Day 1: MIRI – MULU – CAMP 2 (L, D)
Fly Miri to Mulu.Prepare for the 8 – 10 Hrs trekking to CAMP 2. Arrive Camp 2. Dinner & Overnight. (Lunch, Dinner)
Day 2: CAMP 2 – CAMP 4 (B, L, D)
Today is a long uphill slog 98 – 10 hours to camp 4 (1,800m) where there is also a shelter. Past camp 3, the trail climbs steeply to Bukit Tamau, which affords good views of the park. There are many pitcher plants along this stretch. Overnight Camp 4. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 3: CAMP 4 – MULU SUMMIT – CAMP 3 (B, L, D)
Early morning from camp 4 (known as the summit camp), the path passes the helicopter pad, from which there are magnificent views of Gunung Benarat, the Melinau gorge and Gunung Api. The final trail to the summit is steep; there are fixed ropes. Around the summit area, the pitcher plants is common. From camp 4, it takes 11/2 hours to reach the summit and a further seven hours back down the mountain to camp 3. Rest. Dinner and Overnight Camp 3.
Day 4: CAMP 3 – PARK HQ – BENARAT LODGE (B, L, D)
Breakfast. Descend to Mulu Park HQ, follow by van transfer to Benarat Lodge. Rest. Dinner and overnight. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 5: Benarat Lodge – Wind & Clearwater Caves – Camp 5 (B, L, D)
After breakfast we depart by longboat at 0830hrs to the source of the Clearwater River. We first stop at Batu Bungan Penan Settlement for a short excursion of the settlement. You are able to see the hand made handicraft like baskets, bangles, mats by the Penan tribe. From there we go by boat to visit WIND CAVE with unusual calcite formations, including the tall, slender stalagmites in King’s Room. Just a few hundred meters upriver lies CLEARWATER CAVE where you have to climb 200 steps to the cave’s main entrance; visit the Lady’s Cave and the underground river. The pool at Clearwater Spring is a nice place to swim and picnic. After lunch we go by boat beyond Clearwater Cave. From Long Lutu, an easy 3 hrs walk through virgin forest bring us to a Park hut on the bank of the MELINAU RIVER where it leaves the MELINAU GORGE. We overnight at Camp 5. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 6: CAMP 5 – GUNUNG API – CAMP 5 (B, L, D)
The limestone mountains of Mulu are bedecked with sharp needles: the biggest and best examples, “THE PINNACLES”, are on the north end of GUNUNG API mountain. Early breakfast and this morning we climb over 1000m up the steep path to a viewpoint overlooking the Pinnacles (the steepest sections have aluminum ladders for safety). If the weather is good, the four hour climb will be rewarded with wide views over the forest to Brunei and the South China Sea. Return to Camp 5 for another overnight stay. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 7: CAMP 5 – BENARAT LODGE – DEER & LANGS CAVES (B, L, D)
This morning we return on foot to Long Lutut and by boat down the Melinau River to and proceed to check in at Benarat Lodge. Rest, freshen up and have lunch at the café. In the afternoon, we proceed by van to Park HQ. Take the plank walk to visit DEER CAVE, one of the biggest cave passages in the world. Close to Deer Cave is LANG’S CAVE, small but beautifully decorated. In the evening we will wait at the entrance to Deer Cave, where thousands of bats emerge most evenings to hunt for insects over the forest. We then return late in the afternoon to Park HQ and transfer your accommodation for dinner and overnight. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 8: DEPARTURE (B)
After breakfast, transfer to Mulu Airport for your departure flight.
NOTE: Cooking utensils, Eating utensils, Sleeping Bags, Mineral Water to be carried by yourself during trekking duration.
Fitness levels will be challenged by: Acclimatizing to Mulu’s humidity & severe sweating altitude changes and sudden spells of very cold weather conditions slippery conditions rain slowing your progress different levels of fitness in a group.