5D4N Mount Kinabalu With Via Ferrata - WTT & Water Rafting & KK City Stay (Beginner)


TOUR INFORMATION

TOUR CODE: ABK-MK11
DESCRIPTION: 5D4N MOUNT KINABALU WITH VIA FERRATA - WTT & WATER RAFTING & KK CITY STAY (BEGINNER)
REGION: Kinabalu Park / Mount Kinabalu
DURATION: 5 Days 4 Nights
MINIMUM: 1 Pax
AVAILABILITY: Everyday (Pre-Book Needed)
PICK UP POINT: Your Hotel in Kota Kinabalu City / Kota Kinabalu International Airport
PICK UP TIME: To Be Arranged
DROP OFF POINT: Your Hotel in Kota Kinabalu City
DROP OFF TIME: Afternoon / Evening
* All timings are estimated and for reference purposes only. Actual timing will be provided prior to your departure.

Tour highlights

  • Mount Kinabalu Climb via Timpohon Trail
  • Low's Peak Summit (Highest Elevation 4095.2M)
  • Via Ferrata Activity (Walk the Torq)
  • Kiulu White Water Rafting (Grade 1-2)
  • 1 Night Pendant Hut
  • 3 Nights 3* KK City Hotel

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Sample itinerary

Day 1 - Kota Kinabalu/ KK City Hotel

  • Pickup from Kota Kinabalu airport and transfer to Kota Kinabalu City.
  • Check into Kota Kinabalu City Hotel or similar.
  • Rest of the day you are free at leisure.
  • Overnight.
Accommodation : 3* City Hotel

Day 2 - Kiulu White Water Rafting

  • Breakfast in hotel.
  • 0830hrs: Depart from hotel for Kiulu White Water Rafting.
  • Journey will pass through the countryside offering views of paddy fields and villages. Upon arrival, you will be briefed on safety measures and the various rapids by the River Guide. Collection of rafting gear like helmets, life jackets and paddles will be provided and distributed.
  • Start rafting down 9km of the Kiulu River.
  • 1200hrs: Arrive at ending point for lunch.
  • 1400hrs: Return to Kota Kinabalu City and back to your hotel.
  • Overnight.
Meals : Breakfast / Lunch Accommodation : 3* City Hotel

Day 3 - Kota Kinabalu/ Kinabalu Park HQ/ Timpohon Gate/ Ascend Mount Kinabalu/ Pendant Hut

  • Breakfast in hotel.
  • 0630hrs: Pick-up from your hotel lobby and depart on a 2 hrs journey to Kinabalu Park Headquarter. Collect your packed lunch.
  • 0900hrs: Our guide will arrange for all necessary registrations, assign you a mountain guide and apply for your ID TAG.
  • Remember to wear your ID TAG at all times.
  • You'll then be transferred to starting point – Timpohon Gate – where your journey and quest to the summit of Borneo’s highest mountain begins! The climb will take approximately 4-5 hours.
  • The trek will pass by different vegetation zones from Oak and Chestnut to mossy and eventually to alpine type of vegetations.
  • 1500hrs: Arrive at Pendant hut @ 3,289m and settle in.
  • 1530hrsAttend the mandatory Via Ferrata familiarization in Pendant Hut and meet your Mountain Torq trainer.
  • 1800hrs: Buffet Dinner at Laban Rata restaurant and overnight at Pendant Hut.
  • 2000hrs: Lights out.
Meals : Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner Accommodation : Pendant Hut

