West Sumatra, Kerinci Seblat National Park, Tours

Kerinci Seblat National Park






It is the largest national park in Sumatra sprawling across four provinces. The park area includes the second highest mountain in Indonesia and the highest caldera lake in Southeast Asia. Habitats range from lowland dipterocarp rainforest to montane forest and volcanic alpine formations. It is home to rhinos, tigers, elephants, bears and the mysterious orang pendek. Lake Kerinci is the best place to see the park’s famous bird life : hornbills, banded-broadbills and drongos, whose tail give the illusion that the bird is constantly being chased by two black butterflies. Lake Gunung Tujuh is a huge lake 1.995 m above sea level and surrounded by primary rainforest and seven hills. Kerinci Seblat has always fascinated many. Mount Kerinci Seblat attracts hikers and climbers, while the forest’s diversity attracts bird watchers many researchers and conservation project’s. The small market town of Sungai Penuh in the Kerinci Valley and the tea Plantation Village of Kersik Tuo at the foot of Gunung Kerinci are the most popular starting points for excursions into the park.


The tour starts with a long journey passing a long the west coast. From Padang to Tapan it is about 6 (six) hours drive, and then from Tapan to Sungai Penuh we will drive a long small road in midst of the wilderness of Kerinci Seblat. Overnight at Sungai Penuh (Busana Hotel or Similar).


After breakfast, city tour in Sungai Penuh to visit the Greatest Mosque (Mesjid Agung) located in the city and built in 1874. A drive around Lake Kerinci while viewing the countryside of the villages nearby. The trip proceeds to Semurup (hot spring). Overnight stay at a very simple losmen at Kersik Tuo.


A whole day adventure in to the jungle of Kerinci Seblat. If you are lucky you can see elephants, tigers, or other wild animals. You’ll climb one of the Gunung Tujuh to see the Lake of Gunung Tujuh. In the afternoon return to your home stay.


After breakfast, you may walk around the tea plantation or trek half way up the Kerinci Mountain.


After breakfast, we’ll return to Padang with an enroute stop at a waterfall (Letter W), and passing through tea plantation, and the upper and lower lakes. Arrive in Padang and transfer directly to your hotel.


After breakfast, free programme until the time for transfer to BIM (Bandara International Minangkabau

West Sumatra, Kerinci Seblat National Park, Birding

West Sumatra  Kerinci Seblat National Park, Birding



Sumatera Birding On Kerinci Mt and Tapan Road (12 Days / 11 Nights)

Day 1
On your arrival day in Jakarta, you’ll meet by Our Guide then Check-in at the Hotel in Jakarta

Day 2
Flight Jakarta – Padang, Arrive In Padang then overnight.(Night at Hotel in Padang)

Day 3
Drive through the hill mainly through forest and village occasional stop for birding around Danau Krinci and around swamps/padi
(Night at Pak Subandi Home Stay)

Day 4

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West Sumatra, Kerinci Seblat National Park, Danau Gunung Tuju, Seven Mountain Lake

Kerinci Seblat National Park, Danau Gunung Tuju, Seven Mountain Lake

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Lake Gunung Tujuh (Indonesian: Danau Gunung Tujuh) is a volcanic crater lake in the province of Jambi, Indonesia, located at 1°42′23″S 101°24′42″E within Kerinci National Park. Although a young lake, in geologic terms, its surrounding volcano, Mount Tujuh, is old and not immediately obvious as such. The name “Danau Gunung Tujuh” translates as “Seven Mountain Lake,” a seeming reference to seven peaks comprising the forested rim. The tallest of them rises 2732m above sea level, while the lake surface sits at 1950m. The lake is a popular overnight hiking destination among Park visitors and is sometimes fished by locals. Mount Kerinci stands nearby.

