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Overnight Treks

Go deeper into the jungle and camp overnight with the sounds of the jungle. Suited to anyone with good fitness levels and wants to experience a night under the trees and amongst the wildlife

Our responsible 0vernight treks are a great way to spend longer in the jungle. By camping, guests have an amazing experience sleeping with the jungle sounds of birds, crickets and cicadas. Overnight treks allow you to go slightly deeper into the jungle. There are more chance of seeing less commonly seen animals, like Hornbills, Tortoise, Flying squirrels, Siamang Gibbons. Our team of experienced certified guides will take good care of you.

 

In camp you will get the chance to relax and chat with the guides, play cards and they will bemuse you with their jungle magic and puzzles. Dinner will be cooked over an open fire and there will be enough to feed everyones hunger. All our guests say that the food served in the jungle is extremely tasty and delicious. 

 

As we offer treks around Batu Kapal and Landak River, why not join our Combo 2 Day Discover Eco-Trek that combines jungle trekking with less explored secondary rainforest near Landak River to observe wild Orangutans, exploring two different habitats of Orangutans and observing their different behaviours. We also offer the popular 1 day & 1 night trek from Bukit Lawang. Take a look below about the trek details.

Combo 2 Day Discover Eco-Trek
Different locations & different ecosystems "Best of Both Worlds"

Enjoy the classic jungle trek in the Gunung Leuser National Park and either camp in the jungle, sleep under the rocks or stay 1 night in one of the beautiful guesthouses nestled along Landak River. The next day, trek for 1 day in the less explored hidden forests near Landak River in search of wild Orangutans.

Chances of seeing other tourist is this area is rare, so you can enjoy this magical place by yourselves

This overnight Discover Eco-trek is part of our Eco Sustainable Program and you can learn more about the hidden forest here. 

By joining this trek, you are directly helping the local people as we employ them as Guides and give a fee to the local landowners.

 

We also offer 1/2 days and 1 day eco-treks to see this amazing place 

Option 1:

1 day/1 night in the jungle & 1 day eco-trek in hidden forest Batu Kelinci

Day 1: The day will begin entering the jungle of the Gunung Leuser National Park. During this 6 hour trek there are some up & downhill established trails, but with plenty of rest points. Your guides will search for Orangutans and you will get a chance to see other monkeys, like Thomas-leaf monkeys, Macaques or even a glimpe of a Gibbon.

 

The trek will bring you across some amazing big trees. Your guides will explain things along the way, giving you a chance to ask questions.

 

Around lunchtime your guides will find a spot to have lunch and time to take in the amazing jungle. Around 4pm you will arrive at a camp located by the Landak River. Here you can swim, relax, eat dinner cooked from an open fire and get to know your guides.

Day 2: The following morning, you will eat breakfast and pack your stuff up. You will walk along Landak River with views of the mountains, plenty of butterflies and birds.

 

Arriving at a rubber plantation, there a short hike up a small ridge. It's common to see Thomas-leaf monkeys chilling in the rubber trees. Then trek down through the rocks into the hidden rainforest. Here the search for wild orangutans begins*.

 

This part of the trek can be strenuous with clambering over and along the side of rocks. If your guide manages to see a wild orangutan, be quiet, take photos and watch the true behaviour of these magical animals. Here guests can see wild orchids, medicinal plants, animal footprints, mand birds and butterflies. 

 

Lunch will be served by the river, giving you time to swim, relax and cool down. If your still feeling energetic after lunch, you can continue your walk to Batu Kapal to explore the cave systems and rocks, or just head back to Bukit Lawang.

Trek Highlights

Cost:                 IDR 2,000,000 p/p

  

Duration:           2 full days

Start Time:        9am

Included:           permits, certified guide, local guide, all food, camp, seasonal fruits

Group Size:        2-3 (minimum 2 persons)

Fitness:             Average

What to Bring:   Rucksack with water bottle, comfortable shoes, flipflops/sandals, trek clothes & swimming clothes, camera, torch, insect, repellant, personal medication

Possible Animals Sight

Ex-captive orangutans, wild orangutans, long-tailed & short-tailed macaques, great argus, thomas-leaf & silver-leaf monkeys, gibbons, squirrel, butterflies, birds, monitor lizard

