Trekking in Gunung Mulu National Park

Visitors who crave adventure come from all over the world to explore Borneo’s extraordinary untamed rainforests. Gunung Mulu National Park, with its contrasting terrains of dense jungle, record-breaking caves and exposed rocky peaks, offers the perfect setting to challenge yourself to climb highest, search deepest and wander furthest in pursuit of moments to treasure. This wild and remote UNESCO World Heritage site, accessible by plane or boat, is a paradise for travellers looking to pit their wits against nature amid astonishing surroundings.

What to expect when trekking in Gunung Mulu National Park...

Set within starkly beautiful mountainous rainforest, Gunung Mulu offers exhilarating and challenging terrain to discover, as well as the chance to relax in comfort at the end of the day.

This remote park in the North-West corner of Sarawak is world famous for its stunning karst rock formations, including the awe-inspiring Pinnacles and a network of fascinating caves. The labyrinth of caverns gives you a fascinating glimpse into other-worldly, subterranean secrets, including the largest documented cave in the world.

When you want to investigate the rich jungle above ground, there are several appealing trails to follow. The Pinnacles are a series of magnificent limestone spikes, stretching 45 metres into the air on the slopes of Gunung Api, and the trek to view them is one of the park’s most popular routes. A two or three day hike through dense rainforest (travelling some sections by boat and staying in delightful chalet-style accommodation en route) gives you the chance to fully engage with Borneo’s incredible natural wonders.

Trekking to the top of Gunung Mulu itself is a tougher challenge, perfect for those with a high level of fitness and enthusiasm. A 4 day hike takes you in the footsteps of Shackleton to scale the summit of this formidable 2,376 metre peak.

After a satisfying day’s hiking, you can recuperate at one of the Mulu National Park Chalets: take a refreshing dip in the Melinau River, relax with a good book, or discuss the trail with fellow travellers. For those seeking a little more luxury, the nearby Mulu Marriot Resort and Spa offers surprisngly swanky accommodation for its remote location, with good food and cosy private terraces where you can unwind to the sounds of the jungle.

Wherever you choose to rest your head, you can be sure to wake up reinvigorated and ready to head into the rainforest for another day immersed in Borneo’s wild side.

Location: Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo

Duration: 1-3 days

Accommodation: your choice of Mulu accommodation

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