Adventure and Nature trip in upper Mendalam river Kapuas Hulu WEST Kalimantan, INDONESIA BORNEO.
Mendalaam Watershed (Betung Kerihun National Park)
6 Days 5 Nights
This trip explores upper river of Mendalam river. Then continue by local wooden longboat by attacking fast current of Mendalam River, Hovat River and Mentibat River. This journey take some days river (wet) expedition, narrow-shallow River, sunny, etc. Trek though the world’s oldest rainforest. Discover the wild landscapes of Indonesia’s second largest protected area in Kalimantan. The terrain is mostly hilly and mountainous. Including lowland Dipterocarp forest and montane forest. It is home to thousands of different plant and animal species.
(B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)
DAY 1: Putussibau – Ng. Hovat – Ng. Mentibat
Today, your adventure journey starts in 3 hours journey upstream the Mendalam River by using traditional longboat is needed to reach Na. Hovat Village. Nanga Hovat is a village of Dayak Bukat. Bukat is hunter and gatherer tribal who natively live in that river. The trip also passes some longhouses of Dayak Taman. Have a simple lunch in lodge of Ng. Hovat vilage. After lunch, another 2-3 hours upstream the Mendalam river by using traditional longboat is needed to reach Mentibat, the border of Betung Kerihun National Park. Exploring upper Metibat River. As arrival, set up your jungle tent. Explore the peaceful forest. In the evening (tentative) your local guide will accompany you to do nocturnal watching. If you are luckly, you will encounter night wildlife such as frogs, turtle and snack and overnight. (L,D)
DAY 2: Ng. Mentibat – Jungle camp 1
After breakfast, we will start our jungle treking. The following trek is a combination of dry and wet trekking. While trekking you can feel the genuineness of Borneo’s rain forest, enjoy the clear water, and listen to the wild animal’s calls. At a good place, we will cook a simple lunch for you. While waiting for the lunch to be served, you can relax, enjoy the peacefulness of the forest. After lunch we will be continue the treking until the aftenoon. We all will constract a simple tent in the jungle, break and cook simple dinner together our local guide and team. Overnight (B,L,D)
DAY 3: Jungle camp 1 – Jungle camp 2
To day jungle treking to be continue, with treking paths will be slightely different from the previous day. Dominate the wet trek, and passes the small river to reach Hovat Hugo River mouth (jungle camp 2). Simple lunch will be serve on they way. As arrival, set up your tent again. Enjoy the nature and rest. (B,L,D)
DAY 4: Jungle camp 2 – Ng. Hovat
To day, after breakfast, down stream Hovat river. In a normal situation (water level in good condition)The trip will spend 4-5 hour. To days activities is combination between boating and body rafting. As arrival check in a simple lodge in, Ng Hovat Village. Break and enjoy your evening with the local people in the vilage. Overnight (B,L,D)
DAY 5: Ng. Hovat – Putussibau
After breakfast and all the thing is prepared the trip to be continued to Putussibau town. Before reaching the town, stop over at Dayak Taman old longhouse in Ariung. Explore the longhouse and get in contact with the local who live at the longhouse. Trip to be continue to Putussibau and check in hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy the town (Free Program (B,L)
DAY 6: Putussibau-Pontianak/another destination.
Check out from the hotel and our staf will drive you to the airport/terminal
END OF PROGRAMME
All inclusive, Full board all meals as indicated above (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: dinner) and accommodation during the program. English speaking guide, Local organizer, Porters (Porter Team in a jungle trekking only carry equipment Team and Logistic during trekking) and National Park entrance fee.
International Flight and Travel insurance, Airport taxes and extra baggage charges, Private Porter, Personal expenses such as phone calls, mini bar, laundry, beverages, tips for guide/porter and driver etc, Camera/Video charge in National Park. All expenses incurred due to the transport cancellations or due other causes beyond our control, any Force majeure.
Participants Price 2-4 10.730.000/ Pax 5-7 7.000.000/ Pax 8-10 6.235.000/ Pax