Mount Palung National Park Tours Trekking
Gunung Palung National Park Overview
The Gunung Palung National Park lies in the province West Kalimantan and is 90,000 ha. The park comprises a large variety of habitats. Around the mountains Gunung Palung (1116 m) and Gunung Panti you'll find untouched mountain forests. At the coast there are beach and mangrove forests and in between peat and freshwater swamp forests and lowland rainforests are to be found. At Gabang Panti is a research station established by Harvard University but you can't visit it.
Gunung Palung National Park is one of the least accessible national parks on Kalimantan. You can reach the park in two ways. For both you need a lot of time and money. However, when you love to be off the beaten track, the journey to the park should be an adventure in itself. Be prepared for the ghosts you meet on the way.
Orang Utan (Pongo pygmaeus), White-handed Gibbon or Owa (Hylobates lar), Sambar Deer (Cervus unicolor), Malayan Sunbear (Helarctos malayanus), Proboscis Monkey (Nasalis larvatus), Agile or Black-handed Gibbon (Hylobates agilis), Long-tailed Macaque (Macaca fascicularis), Maroon Leaf-monkey (Presbytis rubicunda), Common or Cream-colored Giant Squirrel (Ratufa affinis), Large Flying Fox or Kalong (Pteropus vampyrus).
False Ghavial (Tomistoma schlegelii), Reticulated Python (Python reticulatus), Water Monitor (Varanus salvator).
Arowana (Scleropages formosus)
Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus), White-bellied Sea-eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster), Black Fish-eagle (Ichthyophaga malayensis), Buffy Fish-owl (Ketupa ketupu), Long-tailed Parakeet (Psittacula longicauda).
Gunung Palung National Park is one of the most important conservation areas in West Kalimantan that characterized by high biodiversity and a wide range of ecosystems with their associated floral and faunal communities. As well as for its great conservation value, the park is also an important centre for research and environmental education, a reservoir of genetic resources and a tourism attraction. Within the park, Lubuk Baji and Kubang Hill has been designated as a site that has high tourism potential due to its extremely diverse flora, fauna and beautiful scenery, including with the interesting
Balinese community of Begasing village.
Gunung Palung National Park provides suitable habitats for Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus wurmbii), including fresh-water swamp forest, peat-swamp forest, lowland dipterocarp forest, and lower mountain forest. They spend most of their lives high in the trees where they feed, eating mainly fruits, leaves, tree-bark and insects. Male orangutan, reaching a weight of 90 kg and an arm-span of up to 2.4 m, have enlarged cheek pads and make distant calls to defend their territory.
7 Days / 6 Nights
Gunung Palung(mount Palung) National Park Tours Trekking
Start/Finish: Pontianak Airport
Tour Code: KNLR-MPNPTT-7D
Departure: You may arrange your own date
Day 01 : PONTIANAK – EQUATOR MONUMENT
Day 02 : PONTIANAK - KETAPANG - TELOK MELANE
Day 03 : TELOK MELANE – GUNUNG PALUNG NATIONAL PARK
Day 04 : GUNUNG PALUNG NATIONAL PARK
Day 05 : GUNUNG PALUNG NATIONAL PARK - TELOK MELANO
Day 06 : TELOK MELANO - PONTIANAK
Day 07 : PONTIANAK – AIRPORT
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