Mount Kinabalu – Via Ferrata

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  • Duration: 2 days
    • Price from: MYR 2255 ,
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The name via ferrata, or via ferrate (plural) originates from an Italian word ‘Via Attrezzata’ (fully equipped road), which means routes that are secured by handrails, ladders, cables or lifelines.

Launched in mid-December 2007, the Mountain Torq Via Ferrata is a mountain ‘trail’ made up of iron rungs, palettes (footholds), cables and rails that are wrapped around the North Face of Mount Kinabalu.

The Via Ferrata trail starts at Mount Kinabalu Panar Laban Rock Face (approximately 3,300 meters) and reaches its highest point at 3,800 meters.

Accommodations are available at the Pendant Hut—3,270 meters above sea level, which can accommodate at least 30 people at one time, with a dormitory-bunk bed type; and the Sayat-Sayat—3,668 meters above sea level, which accommodates 10 people at a time, with a dormitory-bunk bed type.

Included: Transportation to and from Kota Kinabalu and Kinabalu Park, Meals as stated, Accommodation, Mountain Guide, Walk the Torq – Via Ferrata

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Day 1
Kota Kinabalu - Kinabalu Park HQ - Pendant Hut

The journey starts with a two-hour drive from Kota Kinabalu to the Mount Kinabalu Park HQ in Kundasang.

Upon reaching the Mount Kinabalu Park HQ at circa 8.00am, you will start you climb from the Timpohon Gate to Panalaban (3,272 metres above sea level). Depending on your fitness level, this climb will take approximately 5 to 8 hours. You will be staying at the Pendant Hut Hostel (3,289m above sea level).

The Mount Kinabalu National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is one of the most important biological sites in the world, containing more than 4,500 species of flora and fauna. You will be able to witness many of them during your climb.


Transportation from Kota Kinabalu to Kinabalu Park • Accommodation at Pendant Hut • Climbing Permit • Mountain Guide


Packed lunch • Dinner

Day 2
Walk the Torq - Kinabalu Park HQ - Kota Kinabalu

The summit climb starts at 2.00am, starting at Pendant Hut all the way to Low's Peak (4,095 meters above sea level).

The climb to the top takes about three to four hours. This is the most challenging part of the climb, with several steep places to conquer. There are ropes and stairs available at the most challenging places.

When you reach the summit, you will witness a beautiful sunrise. As you descend from the summit, you will then meet up with your Via Ferrata trainer at the Sayat Sayat Hut (3, 668 meters above sea level) for the Walk the Torq Via Ferrata Experience (basic introductory level, French Grade PD).

After finishing your Via Ferrata programme, you will start your descent back to Pendant Hut to have lunch and pack up before descending back to the Timpohon Gate.

From there, you will be transferred back to Kota Kinabalu and check into your hotel for the night.


Climbing Permit • Mountain Guide • Walk the Torq - Via Ferrata Route • Transportation to Kota Kinabalu


Breakfast • Lunch

Price information


MYR 2255 / person (min 2 people)

MYR Not recommended / Child (2 - 11 Years)

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Prices valid until 31 Mar 2019
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