Mount Kerinci is the highest mountain in Sumatra, the highest volcano in Indonesia. This mountain is surrounded by dense forest of Kerinci Seblat National Park (TNKS) and is a habitat for the Sumatran tiger and Sumatran rhino.
The peak of Mount Kerinci is at an altitude of 3,805 masl
Kerinci Regency, Jambi Province, here visitors can see in the distance a beautiful view of the cities of Jambi, Padang and Bengkulu. Even the vast Indian Ocean can be seen clearly. Mount Kerinci has a crater area of 400 x 120 meters and contains green water. To the east is Lake Bento, the highest clear water swamp in Sumatra. Behind it is a mountain of seven with a very beautiful crater that is almost untouched.
Arriving at Minangkabau Airport, we immediately continued our journey to Kayu Aro for 8 hours. After arriving at the homestay, we will clean up, final packing, have breakfast and then rest to recharge our energy before starting the climb after lunch. Ascent starts from Pintu Rimba to Pos 1, we will set up a tent and spend the night there to continue climbing the next day
After some rest at shelter 1, we will continue to hike in the morning to shelter 2, where we will have lunch there then continue the journey to shelter 3 and spend the night there before continuing our journey to the top of the highest volcano in Indonesia.
Preparation for the summit, we will warm up and eat first, a 3 hour trip starting at 2 am requires extra stamina and mentality, we will arrive shortly before sunrise and enjoy the summit moment. After quite satisfied enjoying the beauty from up there, we will continue our journey back to shelter 3, get ready and have lunch before finally descending to shelter 1 and arriving at Krisik Tuo Homestay and resting.
After resting and having breakfast at the homestay, we will continue our journey to Padang City and return to home, see you again on another trip!