Jungle Day  Treks

Suitable for anyone with limited time or is a first-timer in the jungle. These treks are suited to families with young children and anyone that is not physically fit for longer treks

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Jungle Day Treks

Trekking in the Gunung Leuser National Park

The Gunung National Park is one of the richest tropical rainforests in the world. The jungle around Bukit Lawang is a great place to start to explore this amazing jungle. The terrain is mountainous and trekking involves uphill and downhill hikes.

It is reasonably easy to see ex-captive Orangutans lively freely in the local area, along with Thomas-leaf monekys and Macaque monkeys. If you are really lucky, you may catch a glimpe of the fast swinging White-handed Gibbon or a Black Siamang Gibbon.

Our day treks are suitable for anyone healthy and fit. The well walked trails are easy to follow and there are plenty of rest places to stop for a drink or a snack.

 

New Jungle Highlights

In 2018, the GLNP authority finished building the new canopy trail in the National park at Bukit Lawang. The canopy trail rises about 50m above the ground, allowing visitors to view the surrounding tree canopy and feel what it’s like to be in the trees.

 

More recently, a tree house locally known as ‘rumah pohon’ has been built, sitting 20m high in the trees, so visitors can view the surrounding landscape and wildlife.

Before Your Trip

Why you'll love these short treks

  • Gives you an introduction to the Gunung Leuser Park

  • Easy-to-follow established trails

  • Discover the local jungle, its plants, big damar trees and 

  • Observe ex-captive Sumatran Orangutans lively freely in the jungle, watch them in trees or moving from tree to tree

  • See other animals like the Thomas-leaf monkey, Great Argus bird, Macaque monkeys and Gibbons

Is this trek suitable for you?

  • ​A reasonable level of fitness is essential, as the trek involves some up and downhill hikes

  • Suitable for families with small children, solo travellers or 

  • The climate is hot and humid most of the year. During the rainy season (October - February) it can be wet in the jungle, meaning there are more leeches and possible more mosquitoes. But by wearing long socks and insect repellant usually keeps these at bay. It can also be slippy in the jungle, but a good pair of trainers or boots should be adequate.

  • There are prickly plants and poisonous stinging plants in the jungle, but by wearing long leaves top and long trousers will help to prevent getting scratched or pricked

Half day trek - beginners jungle trek 

3 - 4 hour trek to discover the Gunung Leuser National Park. 

  • Start trek at 9am

  • Hike up some steps to a rubber plantations. Learn about rubber trees, production and process

  • Register at the entrance of the national park before entering

  • Walk through through the jungle, searching Orangutans and other wildlife

  • Visit the huge damar tree

  • Hike down the mountain to the river. Walk back to the village or tube rafting back

Additonal Options:

Think you will be tired after trekking? For an extra 10 euros, enjoy the thrill of river tube rafting back.

Combine this with another activity and 5% off. 

Half Day Trek

Yoga Class

Bat Cave

Eco-Farm Tour

Eco-walking Village Tour

 

TREK HIGHLIGHTS

COST: £32 (minimum 3 persons*)

DURATION: 3 - 4 hours

 START: 7am up to 2pm

GROUP SIZE:   1 - 6 people

FITNESS LEVEL: Low

Inclusions

Certified Guide

Permit Fee and Registration Fee

Seasonal Fruits and snacks

1 day trek - welcome to the jungle 

A full day trekking in the Gunung Leuser National Park exploring the jungle. It's a bit more challenging with more up and down hill tracks, but there are plenty of rest points. 

  • Start trek at 9am

  • A short hike uphill steps to a rubber plantation. Learn about the rubber trees, production and process

  • Register at the entrance of the National Park before entering

  • Hike through the jungle searching for Orangutans and other wildlife. Stopping to observe and take pictures (no selfies)

  • There are small uphill and downhill hikes. Stopping for water breaks and snacks

  • Option to take the canopy trail or climb up the tree house lookout

  • Hike to the top of the mountain, find a place to rest and eat lunch

  • Continure trek, learning about the local trees, plants and wildlife

  • Descend down through the jungle to the river

  • Walk back or enjoy the 'jungle taxi', tube rating back

Additional Options:

Think you will be tired after trekking? For an extra 10 euros, enjoy the thrill of river tube rafting back.

Combine this with an a full day eco-trek and get 5% off. You can also buy a tree and plant it during your trek.

 

TREK HIGHLIGHT

COST: £40 (minimum 3 persons*)

DURATION: 6-7 hours

 START: 9am

GROUP SIZE:   1 - 6 people

FITNESS LEVEL: Low - Average

Inclusions

Certified Guide / Assistant Guide

Permit Fee and Registration Fee

Seasonal Fruits and snacks

Simple Indonesian lunch

Tube Rafting - 'Jungle Taxi'

Think you'll Feel hot and tired after your jungle trek?......
For just an extra 10 euros per person, why not enjoy the traditional 'Jungle Taxi' back to your guesthouse.
 
Tube rafting is a great way to cool off and relax whilst your guides steers the tube raft through the river and rapids.
You get to sit back and enjoy the scenery!

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