Sumatra Volcano Trekking , Mount Kerinci
from Nikolay BONEV [KFE-OTD] nikolay.bonev@.....com
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date Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 2:08 PM
subject RE: Mount Kerinci Climbing
The Kerinci mountain was amazing, so were your teams. Now everything from this place is missing me.
The rest of the groups are also very happy from our experience in the Kerinci volcano climbing. Thank you for the good organization, hope soon you can help us for the next Indonesian summit we want to see.
Have a nice day, Nikolay BONEV
Mount Kerinci, the highest volcano in Indonesia(3805Masl), is located in Kersik Tuo Village in Central Sumatra. Kerinci can be climbed from the village of Kersik Tuo, 6 to 7 hours from Padang by car or bus. At the summit there is a deep 600 m (1,969 ft) wide crater, often partially filled by a small crater lake on the northeast side of the crater floor. Kerinci is more active than most Indonesian volcanoes, with nearly annual phreatic eruptions.
Mount Kerinci belong to Kerinci Seblat national park. The vegetation / Forest is dense. Very humid. Many of natural Spring water. It is surrounded by Tea Plantation, such a beautiful scenery. There are wild Sumatran Tigers live in the National Park. Few of them sometimes seen nearby the Tracking Route. But local authority said it is save to hike, the Tigers are afraid of us more than the opposite.
The track is very demanding. Very slippery and humid. the elevation is 30 degree to 80 degree. in some spots there are 90 degree.
5 Days / 4 Nights
Kerinci Trekking, Sumatra Volcano
Start/Finish: Minangkabau airport, Padang
Tour Code: KNLR-SV-5D
Departure: Daily – You may arrange your own date
Day 1: Padang - Kersik Tuo
On arrival at Padang, you will meet and be greeted by your guide who will bring you for a city tour in Padang. Then you will depart Padang on the 7-hour drive on the Trans-Sumatran Highway passing through Bung Hatta National Forest and small cinnamon and fruit plantations en route. Stop for a short stroll around the twin highland lakes of Danau Diatas and Dibawah and then enjoy lunch at a local restaurant (L, D).
In the afternoon the road heads east along the flanks of Mount Kerinci, a dormant volcano and the highest mountain in Western Indonesia rising to an elevation of 12,502'. Mid afternoon, you will arrive at Kersik Tua, check into your simple guesthouse and relax at your leisure. Stay overnight at Kersik Tua Homestay.
Day 2: Kersik Tuo – Kerinci Post 2
Make your preparation for your trek after breakfast. Our transport will drop you at the starting point of the climb at the altitude of 1600 metres at Shelter 1. The climb to Shelter 2 at altitude 3005 metres will take about 7 to 8 hours. Stay overnight in tents (B, L, D).
Day 3: Kerinci Summit – Kersik Tuo
You will start climbing to the summit of Mount Kerinci (3805 metres) at 4.00 am. Enjoy the breathtaking sunrise and take memorable photos at the peak. You will be back at Shelter 2 at about 8.00 am. After breakfast, you will make the descent to Shelter 1 and the route takes about 5 hours. You will be driven to the Guest House to stay for the night (B, L, D)
Day 4: Kersik Tuo – Padang
After breakfast, spend the day sightseeing around Kayu Aro. You will see tea plantation, waterfall and then we will drive back to Padang via Muaro Labuh. You will stay overnight at Padang (B, L, D).
Day 5: Padang – Minangkabau Airport
After breakfast, you will have time for your personal free and easy time. Then we will drive you to the airport (B). Tour ends.
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