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   (Discover Mulu) 4D3N Headhunters Trail

4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS HEADHUNTERS' TRAIL

 

SPECIAL RATES FOR MALAYSIANS ONLY!

Minimum 3 DAYS advance booking

 

 

 

 

Visit to the show caves of Mulu; Lang's and Deer Cave , Wind and Clearwater Cave. See the exodus of bat flight out from Deer Cave, interesting boatride along the Melinau river to Long Lutut and a beautiful trek through the rainforest of Borneo.

Overnight at Camp 5 before we go for headhunters' trail, trekking through Melinau River to the Melinau Gorge, then overland to the headwaters of the Terikan River.

 

What do you need to take?

ESSENTIALS FOR CAMP 5

  • Insect repellent
  • Personal Medications
  • Toiletries
  • Torch Light- HEADLAMP ADVISABLE
  • Spare batteries
  • Bedding (light blanket, sheet & towel)
  • Pillow (inflatable) - optional
  • Enough food for 3 days (supplies can be bought from the Cafe/Gallery at HQ providing stock last)
  • Mosquito net (MUST be paid for at the Park Office upon check in and to be collected at Camp 5 with a voucher)
  • Sandals for bathroom - optional
  • Some cash (mini tuck shop)

 

ESSENTIALS FOR THE PINNACLES

  • ABOVE AVERAGE FITNESS & EXCELLENT HEALTH
  • A carry pack (waterproof is recommended) with 2 straps (a sling bag will be in the way and may obstruct your vision towards your feet.) You need both hand free at all times.
  • Shoes with grip and flexible sole that allows your ankle to move (stiff soled mountain boots are not ideal). The Adidas kampong rubber shoes have been proven to be the best shoe for a wide spectrum of climbers. For sale in Mulu Gallery*
  • Sufficient water – 3 LITRES MINIMUM (1 is left at the halfway point for you to use on the return journey)
  • Light lunch and an energy snack.
  • Headlamp in case you get caught in the dark.
  • A rainproof garment, preferably not a poncho (the incline is so steep that shorter individuals step on their poncho’s) if you do use a poncho, cut/trim the lower part.
  • A personal First Aid Kit
  • Gloves to help you cope with the rope sections as well as the sharp rocks on the way down. For sale in Mulu Gallery*
  • COMMON SENSE: Listen to your guide (abandon the climb when heavy rain falls and don’t get caught in the dark), listen to your body, stick to the cut-off times and focus on your foot placement ALWAYS. Keep re-hydrated. Do not stand too long at the view point – going down is tougher than going up!

   *Pending availability

 

MUST READ!

 

THE PINNACLES IS A HIGH RISK ACTIVITY!

WHY?

  1. The steep gradient - 2.4km ascending to 1200m above sea level. (Descending is more challenging than ascending and takes longer!)
  2. Descending in the dark. (Very challenging during daylight – more so when dark)
  3. Slippery surface & sharp rocks. (Some of the limestones literally cuts like a blade!)
  4. Tiredness/unfit (you lose concentration where to place your feet)
  5. Very difficult to rescue a totally immobilized person (even more so when dark)
  6. Dehydration (drink & carry sufficient fluids)
  7. Never climb alone.
  8. RESCUES: The Park has rescue protocols in place but it is not free. Please check the indemnity form!
  9. Please keep this in mind and adhere to your GUIDE’S advice. Your guide is your best safety device!

Day 01:  Mulu - Deer & Langs Caves (L/D)

Arrive Mulu airport, meet your guide and transfer to Benarat Lodge.

