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Pinnacles Adds a Challenging But Rewarding Jungle Adventure to The Mulu Experience

We did the Pinnacles in early November at the beginning of Mulu's rainy season with our trusty... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
STonthego
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Brace yourself!

1. Follow to the letter everything your guide tells you. 2. Prepare yourself by doing legs workouts... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2018
Gerard A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the Pinnacles in early November at the beginning of Mulu's rainy season with our trusty guide Chris (or Christian), a very sweet and friendly man who calls the jungle his "office". He had near encyclopedic knowledge of the geology of Mulu and reassured...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank STonthego
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

1. Follow to the letter everything your guide tells you. 2. Prepare yourself by doing legs workouts (focua on hamstrings) days or weeks before the climb. 3. The first part of the trail (from Camp 5 to mini-Pinnacles) will be the hardest part as your...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Gerard A
Reviewed April 30, 2018

I'm 63, and am in decent shape -- I've hiked a number of Colorado 14-ers and have hiked to Everest Base Camp, for example. This is harder -- it ranges from steep to very steep, and is very slippery when wet -- which is all...More

Date of experience: April 2018
6  Thank RobertTheRed
Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

Every climb & summits are different in nature of trail & effort needed. Pinnacle climb too unique. In my view challenges & effort to climb this Pinnaclesacred is 10/10 as need to achieve the steep climb in short time of 4 to 5hrs & trek...More

Date of experience: November 2017
4  Thank Patilashok
Reviewed March 26, 2018

We were not sure what to think about this trail after reading the reviews but we were still thrilled to find out ourselves. It IS challenging not in terms of fitness level but in keeping focused on the wet, muddy and very slippery ground in...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank MoelMel
Reviewed March 8, 2018

First day and last day of the trek is not so interesting. Just 2 or 3 hours of walk in the flat jungle... On the 2nd day, the day of the climb, that's another story... it's just 2.4 km in distance from Camp 5 to...More

Date of experience: February 2018
6  Thank MelvinLee9
Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

1. Level of difficulty 4/5. The hiking trail is very challenging. You need to train for at least a month before signing up for this hike. 2. Base camp 5 is a very beautiful and peaceful place. 3. Wear high stockings and long tight pants...More

Date of experience: March 2017
5  Thank LisaTiffanyLemon
Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

Everything, what is written, is right. Additional to good physical condition and mainly mental condition, especially for the way back, which can be longer than up, you need really good shoes, every stone and roots within the hole track is due to the humidity very...More

Date of experience: January 2018
4  Thank 851shop
Reviewed January 8, 2018

The Pinnacles trail is typically done via 4 day 3 night long stay. This will also give you a chance to see the Deer/Lang Cave - (for the flight of the bats!) if you arrive on the earlier flight to Mulu. It is a little...More

Date of experience: October 2017
11  Thank Lina A
Reviewed December 24, 2017 via mobile

It was quite a tough uphill climb through rocky forest. The last part was the most challenging as we climbed using ropes and a series of steel and aluminium ladders as we approached the top. The reward was a beautiful view of the Pinnacles sticking...More

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank tmogindol
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amberv953
February 14, 2018|
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Response from Michelle J | Reviewed this property |
You can request one from the park headquarters or if you are staying at a larger hotel (Marriott) they can arrange it for you as well. There are also independent tour companies like Amazing Borneo that can provide an English... More
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Meg_Redding
January 13, 2018|
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Response from Michelle J | Reviewed this property |
“ 1) I would say you need a moderate level of fitness if you want to do it and not be wiped out. That means you have cardio and strength training. You can do it without that but it will take longer and with the heat/humidity... More
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Tyiara R
May 18, 2017|
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Response from ongaiai | Reviewed this property |
We went on our own. We booked direct with Mulu Park Headquarter which arranged the boat for us from the HQ jetty to the start of the 9km trek into Camp 5. From Camp 5, they have official guide from the Park HQ to take you up... More
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lunarJade
Ipoh, Malaysia
Headhunter’s trail - share cost? (0 Replies)
We (two persons) are travelling to Gunung Mulu National Park at the end of April 2014. We have already made reservations with Mulu Park HQ directly on activities that we wish to participate, including the Pinnacles Trail. However, Mulu Park administration does not cover the Headhunter’s Trail as part of its activities. To exit Mulu Park, we plan to trek starting from Camp 5 in Mulu Park to Limbang via the Headhunter's Trail on 30/4/2014. As such, we are booking with a private tour operator...More
October 16, 2013|