Maliau Basin Trek
We take you deep into the heart of Borneo with our very own 4WDs. Adventure at its most rugged best, Maliau Basin will not cease to amaze you. Virgin Borneon rainforests, magnificient waterfalls, Sabah's Lost World. Promotional offer for 5 Days and 4 Nights of tough jungle trekking. Not to be missed!
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Expected time of departure: 0600hrs
Depart for 5-6 hours overland journey to Sook, Nabawan, Sapulut to reach the Security Gate of Maliau Basin Conservation Area (MBCA). After dinner, enjoy a night night in search of nocturnal animals near the Study Centre (subject to weather condition). Overnight at Maliau Basin Study Centre (Hostel). (Lunch & Dinner)
After breakfast, begin trekking through the rainforest for 7.5 km trail to Nepenthes Camp. Have simple refreshment at the camp while relaxing your muscles before we proceed for another 3 km trekking to Takob-Akob Falls and Giluk Falls. Swimming and relaxing at the waterfall (subject to time and weather condition) before returning to Nepenthes Camp for overnight stay. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Today, we trek for approximately 6.7 km to Ginseng Camp. Discover the abundance of nepenthes plants along "Jalan Babi". Arrive at Ginseng Campsite, relax and swim in the nearby cool forest waterfall (subject to time and weather condition) and immerse yourself to the sound of the wilderness. Stay overnight at Ginseng Camp. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Resume trek to the spectacular seven tier Maliau Falls and enjoy a refreshing swim. Trekking back to Ginseng Campsite for overnight stay. The trek will be 4.8 km each way. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
After breakfast, leave Ginseng Campsite for the 9 km trek to Agathis Camp. Pack up before we transfer back to Maliau Study Centre. Depart for Keningau, en route to Kota Kinabalu. (Breakfast & Lunch)
Located at the south-central region of Sabah, approximately 40km off the Kalimantan border is Maliau Basin, Sabah's Lost World. With an area of 590 sq km, Malian Basin was part of Yayasan Sabah Concession Area and voluntarily designated as a Conservation Area in 1981 for research, education, and training purposes. It was upgraded in 1997 to a Class I Protection Forest Reserve and extended to present size. Its protection was further enhanced when it was gazetted as a Cultural Heritage Site under the state Cultural Heritage (Conservation) Enactment in 1999. Day-to-day management is by Yayasan Sabah on behalf of Maliau Basin Management Committee. The Rivers of Maliau Basin flows out into the Kuamut River, a major tributary of the Kinabatangan.
The main forests are Lower montane, Heath, Lowland and hill Dipterocarp forest. Over 1800 species types of plants have been identified, including 6 species of pitcher plants and 80 species of orchids. Over 82 mammal species, 270 bird species and over 30 species of amphibians have so far been recorded.
THINGS TO BRING: Please bring along Long Pants for trekking, rain cover or water tight proof bags, at least 2 -2.5 Litter/day of drinking water bottle, Swim wear, Insect repellent, walking stick, head lamps (including extra bulb and batteries), personal toiletries, slipper or sandals, energy food (chocolate, raisins, nuts, rehydration salt, glucose, etc)
Tours and transfers, accommodation, meals, Certificate, leech socks, sleeping bags, conservation fee and English speaking guide.
Items not mentioned, Tourism Tax (TTx) flat rate of RM10 per room per night.
MYR 5230per person
Valid from 01 April 2018 till 31 March 2019.
All rates are inclusive of 6% GST.
Effective 1st September 2017, foreign guests will be charged a flat rate of RM10 per room per night for all Tourism Tax (TTx) registered hotel classifications in Malaysia.
We stayed three nights and wish it could have been longer. The lodge has a well used feel to it - lie a mature wine. The guides were all exceptional - friendly and well informed and the river trips were like a dream. Everyone did their best to make the stay a a good one and we were sad to leave. It is family friendly and the children we met loved it.The perfect remedy after a strenuous trek in the Maliau basin.
dharmapitt, Cambodia, Aug 2017