Camp 5 in Mulu National Park, near Miri in Sarawak, is a very simple communal facility located deep within the park. The camp is strategically positioned to provide an overnight base for trekking in remote parts of the park. The camp is reached from the park headquarters by an hour’s boat ride and a further 9 km hike.
The camp is well situated for exploring the surrounding forest and adventurous hikes and mountain climbs within the park. It is the best option for an overnight stay before commencing the challenging but rewarding pinnacle summit trek up Gunung Api (you don’t trek to the actual top of the mountain).
The accommodation is very basic as the camp only serves as an overnight base for trekking. The rooms are open and communal with simple wooden floors and there are just thin mattresses to sleep on. Mosquito nets and blankets are available but have to be borrowed with a deposit. No pillows are supplied, so it is advisable to take a small travel one with you or something that you can use as an alternative. There is no restaurant but food can be brought in and guides will be on hand to cook for you. There is a limited shop selling soft drinks, water and a few snacks. Safe drinking water is also available from boiled tanks.
There is a western toilet and shower block (no soap) with cold water only and spacious changing area.
The camp has some lighting but it is very limited so it is essential to bring a torch. There are no power sockets, so bring extra camera batteries if necessary. It is possible to leave excess luggage and some electronics at the park headquarters, but not cash or passports.
There is an attractive river running close to the camp which can be a refreshing way to cool off after a long day of hiking.
Gunung Mulu National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, famous for its mountains, caves and moon-like karst landscapes. The park is best accessed by flights to Mulu from Kota Kinablau.
Communal sleeping room, thin mattress, shared toilets and showers (cold water only), lighting (no power sockets), limited snack shop and mosquito nets available.
Trekking in Mulu National Park. Pinnacle summit trek up Gunung Api.
Bring a torch, plenty of insect repellent and something to use a pillow.
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Thank you for a wonderful journey. We had a lovely time in Borneo and when you get to the primary rainforest in the Danum valley it feels like you are in the Garden of Eden. Helen was very helpful in preparing our itinerary, was helpful whenever I phoned and assured us at each step. At the destination everything ran smoothly. Specific wildlife highlights: orang utans, 5 types of hornbill, crocodile, monitor lizards, short and long tailed macaque, langur monkeys, civet cats, leopard cats, mouse deer, tree frogs, wild pigs, insects, lots of birds, stingray, big turtle, baby turtles and many fish.