08 DAYS LEUSER NATIONAL PARK EXPEDITION
DAY 01: AIRPORT / MEDAN – BUKIT LAWANG
Arrival at Medan airport, met and then depart Medan for 4 hours drive to Bukit Lawang, check in to lodge, and rest time. About 14.00 hrs, walk to the feeding site, watch the local ranger at work, calling the orangutan, feed them with fruits and offer some milk. The feeding time is usually at 15.00 – 16.00 hrs. Stay at Eco Lodge Bukit Lawang Cottages
DAY 02: BUKIT LAWANG – JAMUR BATU BAWAH (B, L, D)
We walk from Bukit Lawang to Tangkahan. The walk today will be about 6 hours of moderate walk passing through the riverbank and thick jungle. Our camp today called Jamur Batu Bawah. The campsite lies near Sungai Landak River, a river joining the great Bahorok River.
DAY 03: JAMUR BATU BAWAH – ARAS PINANG (B, L, D)
After the breakfast near the river, together with our team walk to Aras Pinang. We will be pasting some small ravines, small rivers, and riverbank while observing the animals the floral life. Normally, we can reach the campsite after 6 hours walk. The campsite today lies on Bahorok riverside.
DAY 04: ARAS PINANG – KERAPU RIVER (B, L, D)
Gunung Leuser National Park holds an important role for water cycle in both in Aceh and North Sumatra province. On North Sumatra side, there is Sungai Wampu, Bahorok River, Sungai Kerapu, and other small rivers originally come from Gunung Leuser. Today we move from Aras Pinang to Sungai Kerapu, around 6 hours walk. Sungai Kerapu is a bigger river than Sungai Landak. It joins Sungai Wampu, which flows to Medan and northern coast of Sumatra. We may swim, or walk, or even try our luck to fish in the river. Stay overnight at the temporary shelter on Sungai Kerapu riverside.
DAY 05: KERAPU RIVER – MUSAM RIVER (B, L, D)
Breakfast at the campsite, today is the last moderate grade walk we have. We walk from Sungai Kerapu to Sungai Musam. The walk today is about 4 – 5 hours. Some of the trails we walk through today are close to the local peoples oil-palm plantation. Stay at the temporary camp built near Sungai Musam.
DAY 06: MUSAM RIVER – TANGKAHAN (B, L)
Last walk, last day to stay in the jungle. In the appropriate time, walk to Tangkahan. We will be walking under the shade of oil-palm plantation in about 4 – 5 hours. You have a great chance to see the local workers at work. There are also some local settlements. Around midday, we arrive at Tangkahan. Rest time after days in the jungle. Stay at Lodges Mega Inn – basic accommodation.
DAY 07: EXPLORING TANGKAHAN (B)
After spending extended time learning about the natural wonders of Sumatra, today we aim to learn and understand how the wildlife and local villages live side by side. We will enjoy an elephant ride (60 minutes) along and often through the river and see how valuable these gentle animals are in so many aspects of life in the jungle and around huge river systems. We will then enjoy a tubing trip down river and see the jungle from an entirely different aspect, the river. After walking for a few days it is nice to be pulled along in the gentle currents of the river. Rest time in the afternoon. Stay at Lodges Mega Inn – basic accommodation.
NOTE: There is no elephant ride every Monday and Thursday at Tangkahan.
DAY 08: TANGKAHAN – MEDAN – AIRPORT (B)
Final drive for about 6 hours from Tangkahan to Medan airport. We will be passing through local village, oil-palm and rubber plantation. The road is quite bumpy. Upon arrival in Medan drop at the airport and fly to your next destination. End of trip in Sumatra.
Price Included :
- Accommodation based in tent or shelter (based on twin sharing room at Eco Lodge and Mega Inn),
- Daily breakfast, 5x lunch and 4x dinner or as indicated on above itinerary,
- Private AC transport/transfer from Medan to Bahorok and from Tangkahan to Medan Airport,
- Camping equipment (tent and mattress),
- Local guide for trekking + Cook + Porter to carry camping equipment,
- Walking/tracking in the jungle in Tangkahan,
- Tubing in Tangkahan river,
- One hour elephant ride in Tangkahan,
- Entrance permit to the Gunung Leuser National Park,
- Provision of English speaking tour guide.
Price Excluded :
- Air fares, airport taxes,
- Insurances, donations, tippings
- Other meals are not mentioned on above itinerary,
- Porter to carry customer’s personal stuff (back pack, etc) and
- All personal gratuities.
Cost of Porter :
When clients need personal assistance from a porter, the cost for porter : USD 25,00 / person / day