Option 2:

1/2 day jungle trek, rafting tubing, 1 night camping & 1 day eco-trek in hidden forests

DAy 1: Still enjoy the amazing Gunung Leuser National park with a half day trek. Trek for 3 - 4 hours and still a chance to get up close to the ex-captive Orangutans. Its also common to see Thomas-leaf monkeys, Macaques, maybe even a gibbon! Once at the top of the mountain guests will break for lunch, rest and take in the surroundings. After lunch, trek downhill towards the river where your 'jungle taxi' will be waiting. Enjoy the relaxed tubing to where a motobike will be waiting to take you the camp (or guesthouse if chosen) at Landak River. Drive through rubber and oil plantations then arriving at camp where peacefulness and serenity will comsume you. Swim, relax or just take in the beautiful mountains and river. Camp will be either near to the river or under the rocks in the hidden forest. Enjoy dinner cooked from the guesthouse or over a camp fire.

Day 2: Wake up early 7am, eat breakfast then trek in hidden forests and through towering rock formations. The search for wild orangutans begins *, trekking through, over and along rock formations. Your guides will take good care of you! Observe the many insects, butterflies and birds that live here and the total calmness this place gives. It is also common to see silver-leaf monkeys and if your lucky, one with have a baby which is orange in colour. Your guides will find a suitable place to have lunch, either under the rocks or by the river. After lunch, guest can trek again to Batu  Kapalto explore the rocks and cave systems or just relax and swim by the river.

Trek Highlights

Cost:                 IDR 2,250,000 per person * min 2 persons

Duration:           2 full days

Start Time:        8 am

Included:           permits, certified guide, local guide, all food, camp, seasonal fruits, rafting, motorbike ride

Group Size:        2-3 (minimum 2 persons)

Fitness:             Average

What to Bring:   Rucksack with water bottle, comfortable shoes, flipflops/sandals, trek clothes & swimming clothes, camera, torch, insect, repellant, personal medication, plastic bag

Possible Animals Sights

semi-wild orangutans, long-tailed macaques, short-tailed macaques, great argus, thomas-leaf & silver-leaf monkey, squirrel, wild orangutan, butterflies, birds, monitor lizard

* The wild orangutans living in the fragmented forests around Batu Kapal are wild, they are not as used to tourists, like the ones in Bukit Lawang. Chances of seeing them is not a 100%, but if you are lucky enough to see one then it is something very special Respect these Orangutans by being quiet and discrete. 

2 day Jungle Trek - overnight jungle experience

Classic Jungle 2 Day Jungle Trek

 

This is a polular trek as guests get to spend 1 night in the jungle of the Gunung Leuser National Park. You will explore more of the jungle than the 1 day trek and it will end by visiting a small waterfall. By going slightly deeper into the jungle, guests are more likely to see more animals, like Hornbills, Great Argus, White-handed Gibbons. You will also get to see different plants, flowers and trees. Your guides will take good care of you, taking breaks for refreshment and snacking on fruits.

During the first day, you will stop to have lunch on top of the moutain and take a rest. After you will continue to walk towards the evening camp, which is located by the river, whilst still looking out for any wildlife. You will arrive at camp around 4pm, enough time to swim, wash and relax before having dinner cooked over an open fire. Guests will be entertained by the guides with their magic tricks and playing cards. The following morning, you will eat a simple breakfast and continue your trek towards a waterfall. Here Hornbills are often spotted. After a refreshing swim in the waterfall, you will make your way back to your guesthouse or to the river (if chosen) for the waiting 'jungle taxi', tube raft.

Trek Highlights

 

Cost: IDR 1,350,000 per person or with rafting extra €10 p/p (minimum 3 people)*

Duration: 30 hours

Start Time: 7-9am

Included: permits, certified guides, porter, food, camp, mattress, seasonal fruits, 

Group Size: 2-6

 

Fitness: Average

What to bring: rucksack with large bottle of water, swimming clothes, comfortable trainers/walking boots, camera, suncream, insect repellent, any personal meditation

Possible Animal Sights

semi-wild orangutans, long-tailed & short-tailed macaques, gibbons, great argus, squirrel, thomas-leaf monkeys, monitor lizards, hornbill

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