Maliau Basin Trek 6D/5N
Day 1 - Depart for 5-6 hours overland journey to Sook, Nabawan, Sapulut to reach the Security Gate of Maliau Basin Conservation Area (MBCA). Proceed to the Agathis Camp where we will stay overnight. After dinner, enjoy a night drive in search of nocturnal animals through the 26km access road along the Agathis Camp (subject to weather condition). Possible encounter of sambar deer, bearded pigs, Malay civet and flying squirrel. (L/D)
Day 2 - Trek through the rainforest for 7.5 km trail to Camel Trophy 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 . Spend your day swimming and relaxing at the waterfall (subject to time and weather condition) before returning to Camel Trophy Camp for overnight. (B/L/D)
Day 3 - Today, we trek for approximately 6.7 km to Ginseng Camp. Arrive at Ginseng Campsite, relax and swim in the nearby cool forest waterfall (subject to time and weather condition). Overnight at Ginseng Camp. (B/L/D)
Day 4 - Continuing your trek to the spectacular seven tier Maliau Falls and enjoy a refreshing swim at one of the most remote places on earth before trekking back to Ginseng Campsite for overnight. The trek will be 4.8 km each way. (B/L/D)
Day 5 - Trek 9 km from Ginseng Campsite to Agathis Camp to arrive in late afternoon. Overnight at Agathis Camp. (B/L/D)
Day 6 - Depart Agathis Camp for Keningau en route to Kota Kinabalu. (B/L)
- Meals: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Dinner (D)
- Books available for purchase that complement this tour: Maliau Basin: Sabah's Lost World (2004)
Items to bring:
Please bring along leech socks, Long Pants trekking, sleeping bag at comfort zone 15°C or 23°C, rain cover or water tight proof bags, at least 2 -2.5 L/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)
Maliau Basin in Brief
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.
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Total cost: MYR 00.00
Temperature at night can drop to 13°-15°C. The company will provide Mosquito-net for guest. If possible, the bags for the porters to carry should have 2 shoulder straps and not one. All trekkers are required to fill in a confidential Medical Information Form and Indemnity Form which will be provided during pre-briefing session prior to commencement of tour.
- Includes: Tours and transfers, accommodation, meals, porter (s), conservation fee and English speaking guide.
- Excludes: Certificate and items not mentioned
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- Cancellation within 30 days from arrival date: 50% forfeiture of the total package cost.
- Cancellation within 14 days from arrival date: 100% forfeiture of the total package cost.
- Any NO SHOW or day not used due to premature departure: Full Charge / No Refund
Children are not encouraged to join this tour.