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   5D4N WoW Headhunters Trail

WoW Borneo Headhunter's Trail in 5Days

One of the best trek in Borneo!

 

 

When head-hunting was at its height, a hundred years ago, Kayan war parties from the Baram made their way through the Mulu area to attack the Murut longhouse and Chinese farmers along the Limbang River. Paddling their war canoes up the Melinau River to the Melinau Gorge, they dragged them 3km overland to the headwaters of the Terikan River. The "Kayan Road" a 4 m wide trail with poles laid across it to facilitate dragging the boats. Today we call it "Headhunters Trail".

 

Below is a animated Map of Gunung Mulu National Park Route

To watch the video, please click HERE

 

 

See the Mulu National Park Trail Map here

 

     

                           Headhunter Blow Pipe                       Headhunters by the river

     

                       Headhunter's Trail Journey              The Headhunter' s culture

The Borneo Headhunters that you can meet on this journey is something that you must not miss. Journey through the headhunter's trail and learn more about the Sarawak culture here in Mulu. Only in Borneo Malaysia, you can have this experience of a lifetime with the trails and also staying at their longhouse.

**All prices above inclusive of 6% GST

 

 

Do you want to experience the lifestyle of the headhunters in Sarawak and enjoy the surrounding nature during the headhunters trail

You can check at our 4D3N Pinnacles Mulu Tour package

 

You can also visit our other Borneo Packages to North Sarawak  by CLICKING HERE

 

What do you need to take?

ESSENTIALS FOR CAMP 5

  • Insect repellent
  • Personal Medications
  • Toiletries
  • Torch Light- HEADLAMP ADVISABLE
  • Spare batteries
  • Bedding (light blanket, sheet & towel)
  • Pillow (inflatable) - optional
  • Enough food for 3 days (supplies can be bought from the Cafe/Gallery at HQ providing stock last)
  • Mosquito net (MUST be paid for at the Park Office upon check in and to be collected at Camp 5 with a voucher)
  • Sandals for bathroom - optional
  • Some cash (mini tuck shop)

 

ESSENTIALS FOR THE PINNACLES

  • ABOVE AVERAGE FITNESS & EXCELLENT HEALTH
  • A carry pack (waterproof is recommended) with 2 straps (a sling bag will be in the way and may obstruct your vision towards your feet.) You need both hand free at all times.
  • Shoes with grip and flexible sole that allows your ankle to move (stiff soled mountain boots are not ideal). The Adidas kampong rubber shoes have been proven to be the best shoe for a wide spectrum of climbers. For sale in Mulu Gallery*
  • Sufficient water – 3 LITRES MINIMUM (1 is left at the halfway point for you to use on the return journey)
  • Light lunch and an energy snack.
  • Headlamp in case you get caught in the dark.
  • A rainproof garment, preferably not a poncho (the incline is so steep that shorter individuals step on their poncho’s) if you do use a poncho, cut/trim the lower part.
  • A personal First Aid Kit
  • Gloves to help you cope with the rope sections as well as the sharp rocks on the way down. For sale in Mulu Gallery*
  • COMMON SENSE: Listen to your guide (abandon the climb when heavy rain falls and don’t get caught in the dark), listen to your body, stick to the cut-off times and focus on your foot placement ALWAYS. Keep re-hydrated. Do not stand too long at the view point – going down is tougher than going up!

   *Pending availability

 

MUST READ!

 

THE PINNACLES IS A HIGH RISK ACTIVITY!

WHY?

  1. The steep gradient - 2.4km ascending to 1200m above sea level. (Descending is more challenging than ascending and takes longer!)
  2. Descending in the dark. (Very challenging during daylight – more so when dark)
  3. Slippery surface & sharp rocks. (Some of the limestones literally cuts like a blade!)
  4. Tiredness/unfit (you lose concentration where to place your feet)
  5. Very difficult to rescue a totally immobilized person (even more so when dark)
  6. Dehydration (drink & carry sufficient fluids)
  7. Never climb alone.
  8. RESCUES: The Park has rescue protocols in place but it is not free. Please check the indemnity form!
  9. Please keep this in mind and adhere to your GUIDE’S advice. Your guide is your best safety device!

