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Mount Kinabalu | 3 Day | via Ferrata – Walk the Torq / Low’s Peak Circuit


The 3D2N Climb Mount Kinabalu Package via Ferrata is a great choice if you want to have a rest day on day 1 to start acclimatising followed by two days of full on adventure during your climb of Mount Kinabalu. Choose from two via Ferrata activities:- Walk the Torq for those new to via Ferrata, or upgrade to Low’s Peak Circuit for those of above average fitness or more experienced at hill walking or mountaineering. Book your Mount Kinabalu trip with Borneo Dream and enjoy a dedicated Mountain Guide per booking offering you a personalised trekking experience.

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Please select from the drop-down list the one that best suits your needs. Any questions regards Climb Mount Kinabalu via. Timpohon Gate please contact us directly. The price displayed is your group price including any local taxes.


Mount Kinabalu Climb via Ferrata – Walk the Torq / Low’s Peak Circuit (3 Day)

Climb Mount Kinabalu in Malaysian Borneo – The majestic Mount Kinabalu is 13,435 feet (4095 meters) above sea level, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy climbing South East Asia’s highest mountain and experience breathtaking view of the sunrise from above the clouds. This a fantastic experience is is suitable for all those healthy and willing to break out in a bit of sweat.

An avid hiker or someone who is just completing the bucket wish list? Come climb with us! Mount Kinabalu Climb Via Ferrata – Walk the Torq or Low Peak Circuit is intended for anyone who is able to scale Mount Kinabalu and wishes to take the experience to an even greater level. Mount Kinabalu Climb via Ferrata is an alternative route to experience Mount Kinabalu. Equipped with one of the world’s highest suspension bridge at ~3,600m. Possibly the world’s highest Nepalese bridge at 3,580m that connects to Walk the Torq route. Experience the 2D1N via Ferrata excitement of hiking within a safe and controlled environment. With a proper system of routes, devices and an experienced trainer to safely guide you.

Climb Mount Kinabalu Climb via Ferrata Walk the Torq / Low Peak Circuit.

Enjoy climbing South East Asia’s highest mountain with the added adventure of completing a ‘via Ferrata’ section near the summit of Mount Kinabalu (Walk the Torq or Low’s Peak Circuit). If you are interested in the Climb Mount Kinabalu via Ferrata trips then you need to choose the Mount Kinabalu via Ferrata activity that best meets your needs and fitness level.

  • Climb Mount Kinabalu via Ferrata – Walk the Torq Activity.
  • Highlights include: walk across the Monkey Bridge, zip on the Tyrolean traverse.
  • Grading: Easy, suitable for beginner or initiation into the sport

Climb Mount Kinabalu via Ferrata – Low’s Peak Circuit Activity.

  • Highlights include: Possibly one of the world’s highest suspension bridge at ~3,600m a.s.l. Maybe one of the world’s highest Nepalese bridge at 3,580m a.s.l. Connects to Walk the Torq route, so that you don’t miss anything.
  • Grading: Fairly hard or physically demanding, suitable for those with above average fitness and above and no fear of heights.

Trip Itinerary – 3D2N Climb Mt Kinabalu via Ferrata – Walk the Torq / Low’s Peak Circuit

The outline itinerary below is based upon booking the optional return transfers from Kota Kinabalu with the 3D2N Climb Mt Kinabalu via Ferrata package.

Day 1

06:30hrs: Pick up from your city hotel and depart Kota Kinabalu. The journey will take approximately 2 hours passing by villages and paddy fields along the Crocker Mountain Range. A brief stop at Nabalu Market for an opportunity to buy local handicrafts and local fruits. Arrive at Kinabalu Park Headquarters. Overnight at Kinabalu Park’s Rock or Grace Hostel.

Day 2 (Meals: B, PL & D)

08:00hrs: Pre-check in at Via Ferrata office and meet with your licensed mountain guide. The real adventure begins as you proceed to the Power Station / Timpohon Gate by coach for the start of your 2 day climb of Mount Kinabalu. Depending on individual fitness level, the trekking takes about 5-7 hours.

