The 2.5 million hectare Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra site comprises three national parks: Gunung Leuser National Park, Kerinci Seblat National Park, and Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park. The site holds the greatest potential for the long-term conservation of Sumatra’s distinctive and diverse biota, including many endangered species. The protected area is home to an estimated 10,000 plant species, including 17 endemic genera; more than 200 mammal species; and some 580 bird species of which 465 are resident and 21 are endemic. Of the mammal species, 22 are Asian, not found elsewhere in the archipelago and 15 are confined to the Indonesian region, including the endemic Sumatran orang-utan. The site also provides biogeographic evidence of the evolution of the island.
Who can go trekking? – It is worth remembering that it is quite tough physically due to the very humid and hot climate and the often steep uphill or downhill terrain. However, don’t worry, we can adapt the length of your trek to your physical abilities.
Treks range from half-day treks up to 7-day treks, which will bring you deep into the forest, crossing over to the Aceh side, normally ending in Ketambe. Make sure you address any concerns you have regarding the difficulty of the trek with your guide so that he can adjust the itinerary in the jungle based on your set level of difficulty.