Four Day Trekking
The four day trek allows you to go much deeper into the jungle. You will really get a feel for jungle life and learn a lot about the Gunung Leuser ecosystem. You have more chance to see truely wild animals
This trek is designed for those with higher fitness levels, seeking a challenge. You will stay at three different campsites all located near stunning swimming areas. During this trek you can learn jungle survival techniques, taught to you by your expert guide.
Depending on availability this trek sometimes allows you to experience the traditional jungle foods, such as wild ferns, young bamboo and banana tree trunk.
Your English speaking guide will meet you at your hotel at 08.30am and you will set off by 09.00am. Your trek will start just on the edge of Bukit Lawang as you go uphill through the plantations and finally entering the jungle. During the first few hours you will have a very high chance to see semi-wild and wild orangutans. You will continue trekking through the rainforest with some up and down hill walking. You will pass by small creeks with crystal clear water. After a couple of hours you will stop and your guide will prepare you a fresh-fruit platter. Take this opportunity to rehydrate and sit back and relax while listening to the sounds of the jungle.
You will then continue your trek deeper into the jungle, where your guide can point out various plant species and you can learn more about this ecosystem of the Gunung Leuser National Park.
By 3.30pm you will arrive at your campsite based close to a clear river, perfect to take a swim and refresh your body.
This evening you can relax and enjoy a banquet of local foods prepared by our camp chef. You can spend the evening learning traditional jungle games and singing songs. The nighttime offers a different jungle experience, with many new animals’ sounds coming to life. Your campsite is designed to be a comfortable experience, with a thick foam mattress provided, mosquito net, and blanket and bed sheet.
The next day you will wake with the sun shining through the trees and the sound of birds calling. The campsite area offers the chance to see hornbills and other birds, as well as monitor lizards and butterflies.
Your chef will prepare you hot coffee or tea with breakfast before you set off on another 5-6 hour hike.
The second day you are heading deeper into the jungle, so if you are lucky you might get to see some very wild orangutans and black gibbons or white-handed gibbons.
You will arrive at your next campsite around 3.30pm, again based next to a great swimming spot. You can relax after your long day, and soak in the feeling of the nature. By now you have probably worked up an appetite, ready to enjoy the selection of foods prepared by the chef.
Tonight you will sleep on an inflatable matress, and might be able to spot some fireflies dancing around the river at night.
The next day you will visit a beautful waterfall before the thrill of a local jungle raft ride!
The boat is made from rubber tyres and the guide will steer you down the river using a long stick.
You will be back in Bukit Lawang by 2pm.
During this three-day trek keep your eye out for these animal:
Sumatran wild and semi-wild orangutans
Thomas leaf monkey
Long and short tailed macaques
Sun Bear marking
Amazing plant diversity
Great Arus (Sumatran Peacock)
Water monitor lizard
Siamang, black gibbon
* Sumatran white-handed gibbon
Sunda slow loris
Asiatic softshell turtle
Red giant flying squirrel
165 Euros per pax
Minimum 3 people
Intensity level: Medium/difficult
Start time: 08.30
What clothes to bring: comfortable walking shoes or hiking sandals AND a spare pair of shoes to get wet. Wear long trousers, quick-dry t-shirt, lightweight raincoat, long-sleeved jacket or sweater and a change of clothes.
Suggested items to bring: mosquito repellent (preferably natural), sun cream, swimming clothes. towel, toilet paper, spare camera battery and medication if needed.