We managed to get the permit for one day climb and paid as little as 400RM for 2 (including entrance, transport, guide, insurance and certificate). Even though there's a greater risk of not seeing anything on the top, we saw every peak in absolute quietness (because there were only two of us and the guide). The scattered clouds added a sense of mystery to the surroundings. The downside is that I was limp for almost four days..
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