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Hiking Mount Kerinci [4D3N]

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RM850.7

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Not suitable for Children
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Insurance Included
All day
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What’s Included

  • Access to Hiking Mount Kerinci [4D3N]
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All entrance tickets
  • Health check
  • Hiking insurance
  • Hiking and safety equipment
  • Bottled water and snacks
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Accomodation: Local homestay and tent
  • First aid
  • Pick up and drop off
    • Minangkabau International Airport
  • Hiking porter
  • English-speaking hiking guide

Important Info

  • The minimum booking for this attraction / activity is 2 pax
  • Attraction / Activity Duration: 4 Days 3 Nights
  • Not suitable for children under age 6 and adults above the age of 60
  • Adult Range: Age 7 and above
  • Minimum age for this attraction / activity is 7 years old and must be accompanied by an adult

Hiking Mount Kerinci [4D3N]

At 3805 meters tall, Mount Kerinci is the highest active volcano in Southeast Asia. It rises above the iconic Mount Fuji in Japan and Lombok’s Mount Rinjani. Towering over the Sumatran landscape, Mount Kerinci demands respect.

Trekking up its forested slopes, protected within the Kerinci Seblat National Park, is particularly challenging as there are no switchbacks. It is just straight up to the top along a ridge trail. But the vistas at the top are truly unbeatable, making the struggle and sweat to the summit more than worth it.

Mount Kerinci forms part of the Barisan Mountains, a chain of volcanoes from the Northwest to the South East of Sumatra. The formation of the Barisan ranges is associated with the land mass movement that resulted in the shape of the Himalayas 70 million years ago.

As the landmass of India rammed into the mainland of Asia, a resultant thrust also caused the Barisan range to buckle upward in Sumatra. Over the past 25 million years, the region’s continued mountain building and volcanic activity have resulted in the fields as they are seen today.

The plateau around Mount Kerinci saw its first settlements 10,000 years ago by the Kecik Wok Gedang Wok tribes. The first known ascent to the peak was in December 1877 by Arend Ludolf van Hasselt and Daniël David Veth.

The tallest volcano in Indonesia is increasingly gaining popularity not only for its spectacular views from the top but also for the comparatively shorter and simpler trail compared to the more high mountain ranges. Which can take several days to trek in inhospitable conditions. However, that does not make it an “easy” summit to negotiate. It is also far less crowded than other popular trekking destinations.

Leave your accommodation in the morning to begin your Mount Kerinci climb. On the way to the trailhead, do not forget to look at the stunning view of the beautiful Kayu Aro tea plantation, rice fields, the Rawa Bento wetlands, and Mount Tujuh off in the distance.

Once in the forest, look for Yellow-handed Mitered Langurs, lizards, and birds. You’ll hear the enchanting song of Siamang gibbons, and if you are lucky, you might spot a family of them. Make camp after about 8 hours of hiking, and prepare yourself for a chilly night and early morning.

On the second day, before dawn, scramble an additional two hours up the scree and rubble until you reach the crater. Bask in the view above the clouds as the sun rises, flooding the valley below with light. If you are lucky, you will see lava bubbling far below in the bottom of the crater, and on a clear day, you can see all the way to the Indian Ocean to your west. Congratulations, you are now the tallest person in Sumatra!

Eventually, make your way back down the mountain, emerging from the jungle after about six hours in the mid-to-late afternoon. After climbing Mount Kerinci, expect a few days of sore legs to follow!

Itinerary

Day 1
08.00 AM – 04.00 PM Pick up at Minangkabau International Airport (Flexible pick up time). Travel to homestay at Kersik Tuo (Overnight at homestay)
* Accomodation: Homestay provided for the night

Day 2
07.00 AM – 08.00 AM Breakfast and hiking preparation
08.00 AM – 09.00 AM Hiking safety briefing and health check
09.00 AM – 12.00 PM Hiking to Pos 3 Pondok Panorama
12.00 PM – 01.00 PM Lunch break
01.00 PM – 05.00 PM Hike to Shelter 2 Gunung Kerinci (Overnight at campsite)
* Accomodation: Tent provided for the night
* Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3
02.00 AM – 03.00 AM Breakfast and hike to Mount Kerinci summit preparation
03.00 AM – 07.00 AM Hike to Mount Kerinci peak
07.00 AM – 08.30 AM Enjoy Mount Kerinci ’s views
08.30 AM – 11.30 AM Hike back down to campsite
11.30 AM – 01.30 PM Lunch break
01.30 PM – 03.30 PM Hike to Shelter 1 Gunung Kerinci
* Accomodation: Tent provided for the night
* Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4
06.00 AM – 07.00 AM Breakfast and hiking down preparation
07.00 AM – 11.30 AM Hike down to Jungle Gate
11.30 AM – 12.30 PM Hike down to Base Camp
12.30 PM – 02.30 PM Lunch break and clean up
03.30 PM – 09.30 PM Travel back to Minangkabau International Airport
* Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Location

South Lubuk Gadang, Sangir, South Solok Regency, West Sumatra, Indonesia
08.00 AM – 09.30 PM
Pick Up / Meet-Up Time: 08.00 AM – 04.00 PM

  • Access to Hiking Mount Kerinci [4D3N]
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All entrance tickets
  • Health check
  • Hiking insurance
  • Hiking and safety equipment
  • Bottled water and snacks
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Accomodation: Local homestay and tent
  • First aid
  • Pick up and drop off
    • Minangkabau International Airport
  • Hiking porter
  • English-speaking hiking guide

Trekking up its forested slopes, protected within the Kerinci Seblat National Park, is particularly challenging as there are no switchbacks. It is just straight up to the top along a ridge trail. But the vistas at the top are truly unbeatable, making the struggle and sweat to the summit more than worth it.