~13:00 – 15:00hrs (depends on your trekking pace): Upon arrival at the Pendant Hut (latest by 3:00pm), which is situated at an altitude of 3,289m, you will meet your Mountain Torq Trainer for a mandatory Via Ferrata familiarization (~3:30pm). Dinner at Laban Rata Restaurant. Overnight stay at Pendant Hut.

Day 3 (Meals: B)

02:00hrs: Wake up for supper before continuing your ascent towards Low’s Peak summit.

Take your headlight / torch as it will be dark during your ascent. The climb takes about three hours but you will be well rewarded with a breath-taking view of the sunrise along the horizon (weather permitting).

Meet Mountain Torq’s Trainer at Sayat Sayat Hut (07:15hrs) for the Walk the Torq activity or at 7.5km mark (06:30hrs) for Low’s Peak Circuit activity. The Walk the Torq activity will take 2 to 3 hours while the Low’s Peak Circuit will take 4 to 5 hours to complete.

Return to Pendant Hut for a well earned breakfast, check out and continue descent to Timpohon Gate, which will takes about 4 to 5 hours. On arrival, transfer to Park Headquarters to collect your Certificate of Achievement and transfer back to Kota Kinabalu.

Depart for Kota Kinabalu city / hotel.

Trip Pre-requisites

  • You need to be between 10 years – 70 years old and > 1.3m to participate in Climbing Mount Kinabalu.
  • The ‘via Ferrata’ trips involve going across some ‘rope bridges’ near the summit – so it’s not for those scared of heights.
  • All of the Mount Kinabalu trips are physically demanding – it is recommended you see your Doctor before you come on holiday to check you are healthy to complete the Mount Kinabalu Climb.
  • All tours are subject to weather conditions and may be amended for safety reasons.

Trip Inclusions

  • Accommodation: 1 night basic accommodation at Kinabalu Park’s Rock or Grace Hostel, 01 night Basic accommodation at Pendant Hut dormitory (sleep in a shared, unheated dormitory)
  • Meals as outlined in the itinerary above.
  • Sabah Parks conservation fee, Climbing Permit and insurance.
  • Dedicated Licensed Mountain Guide per booking e.g. if 2 person book a trip together with Borneo Dream you have a Mountain Guide looking after just the two of you during your trek up and down Mount Kinabalu.
  • Via Ferrata activity (Walk the Torq).
  • Via Ferrata Certificate (for successful participant only)
  • Via Ferrata trainer and technical equipment for Walk the Torq activity.
  • 0% Sales & Service Tax on the tour price as applicable from 6th May 2019.

Trip Exclusions

Porters (on request at surcharge) – for carrying your rucksack, personal expenditure, drinks, travel insurance, meals not specified, private rooms or heated dorm are available at a surcharge (subject to availability). A Licensed English Speaking Guide is available on request at a surcharge. The new Tourism Tax which is currently set with a flat rate of RM 10 per per bed/room/lodge per night and will be charged to Non-Malaysian or Foreign tourists from 1st September 2017. You will pay this tax on check in at Pendent Hut.

Recommended Packing List For The Trip

  • First on the list: An adventurous spirit!
  • Clothes: raincoat or waterproof jacket, warm clothing like fleece jacket, hiking pants, change of clothes for sleeping.
  • Protective Gear: Cap / beanie / head scarf (to keep warm at night and in the early morning), gloves, sunglasses, sun block and SPF lip balm, rain cover for your backpack, comfortable covered trail / hiking shoes. To be comfortable and safe during our climb Mount Kinabalu activity you are recommended to wear shoes (with a good grip) such as the following:- Hiking Boots, Walking Shoes, Trekking Shoes, Sneakers / Running shoes with laces.
  • Useful & Practical Extras: small / lightweight towel, personal toiletries, refillable water bottle, torchlight (preferably a head torch), camera, energy snacks such as chocolate, nuts, biscuits, sweets or energy bars,a small backpack to contain your things.

