DAY 01: ARRIVAL - MEDAN (Emerald Garden /Asean Intl Hotel / Similar) (D)
Upon arrival at Kuala Namu Int airport you will be met by your local guide and transferred to the hotel. You will have some time to freshen up, before joining the group for a trip briefing. We will then enjoy a delicious welcome dinner, introducing you to Indonesian cuisine and the Orangutan Adventure Trekking team.
Accommodation: Tiara/Asean Hotel ****
DAY 02: MEDAN - BUKIT LAWANG (Bukit Lawang Cottages / Rindu alam Hotel) (B)
After breakfast we will drive 3.5 hours to Bukit Lawang. On the way we will have the opportunity to stop at several rubber and palm oil plantations to witness first hand the impact these plantations have on the natural landscapes. We will also visit a traditional Sumatran village at Kuala before arriving at Bukit Lawang and checking into our hotel.
After a short rest at the hotel, start a jungle tracking to explore the nature of Leuser National park with their flora and fauna, the possibility to see Orang Utan on their own habitat and other kind of animal such as Thomas leaf monkeys, long tail macaque, gibbon, black gibbon and other kind of flora and fauna of tropical rain forest. This tracking will take about 03 hours, after tracking return to hotel.
Afternoon free at own leisure to enjoy the nature of Bukit Lawang where you can also walking to the village around the hotel
Accommodation: Ecolodge Bukit Lawang Cottage
DAY 03: BUKIT LAWANG - LANDAK RIVER (B,L,D)
After an early breakfast we prepare for our jungle expedition from Bukit Lawang to Tangkahan. We begin the trek via the gate of Leuser National park, about 10 minutes walking from the hotel until arrive at the gate of Leuser National park. We start trekking deeper into the jungle accompanied by local guide. During the trek there is the possibility to see an incredible variety of local flora and fauna including several varieties of birds, monkeys, wild pigs, and wild orchids. Today’s trek will be a challenging 6 hours on undulating terrain in hot and humid conditions. In the evening we will arrive at the Landak River where our guides will prepare the tent for the night and prepare a delicious campfire dinner. In the evening we may hear the sound of the local night animals. Accommodation: Tent
DAY 04: LANDAK RIVER - ARAS PINANG (B,L,D)
After enjoying breakfast prepared by our local guide, we press on deeper into the jungle, crossing several small rivers. Today is another tough 6 hour trek but will be rewarded with the incredible scenery of the North Sumatran jungle. In the afternoon we arrive at Aras Pinang and set up camp on the bank of the river.
DAY 05: ARAS PINANG - KERAPU RIVER (B,L,D)
After a jungle breakfast prepared by our guide we begin another day of trekking around 6 hours in the direction of Kerapu River. Today’s trek will be challenging as we climb and descend several hills but we may have the opportunity to spot more wild monkeys, birds and if we are lucky, we might see a wild Orangutan. We arrive at Kerapu River and spend the night in a tent or temporary shelter.
Accommodation: Tent or temporary shelter
DAY 06: KERAPU RIVER - MUSAM RIVER (B,L,D)
After breakfast we continue trekking to Musam River on an adventurous route through the heart of the jungle. After approximately 6 hours of tough trekking, we will arrive at our temporary camp built near Musam River. Overnight at temporary camp or tent.
Accommodation: temporary Camp or Tent
DAY 07: MUSAM RIVER - TANGKAHAN (Mega Inn) (B)
Today we begin the final leg of our trek towards Tangkahan, The tracking will start by passing jungle and emerge from the jungle and pass through several plantations and villages, after about two hours walking we will be picked up by jeep (4 wheels drive at Seroja Plantation and then drive to Tangkahan by 4 wheels drive.. On arrival at Tangkahan, we will check into our hotel for a much earned shower and rest after completing the trek. In the evening we will have the opportunity to join our local trekking crew for a farewell dinner with special traditional cuisine to thank them for the incredible support offered throughout the trek.
Accommodation: Mega In/Bamboe River Guest House
DAY 08: EXPLORE TANGKAHAN (B)
After spending the past 5 days exploring the incredible natural environment of Sumatra, today we will experience how the Sumatran wildlife and local villagers live side by side. We will have the opportunity to experience an elephant ride along the river and see how valuable these animals are in so many aspects of life in the jungle and around huge river systems. We will then jump in a tube for a tubing trip down the river to see the jungle from an entirely different view. After trekking for so many days it is nice to be pulled along in the gentle currents of the river. After lunch we will have the opportunity to visit a local school and meet the kids.
Accommodation: Mega In/Bamboe River Guest House.
DAY 09: VISIT RAIN FOREST RESCUE REHABILITATION PROJECT (B,L,D)
After an early start, we will transfer by bus to the Gunung Leseur National Park Rainforest Rehabilitation project. We will spend a few hours here witnessing the rehabilitation program that your fundraising has helped to fund. You will also have the opportunity to plant a tree and personally contribute towards the regeneration of Sumatra’s rainforest, and the Orangutan’s natural habitat. In the afternoon we transfer back to the Orangutan Information Centre in Medan for an information session on the project you have just visited. Being our last night in Sumatra, tonight we will enjoy a celebratory farewell dinner.
Accommodation: Tiara/Soechi Hotel ****
DAY 10: DEPARTURE. B
Today you will have a free morning to spend a few final hours exploring Medan before transferring to Medan International Airport for your afternoon flight home.
- Accommodation / based on twin sharing room
- Air condition tourist coach for : Transfer Airport to Hotel in Medan, Transfer Medan - Bukit Lawang, Transfer + tour Tangkahan – Medan, Transfer Hotel to Airport / Medan
- Daily breakfast
- 7 X Lunch + 8 X Dinner ( As stated on above program)
- English speaking tour guide
- Camping equipment (Tent & mattress)
- Local guide for trekking + Cook + Porter to carry camping equipment
- Elephant riding at Tangkahan ( 01 hour)
- Walking / trekking in the jungle of Tangkahan
- Tubing at Tangkahan
- Permit for National park
- Entrance fee
- Jeep / 4 wheels drive from Seroja Plantation to Tangkahan.
Air fare, airport taxes, insurance, donations, tips, lunch and dinner not mentioned on above itinerary, porter to carry customer personal stuff (Back pack etc), camera permit at national park and all personal gratuities.
Porter cost :
When clients need a personal assistance from a porter, the cost for porter Rp.200.000/person/ day.
The climate is tropical, but due to its many highlands, temperatures can be lower than one expects.Temperatures are approximately between 22-30 degrees Celsius. The rainfall differs from area to area, but averages 1.000-4.000mm per year. The relative humidity is 70-90% in lowlands. The year can be divided in two major seasons, dry season from February to August and wet season from September to January. However, the difference between seasons is not as big as in other parts of Indonesia. The change of season is also normally extra wet. The dry season is of course the best time for tracking, to visit nature parks and for the visibility of animals, etc.
What to bring:
- Backpack /day backpack
- Rain clothes
- Long pants, shorts
- T-shirts, shirts
- Underwear, socks
- Comfortable trekking boots, good socks for the trekking.
- Sunscreen, hat to protect from the sun
- Personal medicine
- Mosquito repellent
- A good head lamp or torch
- Enough plastic bags where you should pack all your clothes to protect them from the water / rain
- Water bottle
- Additional clothing you may want
- Sleeping bag & Sleeping mat (Since we can only provide simple mat in the tent, if you want to use sleeping bag
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