Mount Kerinci – Travel to Highest Mount of Sumatra
Mount Kerinci is an amazing spot which is the highest volcano in Indonesia, it also the highest peak on the island of Sumatra. Mount Kerici located inside a Great National Park, called Kerinci Seblat National Park, Mount Kerinci and its park is home to endemic endangered species such as Sumatran tiger and Sumatran rhinoceros.
Mount Kerinci located between two provinces, Jambi province and West Sumatra province. Mount Kerinci included in part of the Barisan Mountains, group of volcanoes that span from northwest of the Sumatra island (in Aceh province) all the way to the Lampung province. It is the most prominent feature of the terrain of Kerinci Seblat National Park.
The Scenery of Mount Kerinci is so spectacular with dense forest and both active and inactive volcanoes. The Kerinci Seblat national park forests save the headwaters of some of Sumatra’s most important rivers that flow from springs and peat swamps like Ladeh Panjang and Lake Kebut high on the mountains, as well as many wonderful lakes and wetlands.
For you people who like to climb up to the peak of mountains, Kerinci actually one of most popular destination for climber in Indonesia. Mount Kerinci can be climbed from the village of Kersik Tuo, it will takes about 7 hours to dride from Padang by car or bus. Climbing to the peak of Mount Kerinci usually takes 2 days and 1 night. Climbers may also choose to go up only as far as Camp 3 or 2, skipping the summit attempt, which requires a dawn climb. Mount Kerinci have a very thick jungle, and easily can get muddy and slippery on mild drizzles, which usually occur in any time, even on the dry season. To climb the peak of mount kerinci you will need a guide, however climb and explore kind of area which has extreme tracks is quite dangerous, as there have been rare cases of people disappearing after attempting to climb alone.
The scenery from Mt.Kerinci ‘s peak is totally amazing and incredibly breathtaking, no words can describe the beauty of the earth from the top of Sumatra Island. the Indian Ocean on the west, Bukit Barisan mountain range on the north side, with white cottonball-like cloud floating in the air.
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View of Mount Kerinci