Mount Kerinci forms part of the Barisan Mountains, a chain of volcanoes from the Northwest to the South East of Sumatra. The formation of the Barisan ranges is associated with the land mass movement that resulted in the shape of the Himalayas 70 million years ago.

As the landmass of India rammed into the mainland of Asia, a resultant thrust also caused the Barisan range to buckle upward in Sumatra. Over the past 25 million years, the region’s continued mountain building and volcanic activity have resulted in the fields as they are seen today.

The plateau around Mount Kerinci saw its first settlements 10,000 years ago by the Kecik Wok Gedang Wok tribes. The first known ascent to the peak was in December 1877 by Arend Ludolf van Hasselt and Daniël David Veth.

The tallest volcano in Indonesia is increasingly gaining popularity not only for its spectacular views from the top but also for the comparatively shorter and simpler trail compared to the more high mountain ranges. Which can take several days to trek in inhospitable conditions. However, that does not make it an “easy” summit to negotiate. It is also far less crowded than other popular trekking destinations.

Leave your accommodation in the morning to begin your Mount Kerinci climb. On the way to the trailhead, do not forget to look at the stunning view of the beautiful Kayu Aro tea plantation, rice fields, the Rawa Bento wetlands, and Mount Tujuh off in the distance.

Once in the forest, look for Yellow-handed Mitered Langurs, lizards, and birds. You’ll hear the enchanting song of Siamang gibbons, and if you are lucky, you might spot a family of them. Make camp after about 8 hours of hiking, and prepare yourself for a chilly night and early morning.

On the second day, before dawn, scramble an additional two hours up the scree and rubble until you reach the crater. Bask in the view above the clouds as the sun rises, flooding the valley below with light. If you are lucky, you will see lava bubbling far below in the bottom of the crater, and on a clear day, you can see all the way to the Indian Ocean to your west. Congratulations, you are now the tallest person in Sumatra!

Eventually, make your way back down the mountain, emerging from the jungle after about six hours in the mid-to-late afternoon. After climbing Mount Kerinci, expect a few days of sore legs to follow!

Itinerary

Day 1
08.00 AM – 04.00 PM Pick up at Minangkabau International Airport (Flexible pick up time). Travel to homestay at Kersik Tuo (Overnight at homestay)
* Accomodation: Homestay provided for the night

Day 2
07.00 AM – 08.00 AM Breakfast and hiking preparation
08.00 AM – 09.00 AM Hiking safety briefing and health check
09.00 AM – 12.00 PM Hiking to Pos 3 Pondok Panorama
12.00 PM – 01.00 PM Lunch break
01.00 PM – 05.00 PM Hike to Shelter 2 Gunung Kerinci (Overnight at campsite)
* Accomodation: Tent provided for the night
* Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3
02.00 AM – 03.00 AM Breakfast and hike to Mount Kerinci summit preparation
03.00 AM – 07.00 AM Hike to Mount Kerinci peak
07.00 AM – 08.30 AM Enjoy Mount Kerinci ’s views
08.30 AM – 11.30 AM Hike back down to campsite
11.30 AM – 01.30 PM Lunch break
01.30 PM – 03.30 PM Hike to Shelter 1 Gunung Kerinci
* Accomodation: Tent provided for the night
* Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4
06.00 AM – 07.00 AM Breakfast and hiking down preparation
07.00 AM – 11.30 AM Hike down to Jungle Gate
11.30 AM – 12.30 PM Hike down to Base Camp
12.30 PM – 02.30 PM Lunch break and clean up
03.30 PM – 09.30 PM Travel back to Minangkabau International Airport
* Meals: Breakfast and lunch

  • The minimum booking for this attraction / activity is 2 pax
  • Attraction / Activity Duration: 4 Days 3 Nights
  • Not suitable for children under age 6 and adults above the age of 60
  • Adult Range: Age 7 and above
  • Minimum age for this attraction / activity is 7 years old and must be accompanied by an adult
  • This ticket is non-refundable if not redeemed on the selected date
  • If you would like to change your date of visit, please contact the attraction / activity at least eight (8) days before your selected date
  • You will only be allowed to reschedule this attraction / activity to any day within 30 days after the booking date
  • Please note that rescheduling is done on a case-to-case basis and may not be possible at all times
  • You will be 50% refunded if you cancel seven (7) days before your selected attraction / activity date
  • You will be fully charged for the attraction / activity if you cancel six (6) days before the selected date
  • Cancellation due to weather condition will not be entertained. The tour will be diverted into other tour packages or a 30% refund
  • Booking for this attraction / activity must be made ten (10) days prior to the selected visiting date
  • All tickets are only valid on your selected date
  • To redeem your ticket, please proceed to the attraction’s counters
  • You do not need to print the ticket. Simply present the QR code via your phone
How will I receive my tickets?Once payment is complete, you will instantly receive an email with QR code and attached PDF with your ticket details.
How do I redeem my tickets?Simply present the QR code on your phone at the attraction counter / staff / operator. The attraction will scan your QR code to get the ticket details.
Is this ticket refundable if I do not visit the attraction?Please read the Cancellation Policy and Terms & Conditions for more information.

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