BECOME A REAL JUNGLE ADVENTURER
A longer trek means you can choose between 4 and 7-day tours. That is your unique chance to explore the Indonesian rainforest like a real adventurer! Learn from your Jungle Guide how to survive in the wilderness of North Sumatra, how to use medical plants, and how to cook with the ingredients that Mother Nature presents you. Discover hidden caves and beautiful waterfalls, climb mountains, and cross rivers. Far away from any civilization, the load of daily life will be lightened on your shoulders. After this unforgettable time in the jungle of Sumatra, you will be relaxed, full of happiness, and a real survivor!
See wild orangutans
Meet up to six species of monkeys, siamangs, hornbills, pythons, honey bears, and many more wildlife.
Enjoy stunning views over the mountains of Gunung Leuser National Park.
Swim in a crystal-clear rainforest river or take a shower under breathtaking waterfalls.
Sleep in the middle of the jungle and let yourself be carried away by the special sounds of the rainforest at night.
Walk on the traces and passages of forest elephants in the deep jungle.
Find footprints, or even a real tiger if you are lucky!
All permits (National Park and Indonesian Guide Association, HPI)
Certified English-speaking guide and assistant guide
Meals: tropical fruit snack, lunch (nasi goreng), tea and coffee at the camp site, homemade dinner and breakfast served on wooden dishes, water for the next few days (boiled water from the rainforest river).
Camping equipment: tent, mattress, sleeping bag, mosquito net
- Your camera or binoculars and a big bottle of water
- Mosquito repellent and sunscreen
- Comfortable trekking shoes—check out our recommendation!
- Long trousers and socks for the trek; a change of clothes; a sweater; a raincoat; flip-flops or sandals; a swimsuit and towel; and a torch
- Have fun on your special adventure!
- 1 SMALL BACKPACK
- 1 BIG BOTTLE OF WATER
- MOSQUITO REPELLENT
- Camera or mobile phone
- MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
- BREATHABLE CLOTHESS
- TOWEL IF YOU PLAN OVERNIGHT
- BLOWING PILLOW
- TOILET PAPER: You will get it in your accommodation, or use the Indonesian way: Water and your left hand!
- Extra Clothes Flip-flop sandals
- OMFORTABLE WALKING SHOES:
OUR TREKKING SHOE RECOMMENDATION
These are the shoes that all our guides wear in the jungle. They are made of rubber, so you can easily cross the river without worrying about your shoes. They also have stoppers under the soles of your feet so you can’t slip away, but you can climb over roots and rocks like a gecko!
If you’re interested, let your guide know before your jungle trek so you can look together for your appropriate size. The maximum size is 42.
We highly advise wearing at least one pair of socks in your shoes to avoid blisters! Knee-high socks, which are great for tucking open trouser legs into to be “insect-proof”, are also available on site.
Price: approx. 2 euros (30.000 IDR)
OUR RENTABLE TREKKING BACKPACKS
These comfortable 35-liter trekking backpacks can be hired from us for a small fee to be used on your jungle trek.
- 1 large main pocket
- 2 vertical front pockets
- 2 external side pockets for water bottles
- Rain cape air circulation at the back
- Chest strap and hip belt with two small hip pockets
Rental fee: 80.000 IDR (approx. 5 euros)
DURATION: 4 DAYS & 3 NIGHTS
PRICE PER PERSON
- FROM 1 PERSON: 7.600.000 IDR
- FROM 2 PEOPLE: 4.700.000 IDR
- FROM 3 PEOPLE: 3.850.000 IDR
- MEALS, CAMPING EQUIPMENT & RAFTING BACK
- TENT WITH MOSQUITO NET
- 1 – 6 PEOPLE
Around 9 a.m., after breakfast, your jungle guide will pick you up at your guesthouse. Follow him along the river through Bukit Lawang and then uphill across a rubber plantation to the entrance of Gunung Leuser National Park. Here you will have a great chance of spotting semiwild orangutans as well as the lovely Thomas Leaf Monkeys and Long Tail Macaques. You will have some time to enjoy this impressive scenery of wild apes and monkeys swinging in the trees around you.
From here, your guide will choose a route off the beaten track on the way to your first campsite. Meet up to four different monkey species—white-handed gibbons, turtles, and the melodious peacock—when you trek through the densely wooded mountains. Have a refreshing break after one or two hours of hiking with the tropical fruits of the area. Find some comfort in the big buttress roots of the jungle giants, and let the incredible jungle vibes around you sink in. Then continue hiking for a few more hours until lunch break, where you can restore your energy with a yummy lunch of nasi goreng. Depending on which way your guide chooses, you might have the chance to take a refreshing swim under an impressive waterfall. When you feel ready, explore more wildlife on your way to the first campsite, where you will arrive around 4 p.m. Relax and refresh yourself after the impressions of your first day, and have some tea or coffee with cookies while discovering the area around your campsite. The day will fade with a delicious homemade dinner and chatting or playing funny games with your guides and trekking buddies around candles and a bonfire. Fall asleep, surrounded by the magical sound of the jungle.
The routine of the next few days will be quite similar, but never boring! After breakfast at your campsite, which can be a jungle sandwich or pancake, pack your backpack and start hiking again. The deeper you go into Gunung Leuser National Park, the higher the chances of spotting rare wildlife, such as hornbills, wild orangutans, siamangs, snakes, and sun bears. Enjoy stunning views when you reach the top of Sumatra’s jungle hills, refresh yourself in small streams that flow through the mountain valleys, and learn how to use lianas, or roots, for finding safe steps while climbing through the Indonesian rainforest. On our 4-day trek, you have the unique chance to learn all the details and history about the National Park and Indonesia’s rainforest in general, and you get to know medical plants and their uses if you are interested.
Every day, your guide and his assistant will bring lunch for the trek, while our porter and cook will prepare the next campsite for you. The nights at camp you can use for talking to your guides and listening to their adventures or going on a night walk to spot some nocturnal animals like slow loris, owls, and snakes.
On your last day in the jungle, you can choose between relaxing at the campsite or doing a short last trek before going back to Bukit Lawang by rafting down the Bahorok River with our jungle taxi. It’s a lot of fun and will be a great last memory of your jungle adventure!
Note: On 4-day treks, you will only stay at our prepared, solid campsites, where we store soft mattresses, mosquito nets, and cooking equipment. If you wish to go much deeper into the rainforest, we recommend our 5-day trek (or even longer) or that you let us know before the trek so we can arrange an extra porter for the equipment needed in the deeper jungle.