Overview of Kalimantan
Giving the remoteness of the area, our knowledge of the region and the fact, that only a fool trek alone in an unknown part of the jungle, we looked for a guide. A quick research lead us to Kompakh. Kompakh is a local tour operator based in Putussibau, in Western Kalimantan. After a few emails all was clear and we had our trip planned.
On the first day we would go by boat from Putussibau to Nanga Hovath, where we would meet our local guides. On the second day we leave early by boat to the starting point of the jungle trek. Followed by three stages of around 6km of trekking. Sleeping in a simple jungle camp on day two and three. After the third stage a boat would pick us up and bring us back to Nanga Hovath for the night (day four). On day five we returned to Putussibau.
Three Stages of Trekking
We arrived in Putussibau a few days before the actual trip. That gave us some time to acclimatise and to know the guide. Our guide’s name was Eduardus, called Edo. He speaks english and would translate between us and the local people and local guides.
Author : Georg Eberle
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