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  6 day sumatran wild Orangutan and Tiger trek expedition
 
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Build your own itinerary from the selection of tours below:
NEW 10 day highlights of North Sumatra (GROUP OR PRIVATE TOUR)
Budget 2 day trek (GROUP OR PRIVATE TOUR)
1 day Bukit Lawang Orangutan Tour
1 day white water rafting expedition
Family Jungle Adventures
2 day off road tour to visit the elephants in Tangkahan
3 day tour to Bukit Lawang and
Tangkahan
5 day tour to Bukit Lawang and Tangkahan (GROUP OR PRIVATE TOUR)
3 day trekking and white water rafting expedition in Marike
5 day overland tour to Berastagi Volcanoes and Lake Toba
3 day trip to Besitang - elephants and wildlife spotting
9 day sumatran wild Orangutan and Tiger Trek expedition (GROUP OR PRIVATE TOUR)
8-10 day Aceh to North Sumatra Jungle trek
 
 
2 week volunteer wild orangutan research project
SOS fundraiser trek
 
 

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Join us for a 6 day overnight trekking adventure through the wild Orangutan territory of Gunung Leuser National Park. Inclusive of 3 nights hotel accommodation in Bukit
Lawang to relax before and after the trek and a short practice trek to visit the semi wild rehabilitated Orangutans at the Bukit Lawang feeding platform.

Whist trekking learn key jungle skills such as building fires and camps, finding and cooking jungle vegetables, fishing for dinner and finding and preparing jungle medicine.

The Sumatran rain forest is host to a multitude of species, including Sumatran Orangutan, Sumatran Tiger, Sumatran Rhinoceros, Sumatran Elephant, Sumatran Striped Rabbit, Malayan Tapir, Malayan Sun Bear, Bornean Clouded Leopard and many birds and butterflies. Of the 10,000 plant species recorded in the West Indo-Malayan region, it is estimated that 45% are found in the Gunung Leuser ecosystem. It is also home to Sumatran Pine, Rafflesia arnoldii (world's largest individual flower), Titan arum (world's tallest and largest inflorescence flower)

This expedition lasts for 9 days, but we can offer more activities such as Elephant Riding in Tangakhan, Whitewater rafting and overland tours to Berastagi volacano and Lake Toba if you have more time to experience the many highlights Sumatra has to offer.

This expedition is ideal for single travellers looking for like minded people to share experiences with. Please see below for upcoming tour dates. Alternatively we can arrange for you to do the trek alone with our guides, at a date fitting into your travel schedule.

   

TYPICAL ITINERARY :
(may vary according to weather conditions)

•  Day One

Early afternoon pick up from Medan and private transportation to hotel accommodation in Bukit Lawang. Orientation and dinner with head guide.

•  Day Two

Set off on a 2-3 hour practice trek to test out clothing and trekking kit whilst trying to spot some semi wild orangutans.

•  Day Three

Breakfast and set off on 6 day trekking adventure. Overnight camping and dinner.

•  Day Four

Continuing trek to next camp looking for signs of wild orangutan nests and other wildlife tracks. Instruction in making a jungle camp followed by late afternoon fishing by the river and instruction in preparing a jungle dinner.

•  Day Five

Day spent looking for signs or wildlife in the surrounding area, whilst also collecting jungle vegetables for dinner and useful jungle medical remedies. Instruction in how to prepare the jungle vegetables and demonstration in preparation of jungle medicine and its uses.

•  Day Six

Continue trekking and observing wildlife. Opportunity for guests to help with setting up the jungle camp and preparation of dinner.

•  Day Seven

Further trekking and tracking of wildlife. Final night of camping in the jungle. Guests can help to set up camp and prepare jungle dinner. (not obligatory!)

•  Day Eight

Trek to tubing pick up point for exhilarating river tubing back to Bukit Lawang and accommodation.

•  Day Nine

Private transportation back to Medan .


Includes

- Private return transportation from Medan to Bukit Lawang and the starting point of the expedition.
- 3 nights hotel accommodation in Bukit Lawang before and after 6 day trek.
- Highly experienced and licensed guides.
- National Park permits.
- All food and water provided during trekking.

Important Note

An average to high level of physical fitness is required for this expedition. Conditions can be hot and at times exhausting in a tropical, rainforest climate.


 









2016 - 2017 Fixed Dates:

20th May to 28th May 2016
24th Jun to 2nd Jul 2016
22nd Jul to 30th Jul 2016
26th Aug to 4th Sep 2016
23rd Sep to 1st Oct 2016
21st Oct to 29th Oct 2016
25th Nov to 3rd Dec 2016
16th Dec to 24th Dec 2016
20th Jan to 28th Jan 2017
17th Feb to 25th Feb 2017
24th Mar to 1st Apr 2017
21st Apr to 29th Apr 2017
19th May to 27th May 2017
9th Jun to 17th Jun 2017
21st Jul to 29th Jul 2017
18th Aug to 26th Aug 2017
22nd Sep to 30th Sep 2017
20th Oct to 28th Oct 2017
17th Nov to 25th Nov 2017
15th Dec to 23rd Dec 2017

     

Necessary Equipment:

•  Sturdy walking boots or shoes

•  Sports sandals or flip flops for river walking

•  Sheet or light weight sleeping bag

•  Optional ground/inflatable mat. One will be provided if necessary.

•  Insect repellent

•  Trousers (not jeans) and if possible long sleeved top(s)

•  Night time / camp clothing for relaxing in.

•  Head torch.

N.B : This is just a general guide. We will advise you further on the necessary equipment during the orientation. You may also be able to borrow some items from us.

     
 
 
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