2D/1N Lows Peak Via Ferrata

2D/1N Lows Peak Via Ferrata

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Climbing Mount Kinabalu is already a challenge for most tourists, and not many have the courage of taking on the 2D1N Lows Peak Via Ferrata challenge, especially after a long and difficult climb on the Timpohon Gate path.

The hike to the well-known Laban Rata huts about 3300 meters above sea level is already a challenging experience for newbie climbers, especially when it comes to choosing one of the extreme climbing packages that ends up testing their endurance and strength.

The remarkable Via Ferrata experience you get afterwards, however, is in a class of its own, and it definitely isn’t suited for people who are afraid of heights.

Mount Kinabalu has the world’s highest Via Ferrata, with its longest route – the Lows Peak Circuit – being considered a true challenge even for the best climbers.

After hours of climbing some of the steepest slopes, literally fighting against the harsh terrain and pushing the limits of your upper body muscles to complete the Low’s Peak Circuit, you will be able to enjoy many of the hidden and remote locations of the mountain that very few have ever had the privilege to see.

Low’s Peak is the longest route of the Mount Kinabalu via Ferrata, and it basically consists of a 2 hour long rope route interrupted by a difficult 30 minutes of plantation trekking. The strength of your feet will definitely be tested here, but you will particularly need accuracy and endurance when it comes to using your upper body due to the steep climb.

Unlike other climbing trips, the 2D1N Lows Peak Via Ferrata will also strain your legs and feet during the descent, which will definitely be a worthy test for each and every climber brave enough to choose the Lows Peak Circuit.

Sample Itinerary 2D/1N

Day 1
  • 0600 hrs: Pickup from hotel within Kota Kinabalu area
  • 0800 hrs: Arrive at Kinabalu Park HQ.
  • 0830 hrs: Start hiking up Mt Kinabalu from Timpohon Gate @ 1,866m
  • 1500 hrs: Arrive at Pendant Hut @ 3,289m and settle in
  • 1530 hrs: Attend the mandatory via ferrata familiarization in Pendant Hut and meet your Mountain Torq trainer
  • 1800 hrs: Dinner at Laban Rata’s cafeteria
  • 2000 hrs: Lights out
Day 2
  • 0130 hrs: Wake up and early morning supper
  • 0230 hrs: Start hiking up to the summit with your Sabah Parks’ mountain guide
  • 0540 hrs: Catch the sunrise on Low’s Peak
  • 0600 hrs: Descent from Low’s Peak to meet your Mountain Torq trainer
  • 0630 hrs: Meet your via ferrata trainer at the agreed meeting point for your chosen via ferrata experience
  • 0930 hrs: Return to Pendant Hut for a well earned breakfast
  • 1100 hrs: Check out of Pendant Hut and descent to Timpohon Gate with your Sabah Parks’ mountain guide
  • 1400 hrs: Arrive at Timpohon Gate. Head to the Park HQ to collect your successful certificates and buy some souvenirs
  • 1700 hrs: Schedule to reach Kota Kinabalu City


Diving in Sipadan informationPrices stated are in Malaysian Ringgit, approx 3 to 1 US dollar. Rates for Malaysian citizens are available upon request, please specify during the inquiry process. Maximum 6 persons allowed to participate the Low's Peak Circuit. All prices stated are for the 2013 period only and are per person. No climbing experience is needed but being in good shape is a must. Climbing to summit can not be guaranteed, sometimes weather does not permit.
Package 1-4 Persons 5-6 Persons
Low’s Peak Circuit Via Ferrata MYR 1,475.00 MYR 1,425.00

Prices Include

  • Return land transfers
  • Return Timpohon gate transfer
  • 1 night accommodation at the mountain at PENDANT HUT
  • Meals
  • Via Ferrata Trainer / Guide
  • Mountain Torq Via Ferrata certificate for successful climbers only
  • Sabah Park Summit Low’s Peak Climbing certificate
  • Sabah Park Climbing Insurance
  • Sabah Park Climbing permit
  • Sabah Park Mountain guide

Prices Exclude

  • Porter Fee (Optional)
  • Personal Climbing gears
  • Alcoholic / fruit juice / carbonated / beverage
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything NOT stated in the inclusions of the package

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