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Borneo Headhunter’s Trail

Borneo Headhunter’s Trail – Discover the show caves of Mulu National Park, climb the Pinnacles and trek the headhunters’ trail on a 5 day/4 night tour of the Mulu UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Discover the show caves of Mulu National Park, climb the Pinnacles and trek the headhunters’ trail on a 5 day/4 night tour of the Mulu UNESCO World Heritage Site

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Kuching’s Hotels/Limbang,Sarawak
DEPARTURE TIME Please be prepared by 8:00 AM
RETURN TIME Approximately 10:00 AM.
WEAR Comfortable clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Tour & Transfers Accommodation
Meals English speaking guide
NOT INCLUDED
Airfare
And items not mentioned

Please bring along sun block lotion, personal toiletries, torch light, insect repellent, drinking water bottle, walking shoes, binoculars, camera, hat & raincoat.

Day 1: Mulu – Deer & Lang Caves

Arrive Mulu airport in the morning and transfer to the park accommodation for check in. In the afternoon enjoy a scenic 3 km plank walk through primary rainforest to the entrance of Deer Cave. Deer Cave is the world’s largest cave passage. Its scale its awesome and you are in no doubt how huge it is when you arrive at the cave entrance. The entrance of the cave is 150 m wide and 120 m high. Nowhere in this massive cave is the roof less than 90 m high. The cave has a moon-like landscape and from one vantage point, a perfect profile of President Lincoln can be observed. Next to Deer Cave is Lang’s Cave. The stalactites and stalagmites inside this cave are representative of the very best limestone formations in the park. After viewing the two caves, proceed to the Bat Observatory outside Deer Cave. Most evenings at sundown, a spectacular exodus of about 2 million of bats can be observed as they leave the cave in search of food. Then trek back to the park HQ by torchlight and return to accommodation.

Day 2: Wind & Clearwater Caves – Camp 5

In the morning, proceed by longboat upriver to Wind Cave with its impressive ‘King’s Chamber’. Here, stalactites and stalagmites with delicate lace-like patterns are found. A short walk along a plank walk next to the limestone cliff followed by a climb up approximately 250 concrete steps and you arrive at the entrance to Clearwater Cave. Like most caves in Mulu, Clearwater Cave provides a habitat for unique species of plants. One of these, the one-leafed plant can only be found at Mulu. Photo-sensitive algae grow on certain rocks and produce needle-like formations that point towards the source of light. Near Clearwater Cave there is a wonderful swimming area shaded by giant rainforest trees. Enjoy a simple picnic or packed lunch. After lunch proceed to Long Litut (1 hr boat ride). Start trekking to Camp 5 (3 hrs) through a mixed dipterocarp and riparian forest. Overnight at Camp 5 which offers basic dormitory accommodation with basic common toilet facilities.

Day 3: Gunung Api / Pinnacles

Following breakfast, start to scale Gunung Api for the limestone pinnacles. The climb is very challenging and taxing and will take about 4-5 hours. Arrive at the Pinnacles’ viewpoint in time for a packed lunch. Descend back to Camp 5 and overnight.

Day 4: Camp 5 – Kuala Terikan – Iban Longhouse

Trek to Kuala Terikan (5 hrs). Proceed down river by boat to Rumah Penghulu Sigah Iban longhouse. The journey takes 2-3 hours, depending on the water level. Overnight in the longhouse.

Day 5: Nanga Medamit – Limbang Airport

Depart from the longhouse by boat (1½ hrs) to Nanga Medamit. Then proceed to Limbang Town (1 hr) by van. Drop off at the airport for departure flight.

Discover the show caves of Mulu National Park, climb the Pinnacles and trek the headhunters’ trail on a 5 day/4 night tour of the Mulu UNESCO World Heritage Site

Please bring along sun block lotion, personal toiletries, torch light, insect repellent, drinking water bottle, walking shoes, binoculars, camera, hat & raincoat.

Day 1: Mulu – Deer & Lang Caves

Arrive Mulu airport in the morning and transfer to the park accommodation for check in. In the afternoon enjoy a scenic 3 km plank walk through primary rainforest to the entrance of Deer Cave. Deer Cave is the world’s largest cave passage. Its scale its awesome and you are in no doubt how huge it is when you arrive at the cave entrance. The entrance of the cave is 150 m wide and 120 m high. Nowhere in this massive cave is the roof less than 90 m high. The cave has a moon-like landscape and from one vantage point, a perfect profile of President Lincoln can be observed. Next to Deer Cave is Lang’s Cave. The stalactites and stalagmites inside this cave are representative of the very best limestone formations in the park. After viewing the two caves, proceed to the Bat Observatory outside Deer Cave. Most evenings at sundown, a spectacular exodus of about 2 million of bats can be observed as they leave the cave in search of food. Then trek back to the park HQ by torchlight and return to accommodation.

Day 2: Wind & Clearwater Caves – Camp 5

In the morning, proceed by longboat upriver to Wind Cave with its impressive ‘King’s Chamber’. Here, stalactites and stalagmites with delicate lace-like patterns are found. A short walk along a plank walk next to the limestone cliff followed by a climb up approximately 250 concrete steps and you arrive at the entrance to Clearwater Cave. Like most caves in Mulu, Clearwater Cave provides a habitat for unique species of plants. One of these, the one-leafed plant can only be found at Mulu. Photo-sensitive algae grow on certain rocks and produce needle-like formations that point towards the source of light. Near Clearwater Cave there is a wonderful swimming area shaded by giant rainforest trees. Enjoy a simple picnic or packed lunch. After lunch proceed to Long Litut (1 hr boat ride). Start trekking to Camp 5 (3 hrs) through a mixed dipterocarp and riparian forest. Overnight at Camp 5 which offers basic dormitory accommodation with basic common toilet facilities.

Day 3: Gunung Api / Pinnacles

Following breakfast, start to scale Gunung Api for the limestone pinnacles. The climb is very challenging and taxing and will take about 4-5 hours. Arrive at the Pinnacles’ viewpoint in time for a packed lunch. Descend back to Camp 5 and overnight.

Day 4: Camp 5 – Kuala Terikan – Iban Longhouse

Trek to Kuala Terikan (5 hrs). Proceed down river by boat to Rumah Penghulu Sigah Iban longhouse. The journey takes 2-3 hours, depending on the water level. Overnight in the longhouse.

Day 5: Nanga Medamit – Limbang Airport

Depart from the longhouse by boat (1½ hrs) to Nanga Medamit. Then proceed to Limbang Town (1 hr) by van. Drop off at the airport for departure flight.

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