West Sumatra, Kerinci Seblat National Park, Valley

West Sumatra, Kerinci Seblat National Park, Valley

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Kerinci valley, Sumatra is located in the Kerinci Seblat National Park, one of the most frequented tourist attractions in Sumatra. There is a large part in this national park that rises above the height of 400 meters and is relatively cool. This part is known as Kerinci valley. The Kerinci Seblat National Park has a large share of Bukit Barisan Mountain range including the highest peak, the Gunung Kerinci measuring 3,805meters, of which Kerinci valley, Sumatra is a part.

Spread over an area of 1.5 million hectare, the Kerinci valley, Sumatra is one of the popular venues of sightseeing in Sumatra. Sprawling over the areas like West Sumatra, Jambi, Bengkulu and South Sumatra, Kerinci valley is a must see among all. Situated at an altitude of 800 meters, the valley boasts of accommodating 3,00,000 people. Kerinci valley in Sumatra is a typically undulating terrain and has a number of natural marvels. In the valley, you will find a number of hot springs. These hot springs attract a lot of tourists as it is believed that bathing in these hot springs relieves you from many ailments.

The swift rivers and scenic waterfalls at the Kerinci valley, Sumatra are the other attractions. The lakes like Gunung Tujuh and Gunung Kerinci draw a number of tourists. These lakes are formed by the deposition of rainwater in the volcanic craters. At the east of Gunung Kerinci lies lake Bento. Lake Bento is the highest freshwater swampland in Sumatra. Set at an altitude of 2,000 meters, Ladeh Panjang is probably the highest swamp woodland. Kerinci valley separates the Kerinci Seblat National Park and forms the main entrance to the area that showcases the flora and fauna in Sumatra.

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– West Sumatra, Kerinci Seblat National Park, Map

Kerinci Seblat  National Park Map

World Heritage of the Tropical Rainforest of Sumatra

Kerinci Seblat  National Park, Park Nasional, Kerinci Seblat , Kerinci,   tigers, elephants, orang utan, rhinoceros,

Kerinci Seblat National Park is the largest national park in Sumatra Indonesia. It has a total area of 13,791 km2, and spans four provinces: West Sumatra, Jambi, Bengkulu and South Sumatra.


 West Sumatra, Kerinci Seblat National Park, Introduction

Kerinci Seblat National Park


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The Kerinci Seblat National Park comprises an area of 1.5 million ha in four provinces: West Sumatra, Jambi, Bengkulu and South Sumatra. A large part of the biggest national park of Sumatra lies above 400 m and is relatively cool. The park probably contains the largest contiguous population of the Sumatran Rhino, estimated at between 250 and 500 individuals.
Due to the fact that a large part of Bukit Barisan Mountain range, including it’s highest peak the Gunung Kerinci (3,805m), lies in the park, Kerinci Seblat consists of very mountainous terrain. In the mountains you will find hot springs and many rivers with rapids and scenic waterfalls. Especially around the crater-lakes of Gunung Tujuh (2604m) and Gunung Kerinci, the landscape is very beautiful.
East of Gunung Kerinci lies lake Bento, the highest freshwater swamp in Sumatra. Ladeh Panjang is probably the highest peat swamp woodland (altitude 2,000 m).
The relatively flat Kerinci valley cuts the park in two and forms the main entrance to the area. The valley is situated at an altitude of 800 m and has a population of about 300,000 people.
As stated above the main entrance to the park is the Kerinci valley. In Sungai Penuh, halfway between Padang and Bengkulu, you can find several losmen. Buses to Sungai Penuh leave from Bukittinggi, Padang (10-12 hours) or Jambi (20-24 hours). Permits are available at the PHPA offices in Jambi, Padang or Sungai Penuh. Inside the park a guide is obligatory.
* Sungai Penuh
o Hotel Busana, Jl. Martadinata
o Hotel Matahari, Jl.Jend.A.Yani 25
* Kersik Tuo
Several Homestays
* Pelompek
PHPA Homestays
* Kayu Aro (1500m)-Gunung Kerinci 2 days
* Pelompek-Danau Gunung Tujuh 1 day
* hot springs at Semurup
* Letter W waterfall
* Along the several rivers: Air Rupit, Air Seblat, Air Tebat Pelapo.
More than 4,000 plant species, including 300 species of orchids and the rare Javan Edelweiss (Anapahalis javanica) grow in the park. The world’s biggest flower, the Rafflessia arnoldi and the tallest flower, the Bunga bangkai raksasa (Amorphophallus titanum) are also find here. In the forests grow trees of the Shorea and Dipterocarpus family.
About 180 species of birds and 200 species of mammals live in the park.

