Kerinci Mountain Trek
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.