Village Life Up Close

2017-06-07T10:07:56+00:00

Looking to really delve deep into the local culture? This itinerary takes you through the Kerinci valley from north to south, and everywhere in between, to discover what daily life is really like in the charming villages of rural Sumatra. From rice fields to cinnamon forests, fishing boats to wild honey hunting, [...]

Mt. Kunyit

2017-06-02T08:58:38+00:00

This active volcano, gets its name “Kunyit” (Turmeric in English) from the abundant yellow sulfur that can be found on the mountain. During the six hour trek to the summit, you pass through enchanted cloud forests and encounter steaming fumarole vents, making for an interesting climb. Within the crater is the mystical “Taman [...]

Ladeh Panjang Wetlands

2017-06-07T09:36:55+00:00

The Ladeh Panjang Wetlands, at the western foot of Mt. Kerinci and deep within the Kerinci Seblat National Park, is the highest wetlands in Southeast Asia, at over 2000 meters in elevation. The trail there takes about 6 hours or less of fairly easy hiking, with four of those hours through primary [...]

Mt. Tujuh

2017-06-02T07:46:26+00:00

Gunung Tujuh is a massive, extinct volcano whose eruption in ancient times blew apart the top of the mountain, eventually forming a large, 4.5 km long lake in the crater left behind. Being completely within the Kerinci Seblat National Park, the surrounding peaks (of which there are 7 – hence the name [...]

Mt. Kerinci

2017-06-08T13:48:26+00:00

Towering over the Sumatran landscape, Mt. Kerinci demands respect. At 3805 meters tall, it’s the highest active volcano in Southeast Asia, and even rises above the iconic Mt. Fuji in Japan. Trekking up its forested slopes, protected within the Kerinci Seblat National Park, is extremely challenging as there are no switchbacks – [...]

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