Recommendations for good Jungle hikes?

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Recommendations for good Jungle hikes?

Postby backyard_botanist » Wed 26 Dec, 2018 10:53 am

I spent a week hiking through some great Jungle in Borneo earlier this year and although it was a great trip I was surprised at how quickly the modern world is creeping into the remote interior of Borneo.

I would like to do something similar in the near future, preferably in an area that hasn't been to modified by modern people (if these areas still exist) just wondering if anyone has done or is aware of any such multi-day hikes? Not stressed about any particular country.

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Re: Recommendations for good Jungle hikes?

Postby ofuros » Wed 26 Dec, 2018 11:09 am

Papua New Guinea/ West Papua ?
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Re: Recommendations for good Jungle hikes?

Postby Aardvark » Thu 27 Dec, 2018 4:58 am

The Black cat trail, New Guinea
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Re: Recommendations for good Jungle hikes?

Postby backyard_botanist » Thu 27 Dec, 2018 6:15 am

Not alot of information on the Black Cat Trail except that 6 people were killed during attack doing the hike in 2013. It's the kind of hike i'm looking for though.
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Re: Recommendations for good Jungle hikes?

Postby Aardvark » Thu 27 Dec, 2018 9:26 am

I recall reading of it not long after and there was some mention of the cause of the violence. There was a limit to the number of guides
allotted to that group in 2013 and i think some jealousy came into it. The perpetrators were really only interested in the natives.
Unfortunately there is little mention of anything post 2013. The Australian High Commission probably has a ban.
It may be worth calling some of the guiding companies who conduct Kokoda tours. Some of them would have been also doing the Black Cat.
Otherwise bribery would likely work up there.
Here's one : Our Spirit Adventures - a Robina Qld No. 07 31052802
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Re: Recommendations for good Jungle hikes?

Postby Hallu » Tue 01 Jan, 2019 3:33 am

If you want a jungle area that's safe, IE not in a country like Papua New Guinea, I suggest French Guyana. I've never been, but it looks gorgeous, and being France you have a modern tourism industry (well, don't expect the level of care you'd get in Provence or the Alps) and it's safe, the only thing dangerous will be the jungle, so a guide is a must. Costa Rica is another obvious choice, but I don't know how much hiking you can do.
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Re: Recommendations for good Jungle hikes?

Postby backyard_botanist » Wed 02 Jan, 2019 6:07 am

Looks like there is a couple of guiding companies that do hikes in PNG other than kokoda that are worth looking into.

Couldn't find any long multi-day hikes from a quick look in French Guiana, but looks like a pretty amazing place, pretty sure there would have to be something there.
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Re: Recommendations for good Jungle hikes?

Postby ofuros » Wed 02 Jan, 2019 7:59 am

Khao Sok N.P. Southern Thailand...guides required for longer hikes.

https://www.thainationalparks.com/khao- ... ional-park
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Re: Recommendations for good Jungle hikes?

Postby Hallu » Thu 03 Jan, 2019 9:05 pm

backyard_botanist wrote:Looks like there is a couple of guiding companies that do hikes in PNG other than kokoda that are worth looking into.

Couldn't find any long multi-day hikes from a quick look in French Guiana, but looks like a pretty amazing place, pretty sure there would have to be something there.


Yeah you're right, there's a few 2 day hikes, but with info in French only, and they don't look that great compared to the shorter walks. A lot of areas are also banned from tourists, as they belong to natives people. The only thing you could do is group tours, with boat trips alongside the river and stops for short day hikes. But just like in the Australian outback (Kimberley, Top End...) they're quite expensive (around 3000 € for 12 days).
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Re: Recommendations for good Jungle hikes?

Postby johnf » Thu 24 Jan, 2019 11:54 pm

Peninsular Malaysia has a few multiday jungle hikes. Many are being encroached on as time goes on.
Gunung Tahan would be the most accessible good trek. Need a guide and it is well regulated.
Up in Royal Belum is probably your best bet for getting eaten by a Tiger
I have done small parts of Trans Titiwangsa, the V2 would be a fantastic hike to do. Not many organised treks.
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