we will be doing a little SE Asia tour in October and booked a 6-day trip around North Sumatra.
Day 2 is described as follows:
(..) Medan - Bohorok/Bukit Lawang. In this impressive nature reserve you can see the orang utans feeding in their natural environment. This involves a 45 minutes walk through the jungle to reach the feeding grounds of the orang utan. The sportive hiker can take exciting jungle trips here. However walkers must be fit and have suitable, large profile shoes.
So now I'm wondering - how strenuous is the trek exactly? W wouldn't say I have any health problems, I'm 24 years old, I play tennis once a week and do some dancing one in a while, but I'm also a corporate worker which forces me to sit behind the desk around 50hrs a week!! So I'm not really used to straining myself physically in any kind of way and now I'm wondering whether I'll make it without making an ultimate fool of myself :)
Also any other advice concerning clothes (warm, thin etc?), money (how much? which currency?) etc would be greatly appreciated by moi!