIA is before 5pm
  • If arrive KKIA at 8pm, the dinner will be at a local restaurant along the drive to Kinabalu Park.

Day 02: KINABALU PARK / LABAN RATA (Breakfast, packed lunch, buffet dinner)

After enjoy your morning breakfast and collect your packed lunch at Mile26 Lodge, meet our Sabah Caretaker at 7.15am for transfer to Sabah Parks Registration Office for registration, meet mountain guide and porter (if any) and proceed to Timpohon Gate (1866m) for the trek to Laban Rata. The trail ascends through vegetation change from Oak and Chestnut to mossy forest and eventually to alpine vegetation. The trek will take about 4-6 hours to Laban Rata Resthouse (3272m). Remember to arrive Pendant Hut by 3pm to attend the mandatory via ferrata safety briefing meet your Mountain Torq trainer (4pm Cut-off time for via ferrata safety briefing). Enjoy your Via Ferrata Teaser and buffet dinner at Laban Rata Restaurant and sunset before lights out at 9pm.

Overnight Laban Rata Pendant Hut Dorm

 

Day 03 : SUMMIT – LOW’S PEAK CIRCUIT – LABAN RATA – KOTA KINABALU (Early supper, breakfast)

At 1.30am, have an early supper and pack up for hike to Low’s Peak for sunrise with Mt guide at around 2.30am. The final ascent to the summit begins very early and takes about 2-3 hours to be on the top for sunrise. When you arrive the summit at Low’s peak (4,095.2m), a great sense of achievements will fill you.

After enjoying the sunrise, if you are doing the Low’s Peak Circuit via ferrata experience, please descend by 6am  in order to reach the meeting point at 7.5KM mark for your Low’s Peak Circuit experience (4-5 hrs). At about 11am, return to Pendant Hut for a well-earned late breakfast. After breakfast, continue descend with mountain guide to park headquarters. Collect your successful certificate and transfer to Kota Kinabalu.

Overnight Kota Kinabalu hotel (3-star)

Note:

  • You may arrive Park Headquarters after 6 pm

Day 04: DEPARTURE (Breakfast)

After breakfast, free at leisure before transfer to airport for your flight departure home.

5 Days Via Ferrata Itinerary (2 nights in Pendant Hut)

Day 01: Kota Kinabalu – Kinabalu Nature Park (Dinner)

Upon arrival at KKIA, our Sabah caretaker will meet you and transfer to Kinabalu Park. The journey will take approximately 2 hours and drive through some scenic countryside and breathtaking view of Mountain Range. Stop at Nabalu, a typical roadside market along the way for local handicraft and fruits. Continue heading to Kinabalu Nature Park (1500m), at the foot of Mt Kinabalu. Enjoy the cool temperature and serene surroundings within the World Heritage site. Check in at Mile36 Lodge near Kinabalu Park for rest before dinner in Lodge.

Overnight twin/triple Room at Mile36 Lodge

Note:

  • Recommended arrival at KKIA is before 5pm
  • If arrive KKIA at 8pm, the dinner will be at a local restaurant along the drive to Kinabalu Park.

Day 02: KINABALU PARK / LABAN RATA (Breakfast, packed lunch, buffet dinner)

After enjoy your morning breakfast and collect your packed lunch at Mile26 Lodge, meet our Sabah Caretaker at 7.15am for transfer to Sabah Parks Registration Office for registration, meet mountain guide and porter (if any) and proceed to Timpohon Gate (1866m) for the trek to Laban Rata. The trail ascends through vegetation change from Oak and Chestnut to mossy forest and eventually to alpine vegetation. The trek will take about 4-6 hours to Laban Rata Resthouse (3272m). Remember to arrive Pendant Hut by 3pm to attend the mandatory via ferrata safety briefing and meet your Mountain Torq trainer (4pm Cut-off time for via ferrata safety briefing). Enjoy your Via Ferrata Teaser and buffet dinner at Laban Rata Restaurant and sunset before lights out at 9pm.

Overnight Laban Rata Pendant Hut Dorm

 

Day 03 : SUMMIT – VIA FERRATA – LABAN RATA (Early supper, lunch, dinner)

At 1.30am, have an early supper and pack up for hike to Low’s Peak for sunrise with Mt guide at around 2.30am. The final ascent to the summit begins very early and takes about 2-3 hours to be on the top for sunrise. When you arrive the summit at Low’s peak (4,095.2m), a great sense of achievements will fill you.

