Leuser National Park - Sumatra
hiking over mountains and through tropical jungle
[Wisma Cinta Alam]
How to get there
Ketambe lies in Western Aceh, which offers one of the most spectacular
landscapes of all of Indonesia. The major part of Gunung Leuser lies in the
province of Aceh. Until recently, roads have made travelling to Ketambe
significantly easier. Ketambe has a scientific research centre, which is not
open to visitors. Ketambe can be reached via Kutacane, in the Alas valley.
It takes a 6-8 hour drive from Medan.
In Ketambe, you can stay at the "Cinta Alam"
(Love Nature) guest house. Your Indonesian guide can be reached here. They
will try to accommodate your wishes with regard to hiking and rafting tours.
Food and tent-cloth will be provided for by the guide. Depending on the
duration of the trip and the size of the group (min 2 to max 6), carriers
can be hired to carry the food and canvas. Good quality hiking boots are a
necessity. Other recommendable items are trousers, stockings, a sleeping bag
and mat, a flask, a torch and binoculars. Please be sure not to take too much
luggage. Any excess luggage can be left behind at the guest house.
Flora and fauna
During the trip, you can admire the unique plant and animal life of Gunung
Leuser.Your guide will point out the numerous types of plants and trees that
this area has to offer. You are likely to see orang-utans, gibbons and many
other breeds of monkeys, 250 types of birds, 194 different types of reptiles and a further
62 different amphibians, truly an amazing experience!
Well before sunset, a camp will be set up near a river bank. The guide
and carriers will prepare a simple but nutritious Indonesian meal.
Nights will be spent in tents.
T.Y. Johan S. - tour guide river rafting and mountain trekking
Wisma Cinta Alam - Jln. Blangkereren - Ketambe - 24652
Kec. Badar - Kab. Agara - Aceh INDONESIA