Half-day Trekking Itinerary (4 hours)
This trek is a great option for travellers who are tight on time. Although we never guarantee wildlife sightings, during this four-hour trek through Gunung Leuser National Park you have the opportunity to see both wild and semi-wild Sumatran orangutans, water monitor lizards, Thomas leaf monkeys, long and short-tailed macaques, Sumatran peacocks, different species of gibbon and silvery lutungs.
Your transport will leave Bukit Lawang at around 8.30 am. After arriving at the National Park, you will have the opportunity to trek a few kilometres through the jungle, all the time keeping your eyes peeled for a variety of wildlife. There will be a stop where you can enjoy a fresh fruit platter.
At around 12.30 pm, you will return to Bukit Lawang. There is an option to raft back to the start point for an additional fee of $11 USD.
Full-day Trekking Itinerary (6 hours)
This full-day trekking experience is a good choice if you want to explore the jungle but have no desire to camp there. During your trek, you have the chance of seeing wild and semi-wild Sumatran orangutans, the Sumatran peacock, Thomas leaf monkeys, long and short-tailed macaques, different species of gibbon, water monitor lizards and the silvery lutung.
Lunch is provided and there will also be a platter of fresh fruit for guests to enjoy. There is the option to raft back to the starting point of the trek for an additional $11USD per person.
2-Day Trekking Itinerary
Easy/Moderate Trek + Rafting included
A two-day trek is a popular option for backpackers who are looking to have an unforgettable experience exploring the jungle.
You will spend the day trekking through the Gunung Leuser National Park, where there will be the opportunity to spot Sumatran wild and semi-wild orangutans, kingfisher birds (not the same as you get in the UK!), water monitor lizards, Thomas leaf monkeys, slow loris’, wild boars, long and short macaques, hornbills, different gibbon species and silvery lutungs.
After the day’s trekking, you will stop to camp close to a small river. Here you will spend the evening relaxing with your peers and guide and also enjoy a local meal prepared by your camp chef. There will be the opportunity to learn traditional games and sing songs before you fall asleep to the sounds of the jungle around you.
The following morning you will be provided with a delicious breakfast and coffee or tea. There will be a chance to visit a beautiful waterfall before making the exhilarating raft ride back to the start point of the trek.
3-Day Trekking Itinerary
Easy/Moderate Trek + Rafting included
The three-day trek offers a high chance of wildlife spotting. Animals you could see include: Sumatran orangutans (both wild and semi-wild), different types of gibbon, hornbills, Kingfishers, wild boars, the Sunda slow loris, monitor lizards, Long and short-tailed macaques, Asiatic soft-shell turtle, Water monitor lizard, Sumatran Peacock, Thomas leaf monkey, Silvery lutung and the giant red flying squirrel.
You will leave your accommodation in Bukit Lawang at around 8.30 am with your guide. Throughout the day there will be a good chance of spotting both wild and semi-wild orangutans. Your trekking route will take you deeper into the jungle and your guide will teach you about the landscape. You will also have the opportunity to learn about Sumatra’s traditional medicinal plants.
Your first campsite is next to a beautiful river and you should expect to arrive there at some point during the afternoon. The evening meal will be provided by the camp chef who will cook a variety of local dishes for you to sample. Evening entertainment is mostly up to you, but there is the option to learn traditional games and sing songs.
The night’s accommodation will be in a tent with an inflatable mattress, bedding and mosquito net. Be prepared for an unforgettable night as the jungle sings you to sleep.
The following morning, coffee or tea will be provided alongside breakfast before you set off for another 5-6 hour hike. You will head through the jungle towards the Bohorok River where it is possible to see black gibbons and wild orangutans.
During the afternoon, you will arrive at your camp for the night which is located close to the river. You will have the evening to relax and another local meal will be provided.
On your final day, you will wake to a delicious breakfast with tea or coffee. There will also be the opportunity to hike to a stunning waterfall before enjoying a raft ride back to the starting point of the trek. The raft itself is built based on local tradition and is made from rubber tyres. Don’t worry though, your guide will steer you down the river!
You will arrive back in Bukit Lawang any 2 pm.
Please note – All of these tours normally require a minimum of 3 people. If you are booking any of these treks as a solo traveller or in a pair, we will try to join you with an existing group, which may mean that we suggest an alternative date to you. If it is not possible to get a group of 3 together, the traveller(s) will need to pay the corresponding quantity to cover the costs as though 3 people were travelling. Ie. solo travellers will need to pay 3x the listed price. A pair of travellers will have to pay 1.5x the listed price per person.