Combine the showcaves with Mulu’s Pinnacles for an adventure-packed trip. The famous Pinnacles at Mulu National Park are a cluster of forty-five meter high, razor-sharp limestone spikes that tower above the surrounding vegetation mid-way up the slopes of Gunung Api. The hike to the viewpoint of the Pinnacles is very popular, but be warned that it’s a tough and challenging one! It’s very steep with near vertical climbs, and recommended for hikers with a high level of fitness.
• Deluxe Garden Bungalow at park HQ. Double and Single Bed in each room. All rooms have comfortable bedding, ensuite bathroom and air conditioning. There is an option to upgrade to upgrade to Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa.
• Camp 5
Basic dormitory accommodation with bedding and mosquito nets. Provides electricity and shared bathroom with cold shower.
Please note that guests are expected to bring their own towel, sleeping sheet or bag
Local delicacies will be served
• Longhouse at Park HQ
Restaurant (breakfast included in accommodation package), gift gallery, discovery centre, wifi (purchase at the park gallery)
• Camp 5
Kitchen (pots, pans, utensils and gas cookers are provided), drinking water 24/7
You will be accompanied by a nature guide during this trip. We can also accommodate specialist guide eg. Birding guide requests.
Arrive at Mulu airport in the morning and transfer to the park accommodation for check in. In the afternoon enjoy a scenic 3 kilometers plankwalk through primary rainforest to the entrance of Deer Cave, the world’s largest cave passage. The entrance of the cave is 150 meters wide and 120 meters high – nowhere in this massive cave is the roof less than 90 meters high. The cave has a moon-like landscape and from one vantage point, you can see a perfect profile of President Lincoln. Next to Deer Cave is Langs Cave. The stalactites and stalagmites inside this cave are representative of the very best limestone formations in the park. After viewing the two caves, proceed to the Bat Observatory outside Deer Cave. A spectacular exodus of about 2 million of bats can be observed at sundown as they leave the cave in search of food. Then trek back to the park HQ by torchlight and return to accommodation.
In the morning, proceed by longboat upriver to Wind Cave with its impressive ‘King’s Chamber’. Here, stalactites and stalagmites with delicate lace-like patterns are found. Walk along a plankwalk next to the limestone cliff and climb up approximately 250 concrete steps to reach the entrance of Clearwater Cave. Like most caves in Mulu, Clearwater Cave provides a habitat for unique species of plants such as the one-leafed plant which can only be found at Mulu. Photo-sensitive algae grows on certain rocks and produce needle-like formations that point towards the source of light.
Nearby Clearwater Cave, there is a wonderful swimming area shaded by giant rainforest trees. Enjoy a simple picnic or packed lunch. After lunch, proceed to Long Litut which is an hour boat ride away. Start trekking to Camp 5 for approximately 3 hours through a mixed dipterocarp and riparian forest. Overnight at Camp 5.
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.
Depart Camp 5, and trek to Long Litut. Proceed downstream to Park HQ. After lunch, drop off at the airport for departure flight in the afternoon.
Transfers in Mulu, accommodation, meals, activities and nature guide.
Air tickets to from Mulu, additional carbonated or alcoholic drinks, optional activities, tips and gratuities.
Comfortable hiking backpack including raincover, head lamp, mosquito repellent, sunscreen, hat, your favorite trekking snacks, raincoat, sunglasses, binocular, leech socks, dry-bag, swimwear, good walking/trekking shoes, flip flop, personal toiletries including towel, sleep sheet, personal medication and first aid kit, electrolytes (hydration salts), light clothing for trekking. get down to 19 degrees Celsius.
Daily based on a minimum booking of 2pax per departure. Single supplement applies for solo travellers. of 2pax per departure.
Adventurous travelers looking for a challenge and culture experience.