Mulu Pinnacles should be in the bucket list for mountain climber lovers. Located in the island of Borneo, some say that Mulu Pinnacles climb are much more challenging in comparison to Mount Kinabalu (the highest peak in Borneo Island). The trek offer’s nerve wrecking bridge crossings, a 45 degree trek for 3-4 hours ascend and mostly are tough terrains which could easily drain your energy. The result: a dramatic gorgeous starry night, the first light of sunrise over still waters and a magnificently breathtaking view of Mother Nature Mulu Pinnacles. So, are you up for the challenge?
Selamat Datang ke Malaysia or Welcome to Malaysia! Upon arrival we will travel from Mulu Airport (MZV) to Hotel in Mulu National Park which would take approximately 15 mins travel time. Prepare yourself with necessary documents for the registration at Mulu National Park headquarters. Just a quick tip, please ensure to carry enough cash as there won’t be any ATM machines around this area in-case you need cash to buy water or so. After registration and check-in, we will trek on a walking plank for 3 km before arriving at the Deer Cave followed by the Lang Cave. If the weather permits, our journey continues to the Bats Observatory Centre, to observe bats flying out of the cave entrance during late evening. Overnight in a lodge.
After breakfast, our visit will start off visiting the Penan Settlement at Batu Bungan. Discover how is the lifestyle of the Penan Tribes as well as some handicrafts which you could purchase as a souvenir. This is also a community service as you visit their Settlements. We will travel by a long boat along the Melinau River, usually stopping off at Wind Cave along the way. Normally the journey takes approximately 15 mins to reach Wind Cave by boat. However, if the water level is low, the journey may take slightly longer because many cases the boatman has to jump out of the boat and manually push it where the water is slightly higher. Our journey continues with the exploration of limestone formations at the Wind Cave and Clearwater Cave. We will enjoy our picnic lunch upon arriving Clearwater Summer Huts. We will then proceed to take a longboat to Long Litut followed by a 3 hours jungle trekking before arriving Camp 5. We will have our dinner and tonight we will overnight here at Camp 5 (Dormitory).
Hope that you managed to rest well last night at Camp 5. Just for your information, Camp 5 is located just at the base of Mount Api, a place where Mount Climbers camp a day before embarking the Pinnacles climbs in Mulu National Park. Please take note that the Camp offers only Basic Amenities, no Hot Shower and limited electricity supply with no power sockets. Therefore, it would be essential to bring along your own travel blankets, insect repellents, soap, and extra camera batteries or even torch light if necessary. After breakfast, we will ascend to Mount Api for approximately 3 hours climb for a breathtaking and magnificent view of Mulu Pinnacles. Along the climbing trail, you will various flora’s as well as fauna’s in this virgin jungle of Borneo. We will have packed lunch once arriving at the Observatory Point of Mount Api. We will descend back to Camp 5 after having lunch. A note to ponder by many of the climbers of Mount Api: We encourage you to have some basic sports prior to climbing the pinnacles as it might be challenging but definitely rewarding.
After breakfast, we will have some jungle trekking to Long Litut and then to Clearwater for spring water swimming and lunch followed by a longboat ride. We will then transfer to Mulu airport. We hope you return home with wonderful and memorable memories and visit us again.