After enjoying the sunrise, if you are doing the Walk the Torq route, please descend by 6am  in order to reach the agreed meeting point for your chosen Via Ferrata experience. At about 11am, return to Pendant Hut for wash up before proceed to Laban Rata for a well-earned lunch.

Afternoon Recuperate from the 11+ hrs day, have a well deserved nap, sit in the sun (weather permitting) and have a cup of the famous Sabah tea at the base of Pendant Hut while watching the therapeutic mountain scenery.

Enjoy your dinner at Laban Rata’s Canteen before lights out at 8am.

Overnight Laban Rata Pendant Hut Dorm

Day 04 : (Back up day for another summit attempt if Day 2 was not successful) (Early supper, breakfast)

Wake up at 7am for packing and breakfast. At 8.30am, check out and descend to Timpohon Gate. At park headquarter, collect your successful certificate and transfer to Kota Kinabalu.

Overnight Kota Kinabalu hotel (3-star)

Day 05: DEPARTURE (Breakfast)

After breakfast, free at leisure before transfer to airport for your flight departure home.

LAND Price Per Person In SGD

(Valid 01 Apr 17 till 31 MAR 2018)

INTERNATIONAL MARKET

Price subject to changes without prior notice.

4D Timpohon Trail Via Ferrata (CODE: AMH-KKFT_04)

No of persons1234-56 & AboveSGL*
4D VF Walk the Torq1170900830790780+80
4D VF Low’s Peak Circuit1250990910880860+80
5D VF + 2N Pendant Hut+80

*SGL = Single supplement in Mile36 Lodge and Kota Kinabalu Hotel Only

ACCOMMODATION 

CITYHOTELROOM TYPE
Kinabalu Nature ParkMile36 LodgeTwin/ Triple room
Laban RataPendant HutNon-heated dormitory
Kota KinabaluGaya Centre HotelStandard/ Superior Room

LAND cost includes:

  • Accommodation as stated
  • Meals as stated
  • All transfer in Sabah as per itinerary with English speaking Sabah Caretaker
  • Climbing fees. This includes entrance fees, climbing insurance, climbing permit, Mt Kinabalu certificate & Via Ferrata certificate for successful climbers only
  • 1 Via Ferrata Activity as per choice
  • Briefing prior departure
  • 15% discount at X-Boundaries

Cost excludes: All airfare and taxes, Insurance with medical evacuation (mandatory), Evacuation cost, Personal gears & expenses, Visa if applicable, Tips to guide, All Meals not stated, Other tours not stated in itinerary, Porter’s fees (RM65 per-way for max 10kg), Luggage storage fees (RM 10 per piece), mt guide fees RM230 (1 guide : 5 adult climbers; 1 guide : 2 child climbers age less than 16 years old)

Guest Reviews

A nice sunset view from Laban Rata. However the clear skies turned bad next day with heavy downpour in the morning at 5.30am. Water gushed down the rocky surface at the summit made the trail difficult to see. Luckily the experienced guide is there to show the way down. The wet wooden steps were slippery for rubber-soled shoes on the way down – and have to take much care to avoid falling down. Ponchos would not be useful for strong winds & driving rain – strongly advised to have rain-proof jacket & pants.A nice sunset view from Laban Rata. However the clear skies turned bad next day with heavy downpour in the morning at 5.30am. Water gushed down the rocky surface at the summit made the trail difficult to see. Luckily the experienced guide is there to show the way down. The wet wooden steps were slippery for rubber-soled shoes on the way down – and have to take much care to avoid falling down. Ponchos would not be useful for strong winds & driving rain – strongly advised to have rain-proof jacket & pants.

Eng Poh Tzan

Mt KK Walk The Torq 11-14 Mar 2017

Upon reaching the summit and descending via ferrata. Felt it was the greatest achievement of my life.

Muhammad Daud

Low's Peak Circuit 11-15 May 2014

Mr Donnie Benedict is very helpful and knowledgeable. Not aware of the final summit climb high altitude reaction, might not be suitable people with asthmatic or heart problems. Watching sunrise at the peak. Raining on the way up and down. Challenging.

Faizul

Low's Peak Circuit 10-13 May 2014

Physical training is a must. and if there’s such thing as training for the thinning air, one should do it. The trek to summit is very challenging where every 20 steps is challenging after the sayat sayat (or even before). Leaving Pendant hut at 2:30 am is sufficient. But if one can leave at 2 am, better, so you can get a good spot at the summit as it gets crowded. LPC! The thrill is just amazing.

Trisha

Low's Peak Circuit 4-7 May 2014