Day 4 - Low's Peak/ Walk The Torq/ Descend Mount Kinabalu/ Kota Kinabalu

  • 0130hrs: Wake up for early supper & pack up.
  • 0230hrs: Continuation of journey towards the summit of Mount Kinabalu.
  • 0540hrs: Summit Low's peak (4,095m a.s.l.) and catch the sunrise.
  • 0600hrs: Descend Low’s Peak to meet your Mountain Torq trainer.
  • 0715hrs: Meet your via ferrata trainer at Sayat Sayat Hut @ 3,668m for Walk the Torq via ferrata experience (introductory via ferrata, French grade PD).
  • 0930hrs: Return to Pendant Hut for a well earned breakfast.
  • 1100hrs: Check out of Pendant Hut.
  • Descend to Timpohon Gate.
  • Arrive at Timpohon Gate (Est. arrival 1500hrs to 1700hrs) and transfer to headquarter to collect certificate of achievement.
  • Lunch will be served in Kinabalu Park.
  • Transfer back to Kota Kinabalu city. Journey takes approx. 2 hrs.
  • Check into 3* Kota Kinabalu City Hotel. Free at leisure.
  • Overnight.
Meals : Supper / Breakfast / Lunch Accommodation : 3* City Hotel

Day 5 - Home Sweet Home

  • Wake up - breakfast & pack up.
  • Transfer to KK International Airport.
Meals : Breakfast

Meals 04 Breakfasts, 03 Lunches, 01 Dinner & 01 Supper
Inclusion Meals as Stated, 04 Nights Accommodation, Entrance Fees, Return Airport/Hotel Transfer (Seat-In-Coach), Return Transfer (Park HQ - Timpohon Gate - Park HQ), Mountain Guide, Ferrata Trainer, Climbing Insurance, Climbing Permit, Mount Kinabalu Certificate and Certificate Holder, English Speaking Support Team, River Guides (01 Guide per Raft Boat), Rafting Gears
Accommodation DAY 3: 01 Night Pendant Hut @ Panalaban (Non-Heated Dormitory Bunk-bed with sharing bathroom & toilet)
DAY 1, 2, 4: 03 Nights 3* Kota Kinabalu City Hotel (Twin-share)
Exclusion Airfares, Porter Fee, Alcoholic Drinks, Any Items Not Mentioned

Note on Meals Arrangement:

Lunch will be converted to packed meal on Day 04 (Mt Kinabalu Descent) for climbers who arrive late and missed the local restaurant's opening hours. Restaurant Business Hour 07:00hrs - 20:00hrs

                       

  • Waterproof backpack to store your items
  • Trekking or running shoe with good grip
  • Warm clothing/Long sleeves shirt/Hiking pants
  • Jacket/Wind breaker
  • Extra clothing and socks
  • Small towel
  • Hand gloves and winter hat
  • Disposable raincoats
  • Head torch (compulsory)
  • Personal toiletries
  • Refillable water bottle (0.5 - 1 Litre)
  • 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 12 per piece prior climb.
  • Medication such as headache tablets or altitude sickness tablets
  • Tissue paper / Toilet roll
  • Sun block lotion, lip gloss, plasters
  • Insect repellent / Mosquito Oil
  • Camera with water proof bag
  • Sandals / Slippers
  • Plastic bags
1 Climbers MUST present their original passports/IC for climb registration at Kinabalu Park HQ on the actual day of climb. Please bring it along with you.
2 Climbers MUST attend the compulsory Via Ferrata briefing/training session in Pendant Hut between 15:00hrs-16:00hrs (Latest Cut-off time) on 1st day of climb.
3 All Via Ferrata activities will be conducted together in mix groups by qualified Mountain Torq Via Ferrata trainers. 
4 Climbers who fail to comply with the timing will not be able to proceed with the selected Via Ferrata activity. NO reimbursement shall be made.
5 Via Ferrata activity can be cancelled due to bad weather for the safety of all climbers, NO reimbursement shall be made.

* Please do not rush or be disappointed should you not be able to make it on time or if the activity is cancelled. Safety comes first, as you can still reach the Low’s Peak summit without going through the Via Ferrata activity.

