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Via Ferrata in Malaysia: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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Discover the stunning scenery and rugged mountain ranges of Malaysia while climbing the ‘iron path’!

From the central highlands of West Malaysia to the rugged mountain peaks of East Malaysia, there are plenty of great via ferrata experiences across the country for participants of every ability! Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Via Ferrata trips in Malaysia. The mountains are calling!

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FAQs: Via Ferrata in Malaysia

What should I know about Via Ferrata Malaysia?

Composed of West Malaysia, a peninsula on the Asian mainland, and East Malaysia, on the northern portion of the island of Borneo, Malaysia is home to plenty of great via ferrata opportunities.

Away from the aforementioned Mount Kinabalu, which sits in East Malaysia, there are plenty of other great via ferrata spots as well. Nearby Mount Trusmadi (2,642 meters/8,668 feet) and Taman Negara Gunung Kinabalu are three other great spots for single-day via ferrata expeditions.

On the far less mountainous western peninsula, Paya Gunung is home to some rocky terrain that is great for practicing the sport and getting some time to climb in the highland jungle terrain.

Why should I choose Malaysia for my Via Ferrata adventure?

Stunning scenery

Boasting thick tropical rainforests, rugged alpine terrain and pristine whitesand beaches, Malaysia is an incredibly scenic destination for any via ferrata climbing trip. Getting up into the mountains is a great way to experience these incredible landscapes up close and from high above.

Everyone can do it

Climbing via ferrata is a great activity for families with children or groups of friends. All the necessary skills can be taught ahead of the trip, none of the climbing is too physically challenging (although it is a physical sport) and the only limiting factor is height. This makes it perfect for anyone who wants the thrill of rock climbing without the technical challenge.

Summit Kinabalu

Rising straight from sea level to 4,095 meters (13,435 feet) in elevation, Mount Kinabalu is the highest peak in Malaysia and makes for a great 2 to 3 day via ferrata climbing adventure. Start from Kinabalu Park, head to the summit of the mighty peak to experience a sublime sunrise.

What can I expect from the weather in Malaysia?

During the dry season, average daily temperatures in Malaysia sit around 27 ºC. Rain falls the least in the dry season, but is not uncommon.

How can I get to Malaysia?

Most trips to Malaysia begin with a flight into Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI) in East Malaysia or Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) in West Malaysia. Most guides will opt to meet you here and provide transport to the start of the trip.

Which language is predominantly spoken in Malaysia?

Malay, English

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What currency is accepted in Malaysia?

Ringgit (MYR)

What’s the high season for Via Ferrata in Malaysia?

February to March

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