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Five Day Trekking

200 Euros per pax
Minimum 3 people
Rafting included

Intensity level: Medium/difficult

Start time: 08.30

Jungle food, Bukit Lawang. Trekking in Gunung Leuser National Park
Trekking in Gunung Leuser National Park to see wild orangutans. Bukit Lawang

FIVE DAY TREK ITINERARY

 

This five day trek is really a once in a life time memory. The trek allows you the incredible opportunity to enter the area of the wild elephants. The experienced guide will lead you along the river where you could see footprints and clearings from the wild elephants. If you are lucky enough you might even glimpse a herd of wild elephants coming to drink in the river!

This trek is designed for those with higher fitness levels, seeking a challenge.

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. Depending on availability this trek sometimes allows you to experience the traditional jungle foods, such as wild ferns, fresh river fish, young bamboo and banana tree trunk.

 

By 3.30pm or later you will arrive at your campsite based close to a clean rivers or swimming spots, perfect to take a swim and refresh your body.    

Food will be prepared for you by the camp chef, there will be meat, vegetarian and vegan food available.

Our 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. 

Each day you are heading deeper into the jungle, so if you are lucky you might get to see some more wild orangutans and black gibbons or white-handed gibbons. As you progress farther into the jungle, you now will sleep on an inflatable mattress provided by us.​

On the last day you will return on the long raft ride back to the town, be prepared for a thrilling journey, and don't forget to keep your eye out for iwldlife along the way!

The boat is made from rubber tyres and the guide will steer you down the river using a long stick. 

Animals you can see

 

  • Sumatran wild and semi-wild orangutans

  • Thomas leaf monkey

  • Long and short tailed macaques

  • Sun Bear marking

  • Monitor Lizards

  • Amazing plant diversity

  • King Fishers

  • Hornbills

  • Great Arus (Sumatran Peacock)

  • Water monitor lizard

  • Silvery lutung 

  •  Siamang, black gibbon
    * Sumatran white-handed gibbon

  • Sunda slow loris

  • Wild boar 

  • Asiatic softshell turtle

  • Red giant flying squirrel 

  • Lesser mouse-deer

What clothes to bring

 

  • comfortable hiking shoes

  • long trousers

  • quick-dry t-shirt

  • lightweight raincoat

  • long-sleeved jacket or sweater 

  • mosquito repellent

  • sun cream

  • swimming clothes

  • towel

  • A dry change of clothes

  • toilet paper.

  • Medication (if needed)

  • Spare camera battery

  • flip flops for at camp

  • water shoes fro river crossings

Indonesia, Sumatra
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