Menyang Tais – Nanga Sumpa Longhouse Trek
Menyang Tais – Nanga Sumpa Longhouse Trek (from Kuching)
Tour Code: BAI10
Duration – 4 days-3 nights
Visiting a Pepper Farm
Pick up from your Kuching hotel around 08.30 hours, and drive to Batang Ai reservoir – about 4½ hours. Journey through rural Sarawak, passing pepper gardens, cocoa and rubber plantations. En-route, a few stops will be made. Visit the colourful native market in Serian village where a variety of jungle produce such as edible ferns, bamboo shoots and unusual tropical fruit are on display. Visit a pepper garden and stop by to view wild orchids and several species of pitcher plants. A lunch stop will be made en route.
View over Batang Ai Reservoir from Menyang Tais Longhouse
Upon arrival at the Batang Ai reservoir, proceed by longboat (40 minutes) across the reservoir to the longhouse jetty, where you will disembark and walk 15 minutesto the longhouse. Learn about the jungle before calling in at the longhouse. Upon arrival at Menyang Tais longhouse meet your Iban hosts. In the evening, relax on the ruai (common verandah) and spend time with the Iban people. Learn about their culture and enjoy some “tuak” – the local rice wine.
Overnight in the longhouse. [includes Lunch and Dinner]
After breakfast begin a ‘Longhouse to Longhouse’ jungle walk in the high conservation value forest located between the Menyang River and the Delok River. A recent survey by WCS Malaysia found a significant population of orang-utans living in Ulu Sungai Menyang. You may see orang-utan nests along the way, or if you are lucky, spot a wild orang-utan. Hornbills, argus pheasants, barking deer, long and pig-tailed macaque monkeys and wild boar also live in the area. Trek for 4-5 hours and then set up camp in the middle of the Borneo rainforest. Help your Iban guides gather jungle ferns, bamboo shoots or other edible plants that may be available in the area. Before dark, take your evening ‘bath’ in a jungle stream.
Relax in the camp before having dinner. Overnight in jungle camp. [includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner]
Nanga Sumpa Longhouse
After breakfast, break camp and begin jungle trekking. After approximately 4-5 hours arrive at Nanga Sumpa Longhouse, another Iban community living on the edge of the rainforest. Settle in to the tourist lodge adjacent to the main lodge, and have a late lunch. Free at leisure to relax or swim in the river. After dinner, proceed to the main longhouse across the river. Relax on the ruai (common verandah) and spend time with the Iban people.
Overnight at Nanga Sumpa lodge. [includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner]
Following breakfast, depart down river by longboat, then overland to Kuching. Lunch is taken en route. Proceed to Kuching and drop off at your hotel. [includes Breakfast and Lunch]
|Tour Code||Destination||Duration||Inclusions||1 Person||2 People||3 People|
|BAI10||Menyang Tais – Nanga Sumpa Longhouse Trek||4 days/3 nights||Full board||N/A||$1060||$1060|
Prices per person in Australian Dollars and valid 01 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 (E.O.E.) Refer to General Booking Conditions
Photographs courtesy of Borneo Adventure