Gunung Leuser National Park Jungle Trek - Orang Utans & Rafflesia Flower Treks

Bukit Lawang-Jungle Trekking, Bukit Lawang, Langkat Regency, North Sumatra, Indonesia

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Bukit Lawang-Jungle Trekking: Gunung Leuser National Park Jungle Trek - Orang Utans & Rafflesia Flower Treks

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Overview :

Come spend this Christmas Season Exploring Gunung Leuser National Park in Sumatra on this enriching 3 day jungle trek . Gunung Leuser a UNESCO site , is one of the richest tropical -forest ecosystems in the world . We will be exploring a section of the national park via the more accessible Bukit Lawang , which is 96 km northwest of Medan . Accommodation will be admist a lush tropical rainforest on a hilltop away from the main touristed area of Bukit Lawang that line the bohorok river .  

We will spend the 1st day of the trek into a more remote area called Batu Katak , away from Bukit Lawang ,  where we can get a chance to view the Rafflesia Flower and the World's Tallest Flower , the Amorphophallus titanum , also known as the Corpse Flower . This will be followed by a 2 day one night trek with overnight camping , into the jungles via Bukit Lawang . On this trek , there will be a high chance of encountering semi wild to wild Orang Utans , Thomas Leaf Monkeys , and other animals such as Gibbons , Siamangs , Pig-tailed macaques , Long tailed macaques,  Hornbills , Peacocks , monitor lizards with very experienced jungle guides leading the trek . The trek will end with tube rafting down the Bohorok river down to the starting point ! 


Gunung Leuser National Park Jungle Trek - Orang Utans & Rafflesia Flower Treks starting at Bukit Lawang-Jungle Trekking, Bukit Lawang, Langkat Regency, North Sumatra, IndonesiaBohorok River , Bukit Lawang


Gunung Leuser National Park Jungle Trek - Orang Utans & Rafflesia Flower Treks starting at Bukit Lawang-Jungle Trekking, Bukit Lawang, Langkat Regency, North Sumatra, IndonesiaOrang Utan near Bukit Lawang : Photo Credit : Meret Signer https://www.flickr.com/photos/meretsigner/25683820433




Gunung Leuser National Park Jungle Trek - Orang Utans & Rafflesia Flower Treks starting at Bukit Lawang-Jungle Trekking, Bukit Lawang, Langkat Regency, North Sumatra, IndonesiaRafflesia Flower


Gunung Leuser National Park Jungle Trek - Orang Utans & Rafflesia Flower Treks starting at Bukit Lawang-Jungle Trekking, Bukit Lawang, Langkat Regency, North Sumatra, IndonesiaThomas Leaf Monkey in Bukit Lawang : Photo Credit : Ilya Yakubovich https://www.flickr.com/photos/yakubovich/32744644476

Gunung Leuser National Park Jungle Trek - Orang Utans & Rafflesia Flower Treks starting at Bukit Lawang-Jungle Trekking, Bukit Lawang, Langkat Regency, North Sumatra, IndonesiaExample of a Corpse Flower (Amorphophallus Titanum) at full bloom at a conservatory


Itinerary :

Day 1 - 22nd Dec : Gather at Changi Airport latest by 8.30am . Jetstar Flight to Medan : 10.30am - 11.05 am . Upon Arrival at Medan Kualanamu Airport , we will take a 4.5 hour ride into Bukit Lawang . Estimated time of arrival at Accommodation 4pm . Free time to explore Bukit Lawang, Bohorok River and surroundings , relax for the rest of the day .

Day 2 - 23rd Dec : Full Day Rafflesia Flower and Corpse Flower Trek , along with wildlife along the way at Batu Katak region . Alternative : White water rafting along Sei Wampu River if Flowers are not in bloom .

Day 3 and 4 - 24 and 25th Dec : 2 Day One Night Jungle Trekking Via Bukit Lawang . Tube Rafting back to starting point . 

