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
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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.
From Miri (MYR)
|From Kota Kinabalu (MYR)||
From Kuching (MYR)
|Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa||
- Validity Date ：1 Jan 2017 – 31 Dec 2017
Do you want to experience the lifestyle of the headhunters in Sarawak and enjoy the surrounding nature during the headhunters trail.
Ex Miri depart on MH3630 STD 0920hrs (Morning Flight)
Ex Miri depart on MH3255 / MH3632 STD 1345hrs (Afternoon Flight)
Ex Kota Kinabalu – Every Tuesday, Friday & Sunday depart on MH3257 STD 1405hrs
Ex Kuching – Daily depart on MH3823 / MH3290 STD 1055hrs
Miri – Kuching flight details
Day 1/ Miri or Kota Kinabalu or Kuching to Mulu
This morning we fly from Miri to Mulu on MH3630 ETD 0910hrs on Mas Wings flight or MH3255 ex Kota Kinabalu ETD 1305hrs or MH3823/3290 from Kuching to Mulu departing at 1055hrs.
Alternatively, you may also Depart Kota-Kinabalu airport to Miri on MH3201 expected time of departure at 0645hrs and arriving at 0740hrs then take your connecting flight to Mulu on MH3630 etd 0930hrs.
At arrival in Mulu, transfer to Benarat Inn for lunch. For ex Kota Kinabalu 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, 1 dinner for Ex Miri and for Ex Kota Kinabalu 1 dinner
* Dinner at Sungai Pala Restaurant is included.
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 airport where if we are going to Kota Kinabalu, so we travel by express boat ride to Kota-Kinabalu transit Labuan depart at 0800hrs OR fly back to Miri on MH3475 etd 1240hrs OR via MH3475, we then take the next flight back to Kuching ( if we come from Kuching)
Meals included: 1 breakfast
Airtickets, 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.
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.
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