Hike The Headhunter’s Trail, Mulu
A 5D/4N hiking trip will include guided tours of the four show caves of Mulu on day 1. Overnight stay will be at a lodge. However you can have the option of luxury accommodation at the Mulu Marriott Resort. The second day will involve a 3-hour trek to Camp 5. Accommodation at the camp will be basic. Day 3 will be spent on the Pinnacles Climb. The following day, hit the Headhunters Trail to arrive for a half-hour hour boat transfer to an Iban longhouse to get your first experience living among a local community. On day 5, you will depart by boat to a riverine bazaar of Nanga Medamit. From here it is a 40-km drive to Limbang. Your tour ends here.
Hiking in Malaysia: Animated illustration of the hiking trail
This trail itself is undemanding but the history behind it and the combination of adventure and the World Heritage Site of Gunung Mulu National Park makes this an outstanding experience for the hikers.
The 11.3km trail, that traces the route taken by headhunters of yesteryears, is a great way of entering or leaving Gunung Mulu National Park. The more popular way is leaving from the National Park headquarter and ending in Limbang. From here one can either fly back to Miri or take an overland trip to Brunei Darulsalam or Kota Kinabalu. Whichever way you choose, this hiking trip is an excellent introduction to the rivers and rainforest and gigantic caves of Mulu and the added attraction of a longhouse visit.
Doing the Pinnacles Summit view point can be a daunting experience but the view of the amazingly enormous limestone outcrop formation is worth the hike. Camp 5 is located on the bank of the Melinau Gorge. The radiance of the sunset glowing off the limestone cliffs here is a breathtaking sight. Swimming in the clear Melinau river is great way to cool off after the day’s activities.
About the Headhunter’s Trail
The trail is the route used by Kayan warring parties who paddled up the Melinau River to Melinau Gorge. They, then, dragged their longboats through the forest for 3 km until they reached the banks of the Terikan River, where they launched headhunting raids against the people of the Limbang area.
This 5d/4N experience is provided by Tropical Adventure, Miri
This information is provided on an ‘as is’ basis and Sarawak Tourism Board (The Board) disclaims all warranties or conditions of any (express, implied or statutory) including without limitation the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose (whether such purpose had been communicated to the Board or otherwise). The Board accepts no responsibility for errors or omissions and does not promise or warrant to you that any aspect of this webpage will be usable or will be available or renewed continuously. The Board further disclaims any responsibility or duty of care towards any person for loss or damage suffered from any use of this webpage for whatever purpose and in whatever manner. Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, it is specifically brought to your attention that in no event will the Board be liable for any loss of profits or special. Incidental or consequential damages (however, arising, including negligence) arising out of or in connection with the use of this webpage.