3 Days 2 Nights Mulu Head Hunter's Trail Package - Mulu National Park Sarawak, Borneo

Trip Description

The Headhunter’s Trail is a great way of entering or leaving Gunung Mulu National Park. The trek combines upriver travel, jungle trekking and an overnight stay at an Iban longhouse. The trail itself follows the route taken by Kayan headhunting parties who paddled up the Melinau River to Melinau Gorge. They then dragged their longboats through the forest for 3 km until they reached the banks of the Terikan River, where they launched headhunting raids against the people of the Limbang area.

The basic trails route is as follows. First take a boat from the park HQ to Kuala Berar and then trek for 2-3hours to reach Camp 5. From Camp 5 follow the 11.3 km trail to Kuala Terikan., a 4-5 hour trek. Either rest or spend the night in the accommodation units at the ranger station at Ng. Metawai (about 15 minutes form Kuala Terikan), or travel by longboat for 3-4 hours (depending on boat engine and water level) to reach the longhouse (Rumah Bala Lesong). After an overnight stay the journey continues by boat downriver to Naga Medamit. From there it is possible to travel by road to Limbang.

The Headhunter’s Trail can also be done in reverse, starting from Limbang and ending up at the Park HQ. Either way the trek offers an excellent introduction to the rivers and rainforest of Mulu and the added attraction of a longhouse visit. As the treks include an overnight stay at Camp 5


Borneo ~ Sarawak ~ Miri ~ Mulu ~ Limbang

Minimum no. of Persons


Place of Departure

Mulu Airport

Getting to Mulu

Take a flight from Kuching or Miri Airport. Domestic flight transfer go to www.maswings.com.my

Trip Availability

Daily (Booking in advance required)

Accommodation Type

Camp 5 stayover:

For staying over at Camp 5, mosquito netting(this can rented from the ranger's office at HQ for RM10) , energy snacks, a 1.5 litre water bottle at least (you can refill drinking water at the camp), fruits, slippers , torch light, toiletries, personal medication, towel and light clothing (it takes forever for clothes to dry in the jungle).


Also very basic, shared toilets, cold water shower, bring everything you need to survive in the jungle without it weighing you down

Room Description

Basic hostel with wooden platform and thin mattresses. No air con but it can get a little chilly at night. Bring along a blanket and socks if you must. Towel and other toiletries is a must. There is a section of bathrooms and toilets sectioned off for men and women. Cold water showers so shower early or for the adventurous kind, you can bathe in the river as long as the currents are not strong. Ask you guide for advice . No electrical plugs.

Tour Code

ML 13 / 2016

Tour Duration

3 Days 2 Nights

Things To Bring Along

Bring along Flat shoes with good gripping-soles (try not to wear clumpy trek shoes..it gets a little clumsy especially when negotiating up the hill), light cotton clothing, Torchlight, insect repellent, raincoat, swim wear, own drinking bottle and first aid kit, leech socks (the rainy season October - February can get very wet and leeches love the rain), personal toiletries.

Please Take Note ~ Important Message

This trip takes you from Mulu Airport to Camp 5 and from here, you will be trekking through the lowland forest of Mulu right into Limbang on the other exit of Mulu National Park. This means that you need to carry everything with you as there is no turning back.

Once you get to Limbang, the airport is not too far away and from there - to your next destination.

So your flight route will be :

1. from your embarking point eg Kuching, Kota Kinabalu , Miri to Mulu National Park

2. from Limbang town to your next point of destination

Do not buy a MULU return flight. you will not be returning to mulu at the end of your 3days 2nights trek.

3 Days 2 Nights Mulu Head Hunter's Trail Package ~ valid till 31st March 2018 (Rates based on per person per package)

Camp 5 & Longhouse Accommodation ML 13 / 2016 Camp 5 & Longhouse Accommodation ML 17 / 2017
No of Person 1 2-4 5-8 9 -14 15-25 26 + No of Person 1 2-4 5-8 9 -14 15 -25 26 +
Malaysian Market 2541 1550 1251 1131 1080 1054 Malaysian Market 2668 1629 1336 1226 1170 1149
International Market 2562 1571 1272 1143 1101 1075 International Market 2689 1650 1357 1248 1191 1170

Package Includes:

  • 2 night accommodation at Camp 5 - Dormitory
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 lunches & 2 dinners
  • Entrance fee, guide fee & boat transfers
  • All transfers & tours as stated in the package
  • 6%GST

Package Excludes:

* Air ticket Miri-Mulu and Limbang - next destination * Tipping @ RM5 per person per day * Travel insurance

Please Note:

  • All rates are inclusive GST
  • All rates are Malaysia Ringgit
  • All rates base on Dormitory.
  • Minimum age is 12 years old
  • Booking fee RM 170 per person for this Packages should be pay upon booking and non - refundable.
  • Tour ( FIT = 01 – 14 person ) are strictly on SIC ( Sit In Coach ) basis.
  • Tour ( FIT = 01 – 14 person ) Private Tour additional RM 280 per group. ( Guide & Boat Only )
  • Tour ( Group = 15 + person ) are strictly on Private Tour basis. ( Guide & Boat Only )



Upon arrival Mulu Airport, meet and greet by our friendly representative and transfer by longboat proceed to Batu Bungan - Penan Settlement, to observe the tribe lifestyle and to select handicrafts on display for sale at Penan Settlement. Picnic lunch at Clearwater summer huts and relax for a while then continue journey by longboat to Long Litut. Then jungle trek for 3 hours to Camp 5. Dinner and overnight at Camp 5. ( L / D )


Breakfast at Camp 5 and walk through lowland forest to Terikan river (Pack lunch), then by longboat down the Terikan and medalam rivers to longhouse. Dinner and overnight at longhouse. ( B / L / D )


Breakfast at longhouse. After breakfast transfer by road to the town of Limbang. Afternoon transfer to Limbang airport for flight back to Miri or next destination. ( B )

Note : Every person participates in any tour or holiday organized by the company shall be regarded in every respect as carrying his / her own risk with respect to loss or injury to person or property. The company does not accept responsibility for losses or expenses due to delay, sickness, weather, strikes, war, quarantine or other travelers