5 days 4 night Mulu Caves + Pinnacle Climb + Headhunter Trails ~ Mulu National Park, Sarawak Borneo


Trip Description

Head Hunter's Trail

The Headhunter’s Trail is a great way of entering or leaving Gunung Mulu National Park. The trek combines upriver travel, jungle trekking and an overnight stay at an Iban longhouse. The trail itself follows the route taken by Kayan headhunting parties who paddled up the Melinau River to Melinau Gorge. They then dragged their longboats through the forest for 3 km until they reached the banks of the Terikan River, where they launched headhunting raids against the people of the Limbang area.

The basic trails route is as follows. First take a boat from the park HQ to Kuala Berar and then trek for 2-3hours to reach Camp 5. From Camp 5 follow the 11.3 km trail to Kuala Terikan., a 4-5 hour trek. Either rest or spend the night in the accommodation units at the ranger station at Ng. Metawai (about 15 minutes form Kuala Terikan), or travel by longboat for 3-4 hours (depending on boat engine and water level) to reach the longhouse (Rumah Bala Lesong). After an overnight stay the journey continues by boat downriver to Naga Medamit. From there it is possible to travel by road to Limbang.

The Headhunter’s Trail can also be done in reverse, starting from Limbang and ending up at the Park HQ. Either way the trek offers an excellent introduction to the rivers and rainforest of Mulu and the added attraction of a longhouse visit. As the treks include an overnight stay at Camp 5

Please Take Note ~ Important Message

Pinnacles Climb

There is a difficult vertical rock face where ropes and ladders aid climbers up the last leg to the peak. if you are afraid of heights, this may be a bit daunting. The pinnacles is a strenuous climb. its is recommended that climbers be fit. from the word 'go', the climb will be on a 60 - 70degree angle constantly all the way to the rock face.

From base camp, the climb starts as early as 7am and this is required as climbers must reach the viewpoint by 11am. quite often, the mountains will fog over by noon and the view will be completely covered by lunch.

Also, the climb down could be slower as climbers have to be careful because of the limestone shards that are scattered all along the trek. one small error may cause injury. the shards are incredibly sharp. it may take about 7 - 8hrs for the climb up and down. bring along at least 2litres of water and also some energy snacks.

It is most vital that climbers be down before dusk. the jungle light disappears very fast therefore , be down by 5pm. It is imperative you take heed of the guide's advice. They have a right to suspend the climb based on the fitness level and capability of the climber, the weather, the timing and so on. If climbers are not down at base camp 5 by 6pm, a rescue team will be dispatched and this will be cost incurable to the climber , approx: RM250

Destination

Borneo ~ Sarawak ~ Miri ~ Mulu ~ Limbang

Minimum no. of Persons

1

Place of Departure

Mulu Airport

Getting to Mulu

Take a flight from Kuching or Miri Airport. Domestic flight transfer go to www.maswings.com.my

Trip Availability

Daily (Booking in advance required)

Accommodation Type

Ranger's Park Accommodation or Marriot Resort and Spa at base

Camp 5 stayover:


For staying over at Camp 5, mosquito netting(this can rented from the ranger's office at HQ for RM10) , energy snacks, a 1.5 litre water bottle at least (you can refill drinking water at the camp), fruits, slippers , torch light, toiletries, personal medication, towel and light clothing (it takes forever for clothes to dry in the jungle).

Longhouse:

Also very basic, shared toilets, cold water shower, bring everything you need to survive in the jungle without it weighing you down

Room Description

Camp 5 and Iban longhouse ~ Basic hostel with wooden platform and thin mattresses. No air con but it can get a little chilly at night. Bring along a blanket and socks if you must. Towel and other toiletries is a must. There is a section of bathrooms and toilets sectioned off for men and women. Cold water showers so shower early or for the adventurous kind, you can bathe in the river as long as the currents are not strong. Ask you guide for advice . No electrical plugs.

Tour Code

ML 16 / 2016 & ML20 / 2017 (A) + (B)


Tour Duration

5 Days 4 Nights

Things To Bring Along

Bring along Flat shoes with good gripping-soles (try not to wear clumpy trek shoes..it gets a little clumsy especially when negotiating up the hill), light cotton clothing, Torchlight, insect repellent, raincoat, swim wear, own drinking bottle and first aid kit, leech socks (the rainy season October - February can get very wet and leeches love the rain), personal toiletries.

Please Take Note ~ Important Message

This trip takes you from Mulu Airport to Camp 5 and from here, you will be trekking through the lowland forest of Mulu right into Limbang on the other exit of Mulu National Park. This means that you need to carry everything with you as there is no turning back.


