KIULU: THE Kiulu district has come up with what is believed to be the first dedicated trekking trails spanning 45km from Tamparuli, here, to the hilly Pekan Nabalu.
It offers the “Riverside Lung Washing Trekking Trails”, which live up to its reputation as a destination for adventure enthusiasts.
The term “lung washing” has a scientific explanation associated with the act of taking a break in nature.
Such an experience, away from city life distractions, is said to boost the immune system and help rejuvenate the body.
Kiulu assemblyman Datuk Joniston Bangkuai, who is the Sabah Tourism Board (STB) chairman, launched the trails at Kampung Lubok, here, recently.
He said the trails passed through several villages.
Trekkers were recommended to spend three to four days there. They could start their journey from either Pekan Nabalu or the Tamparuli town, which is about an hour’s drive from Kota Kinabalu. Guides will be assigned to help them and they can spend their nights in community-managed base camps or village homestays.
The routes were categorised from “easy” to “challenging” and trekkers could follow well-marked trails over undulating, small uphill sections.
“Trekkers would be able to explore the Borneo lowland forest, learn basic jungle survival skills from the natives, identify wild indigenous medicinal plants as well as edible plants, and they can experience the culture and hospitality of the local people and see unique species of flora and fauna in the Kiulu forest.
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