|Tour Code:||Duration: 8D7N|
|Day 1||ARRIVE MULU NATIONAL PARK (lunch, dinner)|
|Arrive Mulu airport, meet your guide and transfer to your choice of accommodation. After lunch we proceed by van to Park HQ for a visit to Deer and Lang’s Cave. We trek along the plant walk ( 3 km) through the rainforest. Explore the largest cave passage in the world- DEER CAVE and LANG’S CAVE. Relax at the open air observatory for an opportunity witness the phenomenon exodus of BATS out of the caves, spiraling high overhead and ascend to the sky where they will search for food. We then returned to the Park and transfer to your accommodation|
|Day 2||MULU NATIONAL PARK - CAMP 5 (full board)|
|Take a morning longtail boat ride to visit Batu Bungan Penan Settlement where you are able to purchase the local handicraft made by the Penan tribe Go by boat to the CAVE OF THE WINDS with is tall, slender stalagmites, then on to the source of the CLEARWATER RIVER, see the underground river and visit the dry passage of the LADY’S CAVE. Swim at the Clearwater Spring. After picnic lunch at the Clearwater Pavilion, continue your journey by longtail boat to Kuala Berar or Long Litut. The 8km trek is through beautiful rainforest and along the Litut river to Melinau Camp (Camp 5). Overnight in Camp 5 (basic accommodation).|
|Day 3||PINNACLES (full board)|
|Begin the 2.4km steep trek to the Pinnacles viewpoint at 1750 m. Along this trail are many orchids, pitcher plants and tiny Tree Shrews foraging for food. The pinnacles of Mulu National Park are a collection of 45 meter high, limestone needles that cling to the side of Gunung Api (Volcano). The hike to the viewpoint overlooking the pinnacles is a tough and challenging mountain climb. However, trekkers are rewarded with a spectacular view of a silver-grey forest of stone, poking up through the surrounding jungle. Return to Camp 5 for a refreshing swim and another overnight stay. Overnight in Camp 5 (basic accommodation).|
|Day 4||CAMP 5 - HEADHUNTER'S TRAIL (full board)|
|After breakfast, walk through lowland forest.The Headhunters’ Trail to Terikan River, then boat down the Terikan River and Medalam Rivers to Bala Lasong Longhouse. When head-hunting was as its height, a hundred years ago, Kayan war parties from the Baram River made their way through the Mulu area to attack Murut longhouse and Chinese farmers along the Limbang River Paddling their war canoes up the Melinau River to the Melinau Gorge, they dragged them 3 km overland to the headwaters of the Terikan River, a tributary of the Limbang. The “Kayan Road” – a 4m wide trail with poles laid across it to facilitate dragging the boats has disappeared without trace, but you can still see the canal thy dug around Batu Rikan, where the Terikan river goes through a cave the hill. Overnight at the Iban Longhouse.|
|Day 5||IBAN LONGHOUSE - LIMBANG - KOTA KINABALU (breakfast)|
|After breakfast at the longhouse transfer to Limbang airport for your flight to Kota Kinabalu via Miri. On arrival in Kota Kinabalu, transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for your own leisure. Overnight in Kota Kinabalu.|
|Day 6||MOUNT KINABALU (breakfast, packed lunch, dinner)|
|This morning you will be picked up from your hotel and transported to Kinabalu Park for an adventurous experience on Mt. Kinabalu. Upon reaching the park, check in and register at the Kinabalu Park’s office and begin your climb up to Pendant hut. Ascend for approximately 5-8 hours (depending on individual fitness level) through diverse forest which is home to many species of plants. No special mountaineering skills are required, but a certain level of fitness is essential. Climbers are required to attend a mandatory Via Ferrata briefing upon arrival at Pendant Hut. The rest of the afternoon is free to enjoy this captivating setting and prepare for tomorrow's summit climb and via ferrata. Overnight in a simple dormitory-style accommodation (bunk beds). Upgrade to private room on request|
|Day 7||MOUNT KINABALU - VIA FERRATA - KOTA KINABALU (breakfast)|
Set off for the challenging summit trek in the dark hours of the morning in time to catch a mesmerising sunrise (approx. 2.5-3.5 hours). The views from the summit really are spectacular and it makes the whole adventure worth it.
Option 1) WALK THE TORQ After enjoying the summit views, descent back to Sayat Sayat, the starting point of the Via Ferrata. Walk the Torq is an easy route which encompasses a Monkey Bridge, a Tyrolean traverse and a balancing beam - highest point at 3,520m a.s.l. This route takes approximately 2 to 3 hours.
Option 2) LOW’S PEAK CIRCUIT After enjoying the summit views, descent back to ‘7.5 mark’, the starting point of the Via Ferrata. Low’s Peak Circuit is an exciting route which encompasses a Nepalese bridge at 3,580m and suspension bridge at 3,600m a.s.l. Low’s Peak circuit is the World's Highest Via Ferrata. This route takes approximately 4 to 5 hours.
The ropes and ladders of Mt Kinabalu 's via ferratas allow anyone to experience the most spectacular scenery. After the via ferrata experience, descent back to Penand Hut for breakfast and trek down to the Timpohon Gate where a mini bus will be waiting to return you to Kota Kinabalu.
|Day 8||DEPART KOTA KINABALU (breakfast)|
|Free at your leisure until transfer to airport|