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Hill Montain Tilung Kalimantan

Hill Montain Tilung Kalimantan

Hill climbing Tilung, the Temple Mount Songshan Dayak Orung

Dayak community Songshan Orung believe that after death their souls will gather at Bukit Tilung. Not just anyone can enter this sacred area. Before entering this hill, one should perform the ceremony to ask safety. The offerings given to the fathers so that the climbing team free from distress.

Rajang grandfather, former Chief of the district or the chief Orung Songshan Dayak ceremony to ask for the safety of the team who will be doing the climb Mount Tilung. Fill the offering ceremony is 1 chicken, sticky rice (glutinous rice), betel leaves, rice, and burr - a drink made from fermented glutinous rice.

Bukit Tilung included in the hills in the upper ranks of the Mandai River, a river located in the heart of Borneo. On this hill we could still find a jungle of Borneo are still tight and untouched logging.

Some of the hills that surround the village of Nanga Raun, the village has ever had betang longest in West Kalimantan, is Tilung Bukit, Bukit stumps, Amaiambit Bukit, Bukit Liang Handle, Pari Hill, and Bukit Bumbun. This is part of a climbing expedition to Borneo Hello Nature Lovers Students Universitas Gadjah Mada (Mapagama) Yogyakarta, together with WWF Indonesia and Community Tourism Kapuas Hulu (Kompakh).


Dayak community Songshan Orung believe that after death their souls will gather at Bukit Tilung. Not just anyone can enter this sacred area. Before entering this hill, one should perform the ceremony to ask safety. The offerings given to the fathers so that the climbing team free from distress.




Rajang grandfather, former Chief of the district or the chief Orung Songshan Dayak ceremony to ask for the safety of the team who will be doing the climb Mount Tilung. Fill the offering ceremony is 1 chicken, sticky rice (glutinous rice), betel leaves, rice, and burr - a drink made from fermented glutinous rice.

Bukit Tilung included in the hills in the upper ranks of the Mandai River, a river located in the heart of Borneo. On this hill we could still find a jungle of Borneo are still tight and untouched logging.


Some of the hills that surround the village of Nanga Raun, the village has ever had betang longest in West Kalimantan, is Tilung Bukit, Bukit stumps, Amaiambit Bukit, Bukit Liang Handle, Pari Hill, and Bukit Bumbun. This is part of a climbing expedition to Borneo Hello Nature Lovers Students Universitas Gadjah Mada (Mapagama) Yogyakarta, together with WWF Indonesia and Community Tourism Kapuas Hulu (Kompakh). The exploration objective is surveying and mapping caves, botanical identification and survey of potential ecotourism.






Tilung hill plays 1112 meters above sea level. Although not as high as the mountains on the island of Java, but it is much more challenging ascent path as the forest is still pretty tight. Climbing the hill towards the start of a height of 50 meters above sea level. There are two paths to the foot of the hill through the woods and fields of population which takes about 3 hours walk from the village Tilung, or follow the river downstream to the Mandai River and into Raun which can be reached by boat outboard engine about 1 hour.


The first day of the ascent, Rajang grandfather, former Chief of the district or the chief Orung Songshan Dayak ceremony to ask for the safety of the team who will be doing the climb Mount Tilung. Fill the offering ceremony is 1 chicken, sticky rice (glutinous rice), betel leaves, rice, and a burr (a drink made from fermented glutinous rice). The offerings will be given to the fathers in order to be free from danger climbing team. Dayak Orung Songshan still firmly holding the custom, including safety always performed the ceremony asked each want to do something.


The journey to the foot of Mount Tilung can be done on foot or follow the river using a boat. Tilung hill located next to the river flow Raun, a river which became the name of the nearby village of Bukit Tilung the Nanga Raun. There are several cascade in the river so that boats should be guided by the river in order to pass through the rapids.



From the foot of the hill, the journey begins with a sloping path. Several times through the small rivers with a width of 3-6 meters, then connected with the road began to climb. Pathways that are increasingly coupled with the extreme rain that continued to fall making the trip to be more severe.

Not infrequently encountered fallen trees along the way. Fallen trees are sometimes large enough in diameter to tens of meters long.
Forest Hill keasriannya Tilung still awake. Waterfall encountered quite a lot and clear water. Raun Nanga community forest is still keeping them well, because they are aware that that is deforested only be devastating to their lives.
Hill Tilung Laumann large trees that have tens or even hundreds of years old, one of which is a meranti tree is very large. Meranti tree age is estimated to have nearly 1 century. The good news, this tree is not the biggest tree in the forest Tilung hill, but there's more that is much larger and its continuity is maintained.
One of the caves or overdraft in Bukit Tilung place to sleep which is usually made by the hunters. This cave called Gua Gua Market or Mapala and were on level three Tilung Hill. There are 5 levels to the top. From level 4 to level 5 path traversed perpendicularly 90 degrees so it can only be climbed by using proper climbing equipment. In front of the cave lies Bukit Tilung trees, and if lucky can see the typical bird of Borneo Hornbill Hornbill or flying from one tree to another.

Moss is one of the cave caves were found and mapped by a team of Mapagama. This cave is located at the base of the falls. With a diameter of about 20 meters, the cave is a nesting site found several causes of forest hedgehog spikes. This cave is also the habitat of the bird Lumut, the bird builds its nest of moss and soil.

Hill Montain Tilung Kalimantan

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