2D/1N Walk the Torq Via Ferrata

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People who are bored with regular hiking and want to experience an alternative that will provide them with a true climbing challenge are able to choose the 2D1N Walk the Torq Via Ferrata climb as an alternative to the well-known path to the tallest heights of Mount Kinabalu.

Those who have gone on a Via Ferrata climb on Mt. Kinabalu before know that it is a complete climbing experience. Unlike regular hikes, however, your schedule will be far more densely packed.

First you need to climb the roughly 3300 meters to the Laban Reta huts for your Via Ferrata familiarization, then the tour will continue to the peak of the mountain.

When you see your itinerary for your 2D1N Walk the Torq Via Ferrata, you will likely notice that there won’t be much time for rest between climbs. The hike up to Mount Kinabalu’s summit will start during the night so you can reach your MT trainer to begin the Walk the Torq Via Ferrata climb as early as possible (usually around dawn).

The actual Via Ferrata starts at an altitude of around 3600 meters, just a few hours after you reach Low’s Peak – the highest point of Mount Kinabalu, located at around 4095 meters above sea level.

Like any other Via Ferrata, the Walk the Torq route is basically a steep climb with permanently routed cables for protection. The journey itself is extremely exciting, with steel rungs used on the steepest sections of the climb to make sure that even moderately skilled climbers can enjoy the experience of climbing Mt. Kinabalu’s remarkable rock faces.

The 2D1N Walk the Torq Via Ferrata will offer you one of the few opportunities to observe and delight in some of the rarest and most scenic views of Mount Kinabalu’s less accessible sides that are usually only seen by professional climbers.

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

Prices

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. 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 5-9 Persons 10-19 Persons 20+ Persons
Walk The Torq Via Ferrata MYR 1,350.00 MYR 1,300.00 MYR 1,250.00 MYR 1,200.00

Prices Include

  • Return land transfers
  • Return Timpohon gate transfer
  • 1 night accommodation at the mountain at PENDANT HUT
  • Meals
  • Walk the Torq
  • 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

Comments

  1. Hòa (February 11, 2014)

    any available on april 2014 – 1 non_malaysian.
    hope you can support me … thanks.

  2. Karen (January 6, 2014)

    any availability for period of 16-19 Mar 2014 for 2 non-malaysians?
    Thanks!

  3. Samuel (December 17, 2013)

    Hi Mariani,

    Thank you for the commment :-)

    Please check your email for the details of the Normal Climbing & also Via Ferrata Package.

    Let us know should you need further details.

    Cheers,
    Samuel

  4. Mariani (December 17, 2013)

    Hi,

    I am planning to climb the Mount KK during 13-14 May 14..(2d/1n).. I would like to know the international rates for the normal climb as well as via the ferrata..We are a group of 3 girls who do mind to stay in the shared dorm at Laban raya guest house.

    Appreciate your reply ASAP…thank you.

  5. Samuel (September 18, 2013)

    Hello Quik,

    Thank you for the comment.

    I have sent the details to your email. Please check.

    Cheers,
    Samuel

  6. Quik (September 17, 2013)

    My climb date is 11-Feb-14. 2 pax. Please check availability. Thanks.

  7. Quik (September 17, 2013)

    Hi, I’m interested 2D/1N Walk the Torq via Ferreta. But I’m normally fit person have no moutain climbing experience but can climb 10 story building in normal speed without stop. Is Walk the Torq via Ferrata suitable for me? After decsend from Mt Kinabalu, the same night I need to catch bus at 8pm from KK to Lahad Ratu, can I make it if taking Walk the Torq package?

  8. Samuel (September 13, 2013)

    Hello Chatchawan,

    I have sent the details your email. Please check.

    Thank you.

    Cheers,
    Samuel

  9. Chatchawan (September 12, 2013)

    Hi mtkinabaluhq, I want to know like Yan Wang too ,about the climbing gear.and the rate that show for international climber ,right? or Malaysian rate.
    Chatchawan

  10. Samuel (September 12, 2013)

    Hello Yan,

    Thank you for the comment.

    All details has been sent to your email. Please let me know should you need assistance.

    Cheers,
    Samuel

  11. Yan wang (September 8, 2013)

    Hi, I am wondering about the 2D/1N Walk the Torq Via Ferreta.. In the information it says the prices exclude personal climbing gears. Does this mean we should bring our own if we have it? What equipment do you need (ie. harness, carabiners, slings etc.)

    Yan

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