Differences Between Mount Kinabalu Climb Packages

Here is a quick summary of the main differences between Standard, Budget & Via Ferrata packages

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Standard Budget Via Ferrata

Package Difference
ABK-MK01
2D1N Mount Kinabalu Climb
ABK-MK201
2D1N Mount Kinabalu Climb (Budget)
ABK-MK03
2D1N Mount Kinabalu Climb With Via Ferrata (Walk The Torq)
ABK-MK02
3D2N Mount Kinabalu Climb & Kinabalu Park Stay
ABK-MK202
3D2N Mount Kinabalu Climb & Kundasang Stay (Budget)
ABK-MK04
3D2N Mount Kinabalu Climb With Via Ferrata & Highland Resort Stay (Walk The Torq)
ABK-MK02VIP
3D2N Mount Kinabalu Climb & Kinabalu Park Stay (Private Room)
ABK-MK05
2D1N Mount Kinabalu Climb With Via Ferrata (Low’s Peak Circuit)
ABK-MK06
3D2N Mount Kinabalu Climb With Via Ferrata & Highland Resort Stay (Low’s Peak Circuit)
Standard Budget Via Ferrata

Activities
Ascend @4,095m Low's Peak Summit Ascend @4,095m Low's Peak Summit and partake in Via Ferrata - Walk the Torq or Low's Peak Circuit from @7.5km Sayat Sayat Hut (starting point)

Shoes
Hiking Boots / Trekking Shoes
Walking Shoes (good grip)
Sneakers / Running Shoes with laces
Adidas Kampung

NO Open Toe Shoes / Slippers / Sandals

Climbing Shoes for Mount Kinabalu
Hiking boots / Trekking shoes
Walking Shoes (good grip)
Sneakers / Running Shoes with laces

NO Adidas Kampung / Open Toe Shoes / Slippers / Sandals

Climbing Shoes for Mount Kinabalu Via Ferrata

Standard Pick Up Time from Kota Kinabalu
2D1N - 06:00hrs to 06:45hrs
3D2N - 12:30hrs

Starting Point
ALL climbing packages will start via Timpohon Gate.
Starting Point - Timpohon Gate
Starting Point - Timpohon Gate
Standard Budget Via Ferrata

Ascent to Panabalan Basecamp
Climbers on all packages will be given packed lunches.
Arrive at Panalaban Basecamp and stay in Laban Rata Resthouse

Stay - Laban Rata Resthouse
Arrive at Panalaban Basecamp and stay in Assorted Huts (Lemaing, Kinotoki, Mokodou)

Stay - Assorted Huts
Arrive at Panalaban Base Camp and stay in Pendant Hut.

Important Note: Climbers must attend a safety briefing between 15.00-16.00hrs. Those arriving after 16:00hrs cut-off time will be declined participation in the Via Ferrata activity and no refund is provided.

Stay - Pendant Hut
Upon arrival at Panabalan Basecamp, dinner is served buffet style from 16:30hrs to 19:30hrs at Laban Rata Restaurant in Laban Rata Resthouse.

Supper Time & Venue (before ascent to Low's Peak)
Laban Rata Restaurant from 02:00hrs to 03:00hrs
Supper - Laban Rata Restaurant
Pendant Hut from 02:00hrs to 03:00hrs
Supper - Pendant Hut

Night Climb to Low's Peak
Summit climb to Low's Peak from Laban Rata Resthouse Summit climb to Low's Peak from Pendant Hut
Walk the Torq (WTT) Low's Peak Circuit (LPC)

Via Ferrata Route Differences
- Recommended for beginners
- Introductory Via Ferrata, French grade PD
- Elevation at 3,521m
- Route Length 430m
- Vertical Height Traverse 109m
- Must be above 10 years old and at least 130cm in height
- 2 to 3 hour route
- Cut-off time to start: 07:15hrs
- Recommended for those with previous Via Ferrata or climbing experience
- World's highest Via Ferrata certified by Guinness World Records at 3,776m above sea level
- Grade French AD, Italian 3C
- Route Length 1.2km
- Vertical Height Traverse 365m
- Must be above 17 years old and at least 130cm in height
- World's highest Nepalese bridge (suspension bridge) at 3,580m above sea level
- 4 to 6 hour route
- Cut-off time to start: 06:15hrs
Via Ferrata - Walk the Torq WTT Via Ferrata - Low's Peak Circuit LPC
Standard Budget Via Ferrata

