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!
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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.
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.
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.
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