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  • 9 DAYS TREK MT. KERINCI with BEACH LEISURE

    Programme Name Item
    Tour Code ADV-MK09
    Duration 9 Days 8 Nights
    Min. of Participant 2 Pax
    Start of Tour Padang
    End of Tour Padang
    Hotel Ibis Padang, Subandi Homestay, Tent, Ricky's Beach House
    DAY 01 | AIRPORT – PADANG CITY TOUR , TRANSFER TO HOTEL (B)
    Welcome to Minangkbau land, upon arrival at Airport you will be met and greeted by our local guide, continue short city sightseeing Tour of Padang visiting Muara beach, old China town with its Chinese temple, Museum and market. Check in hotel for overnight. The rest is free at own leisure. | Overnight at IBIS PADANG (3*) or SIMILAR
     
    DAY 02 | PADANG – LAKE DIATAS & DIBAWAH – KERSIK TUO (B)
    After breakfast at hotel you leave Padang for Kersik Tuo via Muara Labuh. Enjoy scenic drive pasing through mountain winding road, en route you will make stop at lake Diatas & lake Dibawah. Continue drive via Muaralabuh passing several Minangkabau villages, afternoon you will arrive at Kersiktuo village situated at 1.425 m above sea level, at foot of Mt. Kerinci within area of Kerinci Seblat National Park. The landscape of Kersik Tuo is dominated by the massive cone of Gunung Kerinci. Check in at simple guest house for overnight. Go to bed earlier for an early start tomorrow. | Overnight at SUBANDI HOME STAY (non*) or SIMILAR
     
    DAY 03 | TREK LAKE GUNUNG TUJUH (B,L,D)
    After breakfast, you will be transferred to a place where you start trekking in to the jungle of Kerinci Seblat National Park. This soft trekking will take app. 3 hours climbing up the Gunung Tujuh where on the top the Lake of Gunung Tujuh is located. Lake Danau Tujuh is a huge-mysterious lake on 1.995 m above sea level and surrounded by primary rainforest and 7 hills. You will break for lunch at the lakeside. The pristine area around the lake is known as the habitat of Sumatran Tigers, Sumatran Elephants, Primates, endemic birds of Sumatra as well as research area for the “small man” who live in the jungle around the lake. Most of the day is spent by trekking and explore the surrounding in search for animals, birds and exotic plants. Return back to the homestay for dinner and early sleep. | Overnight at SUBANDI HOME STAY (non*) or SIMILAR
     
    DAY 04 | KERSIK TUO VILLAGE – TREK MT. KERINCI – CAMP SITE AT SCHELTER 2   (B,L,D)
    Leave your lodging in the morning, wake up around 6 am , after breakfast you will be driven to the trailhead of Mt. Kerinci. On the way to the trail head, don’t forget to turn around and see the incredible view of the beautiful Kayu Aro tea plantation, rice fields, the Rawa Bento wetlands, and Mt. Tujuh off in the distance. There are 6 checkpoints between the trailhead and the summit. The climb to Shelter 2 (3,000 m)  where you will set up tent for the night, will take about 6-7 hours. You will take lunch break either at POS 2 or POS 3. The track is unmarked but well defined and of average gradient till Shelter 3. Gunung Kerinci which is part of the Kerinci Seblat National Park is rich in flora and fauna such as edelweiss, orchids, pitcher plants, hornbills, squirrels, boar and long tailed macaques. Enjoy a sumptuous cooked meal and turn in early to prepare for the next day’s summit climb. | Overnight at TENT
     
     
    DAY 05 | CAMP SITE AT SHELTER 2 – MT. KERINCI SUMIT – KERSIK TUO VILLAGE (B,L,D)
    Before dawn, scramble an additional three hours up the scree and rubble until you reach the crater. Put on your windproof jacket, gloves and headlights for the 3-hours summit climb in cold darkness. The first half of the trail will be along steep gullies surrounded by thick shrub vegetations on both sides. After climbing for about 1,5 hrs, you will emerge out of the tree line into Shelter 3 – the last checkpoint before the summit – to be greeted by the village lights beneath and star lights above. Beyond this point, the terrain is barren with volcanic rocks and sands and fully exposed to the wind. After another 1 ½ hrs climb, you will reach the narrow crater rim – the highest point of Gunung Kerinci – where you can take a precarious peep into the gigantic fuming crater. Watch the first rays of sun hitting Lake Gunung Tujuh and its 7 peaks with the Indian Ocean in the background.  After sunrise, you will descend the mountain and return back to your homestay in Kersik Tuo for hot shower and rest. | Overnight at SUBANDI HOME STAY (non*) or SIMILAR
     
     DAY 06 | KERSIK TUO – SEI PENUH – TAPAN – BEACH RESORT (B)  
    After early breakfast you leave Kersik Tuo for Sei Penuh and enjoy the scenic drive passing beautiful mountain landscape and tea plantation with. The landscape is dominated by Mt. Kerinci towering in 3805 m standing amongst tea plantations and peaceful villages, far away from everywhere and untouched by mass tourism. En route you may stop at Simerup Hot Spring and Old Historical Mosque with its Giant Drum in Sei Penuh. Then continue drive up to Tapan Hill passing the winding mountain road through the dense forests of the Kerinci Seblat National Park, home of  Thousands of species of plants including orchids, hundreds of species of birds, and primates. You can make some stops along the route once you meet some animals such as birds or primates.  The mountain road heads towards Tapan (small town) further down to coastal road till to Painan. After reaching Painan you head straight to your secluded beachside Rick's Beach House, located in Nagari Sungai Pinang Village. Check in at your hotel, rest of the day is at your leisure. | Overnight at RICKY'S BEACH HOUSE (non *) or SIMILAR
     
    DAY 07 | RICKY'S BEACH HOUSE FREE PROGRAM (B)
    Breakfast at the hotel. The whole day is at your free disposal. You can relax in the hotel, sunbathe on the beach or explore the area on your own. | Overnight at RICKY'S BEACH HOUSE (non *) or SIMILAR
     
    DAY 08 | RICKY'S BEACH HOUSE FREE PROGRAM (B)
    Breakfast at the hotel. The whole day is at your free disposal. You can relax in the hotel, sunbathe on the beach or explore the area on your own. | Overnight at RICKY'S BEACH HOUSE (non *) or SIMILAR
     
    DAY 09 | RICKY'S BEACH HOUSE DEPARTURE , TRANSFER TO PADANG AIRPORT (B)
    Breakfast at the hotel. Free until transfer time Padang Airport for your flight to next destination. End or service

    Include & Exclude

    Price included :
    - Transfers & sightseeing tours as per program with AC car & English Speaking Guide
    - 14 Nights Accomodation provided.
    - Entrance Fee , Tent , Canoe & Raft , refreshment (mineral water)
    - Domestic air fare
     
    Excluded :
    Beverages, travel insurance, tipping and personal expenses

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