Day 5 - 26 Dec : Early morning Departure at 5 am . Arrive Medan Airport at 10am for Check In. Flight Jetstar Asia : 11.45 am . Arrive back in Singapore at 2.15 pm .



Hill Top Accommodation at Bukit Lawang Photos :

Gunung Leuser National Park Jungle Trek - Orang Utans & Rafflesia Flower Treks starting at Bukit Lawang-Jungle Trekking, Bukit Lawang, Langkat Regency, North Sumatra, Indonesia

Gunung Leuser National Park Jungle Trek - Orang Utans & Rafflesia Flower Treks starting at Bukit Lawang-Jungle Trekking, Bukit Lawang, Langkat Regency, North Sumatra, Indonesia


Gunung Leuser National Park Jungle Trek - Orang Utans & Rafflesia Flower Treks starting at Bukit Lawang-Jungle Trekking, Bukit Lawang, Langkat Regency, North Sumatra, Indonesia


Includes :
  • Land Transfer to and fro from Medan Airport to Accommodation at Bukit Lawang and back . 
  • 3 Nights Hilltop Accommodation at Bukit Lawang on Day 1 , Day 2 and Day 4 
  • 1 Day Rafflesia Jungle Trekking on Day 2
  • 2 Day One Night Jungle Trekking on Day 3 and 4 - includes national park permit, taxes, guides. All meals - fresh fruits, lunch, dinner, breakfast and hot drinks/boiled water at the camp site provided . Tents , self-inflating mattresses , pillows and sleeping bags are provided .

 Excludes :
  • International Air Ticket Singapore to Medan 
  • Travel Insurance
  • Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner except during the treks . ( Approximate Price for Meals at Restaurant at Accommodation : Breakfast : 18000 - 50000 idr , lunch and dinner 25000 to 50000 idr)
  • Your own personal expenses


Important Notes :

1. For the Rafflesia Trek , the chance to find Rafflesia and Amorphopallus titanum is not guaranteed. There is a higher chance to view them in Batu Katak compared to other surrounding regions, hence the trek in Batu Katak . Guides will be sent days before our arrival to check on the conditioning of flowering . If the chance of viewing them is slim or unlikely , we have other options for the day , including a white water rafting tour along Sei Wampu River which is one of the top attractions for international and domestic visitors in the region. The most favorite rafting package is a 5.5 hour adventure from Kaperas village to Pamah Durian or Bohorok. Sei Wampu White Rafting offers the magnificent landscape along the river, waterfalls, hot spring, and wonderful forest. The natural swimming pools along the way invite rafters to jump into clear waters. Price for the white water rafting is the same as Rafflesia Trek and already included in the package .

2. A note on the weather : While December is part of the rainy season, trekking and accommodation in Bukit Lawang is offered all year round , and Christmas is also a peak tourist season for the region . Most rainfall tend to occur at night . Rain is unpredictable throughout the year , particularly so with climate change , and can happen often during the dry season as well. 


3. Fitness level required for activities : A medium fitness level is requied for the trek. The jungle is not flat and at times we have to climb some slopes . But we have time to rest and not rush the trek . For 1 Day Refflesia Trek - about 4 hours trek with 2 hours of time to rest and relax . For 2 Day Jungle Trek - Day 1 - 5 hour trek , 2 hours stop . 2nd day - we can decided if we what to go for another 3 hour hike or relax at the campsite and explore the surroundings , and we can divided the group based on what they prefer to do . 


4. The accommodation we are staying is located on a hilltop, a wonderful spot, directly next to the border of the national park with very good views , away from the touristed hotels along the Bohorok River . There are 270 steps to climb to reach the accommodation. takes about 5 min to do so !
 

5. Recommended International Flight for Self booking : Jetstar Asia . Departure : 22nd Dec 17 10.30 am - 11.05 am . Return Flight : 26 Dec 17 11.45am - 2.15 pm . Price checked on 14 Oct 17 : $248 including 15 kg luggage w/o seat selection.





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