Borneo - the name that will evoke the wild imagination and mystery hidden deep in the jungle . Unlike most islands in Southeast Asia that began to fill the human population and development experience in the last several decades , has proven difficult Borneo explored except by the original inhabitants of the brave and adventurous .
There are still many areas in Kalimantan and occupied untouched humans , make this island into one of the places in the world that still left its exoticism . Nature lovers will be visiting Borneo because of the diversity of flora and fauna , but the islands themselves offer some physical challenges . Read this article to find out what is offered Borneo for adventure lovers .
Kinabalu National Park is home to hundreds of species of birds , orangutans, carnivorous plants, and the world's largest flower (Rafflesia, the corpse flower), but the main attraction is Mount Kinabalu - the highest mountain in Malaysia . With an altitude of 4,093 meters , which only account for less than half the height of Everest , did not stop thousands of lovers of height to visit every year . The mountain is popular because of its tracks are within easy reach - climbing Mount Kinabalu is essentially a very long way ... climb ... and the only equipment needed to climb the mountain that is a good pair of hiking shoes and warm clothes .
Climbing trip is usually done in two days - most climbers will depart in the morning and reached the camp at Laban Rata ( 3,270 m ) before dark . There is a vacation home here , which do not forget is equipped with drinking water , hot water shower , cooking area , and a restaurant . Most climbers get up early the next morning to complete a distance of 800 m and reach the summit to see the sunrise . The trip down can be done in the same day .
Climb Mount Kinabalu has become a popular attraction in recent years , making increasingly rising prices , and make a crowded mountain . Although it does not have to book a package , you better do it to avoid disappointment due to limited accommodation .
How much does it cost?Steep mountain climbing is not included in the travel activity for a limited budget . Check out the price in Kota Kinabalu for the cheapest climbing package - pay for a separate dining room and in the mountains will make the expensive price .
Entrance Fee : 15 ringgit ( about Rp. 42 thousand ) for adults and 10 ringgit ( about Rp. 28 thousand ) for the kids .
Permission ascent : 100 ringgit (Rp. 280 thousand ) adults , 40 ringgit
(Rp. 112 thousand ) children
Insurance Ascent : 7 ringgit ( about Rp. 20 thousand )
Guide: 40 to 120 ringgit (Rp. 112 thousand and Rp. 335 thousand ) depending on the route and the number of groups .
Accommodation : Accommodation on the mountain most expensive and quickly filled . To sleep in a dorm room models with six beds have to pay 300-360 ringgit ( about Rp. 837 thousand to Rp 1 million ) depending on the climbing season , including breakfast . If you want to stay in a dorm room Laban Rata resthouse which does not have a heated , the hotel is set price of 70 ringgit ( about Rp. 198 thousand ) per person and can rent a sleeping bag .
Exploring Caves.Place the largest cave in the world , Gunung Mulu National Park in Borneo is the most famous and one of the UNESCO World Heritage site . The park consists of spectacular caves , gorges , and peaks that are the result of rain water seeping scraping of blood limestone over millions of years in the process . Spans its ground itself is amazing and is an example of one of the incredible natural strength.
No matter you are a novice caver or a professional adventurer , in the Gunung Mulu caves suitable for all levels of experience . Famous as the " cave exhibition " , Clearwater , Deer , Lang , and Wind Caves are the caves which are easily accessible ( only climb with a distance of 3 km in the existing lines ) from the center of the National Park and can be visited with the help of guides or park officials .
Clearwater Cave has the longest underground ( with 51 km - making it a cave with underground lines longest in Southeast Asia ) , Lang Cave stone structure consisting of stunning stalactites and stalagmites , while Deer Cave has the largest area and home to a large number of colonies bat . In addition to a flashlight and a pair of shoes with a good grip , you do not need any equipment to explore the cave .
If you want to stay in a dorm room Laban Rata resthouse which does not have a heated , the hotel is set price of 70 ringgit ( about Rp. 198 thousand ) per person and can rent a sleeping bag .Even so , it is not easy to achieve an amazing place it is . Most visitors arrive in Mulu via a short flight from Miri or Kota Kinabalu while by land must change several times a boat and a bus and takes one day to reach the place .
How much does it cost?Park entry fee : 10 ringgit ( about Rp. 29 thousand ) for adults , 5 ringgit ( about Rp. 15 thousand ) for the kids .
Accommodation : For accommodation can be booked through the Visitor Centre with a price range starting from 110 ringgit ( about Rp. 310 thousand ) for the wind fanning rooms with bathrooms to 40 ringgit ( Rp. 115 thousand ) for a dorm room (including breakfast ) . You can also camp or stay in the shelter forest with 10-30 ringgit ( Rp. 29 thousand - 85 thousand Rupiah ) per night , per person.
Transportation : MASWings fly from Miri to Mulu twice a day ( 30 minutes , ranging from 100 ringgit or Rp.300 thousand for a one time trip) and a flight from Kota Kinabalu ( 1 hour 50 minutes , the price ranging from 150 ringgit or Rp. 420 thousand ) . Using a combination of boat and bus is more expensive than flying because of the high costs needed to hire a boat .
Guides : A guide is needed to enter each cave . Parks provide official guide for 10 ringgit ( Rp. 29 thousand ) per person . Hire a guide to explore the deeper forest must pay ranging from 200 to 500 ringgit ( Rp. 560 thousand - Rp 1.4 million ) - specifically for Sarawak Chamber is only reserved for professionals . Guide price equal to one to five people , so it's important to form a group .
Thank you for reading this article. Written and posted by Bambang Sunarno.
name: Bambang Sunarno.
DatePublished: December 18, 2013 at 17:12
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