Discover the wild places during this 6 day discovery trek near Bukit Lawang for some amazing animal spotting in North Sumatra.
Itinerary 6 Days 5 Nights – North Sumatra Orangutan and Tiger Trek to Uning
Day 1 – Trek to Camp 1 Adi Black (approx 5-6hrs trekking)
Guide will pick you up at your Bukit Lawang guest house or from our accomodation Happy Ria. With a cheerful farewell and good luck wishes you will start your trek at the entrance of the Gunung Leuser National Park. Over the next five days you will experience some steep climbs and ascents with the aid of rope and a hand or two from your local guides. You will learn to navigate around tree roots and jungle vine alongside learning some rainforest survival skills from your local guides: path-finding, setting up camp, fishing, foraging for food and medicine, making fires and cooking. The terrain you will be trekking on will be extremely steep, but the views spectacular, with plenty of stops to help you to acclimatise and adjust to the local conditions. Gunung Leuser National Park is mostly mountainous, covering a million hectares, straddling the borders of North Sumatra and Aceh provinces. Tonight, will be your first night’s experience in the jungle. You will have time to relax and bathe in the river before your evening dinner. You will be amazed at the delicious food your guides are able to cook up in the middle of the forest! Your tent each night will be a simple bamboo frame, covered with a plastic tarp. Jungle camp at Adi Black.
Day 2. Trek to Camp 2 Batu Gajah Landak River. This morning after breakfast you will start a trek over 5 hours in direction to the Landak River. As you trek deeper into the rainforest, your chances of encountering wildlife increase. The terrain will be steep, but the views will be spectacular. Fantastic scenery along the way through the national park will be then a memorable experience for you. Keep your eyes peeled for orangutans – they are surprisingly tricky to spot! Look for signs that they are nearby, like the nests they build each night, movement in the canopy, broken branches, or calls from other animals. Your guides will point out a variety of wildlife and plant species and you will begin to see the forest through their eyes. Even though sightings of orangutans and other wildlife can never be guaranteed, when following the instructions of your guides the chances are more favourable. The campsite of the second night will be next to the Landak River where you will arrive around 3 pm. Along the way there is a big chance you will see wild orangutans and black gibbons. Our team will offer you an Indonesian dinner and refreshments before you can dream to the sounds of the nocturnal jungle life. Batu Gajah Landak River Camp.
Day 3. Trekking to Camp 3 UNING walking along and wading in the Landak River. After a good breakfast you will hike deeper into the jungle further upstream of the Landak River to Uning. As your senses get more finely tuned, your chances of encountering wildlife increase. Along the way you might see wild animals such as hornbill, deer and eguana. You will arrive at Uning, a small pond shaped by the nature. If you are lucky around here you can see the Sumatran tiger, elephant, deer, wild pigs and other habitants of the tropical rainforest. While the whole trek progresses, you will become more and more used to building up the camp, preparing a real jungle dinner and working together as a team. The third night you will spend in your campsite on the Landak River at Uning
Day 4. Camp 3. Wildlife spotting & morning and afternoon stakeout a Uning water hole. Today we stay at Uning camp site. This gives you the opportunity to do a morning and afternoon stake out at the Uning pond to spot wild animals as many come down to drink at this natural water hole. You have a full day to explore and immerse yourself in the jungle and observe the wildlife. You may see deer, wild pig, elephant, wild orangutan and even the elusive tiger ( if you are lucky!). Camp at Uning
Day 5. Camp 4. Trek to Alur Perak and camp on Bohorok riverbank.Today you trek through the jungle in direction to the Bohorok River for around 4 hours. As you trek deeper into the Jungle you will start to feel the real remoteness of your jungle trek. You may wake to hear gibbons whooping in the morning, or the whooshing wings of hornbills overhead. In the afternoon you can relax and swim and try your hand at fishing. If you are lucky, you can observe there the Sumatran monitor lizards, tortoises and colourful river butterflies around the Alur perak campsite.
Day 6. Rafting from Alur Perak to Bukit Lawang. Today is your last day in the jungle. After breakfast, take an early morning swim or just relax around the camp, then it’s time to return to Bukit Lawang. Get ready for about 2.5 hours of fun as your “jungle water taxi” brings you back to your guesthouse by traditional tube-rafting down the Bohorok River!
Cost $800 AUD pp or 8,000,000 IDR minimum 2 people not including airport transfers or accomodation before or after trek.
Cost $1000 AUD pp or 10,000,000 IDR min 2 including airport transfers and 2 nights accomodation in Bukit Lawang before and after your trek.
Price includes highly experienced licensed English speaking guides, National Park permits, all meals while trekking.
Please note this itinerary is flexible. You can change days and add days in to suit what you would like to do