Once you get to Limbang, the airport is not too far away and from there - to your next destination.

So your flight route will be :

1. from your embarking point eg Kuching, Kota Kinabalu , Miri to Mulu National Park

2. from Limbang town to your next point of destination

Do not buy a MULU return flight. you will not be returning to mulu at the end of your 3days 2nights trek.

5 Days 4 Nights Mulu Caves + Pinnacles Climb + Head Hunter's Trail Package ~ valid till 31st March 2018 (Rates based on per person per package)

Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa

Package include 1st day dinner at Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa ML 16 / 2016 (A) Package include 1st day dinner at Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa ML20 / 2017 (A)
No of Person 1 2-3 4-6 7-10 11-14 15 + No of Person 1 2-3 4-6 7-10 11-14 15 +
Malaysian Market 3800 2374 2284 2168 2056 2051 Asean Market 3980 2454 2369 2263 2147 2147
International Market 3821 2401 2311 2194 2083 2078 International Market 4002 2483 2398 2292 2175 2175
Package exclude 1st day dinner Package exclude 1st day dinner
No of Person 1 2-3 4-6 7-10 11-14 15 + No of Person 1 2-3 4-6 7-10 11-14 15 +
Malaysian Market 3615 2284 2214 2078 1966 1961 Asean Market 3823 2379 2295 2189 2083 2082
International Market 3636 2311 2221 2104 1993 1988 International Market 3845 2406 2321 2215 2099 2099

Package Includes:

  • 1 night accommodation at Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa
  • 2 night accommodation at Camp 5 - Dormitory
  • 1 night accommodation at Longhouse
  • 4 Breakfasts, 3 lunches & 3 dinners
  • Entrance fee, guide fee & boat transfers
  • All transfers & tours as stated in the package
  • 6%GST

Surcharge of RM 35 per room per night is applicable from 01 NOV 2016 – 31 MAR 2017.

Package Excludes:

* Air ticket Miri-Mulu and Limbang - next destination * Tipping @ RM5 per person per day * Travel insurance

Please Note:

  • All rates are Malaysia Ringgit
  • The climb is not suitable for children below 16 years old.
  • Booking fee RM 170 per person for this Packages should be pay upon booking and non - refundable.
  • All rates base on Twin / Triple Share ( Mulu Marriott Resort ) & base on Dormitory ( Camp 5 ) .
  • Tour ( FIT = 01 – 14 person ) are strictly on SIC ( Sit In Coach ) basis.
  • Tour ( FIT = 01 – 14 person ) Private Tour additional RM 550 per group. ( Guide & Boat Only )
  • Tour ( Group = 15 + person ) are strictly on Private Tour basis. ( Guide & Boat Only )

Mulu National Park Accommodation

Package includes 1st day dinner at Mulu Park Canteen ML16 / 2016 (B) Package include 1st day dinner at Mulu Park Canteen ML20 / 2017 (B)
Malaysians (RM) Malaysians (RM)
No of Person 1 2-4 5-8 9-14 15 - 25 26 + No of Person 1 2-4 5-8 9-14 15 - 25 26 +
Garden Bungalows 3344 2201 2115 1998 1888 1883 Garden Bungalows 3603 2329 2244 2138 2021 2021
Longhouse 3307 2178 2088 1979 1866 1860 Longhouse 3545 2302 2218 2112 1995 1995
Hostel (Dormitory) 3189 2147 2052 1941 1830 1824 Hostel (Dormitory) 3393 2238 2153 2047 1930 1930
Package excludes 1st day dinner Package exclude 1st day dinner
Malaysians (RM) Malaysians (RM)
No of Person 1 2-4 5-8 9-14 15 - 25 26 + No of Person 1 2-4 5-8 9-14 15 - 25 26 +
Garden Bungalows 3,291 2148 2062 1946 1835 1830 Garden Bungalows 3545 2271 2186 2080 1963 1963
Longhouse 3,254 2125 2035 1924 1813 1807 Longhouse 3489 2244 2159 2053 1937 1937
Hostel (Dormitory) 3,136 2094 1999 1888 1777 1771 Hostel (Dormitory) 3335 2179 2095 1989 1872 1872

Package Includes:

  • 1 night accommodation at Mulu National Park HQ
  • 2 night accommodation at Camp 5 – Dormitory
  • 1 night accommodation at Limbang longhouse.
  • 4 Breakfasts, 3 lunches & 3 dinners
  • Entrance fee, guide fee & boat transfers
  • All transfers & tours as stated in the package
  • 6%GST

Package Excludes:

* Air ticket Miri-Mulu and Limbang - next destination * Tipping @ RM5 per person per day * Travel insurance

