2D1N Mount Kinabalu Climb Via Ferrata – Walk The Torq

“You can now book Mount Kinabalu Via Ferrata Package – Walk The Torq with us, securing the climbing permit and stay at Pendant Hut"
  • Tour Code : BC-VF-01W
  • Duration : 2 Days 1 Night
  • Departure Time : 6.30 am
  • Pick Up : KK City / Airport
  • Drop Off : KK City / Airport
  • Availability : Everyday
  • Stay : Pendant Hut
  • Meals : 5 Meals
  • Elevation : 4095.2 m.a.s.l
  • Trekking Trail : Timpohon Trail
  • Minimum Age : 10 y/o
  • VF Activity : Walk The Torq
  • Skill Level : Easy
DifficultyModerate
Skill LevelEasy
Fitness LevelGood

WHY CHOOSE US?

1. PRIVATE TRANSFER

No sharing of transportation
(You don’t have to share transport with other climbers on your descent day!)

2. PRIVATE MT.GUIDE

Our mountain guide just for your group
(No sharing of mountain guide with other groups)

2D1N MOUNT KINABALU CLIMB VIA FERRATA – WALK THE TORQ

Price For Year 2020
Validity: 1 April 2020 – 31 March 2021 (MYR/Pax)
No of PaxMalaysianInternational
26 Pax & above18101960
17-25 Pax18301980
10-16 Pax18502000
9 Pax18602010
8 Pax18702020
7 Pax18802030
5-6 Pax19002050
4 Pax19202070
3 Pax19502100
2 Pax20502200
1 Pax23502500
Upgrade to Pendant Hut Private Room at RM800/Room (Can Accommodate Up to 4 Pax)

REMARKS:

  • Minimum to go: 1 Adult (At least 10 years old and above)
  • Climbers below 16 years old are considered as CHILD and compulsory to have a private mountain guide (Maximum shared by 2 children / Guide). Mountain Guide Fee – MYR 230/Guide.
  • Accommodation will be assigned based on run-of-house basis.
  • Outskirt Hotels Pick-Up and Drop Off Surcharge: There are additional charges for hotel pick up outside the city: MYR 30 per person for pick up from Beringgis Beach Resort, Langkah Syabas Beach Resort, Rasa Ria Resort, Karambunai Area, Kinarut Area, etc.
  • Transportation Overtime Charges [MYR 80 per transport/way] will be applied for: Pick up from airport/hotel in Kota Kinabalu city to Kinabalu Park/Poring Hot Spring after 6 pm on the climbing date (Day 1) AND transfer depart from Kinabalu Park HQ to Kota Kinabalu city after 7 pm on the descent day due to climber late arrival.
  • Federal Tourism and Culture Ministry of Malaysia has imposed a Malaysian Tourism Tax (TTX) effective from September 2017. Foreign tourists are required to pay a flat rate of MYR 10 per room per night regardless of the hotel star level. The tax will be collected from every check-in guest directly at the resort/hotel which is not included in the package.
  • All rate are quoted in Ringgit Malaysia & Nett (No hidden cost unless otherwise stated)
  • All passports and visas must be valid at least 06 months from the date of entry into the country destination

PACKAGE DETAILS

Includes
Excludes
Updates
Things To Bring
Important Notes

All Ground Transportation

  • Kota Kinabalu Hotel / Airport – Kinabalu Park HQ – Kota Kinabalu Hotel / Airport (Private Transfer)
  • Kinabalu Park HQ > Timpohon Gate’s starting point > Kinabalu Park HQ (KOKTAS Shuttle Bus : Seat-In-Coach)
  • Only ONE (1) return transfer is provided per group. Additional charges will be applied if you request for more than one transfer

1 Night Accommodation

  • Day 1 : Pendant Hut (Unisex Shared Dormitory)

5 Meals

  • Day 1 : (-/Packed Lunch/Dinner)
  • Day 2: (Supper/Breakfast/Lunch)