* Lesser moonrat – Hylomys suillus
* Large flying fox – Pteropus vampyrus
* Long-tailed macaque – Macaca fascicularis
* Agile – Hylobates agilis
* Siamang – Symphalangus syndactylus
* Asiatic wild dog – Cuon alpinus
* Clouded leopard – Neofelis nebulosa
* Sumatran tiger – Panthera tigris sumatrae
* Flat-headed cat – Prionailurus planiceps
* Short-tailed mongoose – Herpestes brachyurus
* Collared mongoose – Herpestes semitorquatus
* Oriental small-clawed otter – Amblonyx cinereus
* Eurasian otter – Lutra lutra
* Hairy-nosed otter – Lutra sumatrana
* Smooth-coated otter – Lutrogale perspicillata
* Hog-badger – Arctonyx collaris
* Yellow-throated marten – Martes flavigula
* Indonesian mountain weasel – Mustela lutreolina
* Malayan weasel – Mustela nudipes
* Malayan sun bear – Helarctos malayanus
* Binturong – Arctictis binturong
* Small-toothed palm civet – Arctogalidia trivirgata
* Otter civet – Cynogale bennettii
* Banded palm civet – Hemigalus derbyanus
* Masked palm civet – Paguma larvata
* Common palm civet – Paradoxurus hermaphroditus
* Banded linsang – Prionodon linsang
* Malay civet – Viverra tangalunga
* Small Indian civet – Viverricula indica
* Asian elephant – Elephas maximus
* Sumatran rhinoceros – Dicerorhinus sumatrensis
* Malayan tapir – Tapirus indicus
* Sumatran serow – Naemorhedus sumatraensis
* Sumatran shrew-mouse – Mus crociduroides
* Rattus korinchi
* Kerinci rat – Sundamys infraluteus
* Sumatran rabbit – Nesolagus netscheri

