Malaysia National Park

Mulu National Park

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Malaysia National Park

  1. Mount Kinabalu Park
  2. Mount Kinabalu 3D2N
  3. Maliau Basin
  4. Maliau Basin 5D4N
  5. Pahang - National Park
  6. Taman Negara 3D2N Schedule..
  7. Pahang - Merapoh
  8. Endau Rampin
  9. Johor - Gunung Ledang
  10. Gunung Mulu National Park
  11. Gunung Mulu Summit Trail.
  12. Headhunter Trail.
  13. Pinnacles trail.
Gunung Mulu Natioanl Park

Gunung Mulu National Park, (52,864 Ha) in Sarawak encompasses incredible caves (Lang Cave, Deer Cave, Clearwater cave, Sarawak Chamber and etc) and karst formations in a mountainous equatorial rainforest setting. Mulu continues to retain this sense of adventure associated with its’ original exploration through the provision of adventure caving and other adventure activities(Climbing Pinnacles, Hike Gunung Mulu, Night Jungle wall and etc).
Mulu has an exceptional level of biological diversity with over 3,500 species of plants recorded in the park. These include a variety of highly specialized orchids, pitcher plants, palms, gingers and a most unusual ‘One Leaf’ plant to be found at the entrance of certain caves.
There is also a large diversity of fauna species that include deer, monkeys, giant porcupine, civets and all of Borneo’s hornbills, but many visitors to the park are surprised at the limited sightings. This is largely due to the nature of the animals and the habitat in which they are found. Many animal species are shy or nocturnal, have excellent camouflage abilities or live high in the rainforest canopy.


The source of Mulu’s great biological diversity lies in the changes in topography from just 50 metres above sea level near park headquarters to the peaks of Gunung Mulu at 2,377 metre and Gunung Api at 1,682 metres. The geology, which consists of a combination of alluvial clays, sandstone and limestone formations, further adds to the variety and specialization of the park’s biology.
As with much of Borneo, the rivers at Mulu form the primary means of transport. The park’s steep landscape means most of the access is restricted to the rivers flowing on the park’s boundaries in the lowland areas. Even by equatorial standards, Mulu has a high annual rainfall with an average of five to six metres. Fortunately weather patterns in the park are reasonably consistent with mostly clear mornings and showers in the late afternoon or evening.

Show Caves
These caves have been illuminated to focus on certain features within its dim interior. Special paths enable visitors to move around easily and also protect the delicate geological structures from getting damage accidentally. It is accessible from the Park Headquarters, which requires a 3 km walk through the jungle on specially constructed plank walk.

Lang's Cave
Named after the man who first introduced speleologists to the cave in 1978, it features a variety of intricately sculptured stalactites and stalagmites, delicate and transparent helicoids and spectacular rock curtains. Footprints embedded in the rocks at the entrance of the cave indicate that it was once inhabited by wild boars.

Deer Cave
As its name suggests, this cave was a shelter for deer. It also served as a human burial ground. However, it has now been taken over by millions of bats that are seen flying out in formation in search of food when night time approaches. Other inhabitants include swiftlets circling the entrance, earwigs, centipedes and cicadas. Its 160-metre wide mouth resembles a colossal stone jaw, making it popular as the largest cave entrance. Another unique feature is the Adam & Eve's shower, a cascade of water falling 120 metres from the cave roof.

Wind Cave
Using the Melinau River, a refreshing breeze greets you as you approach the cave which explains the origin of its name. It contains magnificent stalactites and stalagmites in all shapes and sizes. But the exciting bit about the cave is that it is said to be haunted!

Clearwater Cave
Measuring over 100 km, this cave is acknowledged as the longest cave in Southeast Asia and the 7th longest in the world. Venture inside into Lady's Cave with the stalactite resembling the Virgin Mary. Walk 50 steps down to the underground rivers and observe labyrinth caverns and passages that were formed millions of years ago. The crystal clear water is said to possess mysterious powers that restore youth!

Adventure Caving
For something more challenging, don protective helmets and miners' lamps and follow a trail down into the depths of Clearwater and Wind caves, under Gunung Api. Crawl with the centipedes and earwigs and be prepared to come face to face with other inhabitants in the cave floor.

Treks and Trails
Mulu has three adventure treks, all of which require a certain level of physical fitness. Basic camping gear is useful as overnight stays in jungle base camps are required. Trekkers must be accompanied by offical park guides

The Pinnacles of Gunung Api
Take up the challenge to view the pinnacles, located in a shallow valley 1,200 metres above sea level. The adventure begins with an exciting 2-hour boat trip over rapids. On days when the water level gets low, be prepared to shove the boats over the rock-strewn rapids. A 3-4 hour trek through virgin forests brings you to a park hut on the bank of the Melinau river where you can rest for the night. The next morning, begin with a 4-hour climb and reach the viewing point that overlooks the pinnacles. The smooth razor-edged pinnacles measure 20 metres wide at the base and 45 metres in height. Separated by deep fissures and low bushy mountain forest, they present a spectacular sight when viewed from above.

On The Trail of Headhunters
The trail once taken by the legendary warriors on their head-hunting spree goes through the lowland forests and down the mighty flowing rivers. This is recommended for those with an unquenchable thirst for adventure and excitement. Follow the head-hunters trail and live out your fantasies in the rugged terrain of Sarawak wilderness.

Gunung Mulu Summit Trek
The climb to the summit of Gunung Mulu (2,376 m) is the toughest organised trek in the park. It requires a high level of fitness and a sense of adventure. Indeed, Gunung Mulu has always attracted adventurers. In the 19th Century, Spenser St John and Charles Hose, two old 'Borneo hands', attempted to conquer Mount Mulu. They and other explorers and mountaineers failed. It wasn't until the 1920's, when a Berawan rhino hunter named Tama Nilong discovered the 'south-west' ridge, that a way to the summit was found. In 1932, Tama Nilong led Lord Shackleton and an Oxford University Expedition to the summit of Mulu.
Today's trek follows the route discovered in the 1920's. It involves overnight stops at jungle camps and offers a chance to experience the rainforest and perhaps see some rare animals and birds, including various species of Hornbill. The trek is usually done as a 4-day hike, but experienced trekkers can do it in less. A number of wooden huts are positioned along the trail and provide shelter for overnight stops.

 

 
 
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