Hiking Series: Mount Kerinci (3,805m) - Entry to Multi-Day Volcano Treks

Kerinci, Jambi, Indonesia

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Kerinci: Hiking Series: Mount Kerinci (3,805m) - Entry to...

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Join us to be part of our next hiking series, Mount Kerinci. Mount Kerinci (3,805m) is the highest volcano in Indonesia but it is not technically too difficult.

This is a short trip primarily focused on summiting Mount Kerinci (3,805m). An additional day of relaxing at the beach, snorkeling and having fresh fish caught by the local fisherman can be added on also.

Mount Kerinci is part of the Kerinci Seblat National Park and is surrounded by lush forest and also home to the endangered species of the Sumatran tiger and rhinoceros. The closest city is Padang and it takes around 6-8 hour by vehicle to the village Kersik Tuo. The trek is a challenging 2D1N trek for people who are trying a multi-day volcano trek for the first time.

Who is this for?

This is for any beginner who wishes to step up from 1 day hikes and do multi-day treks. It is also a good prelude and exposure to a volcano trek and terrain.

In terms of mountains or hiking progression, if you have done only Malaysia treks, this is the next step for you. If you had done Mount Merbabu, this is the next mountain for you. This is slightly harder in difficulty to Mount Merbabu/Mount Ophir.

Although it is higher than Semeru/Rinjani, in terms of difficulty it is slightly easier than Semeru/Rinjani and is often hiked before attempting them.

Therefore, if you are looking for a rewarding trek or looking to try your first multi-day trek, this is for you. Beginners are welcomed, but a lot of perseverance is and willpower is required for this trek. Fitness will help a lot, if not to maximize success, it would be good to join the training sessions. Be prepared to walk at least 8h a day during the trek.

Total Duration: 4 days
Trek Duration: 2D1N
Flight timings: Air Asia
21 March: 07:45 Singapore - 11:10 Padang
24 March: 16.10 Padang - 21.20 Singapore

Flight cost: ~255 SGD based on Airasia. It might be cheaper to fly from Batam but there are quite a few land transfers and I don't wish to fly an Indonesian domestic flight from Batam - Padang.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Singapore -> Padang Airport -> Kersik Tuo (6-8h vehicle drive)
Day 2: Kersik Tuo Village ->Kerinci Base Camp (~8h hike)
Day 3: Kerinci Base Camp -> Kerinci Summit -> Kersik Tuo Village (~11h hike)
Day 4: Kersik Tuo -> Padang Airport -> Singapore (6-8h vehicle drive)

Price: 350 SGD
Minimum Pax: 6 (Including me)

*If there is a wish to add-on, we can spend 1 day touring around 3 islands where we can snorkel, relax at the beaches, and have fresh fish from local fishermen. However, 1 more day(of leave) and +100 SGD is required. We can discuss as a group.

Price Includes:

Return transfer from Padang Airport
English Speaking Mountain Guide
Porters for equipment (Tents/Food)
Tent (2 to 1 tent), Mattress, Sleeping Bag
All Meals on the trek
All associated permits and entry fees for Kerinci
2 nights twin-sharing accommodation at Homestay in Kersik Tuo
Tour Leader (Me!)

Price Excludes:
Flights and Airport Tax
Visa
Personal Travel Insurance
Personal Equipment
Personal Expenses (Simcard/alcohol/sightseeing trips/snacks etc)
Meals in Padang
Driver/Guide/Porter Tips

If interested, please RSVP and whatsapp me. A WhatsApp group will be set up and further details will be put inside.
Whatsapp: +65 87792642
Email: info@littlemonsterstravel.com
This trip is organized by Little Monsters Travel Pte Ltd
TA Number: 03117