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Gunung Mulu National Park

The Showcaves

They are 5 show caves in Mulu Park and they were selected for their uniqueness or sheer beauty. They can all visit as day trips from the park HQ and are accessible by plank walks and well-lit concrete paths. Strategically positioned spotlights highlight the unique features of the individual caves. A plank walk leads through the forest to Deer Cave and Lang’s Cave whilst Clearwater Cave, Wind Cave and Fastlane are reached by taking a longboat up the Melinau River, or by following a 4 km nature trail.

The Pinnacles

viewpoint is one of the most popular in the park. But be warned, The Pinnacle climb is a high risk, extreme activity and requires a high level of fitness. therefore the Park offers it only as 3 days 2 nights trip. The first day includes a boat ride on the Melinau River for 1–2 hours will also stop for Wind and Clearwater Cave tour (which is optional) and continuing to Kuala Litut which is the beginning of the 9km walking trail to Camp 5.
The hike begins around 6.30 am in the following morning. The trail to the top is only 2.4 km long but rises 1200 meters to the viewpoint. The last section of the trail is near vertical with rope sections and ladders to climb. For many, the descent is more difficult and can take 5 hours or more. The climb is well worthwhile though as it culminates in spectacular views of the pinnacle formations, some of which tower up to 50 meters high. The trail passes through some intriguing limestone forest and as you reach the higher altitudes include some spectacular pitcher plants, sightings of rare orchids and Mountain Shrews.
The Pinnacle Trail is regarded as an extreme climb (not a trek) on a natural route. Man-made assistance comes in the form of vertical steel ladders bolted into the rock faces and ropes. If you suffer from vertigo or fear of heights this is not for you.

The Headhunter’s Trail

The Headhunter’s Trail is a great way of entering or leaving Gunung Mulu National Park. The trek is organized 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 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's route is as follows. First, take a boat from the park HQ to Kuala Berar and then trek for 2-3hours to reach Camp 5. From Camp 5 follow the 11.3 km trail to Kuala Terikan., a 4-5 hour trek. Rest at the accommodation units of the ranger station at Ng. Mentawai. Proceed by longboat ride for 3-4 hours (depending on boat engine and water level) to reach the Iban tribe longhouse. After an overnight stay, the journey continues by 4wd to Limbang town.
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.

How to get there?

Mulu can be reached via daily Maswings flight from Kuching, Miri & Kota Kinabalu or starts from Limbang if you prefer to trek the Headhunter's Trail in reverse.

Gear Ready?

What To Bring

Things you must consider to pack:

  • Non-slip closed footwear
  • Raincoat
  • Torchlight
  • Water bottle
  • Insect repellent
  • First aid kit
  • Hat/Sweatband
  • Small backpack
  • Snack or energy bar
  • Cash (RM)- NO ATM’s
  • Mulu National Park is remote and isolated, there are no bank or shopping center.