Mulu Headhunters Trail & Pinnacles (5D4N)
Day 01: Arrival Mulu National Park/ Deer & Lang’s Caves
Meet on arrival at Mulu Airport and transfer to Mulu Marriott Resort for check- in.
In the afternoon we will proceed about 3km walking through the timber plank walk for visiting Lang’s cave and Deer cave. Two of the cave are distinctly different cave situated 150metres apart in the Southern Hills area of the Park.
While Lang’s cave is the smallest of our 4 show caves, it has a spectacular display of stalactites, stalagmites, helictites, shawls and rim-stone pools. The geological development was influenced more by the action of standing ground water dissolving the limestone rather than an active stream passage eroding it.
In contrast, Deer cave is not only the biggest show cave at Mulu, it is also the largest cave passage in the world. A powerful underground river once flowed through this area, dissolving and eroding the limestone to create this incredible space. The massive Deer Cave’s passage is an over-whelming and awesome sight.
After visiting both of the caves, we will proceed back to Bat Observatory for watching the bats coming out from the Cave.
**Bats Exodus between 5.00pm until 6.30pm
Return back to the hotel late evening for overnight.
Overnight at Mulu Marriott Resort
Day 02: Wind Caves – Camp 5 (B/L/D)
After breakfast, meet your guide for morning tour to Wind Cave and Clearwater Cave by boat ride. Before that, we will stop by at Batu Bungan Village for visiting the morning market @ handicrafts.
After the visit, we will be back to the boat for another boat ride to Wind Cave, which wind cave also part of the clearwater cave system. During the visit to Wind cave, you will experience the breeze of the wind at the narrow passage in the cave. In this cave also, you will see another evidence that the cave been through a big river before and the display of stalagmites and columns in King Chamber.
After visiting the Wind Cave, you will proceed back to jetty for short boat ride to the Clearwater Picnic Area. From there, you will be climb the 200 steps to the top entrance of Clearwater Cave. At the entrance of the cave, you will have experience to see the epiphytes plants named Monophyllae Pendula or One Leafed Plant, which also only endemic at the cave entrance in Mulu. Clearwater Cave had known one of the longest cave system which updated in 2017, 221km long.
After the clearwater cave, back to the picnic area for refreshing and enjoy the experience swimming in the fresh cooling Clearwater River.
Picnic Lunch is provided in local style.
From the clearwater cave, we continue upstream by boat for another 45 minutes until 1 hours to Kuala Litut for trekking. （Be prepared for pushing the boat along the journey especially during the dry season.)
From Kuala Litut, you have an easy trekking for 9km on a well marked path to Camp 5, which estimated 2-3hours of trekking. Upon arrival at Camp 5, you will proceed to report with housekeeping incharge for sleep allocation.
Overnight at Camp 5.
** Camp 5 was developed as the base camp for those plans to climb pinnacles and resting point for those doing the headhunter trail. It has an open space plan for sleeping, a modern kitchen and a separate shower / toilet block.
Day 03: The Pinnacles (B/L/D)
After breakfast, we will ascend Mt. Api to view the famous Pinnacles which consist of a series of 45-metre-high razor-sharp limestone spikes that tower above the surrounding vegetation. The trail is only 2.4 km in length but rises some 1,200 metres from Camp 5 to the viewpoint, passing through lowland dipterocarp forest before climbing steeply through moss forest. Here the trees are a lot smaller and everything is covered in slippery green moss. The last section of the trail is near vertical, with rope sections and 15 aluminium ladders strategically positioned to help with the climb. Usually fit and experienced trekkers should be able to reach the top in 2-3 hours. The not so fit but determined generally take around 4-5 hours. Most people spend an hour or so at the top before coming down. Packed lunch will be served at the viewpoint. The descent is actually more difficult and therefore takes longer, so the return trip can take anything from 5 to 10 hours depending on fitness level.
Dinner & Overnight Camp 5
Day 04: Camp 5 – Clearwater Cave – Mulu Marriott Resort (B/L)
After breakfast, we will trek back to Long Litut and take the boat to Clearwater Cave. Explore the cave and lunch at Clearwater Hut before our boat and van transfer to Mulu Marriott Resort.
Overnight Mulu Marriott Resort
Day 05: Departure Mulu National Park (B)
Breakfast in the resort.
Free at leisure till departure transfer to Mulu Airport for your departure flight.
Package Rate is inclusive of:
- English speaking Guide
- Tours & Transfers as stated in the program
- Meals as stated in the program
- 2 Nights Accommodation Mulu Marriott Resort (Deluxe)
- 2 Nights Accommodation Camp 5 (dormitory style/ simple accommodation)
- Entrance Fees
Package Rate is exclusive of:
- Any airfares and –taxes
- What is not stated above
- Important information:
To climb Mt. Api is very exhausting and requests a certain fitness level. If the clients need porters for their luggage, it is advisable to make a reservation in advance. The costs for a porter are currently approximately RM 380.00 and have to be paid cash on spot. One porter can carry max. 15 kg of luggage.
Even if above package is booked on private basis, boat- and land transfers in Mulu National Park will be on SIC basis. Minimum age for climbing Mt. Api is 16 years of age.
Things to bring for „Headhunters Trail & Pinnacles“:
1/ Back Pack
2/ Good grip shoes
4/ 1st Aid Kits
7/ Plastic Bag
8/ Drinking Water Bottle
9/ Light Cotton Cloths
12/ Sun lotion
13/ Energy Foods - chocolate bars
14/ Sleeping bag
15/ Mosquito net
End of Service