Nothing quite beats arriving in Mulu than from the air. Flying over this vast landscape you have the unique opportunity to a bird’s eye view of the tropical river systems that weave their way to the South China Sea.
On your decent, you’ll get your first glimpse of the Melinau Formation which rose from the sea floor around 5 million years ago and is now home to some of the largest and most famous caves in the world.
Daily flights from Miri and four times a week from Kuching & Kota Kinabalu.
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It is possible to walk into Mulu via ‘The Headhunter’s Trail’ which takes its name from its historical role as the route taken by warring parties between the Tutoh and Medalam rivers. The trail runs between Limbang, a picturesque town on the Limbang River, entering Mulu on its northern boundary and trekking down through Camp 5 and then onto Mulu Park Head Quarters. (or visa verca).
The area is very isolated and the nearest town is many hours away, the trail is well marked and maintained but tree falls and river floods can cause confusion. If you want to travel the Headhunters Trail you must contact a licensed tour operator to make arrangements for you.
Which ever adventure you choose to get to Mulu it is just an introduction to the jungle experience waiting for you.
Local community provides reliable shuttle services to and from the airport.
The walk to and from the airport can be long and hot, we encourage you to support the local community where ever possible.
What a better place to start on your arrival in Mulu!
Fees & Charges
All park entry tickets to Gunung Mulu World Heritage Area will permit visitors to enter the park for an unlimited number of times over 5 calendar days. Tickets are non-transferable.
Mulu World Heritage 5 days pass
||RM 10 (6 – 18 years) 5 and below no charge
||RM 7 (60 years and above)
||RM 5 (7 – 18 years) 6 and below no charge
- Visiting or staying in the park for less than 5 days does not alter this fee.
- If your stay in Mulu World Heritage Area will be longer than 5 calendar days you are required to buy a second Park Entry ticket.
- Please note these fees are for park entry only, additional fee for Tour & Activities still apply.
- Malaysian citizens must present their Identity Card as proof of citizenship.
Mulu is not strongly affected by the monsoonal seasons that most of South East Asia experiences. July – September are the driest months (it only rains about 3 days in 7) but it is also hotter without the cooling rains. March and April have a little less rain than the wettest months of October – January and May – June.
A Typical day in Mulu
Each Mulu morning usually dawns with a clear sky and a temperature around 23 degrees.
By early afternoon the temperature has risen to about 34 degrees and 60% humidity; around 3.00 – 5.00 pm it will start raining and the humidity increases to 90%. Showers may last 30 – 60 minutes, but after the rain the air is cool and fresh, the evenings are usually fine.
As it rarely rains in the morning, those doing the Pinnacles climb go up in dry conditions and if they are slower to return they may get wet towards the end of their walk. Cancellation of the Pinnacles climb due to wet weather would average no more than 10 days per year.
Yes we do get between 4 – 7 metres of rain each year so you will experience wonderful tropical down-pours which swell the rivers and sometimes make them flood.
VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE:
Please allow for a flexible itinerary and flights,to and especially from Mulu.
The Mulu weather is completely unpredictable and has a major influence over flights into and out of Mulu.
Allow sufficient time to make deadlines for important connecting flights or pre-booked activities, that are non-refundable or coupled to expiry dates.
Bookings are essential
June, July, August and September are usually busier than other times of the year. We recommend that at all times you should make bookings for accommodation and guides in advance to avoid disappointment. Once the facilities are full and the guides booked then there is nothing we can do to help even though you have travelled a long way to visit.
Mulu Survival Kit
Mulu is remote and isolated. Although we wouldn’t want it any other way, it does surprise some visitors that they just can’t pop down the shop and pick up something they forgot to bring along for their trek.
That means: NO banks, NO chemist, hardly any roads and not many options.
Things you must consider to pack:
- Trekking Shoes
- Water bottle
- Insect repellent
- 1st aid kit
- Cash (RM)
Frequently Asked Questions
You may find some answer from our Trip Advisor review.
Summit Trail Map
Pinnacle Trail Map
Download Mulu Discovery Planner in PDF format