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There are only very few places in the world where you still can observe real wild living orang-utans in their natural environment. One is the Gunung Leuser National Park, which you can approach from the east or from the west. In Bukit Lawang (east) the orang utans get feeded and are used to human.
More and more people prefer to come to Ketambe (west) instead of going to Bukit Lawang, even travel efforts are higher. The chance to see orang utans in the rainforest during a trekking tour from Ketambe is nearly 100 percent. We recommend to come to Ketambe and let organize your trip over here. Some guides in Medan will offer you their service, but mostly they don't know much about the jungle and how to find orang-utans or other animals. They will ask more money, than you would pay in Ketambe.
We support the locals!
We work with local guides and porters from Ketambe only. There is no sallery difference between all guides and between all porters.
We have established a rotating system, which will guarantee that every participant gets a job in a regular order.
What do we offer ?
We offer one day jungle walks and multiple day trekking tours with overnight camping in the jungle up to six days. All tours start in Ketambe and can be individual tailored to your needs. It could be a relaxing tour with low level of difficulty to walk, spend more time to watch animals and have longer breaks at river and hot springs to bath. Treks with higher level of difficulty and longer walking time per day go deeper into the jungle. All tours include animal watching.
What is included ?
For any trekking tour we provide an expirienced English speaking guide and if its necessary, one or two porters. The permit for the national park, all food and drinks during the tour, cooking facilities and camping gear are included in the tour package. For your personal use we provide a thin mat, a sleeping bag and leech socks. We offer to store your unneeded luggage during the trek for free.
GUIDE Jhon Kanedi (JFK)
What about the costs?
The total price for a trekking tour depends from different factors: the area you want to go, number of people, number of porters you need and the length of stay. Usual prices are between 350,000 and 500,000 IDR per day per person. One-day trips are cheaper than multiple day trips, because there is nothing to bring for the night. Treks for one person are more expensive than for 2 or more people. 5-6 days tours cost more than 2-4 days trips, because an additional porter is needed.