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 [...]

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 [...]

Five Lakes of Lempur

2017-06-08T08:21:06+00:00

Spend four days trekking to five unique lakes in the southern reaches of Kerinci, closest to the village of Lempur. You’ll experience Sumatran wildlife and culture up close as you pass through ricefields and traditionally managed customary forests (hutan adat) of cinnamon, bamboo, and other forest crops, walk along (and through) small rivers [...]

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 [...]

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