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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 speaking guide. You can contact my guide directly if you want, he spoke English and he provided excellent meals and cooked for us. Jason Lau borneohornbill83 at gmail . com (please use the symbol for 'at' - trip advisor doesn't allow links)
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
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 people we saw who were not fit either turned back or it took them all day. Be prepared for heat/humidity. The right guide can get you there just go slow and steady. Also if the weather is good they will ignore the checkpoint time cutoffs so do not feel pressured to get to the next point.
2) I used Jason Lau you can contact him directly at Borneohornbill83 @. gmail. com. He is an outstanding guide and will also prepare meals and tea, snacks etc. He was far superior to what we observed compared to other guides.
3) you need one day to get to base camp (via longboat then a 5.65 mike forest hike). Next day you will leave by 630am to do the hike. Stay overnight then leave at 930am next morning (you need to hike back out then take longboat back to park so don’t expect to arrive before 1130 if really fit and more likely by 130-2.) so that is 3 days/2nights.
Well worth doing the climb so good luck.
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
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 to the Pinnacles. The park management would only allow trekkers to go up with the park's guide. The guide and the park will not provide any food, though.
If you don't wish to bring your own food and cook your own, you can use private companies that provide such service. I met a Mr Lim of Borneo Touch Ecotour Sdn Bhd - website is walktomulu. He is very experienced and lives in Limbang,
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