3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS MOUNT KINABALU CLIMB & VIA FERRATA

Category: Mount Climbing Tours
City/Region: Kundasang, Ranau
Tour Code: MBT18
Duration: 3 Days 2 Nights
Minimum No. of Pax Required: 1
Operations: Pre-book is required
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STANDARD ITINERARY

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DAY 1
0700hrs: Meet at hotel in Kota Kinabalu (KK) city area and transfer to Kinabalu National Park (KNP). The journey takes approximately 2hrs drive. Mount Kinabalu is the main attraction in Kinabalu National Park, also known as Malaysia's First World Heritage Site designated by UNESCO. Once arrived at the park HQ, pre-check at Sabah Parks' operation office before meeting your appointed Mountain Guide for a short briefing. Packed lunch en route and transfer to Timpohon Gate. Start your trek, the journey takes about 4-5hrs to reach Panalaban (known as Laban Rata). Along the way up, observed the pitcher plants, rhododendrons abound and 1,200 species of orchids and oaks trees that had been discovered. 1500hrs: Check into Pendant Hut (3,289m) and settle in. 1530hrs: Attend the mandatory via ferrata familiarization in Pendant Hut and meet your Mt. Torq trainer. 1800hrs: Dinner will be provided and rest for the night.
 
DAY 2
0130hrs: Wake up and early morning supper will be provided. 0230hrs: Start hiking up to explore the summit, Low's Peak (4,095.2m) and expected to reach the summit in time of sunrise. 0600hrs: Descend  from Low's Peak to meet your Mt. Torq trainer. 0630hrs: Meet your Mt. Torq trainer at the agreed meeting point for your chosen via ferrata experience. 1100hrs: Return to Pendant Hut for wash up. 1200hrs: Head to Laban Rata Restaurant for a well earned lunch. After lunch, recuperate from the 11+hrs day,  have a well deserved nap, sit in the sun (weather permitting) and have a cup of the famous Sabah Tea at the base of Pendant Hut while watching the therapeutic mountain scenery. 0600hrs: Dinner will be provided and rest for the night.
 
DAY 3 [back up day for another summit attempt if day 2 was not successful]
0700hrs: Wake up, pack up and have breakfast. 0830hrs: Check out of Pendant Hut and descend to Timpohon Gate. 1300hrs-1400hrs: Estimated time arrival at Timpohon Gate. Meet our representative and transfer to park HQ to collect your successful climb and via ferrata certificates or buy some souvenirs before proceed to a local restaurant nearby for late lunch. After lunch, transfer back to your hotel in Kota Kinabalu city area. 1800hrs-1900hrs: Estimated time arrival in Kota Kinabalu city area.
 

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Notes:
  • The timing stated above are for estimation purpose only.
  • You can opt to do either Walk The Torq or Low's Peak Circuit (by default) via ferrata activity.
Meals: 1x Packed lunch @ Kinabalu Park (day 1), 2x dinner @ Laban Rata Restaurant (day 1 & 2), supper @ Pendant Hut (day 2), 1x set lunch at Laban Rata Restaurant (day 2), 2x breakfast @ Pendant Hut (day 2 & 3) and 1x lunch/high tea (local menu) @ Kinabalu Park (day 3).
Inclusions: Return land transportation, 2x nights stay at Pendant Hut - based on dormitory bunk bed (day 1 & 2), Via Ferrata activity indicated above - Low's Peak Circuit (by default), via ferrata full equipment, mt. torq trainer, via ferrata certificate for successful attempt only, all Sabah Parks' fees and tariffs; conservation fee, climbing permit, insurance, mt. guide service, climbing certificate and tour guide/driver.
Exclusions: Extra drinks & meals, porter fee and any other items not listed in the inclusions list.
Things to Bring:
  • Comfortable trekking shoes with good grip
  • Personal toiletries
  • Waterproof backpack
  • Fleece jacket/wind breaker
  • Warm clothing/long sleeves shirt/hiking pants
  • Lightweight towel
  • Hand gloves
  • Wind hat
  • Disposable raincoat
  • Head torch
  • Refillable water bottle (1 liter)
  • High energy food; chocolate, nuts, biscuits, sweets and energy bars
  • Medication; headache tablets, altitude sickness tablets
  • Lip gloss/balm
  • Camera with waterproof bag
  • Sandal/slippers
  • Plastic bags
  • Cap/beanie/hat scarf
  • Sun protection; sunglass, sun screen lotion
  • Extra pocket money
  • AN ADVENTUROUS SPIRIT!
Pick Up Service and Transport Arrangement:
  • Our friendly representative will greet and meet you at the hotel lobby. Should you encounter difficulties in locating our representative, please call the hotline number given for further assistance.
  • Please take note that all transportations will be based on Seat-In-Coach (SIC). This is a transfer service which guests may share the vehicle with other guests. This is also a Door-To-Door (DTD) service with multiple pickups and dropoff throughout the journey. Do expect some delay and short waiting time.
  • We do not recommend you to catch your flight on the same day that you descend the mountain due to possible delay from injuries, tiredness and / or bad weather and traffic conditions.
  • For this package, the transport will pick you up from your hotel between 0600hrs-0630hrs (please arrange with your hotel for early breakfast).
  • An additional surchage of RM30.00 per person will be imposed for pick up / drop off service outskirt Kota Kinabalu city area (eg. Nexus Karambunai Resort, Beringgis Beach Resort).
  • Our group rates are quoted without deviation, which means we provide only one return transfer for your group. If your group require more than one return transfer, additional charges may apply.
  • After descending to Kinabalu National Park HQ, all climbers are subjected to pre-determined pick up time set by the travel agent with last transport returning to Kota Kinabalu city is latest by 1800hrs. We will ensure your possible wait of not more than 2hrs at Kinabalu National Park HQ. However, if you missed the last transport (which is unlikely) or wish to depart at your own preferred timing, we can arrange a private transfer for you (subjected to availability). Please take note that the surchage of any of the private transfers will have to be borne by you. Private transfer surcharge is RM250.00 per vehicle per way.
Important Notice:
  • Do take note that your passport/IC will be required for verification during registration at the Kinabalu Park office.
  • Please inform to us when making booking if there is a special dietery request (eg. Vegetarian).
Please enquire for further details.
Friendly note from Sabah Parks:
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 (overweight), Chronic Asthma, Muscular Cramps, Hepatitis (Jaundice); or any other disease which may hamper the climber.
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