Explore the Sumatra’s largest national parks the Kerinci Seblat National Park, the home to rhinos, tigers, elephants, bears and orangutan. We will trekking up the highest peak in western Indonesia and the highest volcano in South East Asia Mt. Kerinci (3,805 m above sea level), while enjoying the magnificent scenery.
The Lake Kerinci, the highest altitude volcanic lake in Indonesia, is perfect place to watch the bird life: hornbills, banded-broadbills and drongos, and many more …
Bukit Tinggi Highland is centre of the colourful cultures of the Minangkabau, the indigenous people of West Sumatr, nestled in the highlands north of the provincial capital of Padang at about 930 m above sea level.
Also known as the Land of Minang, or Minagkabau, is an intensely green natural tapestry of rolling hills and tall forest clad volcanoes, dotted by lakes, rice field and villages nestled peacefully against the foothills. The province’s virgin natural beauty and the serenity of its landscape seldom fail to impress visitors and their penchant for travelling and settling elsewhere. The mountains, lakes, islands, beaches, flora and fauna all are just waiting to be explored.
It is the traditional home land of the Minangkabau, who are known far and wide through the archipelago for they’re shrewd business sense, their fiery-hot dishes and ancient matriarchal customs. The women own property and the men leave home to seek their fame and fortune.
Travelling is considered a mark of success and West Sumatrans and their Minang or Padang restaurants are found in all major towns across the nation. The people are hospitable and eloquent, with a poetic style of speech. West Sumatran days are filled with colourful ceremonies and festivals. Legend has it the Minagkabau are descendants of the youngest son of Alexander the Great, King Maharjo Dirajo.
West Sumatra’s centre of culture and tourism is Bukittinggi, nestled in the highlands north of the provincial capital of Padang. Surrounded by high mountains, picturesque valley and lakes, Bukittinggi is considered by many tourists to be the most hospitable city in all of Sumatra.
KERINCI SEBLAT NATIONAL PARK
Located in the 4 provinces of Sumatra island: West Sumatra, Jambi, Bengkulu and South Sumatra province, the park consist of 1,484, 650 hectares. Started as a game reserve for the protection of the Sumatran endemic mammals such as Sumateran tigers (Panthera tigris sumatrensis), Sumateran Rhinos (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) etc. and was upgraded to a National Park in 1982. It is the only protected area in South East Asia, which is located in the high land. The park also functioned as an important hidro-orologis for the area surroundings with large rookeries that provide breeding grounds for a wide population of mammals.
THE SUMMIT OF Mt. KERINCI (3,805 m asl): The highest active volcano in South East Asia, reachable by 12 hours trekking up the mountain from Kersik Tuo (Day 1 starting in the early morning to the last camp (3,100 m asl) in 8 hours; Day 2 continue hike up for 4 hours to the summit — total 12 hours).
MT. KERINCI VOLCANO TREKKING
05 DAYS / 04 NIGHTS
DAY 01: PADANG – KERSIK TUO VILLAGE
Upon arrival at Padang airport, our guide met you then transfer by bus/minivan for about 6-7 hours drive to Kersik Tuo village at 1.425 m above sea level. En route sightseeing and stop for refreshment and lunch at local restaurant. Dinner and overnight in Kersik Tuo home stay, local guest house with very simple facilities. Packing up and last preparation. Go to bed earlier for an early start tomorrow!
DAY 02: KRESIK TUO VILLAGE – BASE CAMP MOUNT KERINCI (3.100 m)
Early morning after breakfast, walk about 2 hours or by local transportation (ox-cart) to the Kerinci Seblat National Park Entrance Gate. Continue by 4-5 hours trekking to base camp (shelter) at 3.100 M asl. Dinner will be prepared by our cooks and overnight in tent (B, L, D).
DAY 03: SUMMIT of MOUNT KERINCI – KERSIK TUO VILLAGE – PADANG
Early morning wake up! A cup of hot coffee or tea then we start to climb the summit of Mount Kerinci (3,805 M). Reach the summit while sun is rising, taking photograph and some rest then descend down base camp for breakfast. Return to Kresik Tuo Village. After lunch, by bus/minivan we are heading Padang, overnight at Natur Muara, a 3 star centrally located hotel (B, L)
DAY 04: BUKITTINGGI
Full day tours of the Minangkabau Highland, the hill town of Bukittinggi features the visits of: Pandai Sikat Village, where the traditional hand weaving and wood carving process can be seen, Sianok Canyon, Fort de Kock, Museum Putri Bungsu for the Minangkabau historical and cultural exhibits and the colorful traditional market of Bukittinggi that is crammed with stalls of fruit and vegetable, clothing and crafts. Return to Padang for overnight at hotel (B, L).
DAY 05: PADANG OUT
Morning after breakfast, time is free. At the appropriate time, we transfer you to the airport for your flight to your next destination (B).
PRICE : Rp.8.400.000/PERSON MIN 02 PERSON
* Airport transfers
* Private land transportation (Air-conditioned Car/Bus)
* Accommodations as per the itinerary
* Camping gear (Sharing Dome Tent & Kitchen Equipment) for Mt. Kerinci Trekking
* Meals as per the itinerary (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)
* Tours & Services as per the itinerary
* Permits and Donations
* English speaking guide
Flights, Travel insurance, Extra meals, Alcoholic beverages and mini bar at Hotel, Laundry and other personal expenses, Optional Tours, Tips and Any expenses due to flight delay or cancellation.
WHAT TO BRING:
Good and comfortable trekking shoes, Comfortable suits and T – Shirt, Sandals/slippers, Warm cloth, Rain coats, Day pack, Flash light, Binocular, Camera, Personal medicine and first aid kit and other personal things.
Before you travel please check your Tour Voucher and Arrival Information for the latest joining instructions. This will be sent to you upon receipt of final payment. All itineraries are subject to change without prior notice.
Here you day pack personal :
– Torch or Flashlight
– 1 pair champ shoes/trek shoes are good
– Sun block/lotion, hat/cap, sun glasses
– Spray for muscle/balm
– Insect repellent
– Camera, Handy cam (Manual or Digital)
– Small towel
– 2/3 paces of T-Shirts
– Long trek pants/wind proof
– Windproof Jacket
– 2 pcs of shorts
– Trek stick/lekki (optional)
– Sandals (optional)
– Swimming Suite (optional)
– Binocular (optional)
– Extra trail snack (we supply fruits, menu)
– Fishing Gear (optional)
– Garbage Plastic can (optional)