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Frequently asked Questions ??

How to do i get to Bukit Lawang?

There are several ways to get to Bukit Lawang, please check all the information  here

What is the best month to travel to Bukit Lawang?

Any time of the year is good to come to Bukit Lawang, the only difference would be the weather. During September to February is the 'rainy season'  - meaning it genreally rains most afternoons or evenings. However, the weather in Indonesia has been changing over the last few years, so it is  difficult to predict what the weathers going to be like. Bukit Lawang can be busy during the high season between July - September.

Will I see Orangutans in the jungle?

The Orangutans in the jungle at Bukit Lawang are mainly ex-captive so are to human presence. Chances of seeing one in the local jungle is high. However, these orangutans live in the wild so it can't be guaranteed. To increase your chances of seeing Orangutans, spend longer in the jungle, explore other parts of the Gunung Leuser National Park and follow the guidelines 

How large are groups that go into the jungle?

As part of our Eco-sustainable program, we only ever take a maximum of 6 people into the jungle at one time. For our Eco-treks we only take a maximum of 3 people. This keeps numbers down and reduces the amount of impact on the environment.

What food will I get in the Jungle?

During a 1 day trek, lunch will be simple - either Nasi Goreng or Mie Goreng. During longer treks, food will be cooked over an open fire and will be traditional Indonesia food. There will be a mixture of vegetables, possibly fish and tofu or tempe. It will be cooked to western style tastes, so not too spicy!

What if I am vegetarian, Vegan or have a allergy?

We cater for all of these. If booking your trekking online, then we always ask if theres any food preferences/requirements. Otherwise just let us know before trekking. There is plenty of vegetarian options, which are generally vegan minus the egg.

Do the guides speak English?

Yes, all our guides speak good English in Bukit Lawang. However, our local guides in the surrounding villages may only speak a little English, but one of our certified guides will always accompany trekking in these places.

Can be bring our Children trekking?

Yes, depending on the age and fitness of the children trekking is safe for children as long as they follow the jungle guidelines. We offer 1/2 and 1 day treks which are suited for families.

Do I need to take Malaria tablets?

Bukit Lawang is not a malaria zone with no known cases, but there are mosquitoes so it cannot be ruled out. We recommend consulting your doctor before travelling.

Is there an ATM in Bukit Lawang?

No there is no ATM in Bukit Lawang, but there are a couple in the next main town, Bahorok.  You can there by becak or a quicker option is by motorbike. One of guides would be happy to take you for IDR 50,000 . In an emergency, there are currency exhange  but the rate will not be as good as the ATM or  it is possible to take money using a card machine but they charge 10% for foreign cards.

I am a solo traveller, can I still go trekking and how much will it cost? 

If your travelling solo, you can still go trekking. You have 2 options, you can join another group or if you want to go on your own then you need to pay the price of two people.

How do i pay for my trekking or Tours?

We ask if you book online to pay a deposit of 20% using paypal or Google Pay. This will secure your booking. The rest can be paid in cash the day before the trek. If the full amount is not paid then it is not possible to start the trek. We ask to pay in Rupiah but it is possible to pay in Euros, Pounds or Dollars at the current exhange rate given in the local office. For all  tours, we ask tyou to pay between 20 - 50% of the tour cost, to secure your booking, the car and the guide. The rest is then paid when you arrive and before the tour.

How do i pay for my trekking or Tours?

We ask if you book online to pay a deposit of 20% using paypal or Google Pay. This will secure your booking. The rest can be paid in cash the day before the trek. If the full amount is not paid then it is not possible to start the trek. We ask to pay in Rupiah but it is possible to pay in Euros, Pounds or Dollars at the current exhange rate given in the local office. For all  tours, we ask tyou to pay between 20 - 50% of the tour cost, to secure your booking, the car and the guide. The rest is then paid when you arrive and before the tour.

What about insurance?

Whilst trekking with us you are in safe hands  and we provide best safeguard security. We ask our guest to follow the jungle guidelines which aims to keep you  as safe as possible, but there are certain risks and hazards to be aware of, like river crossing, public transport, mountain climbingetc. Therefore, we suggest you have full travel insurance to cover trekking in the jungle up to 1000m. Do not take the RISK whilst travelling!  We register you before entering the jungle and pay the permit fees, which ensures that is if anything happens in the jungle, you are covered for search and rescue.

What about the Culture and what can we wear?

Before you travel to anywhere its alsways useful to read up about the local culture and customs. Sumtra is predominately muslim, but the people here are welcoming and friendly. In Bukit Lawang, it is reasonably relaxed and the people are used to tourists, but it is handy to know some of the customs:

 * Only use your right hand to greet and pay for things. Your left and is seen as dirty as it is used to wash after using the toilet

* do not point your feet towards other people when sitting

*  If you want to take a picture, its polite to ask first

* remove shoes before entering a building

* Women should refrain from wearing skimpy tops/shorts, bikini's or figure hugging tops as it seen as shameful and inpolite - definitely in the villages

Don't worry too much about these in Bukit Lawang, but its polite to follow as best you can, thanks!

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Local transport to/from Medan to Bukit Lawang
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Baby orangutan playing in the trees
1 Day Trek
We keep our groups small, upto 6 people only
Food in the jungle
Taking a break by a stream to have lunch
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Heri taking a family with a 4 year trekking for 1 day
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