General

3 Days 2 Nights Walk the Troq via Ferrata

Tour Code GB-MT18
Tour  Via Ferrata Walk the Torq
Duration 3 Days / 2 Nights
Destination Kundasang

 

PRICING

No of pax International (RM) Malaysian (RM)
1 pax 3000 2800
2 – 5 pax 2600 2200
6 pax and above 2500 2100

 

VIA FERRATA WALK THE TORQ

The name via ferrata, or via ferrate (plural) originates from an Italian word ‘Via Attrezzata’ (fully equipped road), which means routes that are secured by handrails, ladders, cables or lifelines.

Mountain Torq’s activities are run by Moutain Torq Sdn Bhd which is based in Sabah, Malaysia. Launched in mid-December 2007, The Mountain Torq Via Ferrata is a mountain ‘trail’ made up of iron rungs, palettes (footholds), cables and rails that are wrapped around the North Face of Mount Kinabalu.

Mountain Torq Via Ferrata starts at Mount Kinabalu Panar Laban Rock Face (approximately 3,300 meters) and reaches its highest point at 3,800 meters.

Thrill seekers adrenaline junkies will get their sufficient fix from the available packages at the via ferrata, namely: Walk the Torq, The Low’s Peak Circuit, The Preamble, The Balancing Act, The High Path, and Conquer the Torq.

Other activities available are intro to sports climbing (single pitch), intro to sports climbing (multi pitch), sports climbing level 1, sports climbing level 2, intro to rappelling (abseiling), rappelling (abseiling) level 1, and intro to rope ascending.

Accommodations are available at the Pendant Hut—3,270 meters above sea level, which can accommodate at least 30 people at one time, with a dormitory-bunk bed type.

The Sayat-Sayat—3,668 meters above sea level, which accommodates 10 people at a time, with a dormitory-bunk bed type.

Itinerary

DAY 1  KOTA KINABALU / RESORT

Pick up and meet at your hotel lobby or airport at 1200hr and 2hrs journey through scenic villages, valleys and Crocker mountain ranges to Kinabalu park. Stop by Nabalu Market where local sell tropical fruits and handicraft souvenirs.

Check-in into Mount Kinabalu Heritage Resort. The rest of the day is your own leisure. Dinner at the resort restaurant

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Pendant Hut (Non-heated Dormitory)

DAY 2

0700hr early morning starts after breakfast at the resort our team will pick you up and transfer to register at Park HQ.  Please bring your original identification card for registration purporses, collect packed lunch, meet your mountain guide and transfer to Timpohon Gate to start the climb up to Laban Rata and settle in at Pendant Hut.

Arrive and check into Pendant Hut  @3289m.  You are compulsory to attend the mandatory Via Ferrata familiarization in Pendant Hut at 3.00pm - 3.30pm and meet your  Mountain Torq trainer. They will be no repeat briefing, should you missed the mandatory briefing, any request for reimbursement will not entertain.

Dinner at Laban Rata Resthouse and overnight at Pendant hut. Lights will be off at 2000hrs.

Meals: Breakfast, Packed Lunch and Buffet Dinner

Accommodation: Pendant hut (Non-heated Dormitory)

DAY 3

Early start (01:30hrs) and light supper.

By 02:30hr start to hike up to the summit (Low’s Peak) with your mountain guide.

Once reached, take photos of the magnificent. Catch the sunrise over valleys and mountain ranges (If weather permit).

Then descend from Low's Peak to meet your Mountain Torq trainer at Sayat Sayat Hut for Walk the Torq activity (French grade PD) at 7.00am. Fail to reach the cut off time will not be allowed to continue  the activity,  any reimbursement will not entertained.

The  Walk the Torq will take 2 to 3 hours to complete. Return to Pendant Hut for a well-earned breakfast. After breakfast, start descend to the Park HQ to collect your certificate of achievement. Lunch at Balsam Restaurant and return back to Kota Kinabalu city.

Meals: Early Supper, Breakfast, Afternoon Tea

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** Lunch will be converted to packed lunch on Day 2 (Mt Kinabalu Descent) for climbers who arrived late and missed the lunch timing. Lunch time : 12:00 - 16:30hr.

** For Walk the Torq Activity, the minimum age required is 10 years old and at least 1.3m tall

 

Information

Price includes

  • Meals as stated
  • Accommodation
  • Return transfer
  • Entrance Fees
  • Mountain Guide
  • Climbing Insurance
  • Climbing Permit and Certificate
  • Via Ferrata activity
  • Via Ferrata trainer and technical equipment
  • English Speaking Support Team  

 Price do not include

  • Beverage
  • Any other optional sites that require entrance fees

What to Bring

  • Trekking shoe with good grip
  • Head torch
  • Personal toiletries
  • Warm clothing / Long sleeves shirt / Hiking pants / Jacket / Wind breaker
  • Extra clothing and socks
  • Disposable raincoats
  • Small towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • High energy food such as chocolates, nuts, biscuits, sweets, energy bars
  • Your extra luggage can be stored at Kinabalu Park HQ at a nominal fee of MYR 10 per piece prior climb

Important Remarks

  • Trail may be slippery & uneven. Guests are advised to wear shoes with good grip
  • Temperature up in the mountain can dropped to 15c – 25c during the day/night
  • Please let us know if you have dietary request, e.g. vegetarian
  • Do not bring you valuable things such as Jewelry and electric devises etc