Late Breakfast
Laban Rata Restaurant Pendant Hut

Check Out and Descent to Timpohon Gate
Latest 10:30hrs Latest 12:00hrs
Standard Budget Via Ferrata
Accommodation ABK-MK01
1 Night Panalaban Base Camp
ABK-MK201
1 Night Panalaban Assorted Huts
ABK-MK03 & ABK-MK05
1 Night Pendant Hut
ABK-MK02
1st Night Kinabalu Park Private Room & 2nd Night Panalaban Assorted Huts
ABK-MK202
1st Night Kinabalu Pine Resort or similar & 2nd Night Panalaban Assorted Hut
ABK-MK04 & ABK-MK06
1st Night Kinabalu Pine Resort or similar & 2nd Night Pendant Hut
ABK-MK02VIP
1st Night Liwagu Suite / Hill Lodge @ Kinabalu Park, 2nd Night Laban Rata Private Room with Ensuite Bathroom
Accommodation - Standard Accommodation - Budget Accommodation - Via-Ferrata
Standard Budget Via Ferrata

Certificate of Achievement
Mount Kinabalu Climbing Certificate with a Certificate Holder
Certificate Holder
Mount Kinabalu Climbing Certificate
Mount Kinabalu Climbing & Via Ferrata Walk the-Torq or Low's Peak Circuit Cerficate with a Cerficate Holder (upon successful completion)

Certificate - Walk The Torq
Certificate - Low's Peak Circuit

Lunch on Descent Day
Standard and Budget packages - Kinabalu Park Restaurant

ABK-MK02VIP - ala carte lunch at Kinabalu Park
Kinabalu Park Restaurant

Package Difference
Standard ABK-MK01
2D1N Mount Kinabalu Climb
ABK-MK02
3D2N Mount Kinabalu Climb & Kinabalu Park Stay
ABK-MK02VIP
3D2N Mount Kinabalu Climb & Kinabalu Park Stay (Private Room)
Budget ABK-MK201
2D1N Mount Kinabalu Climb (Budget)
ABK-MK202
3D2N Mount Kinabalu Climb & Kundasang Stay (Budget)
Via Ferrata ABK-MK03
2D1N Mount Kinabalu Climb With Via Ferrata (Walk The Torq)
ABK-MK04
3D2N Mount Kinabalu Climb With Via Ferrata & Highland Resort Stay (Walk The Torq)
ABK-MK05
2D1N Mount Kinabalu Climb With Via Ferrata (Low’s Peak Circuit)
ABK-MK06
3D2N Mount Kinabalu Climb With Via Ferrata & Highland Resort Stay (Low’s Peak Circuit)

Activities
Standard Ascend @4,095m Low's Peak Summit
Budget
Via Ferrata Ascend @4,095m Low's Peak Summit and partake in Via Ferrata - Walk the Torq or Low's Peak Circuit from @7.5km Sayat Sayat Hut (starting point)

Shoes
Standard Hiking Boots / Trekking Shoes
Walking Shoes (good grip)
Sneakers / Running Shoes with laces
Adidas Kampung

NO Open Toe Shoes / Slippers / Sandals

Climbing Shoes for Mount Kinabalu
Budget
Via Ferrata Hiking boots / Trekking shoes
Walking Shoes (good grip)
Sneakers / Running Shoes with laces

NO Adidas Kampung / Open Toe Shoes / Slippers / Sandals

Climbing Shoes for Mount Kinabalu Via Ferrata

Standard Pick Up Time from Kota Kinabalu
2D1N06:00hrs to 06:45hrs
3D2N12:30hrs

Starting Point
ALL climbing packages will start via Timpohon Gate.
Starting Point - Timpohon Gate
Starting Point - Timpohon Gate

Ascent to Panabalan Basecamp
Climbers on all packages will be given packed lunches.
Standard Arrive at Panalaban Basecamp and stay in Laban Rata Resthouse

Stay - Laban Rata Resthouse
Budget Arrive at Panalaban Basecamp and stay in Assorted Huts (Lemaing, Kinotoki, Mokodou)

Stay - Assorted Huts
Via Ferrata Arrive at Panalaban Base Camp and stay in Pendant Hut.

