Monday, 5 September 2011

Mulu National park Cave and Nature tracking

Gunung Mulu National Park near MiriSarawakMalaysian Borneo, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that encompasses incrediblecaves and karst formations in a mountainous equatorial rainforest setting. The park is famous for its caves and the expeditions that have been mounted to explore them and their surrounding rainforest, most notably the Royal Geographical Society Expedition of 1977–1978, which saw over 100 scientists in the field for 15 months. This initiated a series of over 20 expeditions now drawn together as the Mulu Caves ProjectThe national park is named after Mount Mulu, the second highest mountain in Sarawak.

Gunung Mulu National Park is one of Nature's most spectacular achievements and the 'jewel in the crown' of Sarawak's expanding network of national parks. It is also the largest national park, covering 52,865 hectares of primary rainforest, which is criss-crossed by fast flowing rivers and clear jungle streams. Mulu is dominated by three mountains - Gunung Mulu (2,376 m), Gunung Api (1,750 m) and Gunung Benarat (1,585 m). Yet many of Mulu's greatest attractions lie deep below the surface. Hidden underneath the forested slopes of these mountains is one of the largest limestone cave systems in the world.

This system, a breath-taking natural wonder, contains a number of record breaking caves. With the world's largest cave passage (Deer Cave), the world's largest natural chamber (Sarawak Chamber), and the longest cave in Southeast Asia (Clearwater Cave), it is not surprising that Mulu is now world-famous. Over 200 km of cave passages have been surveyed but this is thought to represent just 30-40% of the actual total. A plankwalk leads through the forest to Deer and Lang's Cave whilst Clearwater Cave and Wind Cave are reached by taking a longboat up the Melinau River, or by following a 4 km nature trail. The more adventurous can do Adventure Caving.

Treks and Trails 
Mulu has three adventure treks, all of which require a certain level of physical fitness. Basic camping gear is useful as overnight stays in jungle base camps are required. Trekkers must be accompanied by offical park guides. Most tour operators can assist with travel arrangements for these treks and can also supply any necessary equipment and food.

My trip to Mulu National Park

My trip to Mulu started on 27 -31 Disember 2010 . Trip going to Mulu National Park have to transit at Miri. Because I came from Miri so I took the opportunity this time to go back to visit my family while waiting for transit to Mulu on the next day.Trip to Miri with AirAsia takes 2 hours 10 minutes to arrive at the airport Miri. We stopped at my home  for the night before went to Mulu the next day. With the flight from Miri it take 30 minutes to reach the Airport mulu. After that we headed to Mulu National Park to check in our accommodation.

 Our trip in the Mulu National Park began shortly after we host our stuff at the hostel. We started our trip with the group tour the guide by a forest ranger who works in mulu national park. We brought a visit to the Deer cave and lang cave and in the way we introduced plants and animals found in the park. Deer cave is the world's largest cave passage cave and the rock formation in the cave is a very special attraction is The Deer Cave is named after the deer Utara Utara frequented the cave and native hunters pursued. It is large enough to hold London's St.. Paul's Cathedral five times over and is believed to be the largest cave passage known to man.Thousands of BATs live in this cave, and the odour from their droppings (guano) is noticeable some distance away from the mouth of the cave. Other cave dwellers include swiftlets, earwigs, centipedes, spiders, crickets, Scorpions and white crabs.The silhouettes of some of the cave's limestone formations have been creatively interpreted; notably the profile of Abraham Lincoln. The cave's east entrance opens onto 'The Garden of Eden' - a luxuriant patch of jungle, Utara was once part of the cave system, until the roof collapsed.After our cave deer brought to the cave where lang is near. After our visit to two caves we were brought to a place that is one more attraction of watching bats.The bats watching  platform was full of tourists who want to see the formation reviewed by million bats out looking for food.    

Our second day started with a ride to longboat Wind cave and Clearwater cave.Clearwater Cave is Asia's longest cave, measuring some 107 km. It has a subterranean river, part of Utara is navigable by boat. There are two ways of reaching Clearwater. Firstly, you can track along a 4 km nature Utara trail and it takes approximately one and half hours. Alternatively, you can travel by Longboat along the Melinau River, usually multi-level off at Wind Cave along the way. It normally takes about 15 minutes to reach Wind Cave by boat. When the water level is low the journey takes longer as the boatman often has to jump out of the boat and push.          

For the third day, we brought canting around rivers in the Mulu National Park to go to a great place to clearwater jungle tracking. Because the weather did not allow the rain during our trip down there. With the torrent of water subsided we like doing water rafting and it so challenging.when on the way back we stopped at a long house village to waiting for the rain stopped while I was buying some handicrafts.
Our journey in Mulu national park on the fourth day of the expiry of the go back to Miri and continue to fly back to Kuala Lumpur on the same day.

Trip to Mulu National Park, Miri Sarawak Slideshow: Johnoscar’s trip from Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia to Gunung Mulu National Park (near Kuala Belait), Brunei Darussalam was created by TripAdvisor. See another Kuala Belait slideshow. Create your own stunning slideshow with our free photo slideshow maker.

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