  • Climbers who reach Timpohon Gate after 16:30 Hrs will be imposed a fee of MYR 15 per hour per guide and need to pay directly to mountain guide on the spot.
  • Tipping is like giving a hug. Although it’s never expected, it’s always very much appreciated.
  • Laban Rata Resthouse does NOT provide boiled water for drinking/refill to climbers. Coffee & Tea will only be provided complimentary during Breakfast & Supper.   However, mineral water, coffee, tea, and other hot drinks and Soft Drinks are still available for purchase at the Grocery Counter (Laban Rata Resthouse).
  • Pendant Hut provides filtered hot water for drinking/refill to climbers.
  • Check-out time for Laban Rata Resthouse is 10:00 Hrs.  Should you check out later than 10:30 Hrs, a Late Check Out Fee of MYR100/hour applies, to be paid directly on the spot.
  • Standard check-in and check-out times for most hotels & resorts are 1400 Hrs & 1200 Hrs respectively. However, check-in & check-out times may vary depending on each accommodation. So kindly check with us to get accurate check-in & check-out times of your accommodation.
  • Effective as of 1st September 2017, the Tourism and Culture Ministry of Malaysia will be implementing a Malaysian Tourism Tax (TTX). Foreign tourists will be required to pay a flat rate of MYR 10 per room per night regardless of accommodation star level. The TTx is to be paid upon check-in. Malaysians or permanent residents residing in Malaysia are exempted from TTx and is required to present a valid identification upon check-in for the exemption.
1 Our friendly guide will meet you at your hotel lobby / greet you at the Airport arrival hall with a placard bearing your good name. Should you encounter difficulties in locating our guide, you can call our hotline number/s stated in your itinerary for further assistance.
2 We do not recommend climbers to catch your flight on the same day you descend the mountain due to possible delay from injuries, tiredness and/or bad weather and traffic conditions.
3a For 2-Day 1-Night packages, transportation will be arranged for Pick-Up from your Hotel between 06:00hrs - 07:00hrs. Our team will advise your Pick-Up time one (1) day before your departure. Kindly request your hotel for early or packed breakfast on the day of your tour.
3b For 2-Day 1-Night packages with ferrata, transportation will be arranged for Pick-Up from your Hotel between 06:00hrs - 06:45hrs. Our team will advise your Pick-Up time one (1) day before your departure. Kindly request your hotel for early or packed breakfast on the day of your tour.
4 For 3-Day 2-Nights packages and beyond, our transport can pick you up from either Airport OR your Hotel. Time is dependent on your arrival flight schedule. Please provide us your flight details.
5 Add MYR 30 nett per person per way for transport to/from locations outside Kota Kinabalu city (e.g. Beringgis Beach Resort/Langkah Syabas Beach Resort / Papar / Kinarut Area).
6 All transportations are based on Seat-In-Coach. This is a transfer service in which clients share their vehicle with other clients. This is a door-to-door service with multiple pickups & drop-offs throughout the journey. Do expect some short waiting time.
7 After descending to Kinabalu Park HQ, climbers are subject to pre-determined pickup time set by Amazing Borneo Tours with the last transport returning to Kota Kinabalu city latest by 1800hrs. We will ensure your possible wait of not more than 2 hours at Park HQ. However, if you missed the last transport (which is unlikely) or wish to depart at your own preferred timing, we can arrange a vehicle for private transfer for you (Subject to availability). Please understand that the surcharge for any private transfer will have to be borne by you.
8 Private Transfer Surcharge:- MYR 250/vehicle/way
9 Our group rates are quoted without deviation, which means we provide only one return transfers for your group. If your group requires more than one return transfers, additional transfer charges may apply.
10 Baby Car Seats (for infant aged 0-2) and Child Booster Seats (for children aged 3-11) are available for rental. Please check with tour sales consultant for availability.

It is recommended that all climbers should have themselves medically checked before attempting any mountain climb. If you have a history of suffering from the following ailments, it is highly recommend that you should refrain from climbing: Hypertension, Diabetes, Palpitation, Arthritis, Heart disease, severe anemia, Peptic ulcers, Epileptic fits, Obesity (overweight), Chronic asthma, Muscular cramps, Hepatitis (jaundice); or any other disease which may hamper the climber.

Children below 15 years old must fill in the indemnity form upon registration at Park Headquarters.