* Blue-breasted Quail – Coturnix chinensis
* Red-billed Partridge – Arborophila rubrirostris
* Ferruginous Partridge – Caloperdix oculea
* Crested Patridge – Rollulus rouloul
* Red Junglefowl – Gallus gallus
* Salvadori’s Pheasant – Lophura inornata
* Bronze-tailed Peacock-Pheasant – Polyplectron chalcurum
* Great Argus – Argusianus argus
* Lesser Whistling-Duck – Dendrocygna javanica
* White-winged Duck – Cairina scutulata
* Pacific Black Duck – Anas superciliosa
* Barred Buttonquail – Turnix suscitator
* Speckled Piculet – Picumnus innominatus
* Rufous Piculet – Sasia abnormis
* Grey-capped Woodpecker – Dendrocopos canicapillus
* Rufous Woodpecker – Celeus brachyurus
* Banded Woodpecker – Picus mineaceus
* Lesser Yellownape – Picus chlorolophus
* Greater Yellownape – Picus flavinucha
* Checker-throated Woodpecker – Picus mentalis
* Grey-faced Woodpecker – Picus canus
* Olive-backed Woodpecker – Dinopium rafflesii
* Maroon Woodpecker – Blythipicus rubiginosus
* Orange-backed Woodpecker – Reinwardtipicus validus
* Buff-rumped Woodpecker – Meiglyptes tristis
* Buff-necked Woodpecker – Meiglyptes tukki
* Grey-and-buff Woodpecker – Hemicircus concretus
* Fire-tufted Barbet – Psilopogon pyrolophus
* Gold-whiskered Barbet – Megalaima chrysopogon
* Red-throated Barbet – Megalaima mystacophanos
* Black-browed Barbet – Megalaima oorti
* Yellow-crowned Barbet – Megalaima henricii
* Blue-eared Barbet – Megalaima australis
* Brown Barbet – Calorhamphus fuliginosus
* Oriental Pied-Hornbill – Anthracoceros albirostris
* Black Hornbill – Anthracoceros malayanus
* Rhinoceros Hornbill – Buceros rhinoceros
* Great Hornbill – Buceros bicornis
# Helmeted Hornbill – Buceros vigil
# Bushy-crested Hornbill – Anorrhinus galeritus
# White-crowned Hornbill – Aceros comatus
# Wrinkled Hornbill – Aceros corrugatus
# Wreathed Hornbill – Aceros undulatus
# Blue-tailed Trogon – Harpactes reinwardtii
# Diard’s Trogon – Harpactes diardii
# Scarlet-rumped Trogon – Harpactes duvaucelii
# Red-headed Trogon – Harpactes erythrocephalus
# Common Kingfisher – Alcedo atthis
# Blue-eared Kingfisher – Alcedo meninting
# Blue-banded Kingfisher – Alcedo euryzona
# Rufous-backed Kingfisher – Ceyx rufidorsa
# Banded Kingfisher – Lacedo pulchella
# Stork-billed Kingfisher – Pelargopsis capensis
# White-throated Kingfisher – Halcyon smyrnensis
# Black-capped Kingfisher – Halcyon pileata
# Collared Kingfisher – Todirhamphus chloris
# Rufous-collared Kingfisher – Actenoides concretus
# Red-bearded Bee-eater – Nyctyornis amictus
# Blue-throated Bee-eater – Merops viridis
# Chestnut-headed Bee-eater – Merops leschenaulti
# Hodgson’s Hawk-Cuckoo – Cuculus fugax
# Indian Cuckoo – Cuculus micropterus
# Oriental Cuckoo – Cuculus saturatus
# Banded Bay Cuckoo – Cacomantis sonneratii
# Plaintive Cuckoo – Cacomantis merulinus
# Rusty-breasted Cuckoo – Cacomantis sepulcralis
# Violet Cuckoo – Chrysococcyx xanthorhynchus
# Drongo Cuckoo – Surniculus lugubris
# Black-bellied Malkoha – Phaenicophaeus diardi
# Chestnut-bellied Malkoha – Phaenicophaeus sumatranus
# Green-billed Malkoha – Phaenicophaeus tristis
# Raffles’s Malkoha – Phaenicophaeus chlorophaeus
# Red-billed Malkoha – Phaenicophaeus javanicus
