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2D1N Walk the Torq (Via Ferrata) Route **Includes Certificate of Completion

By Let's Climb Mount Kinabalu

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From US$ 641.68
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At a Glance

At a Glance

2 days 1 night
Group trip (20 travellers per group)
This option includes the regular summit climb up Mt Kinabalu, as well as the Walk the Torq via ferrata activity. The Walk the Torq via ferrata is an easy activity after your summit climb, and takes place off the side of the mountain. The Walk the Torq via ferrata is suitable for beginners, being 380m in length and takes an additional 2 hours to complete on average. Highlights of the activity include a 6m monkey rope bridge and a 10m hanging ladder.

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You are looking for a guide who is fluent in English to escort you to the summit of Mt Kinabalu and through the beginner appropriate Walk the Torq via Ferrata.

Trip Highlights

Mt Kinabalu Summit
WTT Via Ferrata Circuit

What's included

What's included

From US$ 641.68 MYR2,799.99
  • Accommodation - 0 nights at Pendant Hut Hostel - Dorm
  • Return Transfer from Kota Kinabalu
  • Meals as stated below
  • Mountain guide services
  • Entrance fees where applicable
  • Via Ferrata “Walk The Torq”
  • Climbing Permit
  • Climbing Insurance
  • Via Ferrata Certificate for successful climbers only
  • Personal expenses / items not mentioned in Itinerary
  • Porter Fees
  • Driver and Mountain Guide
  • Overtime Charges (applicable 4 pm onwards on Day 2)
  • Luggage storage-Video / Camera fee
  • Personal travel insurance-Tipping
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Accommodation

Accommodation

Transport

Transport

Free - Return Transfer from Kota Kinabalu
  • Return Transfer from Anywhere in Kota Kinabalu
    Pick-up: 06:30am; Drop-off: 07:00pm
    Please note that the above pick up and drop off times are approximate and will depend on the location of hotel as well as descent timing as the transportation is shared with other groups.

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Itinerary

Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary and may be weather-dependent. Start/end times may depend on transport chosen.
Day 1: Kota Kinabalu - (Park HQ) - Timpohon Gate - Base Camp
Kota Kinabalu - (Park HQ) - Timpohon Gate - Base Camp

Today you'll hike up to Pendant Hut at ~3300m and see a variety of incredible landscapes along the way

  • 06:30am - Pick-up at Kota Kinabalu
  • 0630 am – Proceed to Kinabalu Park traversing the Crocker Range with panoramic views of the surrounding hills, the focal point of which is Mt Kinabalu.
  • 8 - 8:30 am - Arrive at Kinabalu Park. Upon arrival at Kinabalu Park, collect your packed lunch, proceed to the Park Registration office to register for your Mt Kinabalu summit climb and meet your Mt Guide.
  • Thereafter you will be transferred to Timpohon Gate (1,829m), from here you will begin your climb to Pendant Hut (approx. 3300m) where you’ll spend the night
  • 9 am - 9:30 am - Begin your climb.
  • 12:30 pm - Lunch break
  • 3 pm - Arrive at Pendant Hut and settle in
  • 3.30pm - Attend the mandatory via ferrata familiarization in Pendant Hut and meet your Mountain Torq trainer
  • 6-8 pm - Dinner at Laban Rata then lights out to get as much rest as possible before your early start the following morning.
Day 2: Base Camp - Mt Kinabalu Summit - Monkey Bridge - Hanging Ladder - Timpohon Gate
Base Camp - Mt Kinabalu Summit - Monkey Bridge - Hanging Ladder - Timpohon Gate

Today you will summit at sunrise, and climb a 10m hanging ladder off the side of the mountain

  • 1.30 – 2 am - Wake up for 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
  • 06:00 am - Descend Low’s Peak to meet your Mountain Torq trainer
  • 07:15 am - Meet your via ferrata trainer at Sayat Sayat Hut @ 3,668m for Walk the Torq via ferrata experience
  • 09:30 am - Return to Pendant Hut for breakfast
  • 11:00 am - Check out of Pendant Hut and descend to Timpohon Gate
  • 5 -5:30 pm Arrive at Timpohon Gate and depart Kinabalu Park
  • 6:30 – 7:30 pm Arrive back at your hotel in Kota Kinabalu
  • 07:00pm - Drop-off at Kota Kinabalu

