Hard Core Jungle Trekking
4 days / 3 nights full board
Rates - 4 or more participants
Rates - 2 or 3 participants
RM 1588 per person
RM 1888 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, and continue on the
Road to Mile 32, our starting point for ‘the real thing’:
a 4-5 hours trek from 1640 m a.s.l. to 670 m a.s.l. (7 km) takes us to Kg
Longkogungan, our first overnight stop.
Meals: lunch (packed), dinner (local)
Day 2 0900 hrs –
after breakfast we continue along the Papar River to Kg Kalanggaan, and
then to Pongobonon.
To-day’s trekking takes anything from 2½ to 5 hours, over some 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 two nights at a local house. After
dinner story telling and some rice wine.
Meals: breakfast, packed lunch and diner (local)
Day 3 Wake up to the calls of roosters and other domestic animals.
Expect your legs to feel a bit funny to-day, as you have already mastered
two days of hard jungle trekking over unaccustomed terrain. To-day, we
take it leisurely. Observe the local people in their daily life, go for a
refreshing river-bath, go fishing and collect local, wild-growing
vegetables. Immerse yourself into the simple life of the ever so
hospitable Dusun people and learn more about their life style, their
culture and legends.
Meals: breakfast, lunch and diner (local)
Day 4 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 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
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