Moving on, as expected of the strong will and determination that characterises both Sabah’s people and its iconic national landmark, Mount Kinabalu will not only open its trail once again but also introduce a basic via Ferrata mountain climbing activity. The 50m route of fixed cables and ladders is situated right next to Pendant Hut, located at the Laban Rata plateau!
Things are really looking up so soon, and for those daredevil adventurers they can look down for an added thrill!
(Valid until 30th November 2015)
0700hrs : Pick up from KK area hotel and transfer to Kinabalu Park (KNP) HQ. Collect your Packed Lunch en-route. Upon arrival, register for the mountain climb (passports necessary) and meet your Private Mountain Guide. Head to Timpohon Gate (starting / ending point). Climb begins, after 4 – 6 hours arrive Laban Rata (3272.7M), check in to accommodation.
1500hrs : Attend the mandatory Via Ferrata safety briefing in Pendent Hut and meet your Mountain Torq Trainer.
1600hrs : Cut-off time for Via Ferrata safety briefing.
1800hrs : Dinner at Laban Rata’s canteen.
2100hrs : Lights Out. Overnight Pendent Hut (Dormitory Bunked Beds with Communal Bathroom).
Meals : Packed Lunch and Dinner.
0600hrs : Wake up & Simple American Breakfast at Pendant Hut (breakfast is available from 0630hrs to 0930hrs)
0730hrs : Meet your Via Ferrata trainer at Pendent Hut and start with Via Ferrata Teaser – 50meters / 30 minutes duration.
1000hrs : Check out Pendant Hut and descend to Timpohon Gate with your Private Mountain Guide.
1400hrs – Latest 1700hrs : Arrive back at Kinabalu Park Headquarters for your transfer back to Kota Kinabalu City.
Meals : Simple Breakfast.
Includes the following:
- 1 night in Pendant Hut Dormitory
- Dinner buffet-style at Laban Rata Restaurant
- 1 Packed Lunch collected at Local Restaurant
- 1 simple American breakfast @ Pendant Hut
- Return Land Transfers from Kota Kinabalu to Kinabalu Park
- Return Land Transfers from Kinabalu Park HQ to Timpohon Gate
- Mountain Guide, Park Entrance Fees, Insurance & Climbing Permit
- Via Ferrata Teaser Activity with Via Ferrata Trainer
RM 1,275* per person
*Subject to 6% Government Goods and Service Tax. Rates Based on 2 People Sharing and Single supplements apply and valid from 1st September 2015 to 31st January 2016.
To answer the many questions you might have about climbing Mt Kinabalu, please refer to our links below.
About Mt Kinabalu Climb : http://www.mountkinabaluborneo.com/information_summit-climb-mount-kinabalu/
Mt Kinabalu Accommodations : http://www.mountkinabaluborneo.com/laban-rata-accommodation/
Climbing Preparation, Packing List & FAQ : http://www.mountkinabaluborneo.com/mount-kinabalu-climb-preparation-faq/
Important Information for Climbers : http://www.mountkinabaluborneo.com/important-information-for-climbers/