Explore Mulu National Park – Show Caves & Pinnacles
Deep in the heart of Borneo lies Sarawak’s Gunung or Mount Mulu National Park, one of the most spectacular natural phenomenon on earth. Over millennia the flow of water draining off the slopes of Gunung Mulu to the sea has carved deep gorges through the Limestone Mountains forming a complex network of vast caves.
The Mulu National Park covers an area of 52,864 hectares of Borneo’s primary tropical forest containing a high diversity of species including many of Borneo endemics and threatened species. The large cave passages and chambers also become a platform for an impressive wildlife spectacle as millions of cave swiftlets and bats take flight in wonderfully organized formation as they exit their daytime roost in search of food as dusk falls.
- 1 night stay in Mulu
- Guiding fee
- Return boat transfer – RMR @ MNP to Clearwater
- Return van transfer to airport – RMR @ MNP
- Park entrance fee
- 2 nights stay at Camp 5
- 3 breakfasts, 2 lunch & 2 dinners
- Travel insurance
- Tourism Tax
- Gratuities for local staff (at your discretion)
- Any other items not listed above
Deer & Lang Caves
Upon an early arrival at Mulu Airport, your guide will meet you and escort you to your choice of accommodation. In the afternoon, head to the Mulu National Park Headquarters for registration. Proceed for 3 Km along the plank walk to reach the Deer & Lang Caves. After exploring these caves, head out to the bat observatory to watch the bats’ exodus from the cave entrance at dusk (best during fine weather). Walk back along the same way towards your accommodation.
The Cave of the Winds
After breakfast, check out of your accommodation. At 9:15 am your adventure will begin, via a Longboat. You will visit The Clearwater cave and The Cave of the winds where you will take your packed lunch. After lunch, continue on a 40-minute Longboat ride to Long Litut. The Boatman will leave you there at the start of the trail to Camp 5 and return in 2 days time. From here you will start your 3 hours trek along the mostly, flat ground (8k) to Camp 5. Dinner is at Camp 5 which also offers, snack food and soft drinks for you to purchase. Accommodation for your overnight stay at Camp 5 is basic dormitory with shared toilet facilities. Camp 5 forest shelter is situated along a clear the banks of a clear stream which is an ideal spot to relax after your long walk
An early start is called for to start today’s trek up to the Pinnacles so take your breakfast early. At 7 am start your 3 – 5 hours arduous climb of Gunung Api to view the stunning Pinnacles. During the climb, you will get to see the many species of plants and insects within this verdant rainforest. Towards the end of the trail, you will be using ropes and ladders as the last part is also the most vertical. At the viewpoint, you will have your packed lunch and take in the dramatic landscape before descending back to Camp 5. Enjoy a restful night and dinner at Camp 5.
After breakfast at Camp 5, trek your way back to Long Litut and hop onto your Longboat and transfer to Mulu National Park before getting back to Mulu Airport for your departing flight.
Wear comfortable hiking boots/walking shoes; leech socks; light clothing; still or video cameras (preferably waterproof or in a waterproof case); swimwear; small bath towel; change of clothes; suntan lotion; hat; insect repellent; torch (preferably a headtorch); your own drinking water for the duration of your stay.