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Address: Jl. Kayu Aro, Jambi, Indonesia

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Breathtaking views, wonderful cooling place

Gunung Kerinci is the second mountain I've trekked in Indonesia (The other being Gunung Semeru). I've also did Fansipan recently. I would say that it is not an easy mountain, but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
William Q
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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Gunung Kerinci is the second mountain I've trekked in Indonesia (The other being Gunung Semeru). I've also did Fansipan recently. I would say that it is not an easy mountain, but in terms of difficulty it would rank behind both. However, in terms of scenery I would say that I preferred it to Semeru and a little better than Fansipan.... More 

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9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We were staying at Gunung Tujuh Guest House in Kerinci. We departed around 9am and were at the foot of the mountain around 9.30am. Along the way, there are lots of local shops and a vast tea plantation. from Kerinci, the mountain stood alone like Mount Doom of Mordor but much greener. Surely, its majestic shape towers above the little... More 

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Local guide, Rapani, arranged and planned for the climb for us without any hassle 2 months prior. He tries his best in everything and took great care of us throughout the trip. The trek was great but I could see that it got dirtier since the last time I came in 2013. Please bring all your trash out, don't rely... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Absolutely memorable experience, Kerinci was a tough but rewarding climb. Danau gunung tujuh was beautiful as well, saw langurs, leopard prints etc. Abd RApani is a wonderful guide, very friendly, helpful and professional. The homestay was clean and comfortable. And we managed to meet Killian Brais, one half of the World Tour on Foot team! Thanks again Pak rapani.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Even im a mountain person but Kerinci was quite tough for me. The 2 day 1 night was grueling. The summit attack not so tiring but if you lack of food you might be in trouble. From Padang it took 8-9 hours to get to Jambi. Here you can see tea plantation and it was huge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

It's my first review in trip advisor, and maybe the only one as well. I and my friends planned for an overseas trekking experience and we were thinking of fansipan in Vietnam originally. But finally we picked Mt kerinci in Sumatra and it's proven to be a wise choice. We have just completed the trip and i can't wait to... More 

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Pekanbaru, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

If you're a mountain person, or love nature, or just love the view - this is a must visit! There's the largest tea plantation in the world just at the bottom of the mountain, it's the second highest tea plantation in the world (the first is in Himalaya).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It is not quite easy to get to Kirinci Valley. It is a 6-7 hours bus tour on bumpy roads. But it is definitely worth the trip! The valley around mount Kirinci is full with chili, cinnamon, coffee and tee plantations. I think it is one of the largest tee plantations in the world. The scenery is even more impressing... More 

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Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction 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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