# Chestnut-breasted Malkoha – Phaenicophaeus curvirostris
# Short-toed Coucal – Centropus rectunguis
# Greater Coucal – Centropus sinensis
# Lesser Coucal – Centropus bengalensis
# Blue-crowned Hanging-Parrot – Loriculus galgulus
# Long-tailed Parakeet – Psittacula longicauda
# Waterfall Swift – Hydrochous gigas
# Glossy Swiftlet – Collocalia esculenta
# Black-nest Swiftlet – Collocalia maximus
# Edible-nest Swiftlet – Collocalia fuciphagus
# Silver-rumped Spinetail – Rhaphidura leucopygialis
# Silver-backed Needletail – Hirundapus cochinchinensis
# Brown-backed Needletail – Hirundapus giganteus
# Asian Palm-Swift – Cypsiurus balasiensis
# Fork-tailed Swift – Apus pacificus
# Grey-rumped Treeswift – Hemiprocne longipennis
# Whiskered Treeswift – Hemiprocne comata
# Barn Owl – Tyto alba
# Mountain Scops-Owl – Otus spilocephalus
# Rajah Scops-Owl – Otus brookii
# Barred Eagle-Owl – Bubo sumatranus
# Buffy Fish-Owl – Ketupa ketupu
# Spotted Wood-Owl – Strix seloputo
# Brown Wood-Owl – Strix leptogrammica
# Collared Owlet – Glaucidium brodiei
# Brown Hawk-Owl – Ninox scutulata
# Gould’s Frogmouth – Batrachostomus stellatus
# Short-tailed Frogmouth – Batrachostomus poliolophus
# Malaysian Eared-Nightjar – Eurostopodus temminckii
# Savanna Nightjar – Caprimulgus affinis
# Spotted Dove – Streptopelia chinensis
# Barred Cuckoo-Dove – Macropygia unchall
# Little Cuckoo-Dove – Macropygia ruficeps
# Emerald Dove – Chalcophaps indica
# Pink-necked Green-Pigeon – Treron vernans
# Thick-billed Green-Pigeon – Treron curvirostra
# Large Green-Pigeon – Treron capellei
# Sumatran Green-Pigeon – Treron oxyura
# Wedge-tailed Green-Pigeon – Treron sphenura
# Pink-headed Fruit-Dove – Ptilinopus porphyreus
# Jambu Fruit-Dove – Ptilinopus jambu
# Green Imperial-Pigeon – Ducula aenea
# Mountain Imperial-Pigeon – Ducula badia
# Masked Finfoot – Heliopais personata
# Slaty-breasted Rail – Gallirallus striatus
# White-breasted Waterhen – Amaurornis phoenicurus
# Ruddy-breasted Crake – Porzana fusca
# White-browed Crake – Porzana cinerea
# Purple Swamphen – Porphyrio porphyrio
# Common Moorhen – Gallinula chloropus
# Rufous Woodcock – Scolopax saturata
# Pintail Snipe – Gallinago stenura
# Marsh Sandpiper – Tringa stagnatilis
# Common Sandpiper – Tringa hypoleucos
# Greater Painted-snipe – Rostratula benghalensis
# Pheasant-tailed Jacana – Hydrophasianus chirurgus
# Pacific Golden-Plover – Pluvialis fulva
# Jerdon’s Baza – Aviceda jerdoni
# Oriental Honey-buzzard – Pernis ptilorhyncus
# Bat Hawk – Macheiramphus alcinus
# Black-winged Kite – Elanus caeruleus
# Brahminy Kite – Haliastur indus
# White-bellied Fish-Eagle – Haliaeetus leucogaster
# Crested Serpent-Eagle – Spilornis cheela
# Crested Goshawk – Accipiter trivirgatus
# Japanese Sparrowhawk – Accipiter gularis
# Besra – Accipiter virgatus
# Black Eagle – Ictinaetus malayensis
# Rufous-bellied Eagle – Hieraaetus kienerii
# Changeable Hawk-Eagle – Spizaetus cirrhatus
# Blyth’s Hawk-Eagle – Spizaetus alboniger
# Black-thighed Falconet – Microhierax fringillarius
# Yellow Bittern – Ixobrychus sinensis
# Schrenck’s Bittern – Ixobrychus eurhythmus
# Cinnamon Bittern – Ixobrychus cinnamomeus
# Little Egret – Egretta garzetta
# Purple