If you have not known, I just got back from an adventurous trip to Gunung Mulu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Mulu National Park houses caves, karst formations, pinnacles of which Mulu is famous for and mountainous rainforest. It is also the home for the second highest mountain in Sarawak, another conquest which I shall narrate on other post.
Some of the best pictures of Mulu National Park, Sarawak:-
Paku Waterfall is located at Mulu Park HQ and takes about 20 minutes walk. The walking trail begins on theDeerCavewooden planks where you have to walk about 1.3km and further follow the clearly marked trail. River stones are arranged in line to mark the trail and as you near Paku Waterfall, you will find yourself walking near the streams. Paku river is serene over the karst of limestone which reflects over the water. A beautiful scene to mount your tripod and shoot!
The common stairs at one of the caves. I forgot which cave. I think it’s Wind Cave.
That’s Mount Benarat view from Mount Mulu (somewhere between Camp 4 and Camp 3).
One of the best sunsets I have seen is captured on the way back to Camp 3 from the summit. I was barely breathing due to tiring 14hours of walk that day when the sunset brings me to life back. Out of excitement, I climbed a tree to get a better shot of the sunset and this is worth the climb and ant bites.
Going to Camp 5, a base camp before climbing to see the pinnacles requires you to cross many suspension bridges. One of my favorite is the suspension bridge at Camp 5 itself facing the unexplored Mount Benarat. At the otherside of the suspension bridge, should you know the location, you will be able to see the pinnacles.
At the foot ofClearwaterCave, is a picnic area flooded by the tourists. It is a crystal clear pool filled by water that flows out of the cave. The adventurous one will take to the cliff and make a somersault turn into the river. A trip to Mulu Park is not complete if you don’t swim or at the very least dip your body into this cold water.