6D5N Mount Leuser National Park

6D5N Mount Leuser National Park

6D5N Mount Leuser National Park – Mount Leuser National Park is one of the richest tropical rainforests in Southeast Asia. Covering up to 7927 km2 and straddling the border of North Sumatra and Aceh provinces, it is one of the last places on earth with critically endangered orangutans living in the wild. This region is also the habitat of other wildlife: Elephants, rhinos, tigers, siamangs, Thomas leaf monkeys, macaques and gibbons are just a handful of the thousands of species found in this unique eco-system. Together with Bukit Barisan Selatan and Kerinci Seblat National Parks, Gunung Leuser National Park is an UNESCO World Heritage Site (listed 2004), a Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra. IN 2011 it was placed on a list of world heritage sites in danger.

The park area peaks at 3,404 m with the summit of Gunung Leuser which gave the area its name. Its wide range of eco-systems contains rivers, volcanoes and lakes. This rainforest is immensely biodiverse, hosting approximately 750 different species of animals – more than 200 mammals, 380 birds, 190 reptiles and amphibians. Because of the great differences in altitude and the diversity in soil, the Gunung Leuser National Park also has an enormous wealth of plant species. 45% of all recorded plant species in the West Indo-Malayan region are found in this area. The flora contains approximately 10.000 plant species, including the spectacular Rafflesia Arnoldi and Amorphophallus titanum, the biggest and the highest flower in the world.

Bukit Lawang, the usual starting point of all our tours, is considered to be one of the best gateways to the many marvels of the Gunung Leuser National Park. The surrounding forest still offers big opportunities to observe Sumatran orangutans and a variety of other habitants of the jungle. It’s responsible tours only that will support the environment and the well-being of animals in this region. And with a sensibly balanced Eco tourism you also support the livelihood of many Indonesian people living there! Because both humans and wildlife depend on the conservation of the environment.

6D5N Mount Leuser National Park

DAY 1 : FROM KUALANAMU AIRPORT TO MEDAN

arrive at kuala namu international airport welcome by enjoy holiday medan. medan is indonesia’s third largest city which comprised of many different ethnic groups, contributing to a wide variety of mouth-watering foods. city tour medan by visiting maimoon palace, the great mosque and remaining dutch colonial building. overnight stay in medan.

DAY 2 : BUKIT LAWANG FROM MEDAN

in the morning drive orang utan and elephant tours gunung leuser national parke to bukit lawang the observation point of the orangutans located in gunung leuser national park through by landscape with vast view of palm oil and rubber plantation. en-route stops at of rubber, oil palm and cacao plantations with some countryside landscape.

DAY 3 : JUNGLE TREKKING MOUNT LEUSER NATIONAL PARK

after breakfast, today you will do the jungle trekking for 6 hours to explore the park. this involves a walk through the jungle to reach the feeding grounds of the orang utan. steep, slopes and dense vegetation will bring you the excitement of the rainforest. in this tropical primary rainforest, you can see the varieties of birds, butterflies, siamang (long arm apes), different kinds of reptiles. the rest is your own program, you can swim or take a beautiful walk to the local village nearby.

DAY 4 : TANGKAHAN FROM BUKIT LAWANG

after breakfast, traverse bumpy roads to reach the small jungle community of tangkahan. you will be fetched by a local jeep for your off road trip to tangkahan (approximately 2h to 2 hours 30 minutes) passing through rubber plantations and with beautiful jungle and mountain landscapes at the horizon. arriving in tangkahan, you will cross over the batang river by local raft to the lodge inn. 2 overnight stays in tangkahan.

DAY 5 : TANGKAHAN JUNGLE TREKKING WITH ELEPHANT

after breakfast, you visit the elephant camp where you can see the elephant bathing. you can join to wash the elephants. after that you start trekking with elephants for 1 hour to explore part of the leuser national park. the rest is your own program. you can walk along the bank of the buluh river, is to see thousand beautiful butterflies by the river, visiting and bathing at the small waterfall in the rainforest close to the river and or swimming in buluh river itself.

DAY 6 : FROM TANGKAHAN BACK TO MEDAN

after breakfast, free program at your own. then drive back to medan, proceed to the airport for catch your flight to next destination. Horas & mauliate.

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