Hard Core Jungle Trekking
3 days / 2 nights full board
Rates - 4 or more participants
Rates - 2 or 3 participants
RM 1188 per person
RM 1488 per person
This is jungle trekking at its best, through rugged and wild terrain
far off the main stream of current tourism destinations. This journey
promises thorough immersion into the jungle, and the local culture.
Trekking in the
Crocker Range demands good fitness and stamina,
resilience, and a good mental preparation. The trails used by the locals
to join the main road are demanding, slippery, steep and leech infested.
Day 1 0800 hrs - pick up from your hotel in Kota Kinabalu. We meet
our jungle guides at
Donggongon, where we buy some
more provisions for the trekking. Then we continue on the Donggongon – Tambunan
to Mile 36, from where the trekking starts: 4-5 hours from 1640 m a.s.l. to 670 m a.s.l. (7 km) take us to Kg
Longkogungan, our first overnight stop.
Meals: lunch, dinner (local)
Day 2 0900 hrs –
after breakfast we continue along the Papar River to Kg Kalanggaan.
To-day’s trekking takes anything from 2½ to 6 hours, over nearly 10 km. In
places, the path is very steep and slippery, and you have to watch every
step. We have to ford the river several times, and you need to be prepared
for it. In the afternoon expect rain for a further thorough drenching.
We’ll have a simple lunch-break on the way, consisting of ‘linopot’ – rice
wrapped in leaves, and dried fish. In the afternoon we arrive at Kg
Pongobonon, where we will stay over for a night. After
dinner story telling and some rice wine.
Meals: breakfast, packed lunch and diner (local)
Day 3 9.00 am – we have to leave our hospitable Dusun family and
make for the main-road, over a trek that is used by the locals to go
downtown. Again, it is tough going, with several small river crossings,
and you need to expect to get wet. The path leads along the Papar River,
and later along the beautiful Kelangga’an River right through the Crocker
Range National Park. We will have again a simple, traditional packed lunch
consisting of linopot and dried fish. The last part is again steep and
very demanding. We have to walk a total of 11 km, and the last three
kilometres take us from 605 m a.s.l. to 1035 m a.s.l. on Mile 25 of the
Donggongon – Tambunan Road. We should arrive around 4 pm for transfer back
to town. Before we take you to the hotel we reward ourselves, sweaty and
all, with a sumptuous dinner at a local Chinese restaurant in Donggongon.
Meals: breakfast; lunch and dinner
Crocker Range Trekking - the Real Thing
is the same version but over 4 days and 3 nights; an extra day/night is
passed at Kg Kalanggaan / Pongobonon to learn more about the Dusun life.
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