Gagu Long House Eco Tour - 3 Days

Enjoyed Private Tour visiting Original and Old Tumbang Gagu Long House, unforgettable exsperience over night in long house and joint Dayak Ngaju Day The Depth Of The Heart Of Borneo. 

Desa Tumbang Gagu terletak di wilayah Kecamatan Mentaya Hulu, Kabupaten Kotawaringin Timur.

Untuk mencapai ke lokasi ini ada pilihan seperti, pertama dari Palangka Raya menuju Kasongan dengan kendaraan jalan darat berjarak 84 km memakan waktu 1 jam. Dari sini ke Tumbang Samba memmakan speed boat atau kelotok, jarak ± 128 km dan menginap di Tumbang Samba (ibukota Kecematan Katingan Tengah). Esok harinya berangkat dan menggunakan speed boat atau kelotok yang melewati Riam Marikit, Riam Tabera dan sebagainya. Sesampai di desa Penda Tanggaring, dari sisni jalan kaki ± 7 km melalui kebun karet dan kebun buah-buahan penduduk.

Kedua, dari Palangka Raya menuju Kasongan, Kasongan menuju sungai, dari sinilah menumpang kelotok memudiki sungai Mentaya dan memasuki sungai Kalang barulah tiba di desa Tumbang Gagu atau lokasi Betang Tumbang Gagu yang memakan waktu ± 11 jam.

Lokasi Bangunan

Sejak betang ini didirikan maka seluruh keluarga memanfaatkan bangunan ini sebagai wadah pertemuan dan tempat melindungi keluarga dari bahaya kayau mengayau. Hal ini dimungkinkan karena kolong betang setinggi 6 meter dari permukaan tanah.

Adapun ruang pada betang ini sebagai berikut :

  • Ruang Bunter dan Karamo (untuk perempuan)
  • Ruang Rais (untuk perempuan)
  • Ruang Manis (untuk perempuan)
  • Ruang Antang (untuk laki-laki)
  • Ruang Balai Kandang,
  • Ruang Borak (untuk laki-laki)
  • Balai Tinggi.

Disamping ruangan pada bangunan induk masih terdapat kerayan dapur 3 buah, penghuni yang masih ada berjumlah 6 kepala keluarga. Dan dibawah Betang terdapat jembatan kayu (Bapatah) sepanjang 60 m. Semua bahan bangunan didominasi kayu ulin (latin : Eusdezoxylon Zwageri).



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Day 1
Palangka Raya - Tumbang Samba - Tumbang Kalang - Tumbang Gagu ( 8 Hour, L/D )

Early in the morning Drive to Tumbang Samba Village ( upstream Katingan river, 3 Hour ) Simple Lunch on Main Road ( Warung/Public Eating), from Tumbang Samba continue drive to Tumbang Kalang Village ( 3 hour ) folowing Oil Plantation Company main road and Use Boat following Kalang River to Tumbang Gagu Village ( 5 Hour ), Over Night in Gagu Long House.

Day 2
Exploring Tumbang Gagu Longhouse and the Village ( B/L/D )

After breakfast, explore the Tumbang Gagu Vilage and Long House, follows the daily lifes of the Dayak Ngaju People : Farming, Make Traditional Wine, Take a Rubber, Lifting Trap, Hunting , Rattan Weaving , visiting the Mini Museum, Use Traditional Weapon “Blow Pipe“

Day 3
Back To Tumbang Kalang - Tumbang Samba - Palangka Raya ( B/L/D )

After Breakfast , return to Tumbang Kalang Village by Boat and continue drive to Tumbang Samba, after lunch continues drive to Palangka Raya, Trip completed

Transfer To Hotel, Back To Jakarta or Surabaya next morning.

Site Tour :

Visiting Maraku Rapid, Upstream Kalang River, Clean Water,Pishing Trap and Traditional Gold Mining Use Motorized Canoe ( + 1 Day )

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.

Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Gagu Long House Eco Tour

Trip Facts

  • 1-12 people
  • Moderate