Heron – Ardea purpurea
# Great Egret – Ardea alba
# Intermediate Egret – Ardea intermedia
# Cattle Egret – Bubulcus ibis
# Striated Heron – Butorides striatus
# Woolly-necked Stork – Ciconia episcopus
# Schneider’s Pitta – Pitta schneideri
# Giant Pitta – Pitta caerulea
# Black-crowned Pitta – Pitta venusta
# Dusky Broadbill – Corydon sumatranus
# Black-and-red Broadbill – Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchos
# Banded Broadbill – Eurylaimus javanicus
# Black-and-yellow Broadbill – Eurylaimus ochromalus
# Silver-breasted Broadbill – Serilophus lunatus
# Long-tailed Broadbill – Psarisomus dalhousiae
# Green Broadbill – Calyptomena viridis
# Asian Fairy-bluebird – Irena puella
# Greater Green Leafbird – Chloropsis sonnerati
# Lesser Green Leafbird – Chloropsis cyanopogon
# Blue-winged Leafbird – Chloropsis cochinchinensis
# Golden-fronted Leafbird – Chloropsis aurifrons
# Blue-masked Leafbird – Chloropsis venusta
# Tiger Shrike – Lanius tigrinus
# Brown Shrike – Lanius cristatus
# Long-tailed Shrike – Lanius schach
# Malaysian Rail-babbler – Eupetes macrocerus
# Crested Jay – Platylophus galericulatus
# Black Magpie – Platysmurus leucopterus
# Green Magpie – Cissa chinensis
# Sumatran Treepie – Dendrocitta occipitalis
# Slender-billed Crow – Corvus enca
# Large-billed Crow – Corvus macrorhynchos
# White-breasted Woodswallow – Artamus leucorynchus
# Dark-throated Oriole – Oriolus xanthonotus
# Black-and-crimson Oriole – Oriolus cruentus
# Sunda Cuckooshrike – Coracina larvata
# Lesser Cuckooshrike – Coracina fimbriata
# Fiery Minivet – Pericrocotus igneus
# Grey-chinned Minivet – Pericrocotus solaris
# Sunda Minivet – Pericrocotus miniatus
# Scarlet Minivet – Pericrocotus flammeus
# Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike – Hemipus picatus
# Black-winged Flycatcher-shrike – Hemipus hirundinaceus
# White-throated Fantail – Rhipidura albicollis
# Spotted Fantail – Rhipidura perlata
# Black Drongo – Dicrurus macrocercus
# Ashy Drongo – Dicrurus leucophaeus
# Bronzed Drongo – Dicrurus aeneus
# Scaly Thrush – Zoothera dauma
# Island Thrush – Turdus poliocephalus
# Eyebrowed Thrush – Turdus obscurus
# Lesser Shortwing – Brachypteryx leucophrys
# White-browed Shortwing – Brachypteryx montana
# Grey-chested Jungle-Flycatcher – Rhinomyias umbratilis
# Asian Brown Flycatcher – Muscicapa dauurica
# Mugimaki Flycatcher – Ficedula mugimaki
# Snowy-browed Flycatcher – Ficedula hyperythra
# Rufous-chested Flycatcher – Ficedula dumetoria
# Little Pied Flycatcher – Ficedula westermanni
# Verditer Flycatcher – Eumyias thalassina
# Indigo Flycatcher – Eumyias indigo
# Large Niltava – Niltava grandis
# Rufous-vented Niltava – Niltava sumatrana
# White-tailed Flycatcher – Cyornis concretus
# Large-billed Blue-Flycatcher – Cyornis caerulatus
# Mangrove Blue-Flycatcher – Cyornis rufigastra
# Pygmy Blue-Flycatcher – Muscicapella hodgsoni
# Grey-headed Canary-Flycatcher – Culicicapa ceylonensis
# Oriental Magpie-Robin – Copsychus saularis
# White-rumped Shama – Copsychus malabaricus
# Rufous-tailed Shama – Trichixos pyrropyga
# Sunda Robin – Cinclidium diana
# Sunda Forktail – Enicurus velatus
# Chestnut-naped Forktail – Enicurus ruficapillus