1 Via Ferrata Walk The Torq Activity
Via Ferrata Trainer
Entrance Fees
Climbing Permit
Climbing Insurance
Mountain Guide Fees
Certificate
English Speaking Coordinator

Porter Fees
Optional Tipping
Malaysian Tourism Tax (TTX)
Sabah Park’s Mountain guide overtime charges based on arrival to Timpohon Gate on the descend day (MYR 15 per group per hour after 4pm)
Transportation Overtime Charges
Others not mentioned

  • Mountain Guide Overtime Charges
    Mountain Guide overtime charges based on arrival to Timpohon Gate on the descend day = MYR 15 per guide for every extra hour start from 4pm (count as a group)
  • Transportation Overtime Charges
    Transportation Overtime Charges [MYR 80 per transport/way] will be apply for : Pick up from airport/hotel in Kota Kinabalu city to Kinabalu Park/Poring Hot Spring after 6pm on climbing date (Day 1) AND transfer depart from Kinabalu Park HQ to Kota Kinabalu city after 7pm on the descent day due to climber late arrival.
  • About Drinking Water / Hot Water
    Laban Rata Restaurant are no longer provide hot water/drinking water for climbers. Mineral water is available for purchase at the grocery counter – MYR 7 for 500ml / MYR 14 for 1.5 liters. Coffee & Tea will only be provided during Breakfast Hour and Supper
  • No Heated Shower
    The power supply in Panalaban comes from a generator set and shared among all the accommodations in Panalaban, thus, the available generated electricity is very limited. As a result, hot shower is not available at all mountain hut.

 

Clothing Essentials:

  • Based Layer: Thermal Undershirt
  • Insulating Midlayer: Warm Fleece or Sweater
  • Protective Outer Layer: Waterproof Windbreaker
  • Long Trouser (Best if waterproof)
  • Face Scarf / Balaclava
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Socks
  • Warm Hat
  • Extra pairs of quality socks and clothes

Other Essentials:

  • Backpack and a waterproof cover
  • Plastic Bags / Disposable Bag
  • Personal Medications (Including altitude drugs)
  • Sun Block Lotion
  • Lip Balm
  • Mini First-aid Kit
  • Energy Foods and Drinks
  • Toilet Paper
  • Cash Money
  • Travel Adaptor
  • Personal Toiletries
  • Headlamp / Torch Light
  • Sandal
  • Raincoat / Poncho

Optional Extras:

  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Whistle
  • Trekking Pole

Don’t Forget:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Identity Card

COVID-19 Preventive Measure:

  • Personal Face Masks
  • Personal Hand Sanitizer

>> Learn more about Mount Kinabalu Packing Idea

  1. Not recommended to bring valuable items with you.
  2. The safekeeping of your personal belongings is at your own responsibility.
  3. Original passport or identity card is required for verification during the registration process.
  4. Extra luggage/belonging that you don’t wish to bring with you for mountain climbing can be kept at Sutera Sanctuary Lodges reception office (RM12/luggage).
  5. You may hire a porter to carry your backpack at Park HQ. Payments will be made directly to the porter by cash.
  6. Make sure your passport has at least 6 months to run from your time of entry into Malaysia.
  7. After commencement of tour service there will be no refund in part or full will be made for unused service/activity.
  8. We will not be held liable for any delay, additional expenses of inconvenience which may be caused by directly or indirectly by events outside of the company control, such as late arrival of domestic or international flights, civil disturbances, fire, floods, unusually severe weather, act of God, act of Government, or the failure of any machinery or equipment.
  9. In the unlikely event such as bad weather conditions, the local authority (Sabah Park) withholds the rights to cancel the summit climb, no refund in part or full will be given.
  10. We cannot be held responsible, or in any liable, for any injury, property losses, accident, or damage incurred for any reason whatsoever, whether through activity booked through us or caused to you by third parties, during your stay or during participation in any activity.
  11. Strongly recommend that all guests take up adequate personal travel insurance before the trip commences.
  12. Guests must advise any disability requiring special attention or dietary request at the time the reservation is made. We will do our best to accommodate the special needs request, but is not responsible in the event it is unable to do so nor responsible for any denial of services by, hotels, restaurants, or other independent suppliers.
  13. All guests will be required to read and sign an Indemnity Form before the tour commence.

