Bukit Lawang Trekking 9D
- 9 Days
In this Bukit Lawang Trekking trip, we give you a unique experience of life in the tropical rainforest. Explore deeper into the jungle, stay overnight at different camps inside Gunung Leuser National Park, at the Jambur Batu River, Landak River and Bohorok River. Searching for exotic wildlife as well as beautiful flora while hiking up and down the hills and crossing small rivers.
Learn how the local people here survive in the jungle. They would be so please to show you how to distinguished edible plant, medicinal plant or poisonous plant. It’s a traditional jungle survival knowledge that you will learn and experiences in this trip . Depend on your luck, this jungle is also the habitat for Sumatran Tigers. If you are lucky there is also a chance to see Sumatran tigers! You have to be really fit and healthy enough to trek for several moderate hours each day. You will be accompany by our experienced english speaking guide team, porters and cook. .
Upon your arrival in Medan, pick up service by our guide team then transfer to your hotel in Medan for overnight. Free time at your own leisure after long flight from your country. Dinner at your personal account.
After breakfast then driving about more or less 3 hours or about 85 km way in some bumpy road plantation area passing rubber and palm oil plantation. Upon your arrival in Bukitlawang, check in at the lodge and preparing for lunch as well as continue for afternoon trek to the jungle after lunch. It’s time looking for orangutan, Thomas Leaf Monkey, Siamang Gibbon and many others. Back to the lodge for overnight.
Please sorting out your stuffs you need during trekking and stay overnight at the jungle and the rest stuffs you do not need during the trek please store in the lodge and you can pick them up again after several day trek back to the lodge
After breakfast, we start trekking. After a short walk you will enter the national park and pass the old orangutan feeding area which is still highly popular with semi-wild orangutans. You will continue your trek through the rainforest going deeper into the jungle while having a bigger chance to see wildlife there. While hiking up and down the hills heading towards the west side of the national park your guide will point out different jungle habitants and plants species for you while giving lots of explanation about the rainforest and its biodiversity. During trekking please keep your eyes for spotting beautiful creature you may encounter. Lunch prepare by our guide team in the jungle In the late afternoon around you will arrive at the charming Jambur Batu River next to a big waterfall where you will stay overnight at your campsite. Now you can swim and relax and enjoy afternoon coffee and tea. Our team will prepare your jungle dinner of local Indonesian fresh healthy food over an open campfire. Then you have the opportunity to play games, sing around the fire or just look at the stars and review the first day of your trek. Tents, air-mattress, pillows and sleeping bags will make your jungle sleep comfortable. Stay overnight at temporary jungle tent or doom tent in the jungle.
After breakfast, together with our jungle guide team will start a trek over 6 hours towards Landak River. You will trek deeper in the jungle. While going deeper into the rainforest your chances of encountering wildlife will increase. The terrain is steep, but the views will be spectacular. At noon your guides will prepare a simple jungle lunch on the top of a hill. The fantastic scenery in the national park will be a memorable experience for you. The campsite for the second night will be next to the big Landak River where you will arrive in the late afternoon. There is a big chance to see wild orangutans and black gibbons. Our team will offer you an Indonesian fresh health dinner and refreshments before you can dream to the sounds of nocturnal jungle life.
After breakfast you will discover the deeper jungle while hiking further upstream along Landak River to Uning, a small pond shaped by nature. If you are lucky you can spot the Sumatran tiger, deer, wild boar and other habitants of the tropical rainforest. While the trek progresses you will become more and more used to building up the camp, preparing a real jungle dinner and working together as a team. The third night you will spend at a campsite on Landak River. Enjoy the evening at your jungle camp by playing cards or singing around the campfire with your guides. You will spend at least 2 days here for those who really love spotting wildlife.
PS : This place actually the ideal places to spot wildlife. It’s a place where all the animals gathering together. You can spend some more days in “Uning” (or the A mineral lick small ponds) where animals can go to lick essential mineral nutrients from a deposit of salts and other minerals. Mineral licks can be naturally occurring or artificial (such as blocks of salt that ... Many animals regularly visit mineral licks to consume clay, supplementing their diet with nutrients and minerals
After breakfast, the next morning you keep trekking through the jungle, heading for Bohorok River for about 5 hours. In the afternoon you can relax and swim at the campsite. If you are lucky you can observe the Sumatran monitor lizards, tortoises and colourful river butterflies around the campsite. Being in the jungle at night is a completely contrasting experience; there are different animals, different sounds and of course a sky full or stars. Meals prepared by our jungle team
Free time enjoying the jungle. This is the start of a lazy day with waking up late, having breakfast, swimming or just relaxing in the camp. Then it’s time to return to Bukit Lawang with 2.5 hours full of fun! Your “jungle taxi” will take you back by traditional tube-rafting down the Bohorok River – a very special and exciting way to finish your trekking adventure through the Sumatran jungle. Upon arrival in Bulit Lawang, check in at the lodge and pick up your stuffs you leave in the lodge. Relaxing time.
After breakfast at the appropriate time transfer to Medan or continue trip to Tangkahan or Other destination.
FAUNA: 92 endemic species have been identified in Gunung Leuser National Park alone. Moreover, it is the only place in the world where the big Asian mammals tiger, orangutan, rhino and elephant share the same habitat. Another 130 mammal species, of which eight are primates, live in the park. Additionally, the rainforest is home to over 380 birds and 4,000 different plants.
FLORA : The flora contains approximately 10.000 plant species, including the spectacular Rafflesia Arnoldi and Amorphophallus titanum, the biggest and the highest flower in the world.
Among those wildlife, some major species commonly seen:
- Sumatran orangutan
- Thomas's langur (Thomas leaf monkey) - unique to northern Sumatra
- Silvery lutung (silver leaf monkey)
- Wreathed hornbill
- Siamang (black gibbon)
- Sumatran lar gibbon (white-handed gibbon)
- Crab-eating macaque (long-tailed macaque)
- Southern pig-tailed macaque
- Sunda slow loris
- Wild boar (banded pig)
- Water monitor
- Great argus (Sumatran peacock)
- Reticulated python
- Wagler's pit viper
- Asiatic softshell turtle
- Red giant flying squirrel
- Malayan giant squirrel
- Lesser mouse-deer
Some of the groups of birds you can see in the national park include:
- the Great Argus Pheasant
- Barbets - the Asian Barbets
- The Malaysian honeyguide - unlike African honeyguides, although this bird eats beeswax, it does not guide humans to their nests
- the Woodpeckers
- Sumatran tiger
- Sumatran rhinoceros
- Sumatran elephant
- Malayan sun bear
- Clouded leopard
- Tailor Made Program
- Flexible Departure Date
- Private Trip