Important Note: Climbers must attend a safety briefing between 15.00-16.00hrs. Those arriving after 16:00hrs cut-off time will be declined participation in the Via Ferrata activity and no refund is provided.

Stay - Pendant Hut
Upon arrival at Panabalan Basecamp, dinner is served buffet style from 16:30hrs to 19:30hrs at Laban Rata Restaurant in Laban Rata Resthouse.

Supper Time & Venue (before ascent to Low's Peak)
Standard Laban Rata Restaurant from 02:00hrs to 03:00hrs

Supper - Laban Rata Restaurant
Budget
Via Ferrata Pendant Hut from 02:00hrs to 03:00hrs

Supper - Pendant Hut

Night Climb to Low's Peak
Standard Summit climb to Low's Peak from Laban Rata Resthouse
Budget
Via Ferrata Summit climb to Low's Peak from Pendant Hut

Via Ferrata Route Differences
Walk the Torq (WTT)
- Recommended for beginners
- Introductory Via Ferrata, French grade PD
- Elevation at 3,521m
- Route Length 430m
- Vertical Height Traverse 109m
- Must be above 10 years old and at least 130cm in height
- 2 to 3 hour route
- Cut-off time to start: 07:15hrs

Via Ferrata - Walk the Torq WTT
Low's Peak Circuit (LPC)
- Recommended for those with previous Via Ferrata or climbing experience
- World's highest Via Ferrata certified by Guinness World Records at 3,776m above sea level
- Grade French AD, Italian 3C
- Route Length 1.2km
- Vertical Height Traverse 365m
- Must be above 17 years old and at least 130cm in height
- World's highest Nepalese bridge (suspension bridge) at 3,580m above sea level
- 4 to 6 hour route
- Cut-off time to start: 06:15hrs

Via Ferrata - Low's Peak Circuit LPC

Late Breakfast
Standard Laban Rata Restaurant
Budget
Via Ferrata Pendant Hut

Check Out and Descent to Timpohon Gate
Standard Latest 10:30hrs
Budget
Via Ferrata Latest 12:00hrs

Accommodation
Standard ABK-MK01
1 Night Panalaban Base Camp
ABK-MK02
1st Night Kinabalu Park Private Room & 2nd Night Panalaban Assorted Huts
ABK-MK02VIP
1st Night Liwagu Suite / Hill Lodge @ Kinabalu Park, 2nd Night Laban Rata Private Room with Ensuite Bathroom
Accommodation - Standard
Budget ABK-MK201
1 Night Panalaban Assorted Huts
ABK-MK202
1st Night Kinabalu Pine Resort or similar & 2nd Night Panalaban Assorted Hut
Accommodation - Budget
Via Ferrata ABK-MK03 & ABK-MK05
1 Night Pendant Hut
ABK-MK04 & ABK-MK06
1st Night Kinabalu Pine Resort or similar & 2nd Night Pendant Hut
Accommodation - Via-Ferrata

Certificate of Achievement
Standard Mount Kinabalu Climbing Certificate with a Certificate Holder

Certificate Holder
Mount Kinabalu Climbing Certificate
Budget
Via Ferrata Mount Kinabalu Climbing & Via Ferrata Walk the-Torq or Low's Peak Circuit Cerficate with a Cerficate Holder (upon successful completion)

Certificate - Walk The Torq
Certificate - Low's Peak Circuit

Lunch on Descent Day
Standard Standard and Budget packages - Kinabalu Park Restaurant

ABK-MK02VIP - ala carte lunch at Kinabalu Park
Budget
Via Ferrata Kinabalu Park Restaurant

2022 & 2023 MOUNT KINABALU VIA FERRATA PACKAGES AVAILABLE FOR BOOKING

Looking for an exciting challenge during your climb? Try the Mount Kinabalu Climb With Via Ferrata package. For 2023 climb booking, please contact us.

Travel Period: Now Till 31 December 2022