VIA FERRATA INFO

ABOUT WALK THE TORQ

This leisurely 2-3 hour Walk The Torq route is a shorter commitment than that of the Low’s Peak Circuit. Peppered with frequent opportunities to take pictures and enjoy the scenery, Walk The Torq is adrenaline pumping enough to offer a little taste of the Via Ferrata experience without having to expend too much energy.

Key Facts
Highest point at  3,520m a.s.l.
Length of route 380m

Highlights
Have fun on Asia’s first via ferrata. Look out for berries and catch the singing of the mountain birds!
Two-wire Cable Bridge – Harness your core muscles and your balancing skills by stepping out on the wire!
Rogimut Ladder – Before you climb up the ladder, look around for the shrubs for the berries which this ladder is named after.

Design For
Anyone who is at least 10 years old with good fitness levels.
Beginner who want to give a try on Via Ferrata activity.

Grading
Introductory Via Ferrata, French grade PD (Easy)

SHOES POLICY

As we all know, safety is paramount in any outdoor sport and this is no exception. In order to have the best experience without compromising on safety standards, below is the recommended shoes to wear for Via Ferrata activity.

Via Ferrata participants are recommended to wear shoes that are like or similar to the following shoes:
Hiking Boots
Walking Shoes (good grip)
Trekking Shoes
Sneakers / Running shoes with laces

No climbers are not allowed to participate in the Via Ferrata activity with the following shoes as indicated below:
No Open Toe Shoes
No Slippers
No Slip In Sneakers 
No Boots / Rainboots 
No Gardening Boots

VIA FERRATA T&C

  • All Via Ferrata climber has to be fit and healthy, able to meet the Sabah Parks’ minimum health regulation. Sabah Parks indicates that people with the history of heart disease, hypertension, chronic asthma, peptic ulcer, severe anaemia, diabetes, epileptic fits, arthritis, palpitations, hepatitis, muscular cramps, obesity and any other sickness that may be triggered by severe cold, exertion and high altitude is not encouraged to climb the mountain.
  • Climber(s) must be:
    – Minimum 10 years old for Walk The Torq
    – Minimum 16 years old for Low’s Peak Circuit
    – At least 1.3m in height
    – Meet Sabah Parks’ health requirement
    – Do not have any physical disabilities that may restrict the climber(s)’ ability to participate in the activity in a safe manner.
  • Climber(s) must personally present their original identification document during verification at Kinabalu Park Office.
  • Climber(s) must attend the compulsory Via Ferrata safety briefing and training session at Pendant Hut, between 3.00 to 4.00 p.m. There will be NO repeat briefing and NO Via Ferrata on the next day should you miss the mandatory briefing.
  • Climbers(s) must arrive at the Via Ferrata starting point before 6.30a.m. (LPC) and 7.15a.m. (WTT) – who miss the cut-off time will not be allowed on the Via Ferrata. Any request for reimbursement will not be entertained.
  •  No partial refunds or credit will be given for unused services. In the event of inclement weather where the activity is terminated, there shall be no refund accorded. Activity cancellation is STRICTLY due to SAFETY REASON.

ITINERARY

Day 1
Day 2
Kota Kinabalu City > Kinabalu Park HQ > Pendant Hut

Ascent Timpohon Trail

6:30 am
Pick up from your hotel at Kota Kinabalu and transfer to Kinabalu Park (It takes about 1hr 45 min from Kota Kinabalu to the Park HQ)

8:15 am
Arrive at Kinabalu Park HQ, meet your mountain guide and collect your pack lunch. Transfer to Timpohon Starting Point & start hiking

3:00 pm
Arrive at Pendant Hut @ 3,289m and settle in

3:30 pm
Attend the mandatory via ferrata safety briefing in Pendant Hut and meet your Mountain Torq Trainer (Compulsory – There will be NO repeat briefing and NO Via Ferrata on the next day should you miss the mandatory briefing)

4.00 pm
Cut-off time for via ferrata safety briefing.

