Bukit Tapan

2017-06-07T08:55:04+00:00

The Bukit Tapan road is one of only three roads into the Kerinci valley, running between the towns of Sungaipenuh in Kerinci, and Tapan in West Sumatra. The winding mountain road through the forests of the Kerinci Seblat National Park takes about 2 hours to cover the 25 kilometers. Walking and driving [...]

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 [...]

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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