Lunch at Sg. Pala Restaurant. After lunch we proceed by van to Park HQ for a visit to Deer and Lang’s Cave. We trek along the plant walk (3 km) through the rainforest. Explore the largest cave passage in the world- DEER CAVE and LANG’S CAVE. Relax at the open air observatory for an opportunity witness the phenomenon exodus of BATS out of the caves, spiraling high overhead and ascend to the sky where they will search for food. We then returned to the Park and transfer to Benarat Lodge. (***Lunch, Dinner)

 

Day 02:  Mulu – Wind & Clearwater Caves/Camp 5 (B/L/D) 

Breakfast. Take a morning long tail boat ride to visit Batu Bungan Penan Settlement where you are able to purchase the local handicraft made by the Penan tribe Go by boat to the CAVE OF THE WINDS with is tall, slender stalagmites, then on to the source of the CLEARWATER RIVER, see the underground river and visit the dry passage of the LADY’S CAVE. Swim at the Clearwater Spring. After picnic lunch at the Clearwater Pavilion, continue your journey by long tail boat to Kuala Berar or Long Litut. The 8km trek is through beautiful rainforest and along the Litut River to Melinau Camp (Camp 5) where we stay overnight. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

 

Day 03:  Mulu - Camp 5 /Headhunter’s Trail/Iban Longhouse (B/L/D)

0730 hrs, breakfast. Walk through lowland forest. The Headhunters’ Trail to Terikan River, then boat down the Terikan River and Medalam Rivers to Bala Lasong Longhouse. When head-hunting was as its height, a hundred years ago, Kayan war parties from the Baram River made their way through the Mulu area to attack Murut longhouse and Chinese farmers along the Limbang River Paddling their war canoes up the Melinau River to the Melinau Gorge, they dragged them 3 km overland to the headwaters of the Terikan River, a tributary of the Limbang. The “Kayan Road” – a 4m wide trail with poles laid across it to facilitate dragging the boats has disappeared without trace, but you can still see the canal thy dug around Batu Rikan, where the Terikan River goes through a cave the hill. Overnight at the Iban Longhouse. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

 

Day 4:  Iban Longhouse / Limbang Airport (B) 

After breakfast at the longhouse, overland transfer to Limbang Airport or your departure flight. (Breakfast)

* TOUR ENDS IN LIMBANG

 

Inclusive:

  • ONE WAY ticket to Mulu
  • 1 night Benarat Lodge / 1 night Camp 5 / 1 night Longhouse & Meals (3B/3L/3D)
  • Excursion Show Caves of Mulu/Headhunter’s Trail with Nature tour guide
  • Boat fee, entry permit and entrance fees

 

Excluded:

  • Guide Tipping RM 50 per pax per tour
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal items

 

* Please click "Book Now" and select whether to fly from Miri, Kuching or Kota Kinabalu

** No lunch on Day 1 if flight arrives in the afternoon.

*** High season surcharge will be during July to Sept 2019.

**** CAMP 5 may be full. Please check with us first.

 

 

Tips for the trip: You need to bring along your raincoat, mosquito repellent, torchlight and good trekking shoes for the Show Caves. Also bring along your swimming suit if you wish to swim at the Clearwater Spring.

 

For the Show Caves you need to bring along your raincoat, mosquito repellent, torchlight and good trekking shoes. Bring along your swimming suit if you wish to swim at the Clearwater Spring.

 

NB: 

1) Camp 5:

RM25 per nite for mosquito net and RM25 per nite for blanket can be rented from Camp 5. If you wish to save a bit, you may also use your towel as blanket and bring along a long sleeve shirt to wear during the night. Do bring along mosquitoe repellent as well. 

 

2) Tourism Tax: 

In accordance to the newly implemented Malaysian Tourism Tax Act 2017 (Act 791), please be informed effective 1 September 2017, all foreign guests  will be required to pay a mandatory Malaysian Tourism Tax (TTx) of  RM10.00 per room per night .

The TTx is to be paid when we had confirmed your tour. Kindly note that the  package price listed does not include TTx .

 

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.

Validity Date :4/1/2019 ~ 3/31/2020

Minimum Person :2

Adult Price: MYR 1,432.00

Child Price: MYR 1,432.00

Duration: 4 Days 3 Nights

* All amount quoted above will be charged in Ringgit Malaysia (MYR)

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