Re: Nepenthes Excursion in SE Asia

Andreas Wistuba (A.Wistuba@DKFZ-Heidelberg.DE)
Thu, 20 Oct 1994 11:25:32 GMT+1

Just a few comments:

> I just received a FAX from Sabah Parks, containing
> the itinerary that they have planned for me:
> Nov. 28 Travel from Kota Kinabalu to Kinabalu Park,
> tour Park Headquarters (Mountain Garden).

If you travel with the first bus from KK to park headquaters you can
even start hiking on the mountain the same day. Guides are no problem
to find within half an hour. You would then reach the overnight
shelter by the afternoon after having crossed villosa-zone with huge
populations of N. villosa. You should start climbing to the summit at
3am to reach it with the sunset - phantastic!!! -a must!!!

> Nov. 29 Travel to Masilou, Bundu Tuhan, or Kiau
> (outside the Park boundary).
> Nov. 30 Start to hike up the mountain, with a
> choice of going for the summit or stopping
> at Panar Laban.
> Dec. 1 Descent from the mountain (sounds like
> a good movie title :) )
This is probably the best time to take photos of Nepenthes at the

> Dec. 2 Trip to Poring Hot Spring at the lower level
> I presume that this stuff is negotiable once I'm there. For example,
> if the areas outside the Park boundary are loaded with different
> Nepenthes (which might have seeds) then I might want to spend several
> days there.

All the best

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