Meet your guide

Meet your guide

Let's Climb Mount Kinabalu

Let's Climb Mount Kinabalu is a small and super friendly shop that is ready to make your trip in Sabah memorable.
10 years experience
Fluent English
Community-Based
Litter-Free
Women-Led

What others are saying

What others are saying

5.0 out of 31 helpful reviews
Adam Lloyd
14 Feb 2020 on SeekSophie
Lina was excellent in quickly replying to all my questions and requests during the planning of our trip! The trip itself went really smoothly and with we had no issues at all. I will definitely use SeekSophie again for another adventure in Asia.
Response from Let's Climb Mount Kinabalu
Response from Let's Climb Mount Kinabalu on 17 Feb 2020
Hi Adam!! Thanks for taking the time to write us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience. We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. So thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again.
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MISATO YAMADA
04 Jan 2020 on SeekSophie
chihjung_chang
13 Nov 2019 on TripAdvisor
Highly recommended climb. I come from taiwan Mt Kinabalu is beautiful and Via Ferrata is interesting. Everything is unforgettable, no matter the climbing and the person I contacted.
concheta2017
26 Oct 2019 on TripAdvisor
Highly recommended. Trekking at Mt Kinabalu was very hard but memorable to me. Everything is unforgettable, no matter the climbing and the person I contacted. Very impressive is the service provided by Olivia. Her prompt response, efficiency, professional service and the detailed information she provided made everything go smoothly. It was the first time I had no worry about the tour. I would also like to share how efficiency is Olivia and her team was - Olivia returned the trekking pole to me within an hour after I have found that it was left in the driver's car. Super !
Wander227237
13 Oct 2019 on TripAdvisor
An amazing experience. Everything was well organized and for a reasonable price (compared to some other deals). The hike was actually much more than just a walk into a forest haha. I could feel my legs and knees for a few days after the hike! The room where we spent the night was new but really cold with no hot shower available, so it's better to bring some warm and dry clothes for the night and the 2nd day (we arrived there complely wet after 1h of hike under the rain). Our guide Silverstone was really nice and the agent, Olivia, took the time to pass by my hostel to brief me with all the details. The meals and transport were included which is nice, although we were a bit sceptical concerning our safety on the road as our driver was a bit crazy and took lots of unnecessary risks to arrive faster in KK on the way back. But overall a great experience. Thank you!

Let's Climb Mount Kinabalu Policies

Let's Climb Mount Kinabalu Policies

Strict Cancellation Policy
As Let's Climb Mount Kinabalu pays for your trip’s logistics in advance, you can only cancel for free within 24 hours of your booking, provided that this is at least 2 weeks before your trip starts.
Change of Date
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.

Other Things to Know

Other Things to Know

Packing list for the trip
Basic first aid supplies (e.g. painkillers, bandaid, ibuprofen, antiseptic and gauze)
Cash (we recommend RM100 - 150 in case you need to rent equipment, hire a porter, tip the guides, buy beer at the top, etc!)
Extra clothing and socks
Hand gloves and beanie
Head torch (compulsory)
High energy food such as chocolates, nuts, biscuits, sweets, energy bars
Jacket/Wind breaker (if your jacket isn't waterproof, we would also recommend bringing a disposable raincoat)
Long sleeves shirt/Hiking trousers
Personal toiletries
Refillable water bottle (0.5 - 1 Litre)
Towel (optional - in case you would like to shower at Base Camp - the showers at Base Camp can get chilly though!)
Trekking or running shoes with good grip
Walking poles (may be helpful for the peak ascend as parts of it can be slippy when wet)
Warm clothing
Waterproof backpack to store your items
Will I definitely get to summit Mt Kinabalu?

It'll depend on your fitness level and the weather. On the morning of the summit, you'll need to get to the summit checkpoint by 5pm in order to be cleared by the local rangers for summit. If you do not arrive in time (due to fitness level or other reasons), you will not be allowed to proceed to summit. In addition, there are a handful of days each year where the summit climb is cancelled by Mt Kinabalu Park due to dangerous weather conditions. Cancellations happen if there is torrential rain and it's deemed dangerous for climbers to make the slippery summit climb. Cancellations are rare, and no refund will be issued by Mt Kinabalu Park for any cancellations.

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