# White-crowned Forktail – Enicurus leschenaulti
# Sumatran Cochoa – Cochoa beccarii
# Common Myna – Acridotheres tristis
# Hill Myna – Gracula religiosa
# Velvet-fronted Nuthatch – Sitta frontalis
# Blue Nuthatch – Sitta azurea
# Great Tit – Parus major
# Barn Swallow – Hirundo rustica
# Pacific Swallow – Hirundo tahitica
# Asian House-Martin – Delichon dasypus
# Cream-striped Bulbul – Pycnonotus leucogrammicus
# Spot-necked Bulbul – Pycnonotus tympanistrigus
# Black-and-white Bulbul – Pycnonotus melanoleucos
# Black-headed Bulbul – Pycnonotus atriceps
# Black-crested Bulbul – Pycnonotus melanicterus
# Scaly-breasted Bulbul – Pycnonotus squamatus
# Grey-bellied Bulbul – Pycnonotus cyaniventris
# Sooty-headed Bulbul – Pycnonotus aurigaster
# Puff-backed Bulbul – Pycnonotus eutilotus
# Orange-spotted Bulbul – Pycnonotus bimaculatus
# Yellow-vented Bulbul – Pycnonotus goiavier
# Olive-winged Bulbul – Pycnonotus plumosus
# Cream-vented Bulbul – Pycnonotus simplex
# Red-eyed Bulbul – Pycnonotus brunneus
# Spectacled Bulbul – Pycnonotus erythropthalmos
# Ochraceous Bulbul – Alophoixus ochraceus
# Grey-cheeked Bulbul – Alophoixus bres
# Yellow-bellied Bulbul – Alophoixus phaeocephalus
# Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo – Dicrurus remifer
# Sumatran Drongo – Dicrurus sumatranus
# Greater Racket-tailed Drongo – Dicrurus paradiseus
# Black-naped Monarch – Hypothymis azurea
# Asian Paradise-Flycatcher – Terpsiphone paradisi
# Common Iora – Aegithina tiphia
# Green Iora – Aegithina viridissima
# Rufous-winged Philentoma – Philentoma pyrhopterum
# Maroon-breasted Philentoma – Philentoma velatum
# Large Woodshrike – Tephrodornis gularis
# Shiny Whistling-Thrush – Myophonus melanurus
# Sunda Whistling-Thrush – Myophonus glaucinus
# Chestnut-capped Thrush – Zoothera interpres
# Siberian Thrush – Zoothera sibirica
# Sunda Thrush – Zoothera andromedae
# Hairy-backed Bulbul – Tricholestes criniger
# Buff-vented Bulbul – Iole olivacea
# Streaked Bulbul – Ixos malaccensis
# Ashy Bulbul – Hemixos flavala
# Sunda Bulbul – Hypsipetes virescens
# Zitting Cisticola – Cisticola juncidis
# Hill Prinia – Prinia atrogularis
# Bar-winged Prinia – Prinia familiaris
# Yellow-bellied Prinia – Prinia flaviventris
# Oriental White-eye – Zosterops palpebrosus
# Black-capped White-eye – Zosterops atricapillus
# Mountain White-eye – Zosterops montanus
# Sunda Bush-Warbler – Cettia vulcania
# Oriental Reed-Warbler – Acrocephalus orientalis
# Mountain Tailorbird – Orthotomus cuculatus
# Dark-necked Tailorbird – Orthotomus atrogularis
# Rufous-tailed Tailorbird – Orthotomus sericeus
# Ashy Tailorbird – Orthotomus ruficeps
# Inornate Warbler – Phylloscopus inornatus
# Arctic Warbler – Phylloscopus borealis
# Eastern Crowned-Warbler – Phylloscopus coronatus
# Mountain Leaf-Warbler – Phylloscopus trivirgatus
# Chestnut-crowned Warbler – Seicercus castaniceps
# Sunda Warbler – Seicercus grammiceps
# Sunda Laughingthrush – Garrulax palliatus
# White-crested Laughingthrush – Garrulax leucolophus
# Black Laughingthrush – Garrulax lugubris
# Chestnut-capped Laughingthrush – Garrulax mitratus
# Ferruginous Babbler – Trichastoma bicolor
# Abbott’s Babbler – Malacocincla abbotti
# Horsfield’s Babbler – Malacocincla sepiarium
# Short-tailed Babbler – Malacocincla malaccensis
# Black-capped Babbler – Pellorneum capistratum
# Moustached Babbler – Malacopteron magnirostre
* Sooty-capped Babbler – Malacopteron affine
