Co. Reg: 1043373-A (KPK/LN 7604) (MA4622)
Mulu National Park
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The Headhunter's Trail is a great way of entering or leaving Gunung Mulu National Park. The trek is organised by travel operators and 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 the 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 trail route is as follows. First take a boat from the park HQ to Kuala Berar and then trek for 2-3 hours to reach Camp 5. From Camp 5 follow the 11.3 km trail to Kuala Terikan, a 4-5 hour trek. Either rest and spend the night in the accommodation units at the ranger station at Ng. Mentawai (about 15 minutes from 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 Nanga 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 trek includes an overnight stay at Camp 5, both options include climbing Gunung Api to see the Pinnacles as part of the Headhunter's Trail package.
Day One (stay in the Park)
Visit and timing is subject to change with or without prior notice due to traffic/weather conditions
Headhunter's Trail can also be done in reverse, starting from Limbang and ending up at the Park HQ (this option can be seen in the online form)
Mulu Caves (Deer and Lang Caves with Bat Observation)
Meet and greet by our guide at Mulu Airport (flight can arrangement by us). On arrival transfer to your accommodation for check in. In the afternoon (4PM), take a scenic 3 km plank walk through primary rainforest to Lang and Deer Caves. At sunset observe spectacular exodus of million of bats leaving the cave. Return to Park HQ by torchlight. Overnight at your accommodation.
Upgrade your accommodation to Royal Mulu Resort (this option can be selected in the Online Booking Form)
Day Two (stay Camp 5) (Lunch / Dinner)
Mulu Park HQ > Camp 5 (Wind and Clearwater Caves with Hiking)
0900 ~ 0915 hours, in the morning, proceed by longboat upriver to Wind Cave and Clearwater cave (visit both caves). After caving proceed to Long Litut (1hr boat ride). On arrival at Long Litut, lunch, and start trekking to camp 5 (3 hours) through a mixed forest. Overnight at Camp 5.
Day Three (stay Camp 5) (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Camp 5 > Gunung Api (Pinnacles)
0715 hours, after 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 Four (stayLonghouse) (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Camp 5 > Terikan > Mentawai > Medalam Longhouse
0800 hours, depart Camp 5 (after breakfast), Jungle trekking of 11.4 kilometers to Kuala Terikan. Proceed by longboat to Mentawai Headquaters. Packed lunch will be provided. Depart by longboat to Medalam Longhouse. Dinner and overnight at longhouse.
Day Five (stay Longhouse) (Breakfast)
Medalam Longhouse > Limbang Town
0900 hours, after breakfast at Iban Longhouse. Depart to Nanga Mendamit by longboat. Then by road to Limbang Town, tour end on arrival at Limbang airport or Limbang town.
1400 hours, Estimate arrival time in Limbang Town
What's includes in this Trip
4 nights accommodation (1 night room / 2 nights hut / 1 night longhouse)
English speaking trip leader / guide
Meals (4 breakfast / 3 lunch / 3 dinner)
All fees in the park
All boat transfers in the park
All land transfers in the park
What's excludes in this Trip
Any Alcoholic Beverages
Any Additional Stops / Tour/s
Others which are not mentioned in itinerary.
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What to Bring and Do:
Bring along extra cash for other purchases during the tour and don't forget to a bring sense of adventure / fun / humor / enthusiasm and a flexible attitude!
What to Wear
Wear comfortable, Sports shoes, T-shirt, long pants, sunglasses and hat.
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