Mulu National Park, Sarawak

Headhunters’ Trail 5D4N

Price from MYR 2860 per person
Duration 5 days, 4 nights
Discover the show caves of Mulu National Park, climb the Pinnacles and trek the headhunters’ trail on a 5 day/4 night tour of the Mulu UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Day 1 Arrive Mulu – Deer & Lang Caves

Arrive Mulu airport in the morning and transfer to the park accommodation for check in. In the afternoon enjoy a scenic 3 km plankwalk through primary rainforest to the entrance of Deer Cave. Deer Cave is the world’s largest cave passage. Its scale its awesome and you are in no doubt how huge it is when you arrive at the cave entrance. The entrance of the cave is 150 m wide and 120 m high. Nowhere in this massive cave is the roof less than 90 m high. The cave has a moon-like landscape and from one vantage point, a perfect profile of President Lincoln can be observed. Next to Deer Cave is Langs Cave. The stalactites and stalagmites inside this cave are representative of the very best limestone formations in the park. After viewing the two caves, proceed to the Bat Observatory outside Deer Cave. Most evenings at sundown, a spectacular exodus of about 2 million of bats can be observed as they leave the cave in search of food. Then trek back to the park HQ by torchlight and return to accommodation.

Day 2 Wind & Clearwater Caves – Camp 5 (B/L/D)

In the morning, proceed by longboat upriver to Wind Cave with its impressive ‘King’s Chamber’. Here, stalactites and stalagmites with delicate lace-like patterns are found. A short walk along a plankwalk next to the limestone cliff followed by a climb up approximately 250 concrete steps and you arrive at the entrance to Clearwater Cave. Like most caves in Mulu, Clearwater Cave provides a habitat for unique species of plants.  One of these, the one-leafed plant can only be found at Mulu. Photo-sensitive algae grow on certain rocks and produce needle-like formations that point towards the source of light. Near Clearwater Cave there is a wonderful swimming area shaded by giant rainforest trees. Enjoy a simple picnic or packed lunch. After lunch proceed to Long Litut (1 hr boat ride). Start trekking to Camp 5 (3 hrs) through a mixed dipterocarp and riparian forest. Overnight at Camp 5 which offers basic dormitory accommodation with basic common toilet facilities.

Day 3 Gunung Api / Pinnacles (B/L/D)

Following breakfast, start to scale Gunung Api for the limestone pinnacles. The climb is very challenging and taxing and will take about 4-5 hours. Arrive at the Pinnacles’ viewpoint in time for a packed lunch. Descend back to Camp 5 and overnight.

Day 4 Camp 5 – Kuala Terikan – Iban Longhouse (B/L/D)

Trek to Kuala Terikan (5 hrs). Proceed down river by boat to Rumah Penghulu Sigah Iban longhouse. The journey takes 2-3 hours, depending on the water level. Overnight in the longhouse.

Day 5 Nanga Medamit – Limbang Airport (B/L)

Depart from the longhouse by boat (1½ hrs) to Nanga Medamit. Then proceed to Limbang Town (1 hr) by van. Drop off at the airport for departure flight.

Trip Notes


1 night at Longhouse Room at park HQ (twin sharing), 2 nights at Camp 5 (dormitory with bedding and mosquito nets provided), 1 night stay at longhouse, tours & transfers (arrival transfer in Mulu and departure transfer in Limbang), meals as indicated (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D=Dinner) and guiding on tours with an English-speaking guide. 6% Goods & Service Tax.


Air tickets to Mulu/from Limbang and out of Limbang, optional activities, alcoholic beverages, other items not mentioned.


2 adults per order

Single Person

Surcharge will apply, please contact us for more information


Note: Accommodation for this is tour is a Longhouse Room at the park HQ.
Accommodation upgrade: RM 25 per person per night for Garden Bungalow or Rainforest Lodge room. RM 185 per person per night for Mulu Marriott. In the grey booking form above select the number of guests and tour date and then press Book Now. Accommodation upgrade options for the tour will then appear.

Recommended Flights

For getting from Kuching to Mulu. Options are Kuching (KCH) – Miri (MYY) on Malaysia Airlines MH2802 (Dep 0700, Arr 0800) followed by Miri (MYY) – Mulu (MZV) on MASWings MH3630 (Dep 0930, Arr 1000). There is a direct flight on Tuesdays, Fridays & Sundays, Kuching (KCH) – Mulu (MZV) on MASWings MH3752 (Dep 1125, Arr 1300). Limbang (LMN) – Miri (MYY) on MASWings MH3477 (Dep 1650, Arr 1720).


There is a surcharge of RM 10 per kilogram if you wish to send any baggage to Limbang so you do not have to carry it along the trail. This is paid to guide in Mulu.

We operate fixed departure Headhunters' Trail small group tours on Fridays. We can arrange private tours on any day. Please email us on [email protected] to arrange a tour on dates not shown in the booking engine.

These tours operate on the principle that you may be in a small group of other people.

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