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Pinnacles trek - need advice?

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Pinnacles trek - need advice?

Hi

We are planning to do the Pinnacles trek in August however, we have a really short amount of time in our holiday in which to fit this in. How long does it take and what is the best way to do it? Do we have to pre book? Is it best to book in Kuching or Miri? Should we pre book flights into the Mulu National Park?

Sorry just really hoping to do this and short of time....

Thanks in advance

Lucy

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1. Re: Pinnacles trek - need advice?

I am planning a similar trip later in the year.

Booking flights in advance is wise

www.maswing.com.my

Also, book thru the park website www.mulupark.com for accommodation etc.

from the mulu web site:

The trail to view the Pinnacles is only 2.4 km long but rises 1,200m and the last section is near vertical with ropes and ladders to climb. Slow down, take time to enjoy the limestone forest, glimpse the tree shrews running past and as you reach the higher altitudes see some spectacular pitcher plants and rare orchids.

Fit, experienced trekkers may reach the top in 2–3 hours, the not so fit around 4–5 hours. For many, the descent is more difficult and can take 5 hours or more. Back at camp relax, cool off in the river and rest those weary legs in preparation for the return walk to Kuala Litut in the morning.

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2. Re: Pinnacles trek - need advice?

Thanks for all that - how long will the trek take in all - just wondering how long we should factor in our trip for it?

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3. Re: Pinnacles trek - need advice?

If you mean how long to spend in Mulu - I am planning on about 4 days (3 or 4 nights) but might add a bit more. There is so much to see & do.

Check the parks website - it is full of very useful info and will halp you decide how much time YOU need.

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