JUNGLE TREKKING IN THE KELABIT HIGHLANDS
Day 01 MIRI – LONG BANGA – PA’ DALIH (L,D)
Fly into Long Banga from Miri by a 50-minute flight on small aircraft (twin-otter). Upon arrival, a brief orientation of the village at the same time witness the daily routine of the Saban and Kenyah tribes. After lunch, proceed on a 4-wheel drive for about 2-hours via logging road to Pa’ Dalih, a kelabit village (or the hill tribe). Upon arrival, proceed to Raja Tudo’s homestay for overnight stay. You will be served with refreshments and later stroll through the village to experience life of a really remote rural community in Sarawak. Overnight, Raja Tudo’s homestay.
Day 02 TREK TO LEPO BATUH (B,L,D)
Following breakfast, we start our trek to Lepo Batuh. On the way, check out the historical remains at Batuh Patung which include a rather spectacular carving of a human figure engraved on a large rock. This trek is a more leisurely 5 hours, and there will be plenty of opportunities to stop and learn from the guides about jungle food and jungle survival. Fishing in some of the streams is also a possibility. In the late afternoon, erect your first jungle shelter, and after dark, if conditions are right, your guide will take you for a night walk in search of nocturnal animals. Overnight Lepo Batuh’s jungle shelter.
Day 03 LEPO BATUH - LIYANG ATING (B,L,D)
Today is another day of interesting trek to Liyang Ating which will take about 5 hours trek. You will be trekking through a true primary jungle featuring huge dipterocarp trees of 50 meters or more. This an area rich in wild life, and a good chance to spot the bearded pig, sambur deer, mouse deer, barking deer and a variety of birds, including the hornbill. In the late afternoon, erect your second jungle shelter, and after dinner, go for another night walk in search of nocturnal animals. Overnight Liyang Ating’s jungle shelter.
Day 04 LIYANG ATING - PA DE'IT WATERFALL (B,L,D)
Continue your trek to Pa De’It Waterfall Camp (about 1200m above sea level and the climate is nice and cool) which will take about 3 hours. Chances of viewing wild life here is also good as you reach the waterfall. This waterfall is over 35 meters high and offers a convenient base from which to explore the area or relax and swim in the pool. A walk to the high point above the waterfall accords an excellent vista of the Bario Highlands and the neighboring hills of Kalimantan. The night is spent in a permanent shelter built near the waterfall, and in the evening another opportunity to look for nocturnal animals, including the evasive wildcat. Overnight at Pa De’it waterfall camp.
Day 05 PA DE’IT CAMP – LEPO BATUH (B,L,D)
Following breakfast, trek back to Lepo Batuh’s jungle shelter. This return journey takes about 5-6 hours of quite rigorous jungle trekking. Overnight at Lepo Batuh’s jungle shelter.
Day 06 LEPO BATUH – PA DALIH (B,L,D)
Continue with your jungle trek to Pa Dalih. This will takes about 4-5 hours. Overnight at Raja Tudo’s homestay.
Day 07 PA DALIH – BARIO (B,L,D)
Early breakfast for an early start to Bario. This will takes about 7-8 hours of trekking. The accommodation for the night will be provided by a comfortable lodge.
Day 08 BARIO – MIRI (B)
Following breakfast, pack-up and walk to the airport for your flight to Miri.
Note: We suggest that this program is only for the physically fit and experienced trekkers.
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