6:00 pm
Dinner at Laban Rata’s canteen (Dinner Time: 4.30pm – 7pm)

8:00 pm
Lights out

Pendant Hut > Low’s Peak > Kinabalu Park HQ > Kota Kinabalu

Descent: Timpohon Trail

1:30 am
Wake up and have early morning supper

2:30 am
Start hiking up to the summit with your Sabah Parks’ mountain guide

5:40 am
Catch the sunrise on Low’s Peak

6:00 am
Descent from Low’s Peak to meet your Mountain Torq trainer

7.15 am
Meet your via ferrata trainer at Sayat Sayat Hut @ 3,668m for your Walk the Torq via ferrata experience (introductory via ferrata, French grade PD). All climbers must arrive at the Via Ferrata starting point before 7.15am, climber who miss the cut-off time will not be allowed on the Via Ferrata.

9:30 am
Return to Pendant Hut for a well earned breakfast

11:00 am
Check out of Pendant Hut and descent to Timpohon Gate with your Sabah Parks’ mountain guide

5:00 pm
Arrive at Timpohon Gate. Take the KOKTAS transfer to Kinabalu Park HQ. Collect your certificate and have your late lunch before back to the city

TOUR DETAILS

Porter Fee (Oprional)

How much is the cost?

If you simply can’t beat the over packing habit or wish to have a comfortable journey, hire a porter. You’re going to need one. But this is fully optional depends on individual.

Porter FeesRate
Timpohon > Laban Rata Resthouse > Timpohon MYR 13/KG
Timpohon > Sayat-Sayat > TimpohonMYR 15/KG
Timpohon > Summit > TimpohonMYR 16/KG
  • Porters will measure the weight of backpacks in front of climbers.
  • Payments will be made directly to the porter by cash.
  • Porters will not trek along with you, so keep all the necessities that you need with you.
  • Things can get wet on the mountain, so pack your belongings in big plastic bag/use a backpack rain cover to protect your climbing gear.

Meal Timing

Meal TimePendant HutLaban Rata Restaurant
Breakfast9.30am onwards7.30am-10.30am
Lunch
Dinner4.30pm-7pm
Supper1.30am onwards2am-3.30am
  • Laban Rata Restaurant no longer provide hot water/drinking water for climbers. 
  • Coffee & Tea will only be provided during Breakfast Hour and Supper.

Check In & Check Out

AccommodationCheck InCheck Out
Pendant Hut2pm – 4pmBefore 12pm

MT. KINABALU TRAIL MAP

VIA FERRATA LOW'S PEAK CIRCUIT ROUTE MAP

Mount Kinabalu Via ferrata Low's Peak Circuit

MOUNT KINABALU TRAIL MAP(Timpohon Trail & Summit Trail)

Mount Kinabalu Trail Map

MOUNT KINABALU VIA FERRATA ROUTE MAP

MOUNT KINABALU VIA FERRATA ROUTE MAP

VIA FERRATA WALK THE TORQ ROUTE MAP

Mount Kinabalu Via ferrata walk The torq

ACCOMMODATION

Pendant Hut Mount Kinabalu Accommodation

Pendant Hut

(Private Room and Unisex Shared Dormitory)

Pendant Hut (3289 meters above sea level) located at approximately 6km from Timphon Gate, around 10 minutes short walk from Laban Rata Resthouse. This cozy and eco-friendly Alpine-inspired hut is exclusively for Via Ferrata’s climber. Mandatory pre-activity briefings will be held here every day. Pendant Hut houses guests in a dormitory-style setting or private room for 4, both are non-heated rooms that share common bathroom. Unlike other mountain huts, Pendant Hut is the only hut equipped with pillows and sleeping bags, instead of blankets. Here you can enjoy your post-midnight supper and American breakfasts, relax at the comfortable lounge area, pick up a climbing book at our mini alpine library or have fun playing board games. The highest post box certified by Malaysia Book of Records is located at Pendant Hut too!