Cave Exploration & Pinnacles Trek (5D4N)

 

 

Suitable Months:

July – September

 

 

Trip Type:

This is a trekking trip Trekking

 

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Hidden in Sarawak, the largest state of Malaysia, Gunung Mulu National Park has drawn world-wide attention since the 1970s. It has the largest national park in Malaysia and one of the largest limestone cave systems in the world. Formed about 5 million years ago, the massive cave system is a spectacular sight to behold.

Thrilling scientists could not wait to check out this jewel of Sarawak and till today, it has initiated over 20 expedition projects. Besides the scientific world, throngs of trekkers and cave explorers have flocked to Gunung Mulu National Park too to discover this well-kept secret for themselves.

In this tour, you get to go on the Pinnacles Trek to see how the razor sharp rock cut through the rainforest to form impressive pinnacle formations. You will also get to explore the various showcaves and awe at how Mother Nature carves out her masterpiece.

Join us now and see you in Sarawak!

 

Itinerary 

Day 1: Depart Singapore – Arrival in Kuching – Free and EasyKuching Waterfront

  • Depart Singapore for your international flight to Kuching.
  • Pick up from Kuching International Airport in the afternoon.
  • Free and easy for the rest of the day.

Meals provided: -
Accommodation: Lime Tree Hotel

 

Day 2: Arrival in Mulu – Deer Cave – Lang Cave – Bat-watching at Deer Cave

  • Deer CaveDepart Kuching for your domestic flight to Mulu.
  • Pick up from Mulu Airport in the afternoon.
  • Check in to Mulu National Park HQ’s Longhouse Chalet.
  • Depart for a 3km plankwalk to Deer Cave, the second largest cave system in the world.
  • Visit Lang Cave, the smallest of Gunung Mulu National Park’s showcaves, but with impressive stalactites and stalagmites.
  • In the evening, observe millions of bats coming out from the Deer Cave, a very spectacular sight.
  • Back to the Longhouse Chalet to rest for the night.

Meals provided: - Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Mulu National Park Longhouse

 

Day 3: Batu Bungan Penan Settlement – Wind Cave – Clearwater Cave – Clearwater Summer Hut – Longtail boat to Long Litut – Trek to Camp 5

  • Penan SettlementAfter breakfast, depart by a long boat.
  • Visit Batu Bungan Penan Settlement and observe the lifestyle of this tribe.
  • Visit Wind Cave and explore the limestone formation of this unique eco system.
  • Continue the journey by plankwalk to Clearwater Cave where more interesting stone formations can be seen.
  • Have a picnic lunch at Clearwater Summer Hut.
  • Continue journey by long boat to Long Litut.
  • Begin the jungle trek to Camp 5.
    • Length of trek: 8km
    • Duration of trek: 3hrs
  • Overnight in Camp 5.

Meals provided: - Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camp 5 (dormitory-style)

 

 

Day 4: Trek to Pinnacles

  • PinnaclesAfter breakfast, begin the ascent to Gunung Api to view the magnificent Pinnacles (1,750m).
    • Length of trek: 2.4 km
    • Duration of trek: 4-5 hrs
  • Observe the interesting flora and fauna along the way.
  • Enjoy your packed lunch at the observatory point.
  • After lunch, descend to Camp 5.
  • Overnight in Camp 5.

Meals provided: - Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camp 5 (dormitory-style)

 

Day 5: Trek to Long Litut – Longtail boat to Clearwater Summer Hut – Depart Mulu

  • Mulu AirportAfter breakfast, trek back to Long Litut.
    • Duration of trek: 3hrs
  • Transfer by long boat to Clearwater Summer Hut for picnic lunch.
  • After lunch, transfer to Mulu Airport for your domestic flight to Kuching.
  • From Kuching, connect to the international flight back home to Singapore, bringing back sweet memories of the caves and Pinnacles.

Meals provided: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch

 

Note: Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, the physical ability of the participants, etc., may dictate itinerary changes either before departure or while on the tour. We reserve the right to change this schedule in the interest of the trip participants’ safety, comfort and general well-being by informing the principal agent and with their approval.

 

Tour Price: 

Please contact us for pricing.

** Prices quoted are for LAND TOUR only. Please refer to package exclusions for more details.

Highlights

  • Enjoy the tranquillity of Kuching town.
  • Marvel at the amazing showcaves of Deer Cave, Lang Cave, Wind Cave and Clearwater Cave.
  • Watch the night performance of the bat exodus from Deer Cave every evening.
  • Visit the Penan settlement to learn about their culture and lifestyle.
  • Enjoy a rewarding trek towards Pinnacles and wonder how the razor sharp formations are created.

Package Inclusions

  • 1 English speaking local nature guide
  • Airport transfers and boat transfers
  • 1 night’s accommodation based on twin sharing room with daily breakfast in Kuching at 3 star hotel
  • 1 night’s accommodation based on twin sharing room with daily breakfast in Mulu National Park Longhouse
  • 2 nights’ accommodation based on dormitory room with daily breakfast in Camp 5
  • Meals as mentioned in above itinerary
  • All entrance fees and permits as mentioned in above itinerary
  • All listed activities (showcaves and Pinnacles Climb) as mentioned in above itinerary

Package Exclusions

  • International airfare (Singapore – Kuching – Singapore), booking fees, baggage fees and airport tax
  • Domestic airfare (Kuching – Mulu – Kuching) , booking fees, baggage fees and airport tax
  • Visa Fees (if applicable)
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenses (e.g. drinks, laundry, shopping and etc.)
  • Meals not mentioned in above itinerary
  • Tipping or gratuities for driver/guide
  • Optional tours

Flight Recommendations

Important Note: Please note that flight information is purely for information purposes. We do recommend our customers who signed up with us to take the same flight though.

 

International Flight

Singapore (SIN) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL):

Malaysia Airlines (MH 9116) 1015hrs – 1110hrs

 

Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Kuching (KCH):

Malaysia Airlines (MH 2520) 1210hrs – 1355hrs

 

 

Kuching (KCH) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL):

Malaysia Airlines (MH 2597) 2000hrs – 2140hrs

 

Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Singapore (SIN):

Malaysia Airlines (MH 609) 2305hrs – 2359hrs

 

 

Domestic Flight

Kuching (KCH) to Mulu (MZV):

MAS Wings (MH 3290) 1055hrs – 1230hrs

 

Mulu (MZV) to Kuching (KCH):

MAS Wings (MH 3822) 1500hrs – 1635hrs

 

 

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