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MOUNT KERINCI TREK

Duration: 05 Days/04 Nights
Grade: Challenging
Starts/Ends: Padang, West Sumatra

mount kerinciDAY 01: PADANG AIRPORT  KERSIK TUO VILLAGE (1,519 M ASL)

Upon your arrival in Padang, pick up service by our guide team then transfer to Kersik Tu village will be take around 8 - 10 hours by car. On the way you will pass some village, rice fields, plantation such as cinnamon and tea plantation. Of course during our driving we have time for stop at the toilet, break for stretching or taking pictures. However we highly suggest to reach the destination as soon as possible to have more rest, repacking our stuff and preparation. Lunch on the way at local restaurant. Upon arrival in Kersik Tuo we will check in at Simple clean guest house ad meeting with our porters team. Dinner at the guest house and repacking your stuffs. So please only bring your cloth and personal items for 1 night preparation. Bring your important things during  trekking such as jacket (or/and sweater), rain coat, quick dry tshirt and pants, shocks with extra shocks, pajamas or sleeping shirt and pant,  trekking pole, rain jacket, head lamp and torch (with extra battery), santan lotion/sun block, mosquito repellent, money, personal medicine camera and other important things with you, The rest of your stuffs we can leave at the guest house. Resting and ready for tomorrow trek (B,L,D)

 

DAY 03: KERSIK TUO (1,519 M ASL)   BASE CAMP  SHELTER 3 (3,306 M ASL)

Start early morning after coffee and tea with light breakfast then walk to the Kerinci Seblat National Park Entrance Gate R10 Pos. Then continue by more or less about 4 - 6 hours trekking to base camp (shelter) at 3.100 M. Overnight in tent. Lunch on the way and dinner prepare by our team. (B, L, D)  

DAY 04: BASE CAMP  SHELTER 3 (3,306 M ASL)  SUMMIT ATTACK 3,805 M ASL  KERSIK TUO VILLAGE (1,519 M ASL) 

Very Early morning usually at 04:00 am we starting climbing to the summit of Mount Kerinci 3,805 M, then going back to Camp IV packing the Equipment and after lunch go back to Kersik Tuo we will arrival at Village around more or less 07:00  08:00 pm, we will overnight at Homestay. Dinner at the hoimestay. Resting and overnight (B, L, D)

DAY 05: KERSIK TUO VILLAGE (1,519 M ASL)    GUNUNG TUJUH LAKES (1,996 M ASL)  - PADANG

Start Early morning drive to Plompek Village and walk to Gunung Tujuh Lakes at 1996m above sea level, take 2-3 hours trekking, in the lakes we can swimming and relax afternoon return to Kersik Tuo then back to Padang that takes about more or less around 08-10 hours. Lunch on the way on personal expenses. If time permit we can stop to take picture Lake Di Atas and Lake di Bawah from Distance. Dinner at local restaurant or hotel. Stay overnight at Grand Inna Muara Hotel 3*** or similar hotel available. Free time at your own leisure and stay overnight here (B,L,D)

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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.

PHYSICAL FEATURES:
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.

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