Notes – 3D2N Climb Mt Kinabalu via Ferrata – Walk the Torq / Low’s Peak Circuit

  • The trip prices are valid for trips up to 31st March 2021. For trips after this date please contact us for a quote.
  • You are required to be present at Pendant Hut for the mandatory Via Ferrata briefing session between 3-4 pm. You will not be allowed on the Via Ferrata activity if you miss the briefing session (no refund provided).
  • For safety reasons, Mountain Torq (who manage the via Ferrata Activity) will not allow you to participate in the via Ferrata activity if you wear unsuitable footwear (no refund is provided in this situation). The following shoes are unsuitable for the via Ferrata activity – open toe shoes, slippers, slip on sneakers, boots / rain boots, gardening boots.
  • For the shared return transfer option you will be on a minibus return transfer which is shared with other Climbers who will be in your group.
  • As the descending time is dependant upon individual fitness level, and the trip each climber has booked, it is likely that Climbers will reach Kinabalu Park Headquarters at different times. The return scheduled transfer back to Kota Kinabalu will depart latest at 1700hrs (the cut off time).
  • If you arrive after 17:00hrs at Kinabalu Park Headquarters (after the cut off time) you will have to take a Private Transfer back to Kota Kinabalu at an additional fee of RM200 per vehicle. If you arrive early & would like to be transferred back to Kota Kinabalu earlier you will have to take take a Private Transfer back to Kota Kinabalu at an additional fee of RM200 per vehicle.


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Mount Kinabalu

  • Is Mount Kinabalu, in Sabah, an active volcano?

    The very simple answer is no. Mount Kinabalu is a huge granite mountain or dome (pluton in geographical terms). That was uplifted above the surface about 7 to 8 million years ago due to the Magma intrusion and collision from the crustal plate movements. That was a long time ago. This non-volcanic mountain was not formed from smoke and lava. In fact, the birth of Mount Kinabalu is a result of long, dramatic and complex geological processes in different stages, which began about 40 million years ago.

    BACK STORY – On 5 June 2015 at 07:15 MST, the area around Mount Kinabalu was damaged by an earthquake. Eighteen people, including hikers and mountain guides, were killed by the earthquake and a massive landslide that followed it. Ranau and many parts of Sabah West Coast were affected, and Donkey Ear’s Peak was heavily damaged.

    Six days before the earthquake, around ten western tourists (comprising six men and four women from Canada, Germany, Netherlands, and the United Kingdom) “stripped and urinated at the mountain (which locals believe has angered the spirit at the sacred place)”. The tourists also allegedly shouted vulgarities when they were told to desist by their mountain guide, but this was later dismissed by the judge in their trial.[citation needed] This provoked outrage among certain Sabahans, who want all of the alleged offenders charged in native court and forced to pay the “sogit”, a type of compensation given in the form of money or livestock, to appease the aggrieved party according to local Kadazan-Dusun customs. It is imposed on wrongdoers for the purpose of appeasing “the aggrieved”, thus placating the community. However, as most of the detained tourists have been released from Malaysia’s prison and escaped the native court, the local villagers had to perform their own rituals. Following the incident, some of the tourists and their families expressed their apologies to all involved parties, and the government of the United Kingdom began to review its travel advice for Malaysia.

    The back story was taken from Wikipedia, the link to the article https://bit.ly/3PWilwl

    To experience the beauty and magnitude of Mount Kinabalu yourself, why not book our 3-day Climb package via Timpohan Gate.

  • What it’s actually like to climb the via ferrata on Mt Kinabalu

    Latin for ‘iron way’, a via ferrata is the bridge between scrambling and climbing. It requires very little equipment and a good head for heights. Unlike climbing or bouldering problems, a via ferrata is a route marked out by metal rails and rungs embedded into the mountain. It’s easy to follow and a great way to tackle otherwise impassable cliffs and ledges. Whether you’ve done it before or are planning a new adventure, these are eight things that you need to know about via ferratas.

    An alternative via Ferrata on Mount Kinabalu is Low’s Peak. This can be climbed by a person in good physical condition, and there is no need for mountaineering equipment. Climbers must always be accompanied by accredited guides due to national park regulations and may experience altitude sickness.

    Why not join experienced tour guides on our Mount Kinabalu Climb via the Ferrata for a memorable two days.

  • How to get into backpacking (hiking) if I've never gone before?

    Start by day hiking. Do some reading on the subject; go to a public library and borrow a few books on the subject. Find a mentor; this might be done in a club, or a class or with existing friends who do it. It depends (factors) on your age, available resources, etc.

