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 Trekking
Start/Finish: Minangkabau airport, Padang West Sumatra.
Day 1: Padang Airport - Kersik Tuo
Upon as earlier as possible to arrive in Padang airport, meet and greet with our local guide and then directly transfer to Kersik tuo for 7hrs driving. You can ask the guide/driver If you need to buy personal need in Padang before heading to Kersik tuo village. On the way to Kersik tuo village where you will spend the night before the climb up the kerinci volcano. You will pass beautiful landscape of the Bung Hatta National Forest and small cinnamon and fruit plantations. Lunch enroute at local restaurant, Arrived at kersik tuo village in the afternoon. check in at simple guest house with stunning view, fresh weather and friendly people.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Guest house kersik tuo
Day 2: Kersik Tuo Village - Mount Kerinci Trekking
After breakfast at guest house, preparation for Kerinci climbing, Meet and greet with mount Kerinci's guide and porters teams then drop you by local transport to the Shelter 1 with the Altitude 1.600 Masl then by feet, climbing up 8 hours to Shelter 2 (Altitude 3005 Masl), arrived, rest and overnight for the summit hike on the following morning.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Kerinci Summit – Kersik Tuo Village - Padang Airport
Wake up call 4Am, light breakfast, then begin climbing up to the summit of Mount Kerinci(3.805M) for enjoying the spectacular sunrise, The beautiful landscape, taking picture on the top and you are becoming the highest men in Sumatra. By 8am back to shelter 2 and breakfast, enjoy breakfast, then walk down to shelter 1 for 5 hours. Drive to local Guest House, arrived in the afternoon, resting, take a bath and having meals before night driving to Padang airport. Arrive at Padang airport on the following morning (Day 4th), catch up with early flight to your onwards flight.
Accommodation: on the car
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Rate : USD 350/person/twin share, Minimum 2 person
- Private Transportation & Pick up service at Padang airport return
- Accommodation at Guesthouse indicated on the itinerary based Twin Share
- Overnight in Two-Men Dome Tent during climbing Mt. Kerinci
- Meals as indicated on the itinerary, Mineral water, Coffee & Tea
- Permit climbing Mount Kerinci
- Entry Fees & Donations.
- English speaking guide & Mountain porter
- Tent, Mattress, Cooking gears, Standard Jacket, Standard quality sleeping bag
- Travel Insurance
- All Flights
- Extra Baggage and Airport Tax
- Airport Tax & Padang Hotel
- Private camping gears (Sleeping bag)
- Optional Tours & Services are not mentioned on the itinerary
- Private expenses (Laundry, Phone call etc)
- Any expenses due to flight delay or flight cancellation
Padang : No accommodation
Kersik Tuo : Guest house non AC + sleep in the car on the way back to Padang airport.
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.