MOUNT KERINCI Trail and 7 Mountains Lake
(5 Days 4 Nigths)
Grade : Moderate – Challenging
Mount Kerinci with the altitude of the summit 3.805 meters above sea level, is located in the Province of Jambi, the west central part of the island, in the Barisan Mountains, near the west coast, and is about 130 km (81 mi) south of Padang.
CLIMB MOUNT KERINCI,
AND EXPLORE INDONESIA with the MOST ENJOYABLE ADVENTURE TRIP OPERATOR for a GREATER EXPERIENCE
DAY 1 :
PADANG – KERSIKTUO VILAGE
Upon your arrival at Minangkabau International airport at Padang in afternoon time, you will be pick up by our guide team, and directly transfer to Kersik Tuo Village for about 7-8 hours land drive, stop for a while at local restaurant for Dinner.
DAY 2 :
KERSIK TUO – SHELTER 3 KERINCI
Early morning time, you will arrive at Kersik Tuo Village, after rest for a while, having breakfast at the guesthouse and prepare for climbing equipments. Drive to Pintu Rimba (Jungle Gate) as the entrance gate of Mount Kerinci for about 20 minutes by open truck. Here, after checking your climbing permit, you will start you adventure trek to Shelter 3 where you will stay over night on a tent, before reach the summit on the next day. Trek to Shelter 3 will take about 7 hours walk. At first one hour, the track will be relatively flat, encounter the rain forest. Stop for a while on the track for Lunch.
At some points, you will pass through a challenging steep tunnel. Arrive at Shelter 3, our guide and porters team will set up the tent and cook some fresh dinner for you to enjoy at the campsite. Afterwards, take some rest for the night. (B,L,D)
DAY 3 :
SHELTER 3 – SUMMIT KERINCI – KERSIK TUO VILLAGE
Early Morning call, around 4 am, as you will start for summit attack at 4.30 am. After having some hot drinks and early breakfast, you will start walking up to the summit of Mount Kerinci for about 3-4 hrs walk, through rocky and sandy path. Arriving at the summit of Mount Kerinci we can see the panorama of stunning volcanic crater, after taking some pictures, proceed walking down back to Shelter 3 for lunch, and afterwards, continue walking back down to KersikTuo Village. Dinner will be serve at the guest house (B,L,D)
DAY 4 :
KERSIK TUO – 7 MOUNTAINS LAKE – KERSIK TUO
After breakfast, you will drive to the entrance of Gunung Tujuh (Seven Mountains) by open truck, for about 20 minutes. after taking care of mountain climbing permit, you will start trekking to Gunung Tujuh and continue to its Lake.
Gunung Tujuh’s Lake can be reached by walking around 3-4 hours, the trail towards the lake is quite steep, though it was a simply flat road at first. The hiking track decorated with dense forest and tree roots as a footrest to the top of the mountain with a height of seven 2735 meters above sea level. after walking about 3 hours we will reach the top of Gunung Tujuh, afterwards you will walk down to the lake about 15 minutes, this path is very steep, so, be careful.
on the way down to the lake, you can already see the lake, the scenery truly extraordinary, unlike in other mountain lakes, this one is unique, Lake Gunung Tujuh has a stretch of sand that resembles a sand beach.
Lake area of 12,000 square meters is surrounded by seven mountain, Gunung Hulu Tebo, Mount Hulu Sangir, Madura Besi Mountain, Mountain Lumut, Mount Selasih, Mount Jar Panggang, and Mount Tujuh which is the highest peak [2732 masl].
arrival at the mouth of the lake, our guides and porters will cook lunch, meanwhile, you can wander around the lake to enjoy the beautiful view from the other side.
After lunch and taking a lot of pictures, its time to go back to The Village, and take some rest at the Guest House.
DAY 5 :
KERSIK TUO VILLAGE – PADANG
Its time for leave, After breakfast, you will leaving the guesthouse, driving back to Padang Airport, to catch your late night return flight. (B)
–End of Trip-
- Private coach Padang Airport – Kersik Tuo Village (as per return)
- Open truck / Local transport
- English speaking mountain guide
- Porters to carry logistics and group equipment (tents, cooking gears,etc)
- Sleeping bags
- Basic facilities Guest House (no water heater)
- Meals based on itinerary
- Mineral water during trekking
- All entrance fee and climbing permit fee.
- All flight tickets
- Personal expenses
What to bring :
- Trekking shoes
- Windbreaker / Jacket
- Spare socks, clothes
- Trekking pole (optional)
Airport destination :
Minangkabau International Airport at Padang (PDG), Sumatera, INDONESIA
Optional Flight :
Direct flight to Padang (PDG) or Transit at Jakarta (CGK)
More Information about Mount Kerinci : http://trailindonesia.com/mount-kerinci/