**BENARAT LODGE occupancy will be quite full. BOOK EARLY!

FLIGHT SCHEDULE: 

 

KUCHING – MULU

SECTOR

FLIGHT NO

FLIGHT TIME

FREQUENCY

KUCHING – MULU

MH 3752

1005 – 1140

Daily

 

MIRI – MULU

SECTOR

FLIGHT

FLIGHT TIME

FREQUENCY

MIRI – MULU

MH 3630

1030 – 1100

Daily

MIRI – MULU

MH 3632

1400 – 1430

Daily

 

KOTA KINABALU – MULU

SECTOR

FLIGHT

FLIGHT TIME

FREQUENCY

KOTA KINABALU – MULU

MH 3251

1305 – 1400

Daily

 

* Flight schedule is subject to change

 

 

Itinerary

Day 1/ Miri or Kota Kinabalu or Kuching  to Mulu

This morning we fly to Mulu on Mas Wings flight. Upon arrival in Mulu, transfer to Benarat Inn for lunch (if flight arrives before 12:00pm). For flight arriving after 12:00pm,we proceed straight from Mulu airport to Park HQ and take the plankwalk to visit Deer and Lang's Cave ( 45 mins walk)

We then proceed to visit the largest cave passage in the world – Deer Cave and Lang's Cave. The enormous chambers of Deer Cave are home to over 32 million bats! At dusk we witness the amazing spectacle of these creatures emerging from the gaping mouth of the cave, as they head out into the forest in search of food. We return late in the afternoon to Park HQ and transfer by van to Benarat Inn.

Meals included: 1 lunch (for flight arrival before 12:00pm only), 1 dinner

 

Day 2/Camp 5

This morning we go by boat to the source of the Clearwater River. We visit Wind and Clearwater Cave. We then have lunch at the Clearwater Spring. Hence we proceed by boat to Long Lutut. We trek through the lowland forest to camp 5 (3hrs trek) where we put overnight. Camp 5 is a very basic accommodation. It is possible to hire simple mats

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

 

Day 3/ Pinnacles Climb

Early breakfast and we ascend Mt Api to the Pinnacles (1200m). As we climb the forest of big trees give way to bushes and rhododendrons. At the top there is a magnificent view across the Pinnacles and Brunei Bay. Packed lunch provided at the view point. We descend to Camp 5 for overnight.

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

 

Day 4/Headhunters Trail

This morning we follow the ancient path of the headhunters, crossing two rivers to meet the boat at Kuala Terikan. Descend down the river to the Iban longhouse. Here, we spend a night as guests of our Iban hosts. Please don't expect any comforts and be prepared for the fact that the living conditions in the longhouse are extremely basic – this night is designed to give you a first-hand taste of how the Iban people live and also provide an insight into their unique customs. We will be sleeping on the ground, on simple mats and it is highly recommended that you bring your own sleeping sheet. The Iban are generally very reserved people unless, of course, they get on to their home-brewed rice wine! In the evening, share a glass of "Tuak" (rice wine) with the Ibans and join in their music and traditional dances. The white-men's version of the headhunters' dance is always the most amusing!. We overnight at longhouse.

Meals included: 1 breakfast,1 lunch, 1 dinner.

 

Day 5/ Limbang –Miri

This morning we farewell our Iban friends and continue our journey by boat to Medamit. From there we travel overland to Limbang. Tour end.

Meals included: 1 breakfast

 

Includes :

1 way air ticket to Mulu,  1 night stay at Benarat Lodge, 2 nights stay at Camp 5, 1 night stay at Iban Longhouse, All tours as per itinerary, Entry Permit / Climbing Permit / Camp & Longhouse Fees. Meals as stated 4Breakfast/4Lunch/4Dinner, longboat expedition and English Speaking Guide.

 

Excludes:

Personal items, Guide tipping Rm 10 per pax per day and  flight from Kuala Lumpur/Overseas to Sarawak

**You may opt for meal at Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa at additional charge.

 

Requirement for the trip:

1. water bottle 2. raincoat 3. torchlight 4. waterbottle 5. towel and toilet and bath kit 6. a bed sheet 7. 1 long sleeved shirt and pant 8. 2 pcs of t-shirt 9. Sun Lotion 10. good trekking shoes 11. rucksack and no suitcase please

2.Tour Grading: moderate (4-5hrs trek) Climbing Pinnacles (3hrs ascend) Please note during raining day , the park Ranger might have to cancel the climbing trip due to safety reason.

3. Trek from Long Lutut to camp 5 ( 3hrs) Easy trek through lowland forest.

4. Trek from Camp 5 through headhunters' trail is easy which takes about 4-5hrs to Kuala Terikan.

5. Stay overnight at longhouse accommodation is very basis.

 

NB: 
RM25 per nite for mosquito net and RM25 per nite for blanket can be rented from Camp 5. If you wish to save a bit, you may also use your towel as blanket and bring along a long sleeve shirt to wear during the night. Do bring along mosquitoe repellent as well. 

Validity Date :1/1/2017 ~ 3/30/2020

Minimum Person :2

Adult Price: MYR 1,968.00

Child Price: MYR 1,968.00

Duration: 5 Days 4 Nights

* All amount quoted above will be charged in Ringgit Malaysia (MYR)