Additional Meals

Set Lunch at Mulu Park Canteen ( per meals ) RM 45 per adult / child

Set Dinner at Mulu Park Canteen ( per meals ) RM 55 per adult / child

Please Note:

  • All rate are inclusive GST 6%
  • All rate are Malaysia Ringgit
  • The climb is not suitable for children below 16 years old.
  • Non Malaysian ( International ) additional RM 22 per person.
  • Booking fee RM 450 per person for this package should be paid upon booking and non - refundable.
  • All rate ( Garden Bungalow / Chalet / Longhouse ) base on Twin / Triple Share.
  • All rate ( Hostel ) base on Dormitory.
  • Tour ( FIT = 01 – 14 person ) are strictly on SIC ( Sit In Coach ) basis.
  • Tour ( FIT = 01 – 14 person ) Private Tour additional RM 600 per group. ( Guide & Boat Only )

Itinerary for Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa package

DAY 1

Upon arrival Mulu Airport, meet and greet by our friendly representative and transfer to Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa for check in. Afternoon, meet at resort lobby and transfer to Mulu National Park headquarters. Upon registration and proceed on plank walk for 3 Km to reach Deer Cave & Lang Cave. After exploring the caves, proceed to bats observatory to observe bats flying out of caves entrance at late evening (Only confine to fine weather). Return journey on the same plank walk to park headquarters and transfer back to resort. Dinner & overnight at resort. ( D )

DAY 2

Breakfast at resort and transfer by longboat proceed to Batu Bungan - Penan Settlement, to observe the tribe lifestyle and to select handicrafts on display for sale at Penan Settlement. Continue journey by longboat to Wind Cave and Clearwater Cave. Picnic lunch at Clearwater summer huts and relax for a while then continue journey by longboat to Long Litut. Then jungle trek for 3 hours to Camp 5. Dinner and overnight at Camp 5. ( B / L / D )

DAY 3

Breakfast at Camp 5. after breakfast ascend to Gunung Api for 3 hours to view the magnificent Pinnacles. During the climb you will see many species of plants, all types of insects within this virgin jungle of Borneo. Pack lunch will be serve at the observatory point. After lunch descend to Camp 5. Dinner and overnight at Camp 5. ( B / L / D )

DAY 4

Breakfast at Camp 5 and walk through lowland forest to Terikan river (Pack lunch), then by longboat down the Terikan and medalam rivers to longhouse. Dinner and overnight at longhouse. ( B / L / D )

DAY 5

Breakfast at longhouse. After breakfast transfer by road to the town of Limbang. Afternoon transfer to Limbang airport for flight back to Miri or next destination. ( B )

Itinerary for Mulu National Park HQ package

DAY 1

Upon arrival Mulu Airport, meet and greet by our friendly representative and transfer to Mulu National Park headquarters for check in Park Chalet. Afternoon, meet and proceed on plank walk for 3 Km to reach Deer Cave & Lang Cave. After exploring the caves, proceed to bats observatory to observe bats flying out of caves entrance at late evening (Only confine to fine weather). Return journey on the same plank walk to park headquarters. Dinner at Park Canteen and overnight at Park. ( D )

DAY 2

Breakfast at resort and transfer by longboat proceed to Batu Bungan - Penan Settlement, to observe the tribe lifestyle and to select handicrafts on display for sale at Penan Settlement. Continue journey by longboat to Wind Cave and Clearwater Cave. Picnic lunch at Clearwater summer huts and relax for a while then continue journey by longboat to Long Litut. Then jungle trek for 3 hours to Camp 5. Dinner and overnight at Camp 5. ( B / L / D )

DAY 3

Breakfast at Camp 5. after breakfast ascend to Gunung Api for 3 hours to view the magnificent Pinnacles. During the climb you will see many species of plants, all types of insects within this virgin jungle of Borneo. Pack lunch will be serve at the observatory point. After lunch descend to Camp 5. Dinner and overnight at Camp 5. ( B / L / D )

DAY 4

Breakfast at Camp 5 and walk through lowland forest to Terikan river (Pack lunch), then by longboat down the Terikan and medalam rivers to longhouse. Dinner and overnight at longhouse. ( B / L / D )

DAY 5

Breakfast at longhouse. After breakfast transfer by road to the town of Limbang. Afternoon transfer to Limbang airport for flight back to Miri or next destination. ( B )

Note : Every person participates in any tour or holiday organized by the company shall be regarded in every respect as carrying his / her own risk with respect to loss or injury to person or property. The company does not accept responsibility for losses or expenses due to delay, sickness, weather, strikes, war, quarantine or other travelers

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