Headhunters' Trail Trekking

Difficulty Rating: 3/5- For consecutive days there will be trekking for 4 or 5 hours. Where camping is involved the camps are already set up when you arrive and are comfortable.

To reach the Headhunter's Trail you will fly into the Mulu National Park and stay overnight in the luxury of the Royal Mulu Resort. The trail begins with a tour of the incredible caves that Mulu Park is famous for: the Deer, Lang, Clearwater and Wind Caves. On the second day the trekking begins, following an ancient trail once used as a war path by the indigenous Kayan people, a group of fierce warriors from a broad ethnic group known as the Orang Ulu. Other tribes living in the vicinity of this trail were regular victims of headhunting by the Kayan and many of the older Kayans still bear the tattoos as symbols of the heads they had taken. The trek passes by the renowned Gunung Api Pinnacles and includes longhouse stays, river crossings and jungle camping.

For further reading of Gunung Mulu National Park, go to www.mulupark.com


Day 1 - Including Lunch and Dinner

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport for flight to Mulu. Late morning transfer to Royal Mulu Resort. After Lunch proceed for Deer and Lang Cave tour before returning to the resort in the evening for dinner.

Day 2 - Includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Breakfast at hotel. Check out and proceed for tour of Clear Water and Wind Cave. After your picnic lunch, proceed to Long Litut by longboat. On arrival at Long Litut, trek to Camp 5, where you will put up the night.

Day 3 - Includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After a simple breakfast, start on your trek up Gunung Api, for the limestone pinnacles (Trek will take about 4 hours). After a lunch at the pinnacle viewpoint, return to Camp 5 for the night.

Day 4 - Includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Depart Camp 5 after breakfast and start on an 11.4km trek to Kuala Terikan. In Kuala Terikan, you will proceed by longboat to Mentawai. After a simple packed lunch, depart on another longboat to Medalam Longhouse for an overnight stay.

Day 5 - Includes Breakfast and Lunch

After breakfast, proceed by longboat to Nanga Mendamit and then overland to Limbang Town.


Our expert guides will carry and provide all equipment required, tents, food, sleeping bags and medical kit!

What To Bring

For personal items, here's a checklist of the minimum essential items on that you will need to bring:

  • Raincoat or waterproof jacket
  • sun hat and sun block, rain coat/poncho, mosquito repellent & usual toiletries
  • change of clothes for the overnight stay
  • torchlight and spare batteries
  • camera & video (fully charged); spare films
  • And of course, AN ADVENTUROUS SPIRIT!

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