The highest mountain in Sumatra has several names such as the Mountain Tower, Volcano Kurinci, Kerinchi, Korinci, or Peak Indrapura. In addition it is also the highest volcano in Indonesia, and the highest peak in Indonesia outside of Papua. Located in the province of West Sumatra and Jambi. Not far to the Bukit Barisan Mountains, near the west coast. From Padang distance of about 130 km. Surrounding dense forest which contained a Kerinci Seblat National Park. In this national park is the habitat of the Sumatran tiger and Sumatran rhinoceros
The height of the peak of Mount Kerinci is 3,805 meters above sea level. When you visit this mountain, you can see the beautiful sweeping views of the distant city of Jambi, Padang and Bengkulu from the summit of Mount Kerinci. In addition to the panorama, you can see the breadth of the Indian Ocean can be seen clearly. Mount Kerinci crater owned breadth of 400 x 120 meters. In the crater contains water green. To the east you will see a lake, the lake Bento. This is a swamp lake with clear water and is the highest lake in Sumatra. On the back there is a mountain with a crater seven very beautiful unexplored.
This mountain has a stratovolcano type. A mountain that is still active and in the year 2009, the mountain has undergone eruption and erupt. Mount Kerinci conical width 13 km (8 miles) in length and 25 km (16 miles). The mountain is elongated from north to south. And at its peak on the northeast side you can see the inside of the crater 600 meters (1,969 feet). Inside the crater contains a green-colored water. Crater with a size of 400 x 120 meter status is still active. Classification of this mountain is a mountain with an active type A, which is located about 130 km south of the city of Padang. Having a Hawaiian-type eruption with type. The shape of Mount Kerinci is strato mountain or mountain that has the type of eruption ekplosif with type A.
As part of Kerinci Seblat National Park, this mountain is a conservation area with an area of 1,484,650 hectares. National Park is located in the province 4. With locations mostly located in the province of Jambi. And Kerinci Seblat National Park itself is part of the Bukit Barisan Mountains that extends from north to south on the island of Sumatra. There are several types of plants that exist in the region. Land plant species are mahogany tree species, giant flowers and suweg Raflesia Arnoldi giant Amorphophallus titanium. In addition to these herbs, Mount Kerinci there are also several types of pine trees. In addition to the National Park Kerinci Seblat You can also visit the Leuser National Park is hindered by the Canyon Lake Toba and also Sihanok. Prevented then some kind of fauna that are not found in the Leuser Park is in the area of Mount Kerinci such as tapirs (Tapirus indicus), and possum (Tarsius bancanus). There are many types of fauna such as elephants come from Sumatra, Sumatran rhinos, tigers, bears, leopards. Of the various types of fauna that one primate species that does not exist on this island is an orangutan. There are many types of primates that live on the island of Sumatra as gibbons, gibbong, long-tailed monkeys. And in this area there are at least 140 bird species live
If you want to visit Mount Kerinci, you can by road from Edinburgh to the Bangko Sungaipenuh through. Besides these, you can also take perkalanan of Padang, Lubuk Linggau, and Bengkulu. When you are through the air by plane, you can land in Padang or Jambi. The view that there is a very natural at Mount Kerinci. Coupled with a wealth of flora and fauna that can be found from the lowlands to the mountain top. All of them not only to be enjoyed alone but is also suitable for the conduct of research and education facilities
If you want to make the climb to the summit of Mount Kerinci, will take a two day journey starting from the Post grit Tuo. Grit Tuo village, located in the District Kayu Aro is located at an altitude of 1,400 masl. The population is mostly composed of the descendants of Javanese plantation workers, so that the language used is Java language. When you’ve got to grit Tuo, you can go to the guard post Kerinsci Seblat National Park or R10 which is at an altitude of 1,611 mdpi. To get there you can walk that takes about 45 minutes to traverse the tea plantations.
R10 is a cottage in cottage hall guard Kerinci Seblat National Park. This post serves to oversee every visitor who will climb Mount Kerinci. R10 of this post, you can go directly to the Jungle Door height reaches 1,800 meters above sea level, to get to here you will travel a distance of about 2 km with a travel time of approximately 1 hour drive. Terrain that you went through a plantation / farm population. This field is very friendly because the road was good conditions (asphalt) up to the forest boundary
Heading Doors Woods is starting gate you climb. This falls within the forest boundaries between fields and forests heterogeneous as the entrance. Heading Door Rimba located at an altitude of 1,800 masl. Here you will find the location of the shelter and also the location of the water a distance of approximately 200 meters to the left. To towards him, you will cover the distance to the Bench about 2 miles or 30 minutes away. Trajectory that passes slightly sloping when entering a heterogeneous forest.
Next is the Bench Pos at an altitude of 1,909 masl. There are two shelters that can be used for the rest. When you go to the Jade, the terrain you still go through with ramps within 2 km and takes about 45 minutes across the forest. Here you can relax in the Jade Post is located at an altitude of 2,000 meters above sea level, but here there is no shelter her. There is sometimes a dry river in the dry season. When you are going to the Post 1 which is about 2 km from the Jade you will need about 1.5 hours. Path into the dense forest and steep with a slope of 45 to 60 degrees. In Post 1 of this height is 2,225 meters above sea level. In Post 1 there is a cabin that can be used for the rest.
And to get to the Post 2, you have to travel a distance of about 3 miles and takes about 2 hours. On the track at Post 2 is sometimes you will encounter steep terrain sloped at 45 degrees, but you can still find a sloping terrain. In Post 2, there is an old cottage that has been at an altitude of 2,510 masl. You can rest when you are in this Pondos. To get to the Post 3 distance to go is 2 km with a travel time of about 3 hours. In this track we can find ferns plants with a rather open forest conditions.
In Post 3 you’ll find a cabin that has been damaged skeleton and live alone. Postal 3 is located at an altitude of 3,073 masl. The climbers who have reached this post can also be rested. And the condition is still convenient to set up a tent because it is still sheltered by trees. The time taken to achieve the peak of this post about 4 hours.
Further to the distance to the Post 4 you have to travel approximately 1.5 miles, and takes about 1.5 hours. A former track conditions so that the water flow will turn into the gutter when it rains. Heading 4 is at an altitude of 3,351 masl. This post is quite roomy and can condition to set up some tents. But unfortunately the weather here is often hostile. And the next track, a path to get to the top. Impassable terrain to reach the summit of sand and sandstone rock. Distance of about 2 km with a travel time of about 3 hours. When it entered the track, you and also the other climbers to always be extra careful.