Headhunters Trail (5D/4N)

Headhunters Trail (5D/4N)

Experience the wondrous sights of Gunung Mulu National Park and follow in the path of ancient tribal warriors in their search for glory in battle!


This package offers you an immersive adventure at one of Malaysia's least explored natural gems, Gunung Mulu National Park. Fully experience the natural wonders of this UNESCO World Heritage site, famed for its extensive cave network and stunning limestone formations. Venture into many wondrous caves, each with its own unique beauty. Stand on the peak of Gunung Api and marvel at one of nature's most stunning masterpieces, a formation of smooth razor edged limestone pinnacles, carved out by water over countless centuries. Blaze a trail through the rainforest like tribal warriors of old on the hunt for glory!

Day 1: Arrival at Mulu

Your adventure begins as you check into Royal Mulu Resort after your arrival at Mulu Airport. Freshen up and prepare for your excursion into the underworld, beginning with a three kilometre afternoon hike through breathtaking rainforest after registering at the park's headquarters. The hike will bring you to the first set of show caves, Lang's Cave, named after the man who introduced the world to the caves in 1978, and Deer Cave, with its spectacular cave entrance, the largest in the world.

One of the main highlights of the day happens at the entrance of Deer Cave just before dusk, when thousands of bats swarm out from within to begin their nightly search for food. Witness this fascinating spectacle before returning to the resort for the night.

Day 2: At Gunung Mulu National Park

A morning boat ride along the Melinau River takes you to the Cave of the Winds. Marvel at its beautiful stalagmite and stalactite formations within an area known as the King's Chamber, which, according to local legends, is haunted.

Another boat ride awaits in the afternoon after lunch at Clearwater Hut, taking you to Long Litut. Long Litut is the starting point of an 8.8 km trek through lowland rainforest to Camp 5, the base camp for the Pinnacles climb and other nature treks, such as the Headhunters' Trail. Rest and prepare yourself for the Pinnacles climb the following day.

Day 3: At the Pinnacles of Gunung Api

Ascend Gunung Api in the morning after breakfast. The climb is tough and will pose a challenge to those who are unprepared for the climb. The time taken for the ascent averages between four to five hours and a breathtaking view of the limestone pinnacles awaits those who complete the 1200 metre ascent. Lunch at the Pinnacles, no matter how simple, is an unforgettable experience. The day comes to a close as you unwind after arriving at Camp 5 following your descent from Gunung Api in the afternoon.

Day 4: On the Headhunters Trail

Let the warrior in you come alive as you start out on the twelve kilometre trail to Kuala Terikan. Known as the Headhunters' Trail, the trail was frequently used by tribal warriors in their raids against their enemies in the past. In the later half of the day, you will journey by boat along Terikan River and Medalam River to an Iban longhouse, where you will spend the night after enjoying some local Iban cuisine.

Day 5: Departing Mulu

Bid a fond farewell after breakfast as you journey by boat to Medamit. Then, a drive will take you to your final destination, Limbang Airport for your flight.

Royal Mulu Resort

Gunung Mulu National Park

Lang's Cave

Deer Cave

Cave of the Winds

Camp 5

Pinnacles of Gunung Api

Clearwater Cave

Headhunters' Trail


The Pinnacle Climb is not recommended for children and those who undertake the climb should be fairly fit.

Shoes that are suitable for mountain climbing are recommended for the Pinnacle Climb.

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