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Walk the Torq Adventure, Mount Torq Via Ferrata (Climbing, Trekking, Hiking) KK, Sabah, Borneo (Malaysia Tour Packages)
Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights Board Type: Meals as Stated ( 2B/ 1L/ 1D) Travel Package Code: MB0306
Location: Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Transportation: Seat-in-Coach (SIC) Category: Mountain Climbing & Hiking
Departs:

Includes:

Hotel Yes Flight No Validity: 01/01/2016 - 31/12/2018

Package Price Per Person

Price RM USD
Adult:

2,150.00

0.00

Child:

0.00

0.00

Minimum 2 persons to go

Accommodation Location Room Type Duration Rating
KK Hostel / Pine Resort / Similar Kota Kinabalu Dormitory / Multi-Sharing Hut 1 Night(s) Star
Pendant Hut Mount Kinabalu Dormitory / Multi-Sharing Hut 1 Night(s) Star

Walk the Torq Via Ferrata (Climbing, Trekking, Hiking) KK, Sabah (Malaysia Borneo Tour Packages)

 

Mountain Torq is the worlds highest and Asia's first via ferrata that starts at 3,200m and ends off at 3,800m above sea level on Mt Kinabalu in Sabah. Mountain Torq enables climbers and non-climbers to experience the thrill of mountain climbing while taking in the spectacular surroundings.

 

A via ferrata (or 'iron road' in Italian) is a protected mountain path consisting of a series of rungs, rails and cables embracing the rock face. It allows access to scenic sections of the mountains that are typically available only to rock climbers and mountaineers. The exhilaration, breathtaking scenery and sense of personal conquest you experience on a via ferrata are guaranteed to give you something to smile about for a long time. Via ferrata is not the same as rock climbing although they both occur in the same area and the same environment. Via ferrata climbing is easier than rock climbing and do not require you to have any previous experience.

 

This package includes:

  • 1 night accommodation (Multi Sharing)
  • 1 night at Pendant Hut (hut-based dormitory with bunk beds - Heated/Non Heated)
  • Full Board Meals (2 Breakfast/1 Lunch/1 Dinner)
  • English/Malay-speaking guide
  • Climbing Insurance
  • Mountain Guide
  • Via Ferrata Guide
  • Guiding Services of  Activities Trainers
  • Free Rental of all safety devices: Harness, Lanyard, Helmet
  • Via Ferrata familiarization for all participants
  • Climb Permit & Park Entrance
  • Tour & Transfer as per itinerary

 

This package excludes:

  • Personal Expenses 
  • Tips to Driver/Guide 
  • Tips to Mountain Guide/Via Ferrata Guide
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Camera/Video Fees (whenever applicable)
  • Porter Fees (whenever applicable)
  • Tour & Transfer as per itinerary

 

Notes:

  • 4 - 5 months advance booking may be required for mountain hut room reservation. (There is limited accommodation at the Pendant Hut rest house/hut near the summit, where climbers are required to stay overnight before an early morning ascent to the peak on the next day)
  • Additional Charge of RM 80 per person for transfer after 1900 (7 pm)
  • The above package is applicable to Malaysians.For Non Malaysians,please add RM 50 per person to the listed price
  • The package requires a minimum of 2 Adults and for Single Supplement, surcharge applies
  • Activities are subject to weather condition, and may be re-organised to best meet operational situation
  • Suitable for Climbers and Non-climbers aged between 10 and 60. They must be fit, healthy and should not be afraid of heights. Minimum Height Requirement is 1.3 meters 
  • The ratio of activities trainer to via ferrata climbers (1:10 for Walk the Torq) (1:6 for Low's Peak Circuit)
  • It is recommended for Trekkers to purchase additional Personal Travel Insurance prior to the Climb.
  • It is recommended that all trekkers should have themselves medically checked before attempting high altitude trek. If you have history of suffering from the following ailments, it is recommended that you should refrain from trekking to the high altitude. (Hypertension, Heart Disease, Severe Anaemia, Epileptic Fits, Obesity, Muscular Cramps or any diseases which may hamper the trekker)

 

It is Safe?

Yes, it is very safe. Besides a helmet and training before the activity, you have double safety on the climb. A climber wears a harness clipped to a steel cable along the route and a second line is clipped to the next climber or the guide. The steel cables that line the route can hold up to 3,000kg of weight. The ladder rungs and footholds can withstand up to 300kg of weight. The routes have been set up by the best via ferrata builders from Europe and its no wonder that MT has been awarded a certificate of compliance based on European safety standards for Via Ferrata. The routes will go through a full maintenance check every 3 years. The company only takes on a maximum of 30 guests per day.

 

Mountain Climbing Checklist

  • Warm clothing like fleece jacket, hiking pants
  • A small/lightweight towel
  • Personal toiletries
  • Gloves
  • A water bottle
  • Torchlight (preferably a head torch)
  • Comfortable running/ hiking shoes
  • Raincoat or Rain Jacket
  • Energy snacks e.g. chocolate, nuts, biscuits, sweets
  • Sunglass, sun lotion, SPF lip balm (beware of the strong UV rays)
  • A small backpack to hold your things
  • A rain cover for your backpack

 

Itinerary

Day 01 (-/-/-) Arrival / Kinabalu Park (Malaysia's first Heritage Site)
  Meet and Greet upon arrival at Kota Kinabalu International Airport / Hotel.  Then enjoy an easy 2 hour scenic drive to the Kinabalu Park. Arrival in Park. Free At Leisure. Overnight at your Hostel.
Day 02 (B/L/D) Kinabalu Park Headquarters
  Breakfast will be served. Check Out and Register for the climb upon arrival at the Park's HQ.  An indemnity form must be sign for participations of any of Mt Torq's activities. Start trekking from to Timpohon Gate, Upon arrival at Laban Rata, spend 20-30 minutes for an introduction and VIA FERRATA familiarization.
Day 03 (B/-/-) The Climb to the Peak
 

Start the second stage of climb at around 3:00 a.m. to reach the summit (Low's Peak, 4,095M) by dawn.  Enjoy a breathtaking view from the peak. Climb down towards Panar Laban Slab to do the VIA FERRATA (Walk the Torq). Descend to Laban Rate Rest house for breakfast before continuing.
Return to Kota Kinabalu in the afternoon after collecting Certificate of Achievement

(if you are taking a flight after this tour, please take a flight that departs at 2100/2200)

Please note that accommodation and itinerary are subject to change without prior notice. Terms & Conditions