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 vegetation in the park consist of low-land tropical rain forest (200 - 600 m above sea level), sub-montana (600 - 1,500 m asl), Montana (1,500 - 2,500 m asl), gleichenia (ferns) vegetation (2,500 - 2,800 m asl) and the sub-alpine vegetation (2,300 - 3,200 m asl). The topography of the area is predominantly undulating, steep slopes at 200 m asl to an altitude of 3,805 meter. The slightly flat area with altitude of 800 m is located in the enclave area of Kerinci regency. The park's mean annual rainfall is 3,000 mm, falling mainly in the rainy season (September - February). The temperature varies from 9 degrees Celsius (at the summit of Mt. Kerinci) to 20 degrees Celsius in the valleys
FLORA & FAUNA:
There are more than 4,000 species of flora, which are dominated of family dipterocarpeae, lauraceae, myrtaceae and bombaceae. The typical vegetation of the park such as histiopteris insica, nepenthes sp., pinus mercusii strain Kerinci, "Pacat" (Harpullia arborea), Rafflesia arnoldi, agathis sp. etc. The park is also rich in wildlife with 30 species of mammals such as: Sumatera Rhinos (Dicerorhinus sumarensis), Sumateran Elephants (elephant maximus), Sumateran tigers (Panthera tigris), Tapirs (Tapirus indica), jungle goats (Capriconus smatrensis); 10 kind of reptils, 6 kind of amphibia, 6 skind of primates such as: Siamang (Sympalagus syndactylus), gibbons (Hylobates agilis), black gibbons (Hylobates lar), long tail macacca fascicularis) and others besides the 139 kind of birds, some are endemic birds such as Sumateran mynah (Cochoa becari), barking doves (arborophila rubirostris) etc.
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).
LAKE GUNUNG TUJUH (1,996 m asl)
A breathtaking and mysterious panoramic non-active watered crater of 1,000 Ha surrounded by the 7 peaks and pristine rain forest with abundant wildlife. It is the highest altitude fresh Water Lake in South East Asia.
THE JUNGLE LODGE (1,400 m asl)
Located 3 hours trekking from the Lake Tujuh, the lodge is built with all wooden and surrounded by beautiful primary tropical rain forest. The area surrounding is habitat of Sumatra tigers and elephant maximus.
MOUNT KERINCI TREK WEST SUMATRA INDONESIA
Duration: 06 Days/05 Nights Grade: Moderate
Starts/Ends: Padang, West Sumatra
Day 1: Arrival – Kerinci Seblat Pick up upon arrival Padang Airport from CGK by domestic flight.
Meet your guide at Padang airport and Transfer to Kerinci Seblat National Park, designated to UNESCO Wolrd Nature Heritage. Lunch en route. Diner and overnight at Tourist Guesthouse in Kersik Tuo village, located at the foot of Mount Kerinci. (L,D)
Day 02: Trail Head – Shelter 3
Depart after breakfast to head trail (1500 Msal) by car accompany by your local guide then begin your ascent to Shelter 3 (3,200 Msal), overnight in tent. (B,L,D)
Day 03: Peak of Kerinci – Shelter 3 – Kersik Tuo
Early morning start and Full day climbing for the Peak of Mount Kerinci with your guide. Breakfast and lunch served by your guide. After finished climbing, descend down to Kersik Tuo village on foot via 3rd Shelter. Dinner and overnight at Tourist Guesthouse in Kersik Tuo village. (B,L,D)
Day 04: Full Day Gunung Tujuh Excursion
Begin your full day excursion after breakfast. visiting Lake Gunung Tujuh, located in the crater of Mount Tujuh by car accompany with your guide incl. Jungle walking in the tropical rainforest where can be observed wildlife animals i.e.Tiger, elepahant. Dinner serve at Tourist Guesthouse in Kersik Tuo village. (B,L,D)
Day 5: Depart to Padang City
Today we will depart to Padang City, you can make a stop on the way to Padang if you wish to make a picture on your trip and your lunch will serve at local Restaurant enroute, Arrival Padang Check in to Hotel and free at your leisure time.
Day 6: Padang City Tour – Airport
Today it’s time to have a half day city tour of the Padang City before we proceed to Padang airport for your flight back to Jakarta, lunch serve at local Restaurant enroute. Arrival Padang Airport, end of trip.
Rate : USD 550/person/twin share, minimum 2 person
• Transfer in/out from/to Padang airport
• Land vehicle (Toyota Kijang or Mini bus)
• Local speaking English guide (6 Days)
• Trekking equipment
• Cooking gears
• All Porters
• Entrance park fee + parking
• 3 Nights Guest House Kersik Tuo based on twin share
• 1 Nights Padang hotel at Hotel Pangeran city or similiar based on twin share
• Local Meal as per itinerary (B5x, L5x, D5x) • Jungle walking
• Mineral water
• Padang city tour
Duration: 6 days Grade: Moderate to Challenging
Activities: Sightseeing, Trekking
Accommodation: Sleep at Hotel and Tent Our
Flight Information : If you need help on flight booking please feel free to contact us, we will be happy on help with extra booking fee of US$ 8/ticket.
We are not responsiblle for any delayed, change of the flight schedulle as that’s out of of our control.
All holiday package are available on demand from January 1st to December 31st all year round, as long as room available at the accommodations use, we are recommended booking made one month before arrival.
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