Siberut & Kerinci
Seblat National Park
Four islands make up the
Mentawai cluster off the West Sumatra coast : Siberut, Sipora, Pagai Utara and
Pagai Selatan. The people of these islands still live in comparative
isolation, maintaining their age-pld ways. Siberut is becoming increasingly
popular as an area for trekking and visiting these ancient cultures. It is well
known for its virgin rainforest, inhabited by a number of animal species not
found anywhere else in the world, among them rare monkey species. Beautiful
coral reefs are found offshore.
Kerinci Seblat National
Park is Sumatra's largest national park, which sprawls across four provinces. It
is home to rhinos, tigers, elephants, bears and the misterious orang
pendek. The scenery is magnificent, dominated by volcanic cones, including
the highest peak in western Indonesia, Mount Kerinci. Lake Kerinci is the best
place to see the parks's famous birdlife : hornbills, banded-boardbills and
drongos, whose tails give the illusion that the bird is constantly being chased
by two black butterflies.
Ecotourism is the most
promising income generator that involves the local people while at the same time
preserves Kerinci Seblat National Park. Click here for
other National Park.
Mt. Kerinci is the highest mountain in Sumatra. The
peak is 3805 meters altitude, and still active
volcano .It lies inside the northern end of the big
Kerinci -Seblat Reserve, which covers a 345 km strip
of Sumatra's mountainous spine straddling four Sumatra
To the north and south are heavily
populated farmlands. The volcano's cone is young and
bare, while the main crater lies northeast of the remnants of the Berapi/ Elok crater system. Kerinci's
crater, which erupted in 1934 is filled with yellowish
The mountain is squeezed in between even
older mountain complexes to the west and east.
Though Kerinci is a very nice mountain to climb,
need to be in good condition. Climber usually start
from Kayu Aro (1500 meters) a small village south of the peak.
You can't loose your way on the ascent;
only one path through the jungle.
The first leg is four hours to a covered shelter
from there the climb is steep and hard. In some
you'll crawl on all fours through tunnels of trees
under roots. You need to rest every 10-15 minutes,
is so narrow and steep.
From Paiman Home Stay in
Tuo, it takes seven and half hours to reach 3000
-here's a ruined house where you can put up a tent.
Fresh water no available. Get up early in the morning,
and climb three hours to the peak. There you can see
the crater, with huge billowy sulfur clouds. Two
to descend to the 3000 meters point, where you can
up your things and be down off the mountain in just
Mt. Kerinci is gorgeous, where you can
many kind of birds, such as Sumatran hornbill and wild
dove. Long tailed macaque. Beautiful yellowish flowers.
Tropical rainforest with many kind of plants, canopy
and big fern plants. It's a nice scenery.
The Itinerary :
Arrive Jakarta . Meet and transfer to the hotel.
Day 02 :
Transfer to the airport for flight to Padang. Arrive Padang transfer to
Kersik Tuo Village. Overnight at simple home stay.
Day 03 :
Transfer to the gate to climb Mt. Kerinci. Overnight in tents at Summit
Day 04 :
Climb to the summit and return down directly to Kersik Tuo.
Day 05 :
Transfer to Gunung Tujuh Lake and explore the jungle surrounding. Overnight
Day 06 :
Transfer back to Padang. Overnight hotel.
Day 07 :
Depart from Padang for Jakarta . Overnight at the hotel.
Day 08 :
Transfer to the airport for flight to next destination or extend with other