Mulu Headhunters Trail Trek

Headhunters Trail Trek

Tour Code: MZV6A

Duration – 5 Days/4 Nights

Day 1

Upon arrival at Mulu airport, you will transfer to your accommodation. After lunch proceed to visit the Deer Cave & Lang’s Cave. In the afternoon, take a scenic 3km boardwalk through primary rainforest to the entrance of Deer Cave. The Deer Cave has the world’s largest cave entrance and is the largest single cave passage in the world – about 120 to 150 m in diameter. It is so large that it can fit St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, under its massive archway. The cave has a moon-like landscape and from one vantage point, a perfect profile of President Lincoln can be observed.

Lang Cave in Mulu Nationals Park - visit Lang Cave as part of the afternnon cave tour

Formations in Lang's Cave

Bats leaving the Deer Cave at sunset

Bats leaving the Deer Cave

Most evenings at dusk, a spectacular exodus of about 2 million of bats can be observed as they leave the cave in search of food. Next to Deer Cave is Lang’s Cave. The stalactites and stalagmites inside this cave are representative of the very best limestone formations in the park. Trek back to the Park HQ by torchlight.

Return to your accommodation. (Lunch and Dinner included)

# Camp 5 has basic dormitory style accommodation and toilet facilities. All lights are powered by solar energy.

Day 3

After breakfast, stroll the surrounding jungle on the headhunter’s trail. Return to Camp 5 for lunch. Later in the afternoon, proceed to Melinau Gorge which is about 1 hour away, although not advisable in bad weather. Overnight at Camp 5 again.

Clearwater Cave

Clearwater Cave

Jungle on the Headhunters Trail

Jungle on the Headhunters Trail

Most evenings at dusk, a spectacular exodus of about 2 million of bats can be observed as they leave the cave in search of food. Next to Deer Cave is Lang’s Cave. The stalactites and stalagmites inside this cave are representative of the very best limestone formations in the park. Trek back to the Park HQ by torchlight.

Return to your accommodation. (Lunch and Dinner included)

# Camp 5 has basic dormitory style accommodation and toilet facilities. All lights are powered by solar energy.

Alternatively, hike to the Mulu Limestone Pinnacles at an elevation of 1175 metres. The climb takes about 3-4 hours for a physically fit person. Pitcher plants and orchids line the way. Arrive at the pinnacles’ viewpoint in time for a packed picnic lunch. Descend back to Camp 5 for overnight stay. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
Pinnacles at Mulu National Park - see them on the 4 day Pinnacles trek

The Pinnacles at Mulu

Day 4

Trek to Kuala Terikan – about 5 hours of walking. Proceed down river by boat to Rumah Penghulu Sigah or Rumah Bala Lasong, which are both Iban longhouses. The journey takes about 2 to 3 hours – again depending on the water level. Overnight in the longhouse*. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

* The longhouse accommodation is generally in a larger communal room – other trekkers could be sharing with you.

Longhouse at Rumah Bala Lasong on the Headhunters Trail

The Longhouse at Rumah Bala Lasong

Day 5

Depart Rumah Penghulu Sigah or Rumah Bala Lasong by boat for the 1.5 hour trip to Nanga Medamit. From there, proceed to the town of Limbang Town (about an hour away) by van. You will be dropped off at Limbang airport in the early afternoon for your flight to Miri. (Breakfast and Lunch included)

Note that this is a point to point walk. Whatever luggage you have with you will need to be carried with you. Arrangements can be made to leave luggage in Miri at additional cost, or you can arrange porters (at additional cost) for the duration of the walk. If you are going to have a lot of luggage, please let us know at the time of booking so that we can make suggestions on the best way to overcome the problem.

Tour Code Destination Duration Inclusions 1 Person 2 People 3 People
MZV6A Headhunters Trail 5 Days/4 Nights Full Board $2090 $1085 $965

 

Prices per person in Australian Dollars and valid 01 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 (E.O.E.) Refer to General Booking Conditions flights to Mulu and from Limbang to Miri are not included.

Note that the price indicated is for planned departures every Friday. Departures on other days of the week will be treated as private tours and will incur a surcharge – contact us for details

Photographs courtesy of Phil Youdale, Forestry Sarawak, Penny Favilla (Rumah Bala Lasong) and Sarawak Tourism