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Mount Kerinci

Jl. Kayu Aro, Jambi, Indonesia
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Jambi
Type: Mountains
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Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Just climbed the Kerinci with Fantastic guide and organiser Een. Reasonable price and good communications ( just mail to endatno@gmail.com) up front, clear and no surprises about any pricing, which was nice. Kerinci is quite a tough climb, not very difficult to navigate ( up at least, some people manage to walk back on other side of crater, which is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I rarely write reviews on here, but feel compelled to do so in order to recommend my guide - Endatno Een. I spent 5 days as a solo traveller in the national park, and Een took care of everything for me (two treks, one overnight and homestays in the village) for a very reasonable price. The trekking itself was challenging... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

It was a 2 days real hard trekking for a retired age men, but I proud to do it and surely its worth. The 10 km round trip Kayaking on the river in Kerinci Swamp Forest was a big pleasant surprise for me since its not listed in any reviews I read before, and this experience really gave me such... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The highest volcano in Indonesia posed stunning view with tea plantations at its base. The trek starts at Kersik Tuo and requires 2D1N to complete the trek to its peak and return. The route is no joke with combination of lush jungle with wild animals at the beginning and later steep loose scree on the way to top. Een was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

Trail is almost strait from head to end. So it is somewhat demanding. But it is rainforest surrounded by beautiful plants and animals. It will be fun when accompanied by a guide. We were not go to the top because of heavy rain during the camp night. In that situation, you can not enjoy scenery. But tee tree plantation surrounding... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

It takes us around 7 hours to get here from padang. the scenery along the was really nice, but little shock it the signed " Awas Macan" in some of the area. We arrived in Kerinci around 4 am and is really cold. After sunset we explore the area and it was stunning. The food in the area was incredible... More

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

I recently trekked up Mount Kerinci with my guide helpful, friendly and always positive Rapani. The walk starts in jungle surrounds and the flora will get shorter and shorter as you walk up. The first night we stayed at shelter 3 and early in the morning we walked the last 500m to the summit. The view at the summit is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

my trip to mt kerinci was wonderful.Beautiful landscape along the way,lots of greenery and tea plantation.Even though I did not train for the climb and was ill prepared my guide pak endatno was very patient and look after me and my friends well.The food he prepared was excellent and also knew the landscape,culture and most impt the terrain well.I felt... More

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013 via mobile

Got a guide from pak subandi and got charged 900.000. I probarly could of gotten the price down to 800.000 but since they had taken such good care of me when I was sick I didnt feel like haggling. It was a stunning trek. Beautifull jungle and great mountain vistas. My guide was really nice and professional and had really... More

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

The volcano is 3805 meters above sea level, while the highest mountain in the neighbouroods is Gunung Tujuh, which is about 2700 meters. So the top of Kerinci is by far the highest point in that zone, it's really impressive to be on the top. And the crateer is really deep. I have been trekking in a few volcanic areas... More

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