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Address: Jl. Kayu Aro, Jambi 37162, Indonesia
Phone Number: 6281271117133

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Climb the highest vulcano of indonesia

Mount Kerinci is the highest volcano in Indonesia and the highest Indonesian peak outside Papua (Irian Jaya). Much of the Kerinci Seblat National Park is located in the province... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mount Kerinci is the highest volcano in Indonesia and the highest Indonesian peak outside Papua (Irian Jaya). Much of the Kerinci Seblat National Park is located in the province of Jambi but the mountain itself is on the border with West Sumatra. We are listing it as being in Jambi because local people regard Kerinci as a region of Jambi... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

I have 4 day visited there (including travel 2 days), I arrived at Padang around 8 or 9 am, and guide waiting me with My name Tag. So, I can say Mt is very far from airport, take time around 7-8 hrs from airport to Homestay. My guide name is "Rapani", he is very nice guy, friendly and also his... More 

Thank qoozz
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

On Day 1, we spent 7 hours to reach Shelter 3 before resting the night. Took 1+ hour to hit summit. Advised to start your summit assault earlier to catch sunrise as it is v v tiring. We could hardly catch our breath. The journey back to Shelter 3 was steep so be careful. Overall, a tougher climb for us... More 

Thank pRedAtov
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Mr.Rapani is our group tourist guide for a few years. He's guided us for hiking different mountains with his team. We can't say every trip is perfect because of the weather, time and energy, he and his team help us a lot for every trip, really appreciate them. As the hiker, let just enjoy every moment in the mountain, all... More 

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Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016

Kerinci is another good volcano hiking. The trail before camp site is purely jungle trekking. Campsite is quite small on shelter 2 and 3. The peak is quite nice – big crater to enjoy the view. I have very bad experience for hiking at Kerinci with one agency. I contacted the tour owner for solo-trip, which I paid 5,500,000 IDR... More 

2 Thank Pop_Sarawoot
Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016

its an awesome mountain! it`s easy to reach the basecamp. I recommend that you coming from Padang instead of Jambi. easier transportation. You can booking a transportation from Padang, and just say you need to stop at Mt.Kerinci. Done! Its about 6-7 hours. The trekking is hard though. If you want an awesome trek. Its for you. The view at... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

We climbed Mt. Kerinci on March 2016 with Rapani ( the guide) . It was a fantastic experience and it's very beautiful Mt. It has 3,posts and after post 3 you will see 3 shelters in sequence. Distance between shelter 1 to 2 is long but easier that shelter 2 to 3 ; Heavy rain during climb is challenging. It's... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

Went on a 4D3N climb with a guide, Endatno Ean (You can find his details in posts further down) during the december period'15, Monsoon period. The climb itself is a 2D1N affair. The Mountain is definitely worth it, trekking through the forest, mudtrails, mudpits etc. The trek is definitely not hard for anyone who is adequately fit. No technical knowledge... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2016 via mobile

If you are a foreigner i think you can keep up with the temperature but dont forget to bring more water from the base camp because the water source is pretty unpredictable just like the weather! My friend went there on 16-17th and there was a storm and i was starting to hike on 18-20(its the third mountain in a... More 

1 Thank Shintia N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2016

Yesterday I climbed the highest volcano in Sumatra and I have to recommend this trip to everyone who is keen for a good workout and some amazing views to the 2nd largest tea plantation in the world, highest lake in Southeast Asia and beautiful mountain ranges and jungle of Kerinci Seblat National Park. My 2day trip (1st day - 7... More 

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