5 Days Mount Murud Adventure Climb – The Highest Mountain In Sarawak

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Tour type

Tour Level: Advanced

Tour Comfort: Budget

Tour Period: 5 Days

tour highlights

  • Learn about the sacred power of Mount Murud, a pilgrimage site for many peoples
  • Stay at a homestay with a family
  • Conquer Sarawak's highest mountain peak
  • Drink in stunning views of the countryside

tour details

Drink in the stunning views of Sarawak as you summit its highest and most sacred peak. You’ll start by learning jungle survival tricks and enjoy dinner cooked by the campfire. The next day, you’ll trek up the mountain to a Church Camp. The trek takes you up the northern flank of the mountain, offering panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. The Church Camp is the largest evangelical mountain church in the nation, a pilgrimage site for thousands of people. After climbing the summit, you’ll return to Lepo Bunga, where you’ll transfer to a homestay by 4-wheel drive. The region offers more opportunity for sightseeing, but many are happy to enjoy the hospitality of the Lun Bawang host families and households. On the next day, you’ll say goodbye and return to the airport.

Meet on arrival at Ba'Kelalan and transfer to a homestay. While the host family will prepare lunch for you, you have time to get ready your backpack with your necessities for the upcoming 3 days' trek.
After lunch, we will drive by 4-wheel-drive for about 1 hour along a deserted logging road to Lepo Bunga jungle shelter (1,300 metres above sea level).
Upon arrival at Lepo Bunga, learn a few jungle survival tricks from your guide and assist your guide to find some firewood for the preparation of your dinner.

Overnight at Lepo Bunga jungle shelter (very simple accommodation).

Very basic wooden jungle shelter. Guests need to bring their own sleeping bag, as there are no beds or mattresses provided.

Meals included:Lunch
After an early breakfast you will start todays 5 to 6 hours trek. First trek up to Batu Linanit (2,250 metres above sea level), a mountain on the northern flank of Mount Murud. Here you will take a rest to enjoy the panoramic view. If weather permits, you might even see Mount Mulu and the sacred Batu Lawi mountains from here.
Proceed to Church Camp (2,135 metres above sea level), the largest evangelical mountain church in Malaysia and a pilgrimage site for evangelical Christians. A very simple camp that can house up to 1,500 people was built to accommodate the pilgrims.
Dinner will be cooked by your guide at the Church Camp.

Overnight at Church Camp (very simple accommodation).

Very basic accommodation in simple huts at Church Camp. Guests need to bring their own sleeping bag, as there are no beds or mattresses provided.

Meals included:Breakfast
After breakfast, ascend to the summit of Mount Murud, the highest mountain in Sarawak (2,423 metres above sea level). Trekking time is approximately 3 to 4 hours, depending on your fitness. Just before you reach the summit, you will pass through a very different type of vegetation, the so called mossy forest. You will also see carnivorous pitcher plants. Amongst them there is even one that is endemic to Mount Murud's summit area (nepenthes murudensis).
Take a rest at the summit and enjoy the breath-taking view. On a clear day your view stretches all the way to Brunei and Kalimantan/ Indonesia.
Return to Church Camp for dinner.

Overnight at Church Camp (very simple accommodation).

Meals included:Breakfast
After breakfast, we trek for about 4 hours back to Lepo Bunga and make our way back from there to the homestay at Ba'Kelalan by 4-wheel-drive.
You may wander around to take in the beautiful scenery of Ba'Kelalan or just relax at the homestay and enjoy the hospitality of your Lun Bawang hosts.

Overnight at Ba'Kelalan homestay (simple accommodation).

Meals included:Breakfast
After breakfast, bid farewell to your host family before heading to the airport for the flight to your next destination.

Meals included:Breakfast


  • 1 night accommodation at a jungle shelter with shared toilet facilities
  • 2 nights accommodation in a hut at Church Camp with shared toilet facilities
  • 1 night accommodation in shared twin room at a homestay with shared common sanitary facilities
  • Meals as stated in the programme B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner
  • Transfers and tours with local English-speaking driver guides
  • Entrance fees and/or boat fees as stated in the programme
  • Package includes GST 6% (Good and Service Tax)


  • Domestic airfare and/or International airfare to/from Malaysia (quoted separately, if requested)
  • Optional tours
  • Surcharges for other language guides
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
  • Drinks with meals
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the programme


  • MASwings currently flies three times a week from Miri via Lawas to Ba'Kelalan and vice versa. The flights are operated on Twin Otter aircrafts and luggage allowance on these flights is limited (please refer to your flight ticket for exact information). If you overnight in Miri before and after this 5 days tour, your suitcases can be stored at your hotel in Miri. In case you just transit in Miri on the way to Ba'Kelalan and on the way from Ba'Kelalan to your next destination, we can arrange a representative of Diethelm Travel to meet you during your transit in Miri and store the luggage for you (not included in the package; charges depend on size and weight of luggage).
  • Even if the package is booked on private basis, transfers & activities in the homestay may be on shared basis in order to minimise impacts on the natural environment or if other circumstances require so.
  • Due to tough trekking for long hours, this tour is very strenuous and one is expected to have very high fitness level and good stamina.
  • We advise guests to bring some high-energy snacks for the trekking.
  • Due to very basic living conditions at Lepo Bunga jungle shelter and Church Camp, be prepared for some discomfort. Simple toilet facilities are available. Guests have to bring their own towels and sleeping bag, as there are no mattresses or beds provided.
  • Rooms at the homestay are private twin-share rooms. Toilets and bathrooms (dip & splash method) are on shared basis.
Tour code: MYYHOB5DMMP

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