Mount Kinabalu Climb with Via Ferrata

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2 Days / 1 Night
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Kota Kinabalu
Kota Kinabalu
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Turn your vacation in Borneo into a once-in-a-lifetime adventure!
With the Mount Kinabalu Climb Package 2D1N & Via Ferrata you will reach the top of Southeast Asia’s tallest peak standing at 4,095 metres, hiking through the different vegetation zones from lowland tropical rainforest, to cloud forest until alpine meadows.

Mount Kinabalu Climb is one of Borneo’s most memorable experiences. The early morning hike up to the top of the mountain is certainly not the easiest way to start the day, but the stunning sight of the sunrise over the rainforest is a reward for all that hard work.

Although you can climb Mount Kinabalu all year round, the best time is during Sabah’s driest season, from March until August.
In this period you will have more chances to watch a beautiful sunrise from the top of the mountain.


  • Climb the majestic Mount Kinabalu, the highest peak in Borneo which boasts the richest and most diverse assemblages of plants in the world.
  • Witness an epic sunrise from the summit of Mount Kinabalu that makes the entire trek worth the while.
  • See the endemic Nepenthes Rajah, a carnivorous pitcher plant that grows only in Kinabalu Park and it’s capable to eats insects and small mammals.
  • Tackle the World’s Highest Via Ferrata at 3,800 metres a.s.l. and enjoy mountain tranquility with breathtaking views.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive Kota Kinabalu - Ascend Mount Kinabalu
Day 2
Mount Kinabalu Summit - Via Ferrata

What's Included

  • Accommodation as per travel itinerary
  • All land transport as per the itinerary
  • Meals as per travel itinerary
  • Conservation Fee, Climbing Permit, and Certificate
  • Via Ferrata Trainer and equipment
  • Mountain Guide


Mount Kinabalu is the highest peak in Malaysia at 4,095 m above the sea level, you are strongly advised to be in a physically fit condition.

Do NOT climb Mount Kinabalu if you have a history of suffering from the following ailments: Heart Disease, Hypertension, Chronic Asthma, Peptic Ulcer, Severe Anaemia, Diabetes, Epileptic Fits, Arthritis, Palpitation, Heptitis, Muscular cramps and Obesity.


Day 1Kota Kinabalu - Ascend Mount Kinabalu

This morning you will be picked up from your hotel and transported to Kinabalu Park for an adventurous experience on Mt. Kinabalu. Upon reaching the park, check in and register at the Kinabalu Park’s office and begin your climb up to Laban Rata/Pendant Hut.

Ascend for approximately 5-8 hours (depending on individual fitness level) through diverse forest which is home to many species of plants.

No special mountaineering skills are required, but a certain level of fitness is essential. The rest of the afternoon is free to enjoy this captivating setting and prepare for tomorrow’s summit climb.

Overnight at Pendant Hut, a simple dormitory-style accommodation.


Day 2Mount Kinabalu Summit - Via Ferrata

Set off for the challenging summit trek in the dark hours of the morning in time to catch a mesmerising sunrise (approx. 2.5-3.5 hours). The views from the summit really are spectacular and it makes the whole adventure worth it.

Proceed for Via Ferrata to experience the majestic mountain in a different way. The ropes and ladders of Mt Kinabalu ‘s via ferrata allow anyone to experience the most spectacular scenery.

Option 1: Via Ferrata Walk The Torq

Walk the Torq route on Mount Kinabalu is an easy route suitable for anyone aged between 10 and 70 who are fit and healthy. If you can climb a ladder, you can do the via ferrata!

Descend to Sayat Sayat, the starting point of the Via Ferrata. Walk the Torq is an easy route which encompasses a Monkey Bridge, a Tyrolean traverse and a balancing beam – highest point at 3,520m a.s.l. This route takes approximately 2 to 3 hours.

Option 2: Via Ferrata Low-Peak Circuit

Low’s Peak Circuit is fairly hard and physically demanding, and it’s suitable for those with above average fitness and have no fear of heights.

Descend to to ‘7.5 mark’, the starting point of the Via Ferrata. Low’s Peak Circuit is an exciting route which encompasses a Nepalese bridge at 3,580m and suspension bridge at 3,600m a.s.l. Low’s Peak circuit is the World’s Highest Via Ferrata. This route takes approximately 4 to 5 hours.

After the via ferrata experience, return to Penand Hut for breakfast and trek down to the Timpohon Gate where a mini bus will be waiting to return you to Kota Kinabalu.