    I was never a member of the Scouts (a good start, whether as a kid or an adult leader (like a friend (mom) with a son needing male role models)). My first mentor was my 10th-grade biology class teacher (I just saw him yesterday (we’ve known each other 46 years now)). My first-day hike was 16 miles round trip with 4,000 feet elevation gain (you need not take a hike this strenuous; I was 14). Other people and groups are possible (e.g., Sierra Club, AMC, CMC, Mazamas, Mountaineers, ad nauseum; I presided over my high school’s club, the Trailblazers and university 2 terms in our mountaineering club, friends were Trail finders (a school)).

    Get a sense of your limits: walking distance, elevation gain, and time (your most important outdoor resource). Take lunch (from your reading, you should get an idea of what to take). Avoid buying too much of anything. It’s not about the gear. In time, it’s generally a good idea to learn to push your limits (but we don’t want to get ahead of ourselves yet).

    Some people take courses like Outward Bound or NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School). This is not necessary, but some people like this. The whole topic of what’s called outdoor education is controversial.

    Start slow: walking, buying things, learning. Pick things up by slow progression. You will not learn (much) by reading or lecturing. It’s about putting 1 foot before another and experiencing.

    Try car camping. Learn to sleep on flat ground. Learn about and minimize sleeping bags (learn to borrow or rent if possible), foam pads, and tents (handling environmental conditions like rain). Learn about camp stoves (do learn to prime, but you can also use other warming methods). Learn to do evening things in daylight like a tent set up. A mentor watching over you (should not necessarily be an instructor (course work)) can help critique you.

    Then, finally, work up to one overnight night hike. (I only did car camping later.) My first overnighter required walking 8 miles in with 4,000 feet of gain to 11,500 feet (and I think we had to carry most of our water in). My teacher also brought his young son (maybe he was 10). You don’t have to do a hike this seriously. Very windy summit (a little hard to sleep), and I was back a month later (2nd overnight hike). My 3rd overnight went to the top of Mt Whitney (14.5K ft) (twice, over a weekend, with my #2 mentor).

    Repeat – Take a first aid class and CPR. Pick up other skills like a river crossing. Practice with a map, compass, and GPS separately. Realize that it’s not what you learn in a class but what you retain in the way of problem-solving. Transition to winter (learn to ski, not snowshoe). Learn what to pick up in the way of skills and gear. Learn to minimize (this is mathematically called the knapsack problem (what you place on your back)). Make new reliable friends. Travel the world.

    Avoid adventures. Avoid drama. The last thing you want to deal with is dead bodies. Real dead bodies (friends have). Jedi don’t crave adventure, and neither should you.

    Taken from https://bit.ly/3FWQN5z – This article was written originally by Eugene Miya, who has been a climber and trekker since 1970s

  • What are the facts about Mount Kinabalu?

    Mount Kinabalu (Malay: Gunung Kinabalu, Dusun: Gayo Ngaran or Nulu Nabalu) is the highest mountain in the Malaysian Borneo – Federal state of Sabah. The mountain is 13,435 feet (4,095 m) and is the third-highest peak of an island on Earth. Being the 20th most prominent mountain in the world by topographic prominence, it makes a great challenge for visitors to tackle. Mount Kinabalu is in Ranau district, West Coast of Sabah, Malaysia. It is protected as Kinabalu Park – World Heritage Site.

    Mount Kinabalu was originally listed at 4,101m tall but after a resurvey in 1997, using satellite technology established its summit (known as Low’s Peak) height at 4,095 m (13,435 ft) above sea level. 6 m (20 ft) less than the previously thought.

    Mount Kinabalu and Kinabalu Park are among the most important biological sites in the world, with between 5,000 and 6,000 species of plants, 326 species of birds, and more than 100 mammalian species identified. Among these are the famous gigantic Rafflesia plants and orangutans – UNESCO World Heritage status.

    • Third-highest peak of an island on Earth
    • 4,095m Tall (1997 Survey)
    • 5,000 to 6,000 Species of plants
    • 326 Species of birds
    • 100 Mammalian species
    • UNESCO World Heritage status
    • Earthquake 2015
    • 7 to 8 million years old

    Experience the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for yourself on our 2-day Trek Via Timpohan Gate.

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