Mulu Pinnacles

3 day climb

Pinnacles Climb

Duration: 5 Days (3 Days climb)
COST IN SGD: From SGD 330 per person
TREK START TIME: 09:15 from HQ on Day 2
*Advance booking required
* Minimum tour 3 persons

This climb is not suitable for children 16 years and younger.

The Pinnacle climb is a high risk and extreme activity.

Join-In Dates:

22-26 Dec 22, 29 Dec – 2 Jan 23, 16-20 Mar 23, 6-10 Apr 23, 27 Apr – 01 May 23, 1-5 Jun 23, 29 Jun – 3 July 23, 8-12 Aug 23, 5-9 Sep 23

The Pinnacle trail is regarded as an extreme climb (not a trek) on a natural route. Man-made assistance comes in the form of vertical steel ladders bolted into the rock faces and ropes. If you suffer from vertigo or fear of heights this is not for you. The visitors that were injured on this trail were people that underestimated the trail and their own fitness levels. These visitors were often not well equipped and did not adhere to the advice of their guides. Rescues are extreme (and costly) and even more so in the dark.

Camp 5 is a basic forest shelter that caters to visitors travelling on the Headhunter’s Trail and to those climbing the Pinnacles, providing accommodation for up to 30 guests per night. As space is limited reservations are essential.

Camp 5 has 5 bedrooms built on raised timber platforms with a roof and half walls, NO windows, NO doors and NO insect screens.

No cell phone reception – only radio communication

 

Camp 5

1. Sleeping

  • Sleeping mats are provided, but no bedding. Bring your own or pay a deposit for blanket, sheet and towel at HQ. Get a refund on returning the bedding at HQ.
  • Mosquito net rental MUST be paid at HQ and can be collected at Camp 5.

2. Shower/ Toilet

Camp 5 has separate showers (cold water only) and toilets.

3. Meals & Drinks

  • Eating facilities are self-catering with an equipped kitchen that provides gas and utensils for cooking and eating.
  • Only basic snacks and drinks are for sale at Camp 5.
  • Free filtered/boiled drinking water available to refill your bottles.
  • Our package includes 2 packets of Montbell Risotta & 1 packet of Montbell Rice 100g. Just pour hot water or room temperature water to enjoy an easily-prepared meal! ONLY for collection in X-Boundaries Shop in Mandarin Gallery – Orchard Road Singapore. Delivery at addional cost.

Itinerary (Subject to changes)

Day 1

Recommended flight from Singapore
SIN-Miri TR 400 0600 0800 2,4,7
Miri-Mulu MH3630 1120 1150 daily
Arrive Mulu airport and self-transfer to Mulu National Park. Check in Hostel. Own lunch at Park Café
Self explore the National Park on unguided activities like Mulu Botanical Trail (1.5km), Paku Waterfall, Paku Valley Loop (8km, 3-5hrs) or Kenyalang Loop (2.5km), Tree Top Tower (10mins walk, RM50 deposit required) or  watch Bat Exodus (7.6km return walk) in the evening.
Enjoy dinner at Park Café.

Day 2

The first day includes a boat ride on the Melinau River for 1–2 hours visiting Clearwater Cave tour before continuing to Kuala Litut which is the beginning of the 9km walking trail to Camp 5.

NB: If you are not doing the Clearwater Cave tour then you will need to wait for the rest before continue. (Less $10)

Day 3

The hike begins around 06:30. The trail to the top is only 2.4 km long but rises 1200 metres to the viewpoint. The last section of the trail is near vertical with rope sections and ladders to climb. For many, the descent is more difficult and can take 5 hours or more.

Day 4

After a second night at Camp 5 you retrace your steps back to Kuala Litut where you meet a boat at a pre-arranged time to Mulu Park.

If you choose not to climb then you can enquire about the walking trails which take you to the Kerangas Forest or the Melinau Gorge. Guided tours are available to take you through this fascinating vegetation – pending on the availability of Park Guides.

Day 5

Breakfast at Park Café.
Free at leisure till self transfer to airport for departure.

Recommended flight to Singapore

Mulu-KCH MH3753 1330 1510   Daily
KCH-SIN   TR431      2020 2200 Daily

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PRICE

Cost SGD 330 per person

Includes

  • Pinnacle Guiding Fee
    • Once the climb begins there will be no refund, regardless of why you are unable to reach the top. If the guide decides that you cannot continue due to your fitness levels or conditions on the Pinnacles then you must comply. This is for your safety and the safety of others.
    • If the climb is officially cancelled by the Park Guide due to unsafe weather conditions you will be refunded. RM168 guide fee and RM60 for 1 night’s accommodation if you decide not to stay a second night.
  • Accommodation

    • 2 nights at Mulu Park HQ HOSTEL – dormitory style accommodation and shared facilities, linen provided (single beds, shared bathroom, ceiling fans) with breakfast
    • 2 nights at Camp 5. Fully equipped kitchens with cooking gas are included. Bedding available for refundable deposit at HQ. Mosquito net to rent at HQ.
  • Long Boat return from Park HQ to Kuala Litut, sharing with others in your group. It is not possible to walk to Camp 5 from Park head quarters. If you have a reason to be back before 12:30 then you need to have your own charter boat.
  • Mulu World Heritage 5 day pass FOREIGN
  • Meals: 2 breakfast at Park Cafe (day 2, day 5), set dinner at Park Cafe (day 1, day 4), Picnic lunch from Park Cafe (day 2), 2 packet of Montbell Risotta & 1 packet of Montbell Rice 100g. (Rissota & Rice ONLY for collection in X-Boundaries Shop in Mandarin Gallery – Orchard Road Singapore. Delivery at addional cost.)

WARNING You are not permitted to climb the Pinnacles unaccompanied, you must have a licensed guide.

ADDITIONAL COST

  • Porter
    • The park can help you to find an Independent Porter. A porter will carry maximum 17kg. Porter fees is RM150pp, but Park entrance RM15 and RM10/night accommodation on behalf of the porter must be paid to the Park.

IMPORTANT NOTES

Park Management will make every effort to put participants into groups. Under no circumstances can this be guaranteed. For reasons beyond THE PARK control bookings can be cancelled at the last minute, and you may find yourself part of a group of 1 or 2 participants. If this is the case the cost of this trek must increase. For 1 person to do this trek as the only participant the cost additional is RM596 and for 2 people the cost additional is RM 141.50. If the number of participants in any group is below 3 persons THE PARK will accept cancellations without penalty.

CANCELLATION FEES

If you decide not to go to the Pinnacles and cancel this reservation, please refer to our terms & conditions.

Confirmation of this reservation is acceptance of these conditions.

Join-In Dates:

22-26 Dec 22, 29 Dec – 2 Jan 23, 16-20 Mar 23, 6-10 Apr 23, 27 Apr – 01 May 23, 1-5 Jun 23, 29 Jun – 3 July 23, 8-12 Aug 23, 5-9 Sep 23

Mulu Park Hostel

Getting Prepared

You will find in this section links to the products of our partner X-Boundaries, a Singapore shop & e-commerce site, your partner in adventure.

  • In your luggage
  • This trek is ONLY for hikers ABOVE AVERAGE FITNESS & EXCELLENT HEALTH
  • COMMON SENSE: Listen to your guide (abandon the climb when heavy rain falls and don’t get caught in the dark), listen to your body, stick to the cut-off times and focus on your foot placement ALWAYS. Keep re-hydrated. Do not stand too long at the view point – going down is tougher than going up!

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