Trek the Headhunter Trail - AdventureTripr

Trek the Headhunter Trail

Max 10 people Easy difficulty Beginner experience

Upcoming dates:

March 21

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Trek the historical route taken by the feared Kayan headhunters who raided the people of the Limbang area. Paddle up the Melinau River to Melinau Gorge and ascend Mount Api, 1,200metres above sea level to view the Pinnacles.  


- Witness the magnificent stalactites and stalagmites of Lang Cave and Dear Cave to see thousands of free-tailed bats at dusk  

- Night trek through the jungle to see the more elusive creatures of the night like the luminescent fungi and glowing fireflies  

- Spend a night in traditional open-air longhouses with the bare minimum facilities for an authentic experience of the local’s life  

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Day 1: Arrive at Mulu National Park

Upon your arrival at Mulu Airport, meet the guide and receive a joint welcome in transfer to the hotel for check in.  

Depending on time of arrival, head to the Hotel to check in or straight to the National Park for the afternoons activities. Take a 3-km elevated plank-walk to Lang Cave -the longest cave passage in the world (2,161m long) – which adjoins Deer Cave. Explore Lang Cave with its magnificent stalactites and stalagmites before proceeding to Deer Cave, where the biggest attraction is a colony of thousands of free-tailed bat. At dusk, witness an amazing spectacle of nature as thousands of these bats emerge from the cave in formation to forage for insects in the rainforest.  

Experience night trekking through the jungle to the park headquarters. From luminescent fungi to blinking fireflies, the jungle comes alive at night time. This is a fabulous opportunity to view creatures not visible in daylight (Night Trekking option is available if staying in the national Park accomodation)  

Afterwards, return to the hotel and spend the rest of the evening relaxing in tropical ambience.  

Total trekking distance: 3km  

Total trekking time: 3-4 hours  

Meals: Dinner  

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On day 1, for 1 day

You will be staying at the Mulu National Park on double occupancy basis.  



All meals
Admission fees
Guide fees
Local guide


Alcoholic beverages
Travel insurance
Personal gear

Do not forget to arrange for the requisite passport, visa and travel insurance, if you are booking an international trip.

We try our best to ensure accurate and up-to-date guide information, but in some cases this may change due to emergencies or other unforeseen guide scheduling challenges. In any case, another highly-rated, certified guide with similar experience would lead your trip and you will be kept informed of any such case.

Cancellation Policy

* You will receive a full refund minus $100 cancellation fee. For our full cancellation policy, see our Terms & Conditions


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$480   ($120/person/day)

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