The World’s Highest Via Ferrata in Sabah, Borneo
If you are looking to climb Mt Kinabalu, look no further than this fabulous program.
With the flexibility to conquer Mt Kinabalu via the standard route (with no additional activity) or if you are feeling a bit more adventurous you can challenge yourself with Via Ferrata activities on your descent. We offer the Via Ferrata option to our clients as a standard climb when the the standard climb option is fully booked.
In addition all our mountain climb packages are protected under our price promise which means if you find a cheaper like-for-like package elsewhere, we will match that price. You just need to provide us with the genuine quotation.
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Climbing Mt. Kinabalu Package
The Mt. Kinabalu Via Ferrata package includes:
- 1 night in Pendant Hut Dormitory;
- buffet dinner @ Laban Rata Restaurant;
- 1 pre-breakfast continental breakfast / supper @ Pendant Hut;
- 1 American breakfast @ Pendant Hut;
- Via Ferrata certificate for cuccessful climbers;
- return transfers from KK – Kinabalu Park;
- return tranfers from Kinabalu Park HQ to Timpohon Gate;
- mountain guide, park entrance fees, insurance & climbing permit;
- From RM 1,360 per person sharing (more price info);
Mt. Kinabalu Via Ferrata with Mountain Torq
Via Ferrata is an Italian phrase literally translated as Iron Road and refers to a mountain route consisting of fixed cables, ladders and bridges.
Sabah has its very own Via Ferrata and it is the world’s highest and Asia’s first Via Ferrata located at an altitude of nearly 3,800m against the slopes of the lesser traveled parts of Mt. Kinabalu.
There are several Via Ferrata routes to cater to any ability and level of endurance. From the ease of the Basic Level routes, to the 4 hours plus of the Advanced Level route, which caters to adventurers of above average fitness.
Walk The Torq – Basic Level Via Ferrata
The Basic Level Via Ferrata route, Walk The Torq, is designed with the beginner in mind, specifically family groups with a range of ages, the young (children between 10 & 15) and the young at heart (over 50s).
Walk The Torq takes about 2-3 hours to complete, peppered with frequent opportunities to take pictures of your unreal surroundings and to enjoy the views from the mountains, which only the Via Ferrata set gets to enjoy.
Highlights of Walk The Torq include the 2-cable Monkey Bridge, the Tyrolean Traverse and the Balancing Beam.
Low’s Peak Circuit – Advanced Level Via Ferrata
The Advanced Level Via Ferrata route, Low’s Peak Circuit, is a certified Guinness World Records holder for the being the highest Via Ferrata in the world.
After hiking to the highest peak of Mt. Kinabalu, Low’s Peak at 4,095m, you take a detour on your descent at 3,776m to take the Low’s Peak Circuit Via Ferrata route.
This route is designed for the brave among us, those of above average fitness who like to do it all. Participants must be above 17 years old for this grueling 4 – 5 hour course.
Frequent rest stops allow you to catch your breath and enjoy the unbeatable views of Sabah far below.
Highlights on the Low’s Peak Circuit include the starting point at 3,800m, the world’s highest suspension bridge at 3,600m and one of the world’s highest 3 cable Nepalese bridges at around 3,580m.
What Should I Bring ?
Suitable walking shoes, warm clothing, wind breaker, long sleeves shirts, change of clothes, drinking water, high energy food (chocolate, nuts, raisins, glucose), headache tablets, sun block, lip gloss, deep heat lotion, plasters, insect repellent, mosquito oil, binoculars, camera, water proof bag for camera, torchlight, extra socks, towel, gloves, hat mask, tissue paper, toilet roll.
It is recommended that all climbers should have themselves medically checked before attempting any mountain climb. If you have a history of suffering from the following ailments, it is highly recommend that you should refrain from climbing: Hypertension, Diabetes, Palpitation, Arthritis, Heart Disease, Severe Anemia, Peptic Ulcers, Epileptic Fits, Obesity, Chronic Asthma, Muscular cramps, Hepatitis (jaundice); or any other disease which may hamper the climb.
No Hidden Extras on our Low Rates!
Rates are based on minimum 2 person booking and applicable for climbs between 1st April 2014 to 31 December 2014
2D1N – Walk The Torq – Via Ferrata Basic: RM 1,400 per person sharing
2D1N – Low’s Peak Circuit – Via Ferrata Advanced: RM 1,550 per person sharing
Upgrade to a private room (subject to availability & pre-booking)
Private Dorm 4 beds +RM 400 per room
Minimum 2 persons, otherwise single supplment supplies