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Things to see and do

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The walk to the Canopy is again very easy as it's all along a boardwalk but the actual Canopy Walk, which is 480 metres long, can be disconcerting for those afraid of heights. Apparently it is possible to see animals sometimes at the canopy but we saw none when we went on the 10:00 walk. If you want to see animals, try to get on the 07:00 walk as this is when wildlife is most active in ... Read more about Canopy Walk .

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The Night Shift does exactly what it says on the tin; it's a night walk. Again, it's a pretty easy walk as it's all on boardwalks. If you don't have a torch then your guide will provide one. On the night we went, there wasn't much wildlife around as it had rained a couple of hours beforehand but we did see some insects, such as stick insects and spiders. You'll also hear frogs everywhere but ... Read more about Night Shift .

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The Pinnacles are the iconic image of Mulu National Park. Their jaggedy edges rise up out of Gunung Api like a spear coming out the top of a blow pipe so it stands to reason that the Pinnacles Trek must be booked at least a week in advance and more during peak season. It starts at the park HQ with a river journey and follows the Wind and Clearwater Cave itinerary for the first part of the ... Read more about The Pinnacles Trek .

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The trek to the top of Gunung Mulu is not to be taken lightly. It requires a lot of walking -- sometimes up to eight hours in a day. The whole trek is 24 kilometres long and reaches an altitude of 2,377 metres; my maths isn't great but that's a whole lot of steep. You will be sleeping in basic conditions in camps along the way and share the cooking duties with your guide. This is ... Read more about The Summit Trail .

How to best enjoy Sarawak's Mulu

Mulu is very much the flagship tourist destination of Sarawak, and for good reason: it is breathtakingly beautiful in parts. However, it would be wise to realise a few things before going as a healthy dose of managing expectations will contribute to the enjoyment of your trip to ... Read more about How to best enjoy Sarawak's Mulu .

Deer and Lang Cave

The guide will sometimes stop and point out interesting plants but this is an otherwise uninspiring walk through secondary jungle. Once you get to the caves though things really start to look up. You arrive at the bat observatory (more on which later) and take a small rest before heading up to the caves. Once inside the caves, it is pretty dark so be sure to bring a torch, especially as some of ... Read more about Deer and Lang Cave .

Wind and Clearwater Cave

On your way there is a stop-off at Batu Bungan, a Penan resettlement area where you are invited to buy souvenirs or try your hand at using a blow pipe. Wind Cave will be the first you come to; there is a smallish walk to the entrance of the cave which is on an upward gradient. Be sure to wear good shoes as it can get quite slippery. This cave is tenuously named Wind Cave because at one point ... Read more about Wind and Clearwater Cave .

Paku Unguided Walk

We say that if only because you won't be part of a group of 10 to 15 people! The walk itself is pretty easy as there are no elevation gains but part of it is on a well-marked trail that isn't boardwalked. The waterfall itself is quite small but the river running underneath is good for a swim though do watch out for the current, which can be quite strong especially after heavy rain. The ... Read more about Paku Unguided Walk .




Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Gunung Mulu National Park? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Malaysia.


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