* Scaly-crowned Babbler – Malacopteron cinereum
* Chestnut-backed Scimitar-Babbler – Pomatorhinus montanus
* Long-billed Wren-Babbler – Rimator malacoptilus
* Rusty-breasted Wren-Babbler – Napothera rufipectus
* Marbled Wren-Babbler – Napothera marmorata
* Eyebrowed Wren-Babbler – Napothera epilepidota
* Pygmy Wren-Babbler – Pnoepyga pusilla
* Rufous-fronted Babbler – Stachyris rufifrons
* Golden Babbler – Stachyris chrysaea
* Grey-throated Babbler – Stachyris nigriceps
* Grey-headed Babbler – Stachyris poliocephala
* Spot-necked Babbler – Stachyris striolata
* White-necked Babbler – Stachyris leucotis
* Chestnut-rumped Babbler – Stachyris maculata
* Chestnut-winged Babbler – Stachyris erythroptera
* Striped Tit-Babbler – Macronous gularis
* Fluffy-backed Tit-Babbler – Macronous ptilosus
* Silver-eared Mesia – Leiothrix argentauris
* White-browed Shrike-Babbler – Pteruthius flaviscapis
* Brown Fulvetta – Alcippe brunneicauda
* Long-tailed Sibia – Heterophasia picaoides
* Yellow-breasted Flowerpecker – Prionochilus maculatus
* Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker – Prionochilus percussus
* Yellow-vented Flowerpecker – Dicaeum chrysorrheum
* Orange-bellied Flowerpecker – Dicaeum trigonostigma
* Plain Flowerpecker – Dicaeum concolor
* Fire-breasted Flowerpecker – Dicaeum ignipectus
* Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker – Dicaeum cruentatum
* Plain Sunbird – Anthreptes simplex
* Plain-throated Sunbird – Anthreptes malacensis
* Red-throated Sunbird – Anthreptes rhodolaema
* Ruby-cheeked Sunbird – Anthreptes singalensis
* Purple-naped Sunbird – Hypogramma hypogrammicum
* Purple-throated Sunbird – Nectarinia sperata
* Olive-backed Sunbird – Nectarinia jugularis
* Crimson Sunbird – Aethopyga siparaja
* Temminck’s Sunbird – Aethopyga temminckii
* Little Spiderhunter – Arachnothera longirostra
* Thick-billed Spiderhunter – Arachnothera crassirostris
* Long-billed Spiderhunter – Arachnothera robusta
* Spectacled Spiderhunter – Arachnothera flavigaster
* Yellow-eared Spiderhunter – Arachnothera chrysogenys
* Grey-breasted Spiderhunter – Arachnothera affinis
* Eurasian Tree Sparrow – Passer montanus
* Forest Wagtail – Dendronanthus indicus
* Yellow Wagtail – Motacilla flava
* Grey Wagtail – Motacilla cinerea
* Paddyfield Pipit – Anthus rufulus
* Baya Weaver – Ploceus philippinus
* Pin-tailed Parrotfinch – Erythrura prasina
* White-rumped Munia – Lonchura striata
* Scaly-breasted Munia – Lonchura punctulata
* White-headed Munia – Lonchura maja

* Asian Brown Tortoise – Manouria emys
* Gonocephalus klossi
* Water Monitor – Varanus salvator
* Green Whip Snake – Ahaetulla prasina
* Reticulated Python – Python reticulatus


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 West Sumatra, Kerinci Seblat National Park, Tigers

Kerinci Seblat National Park

Sumatran Tiger

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Kerinci Seblat National Park was, until quite recently, the largest reserve in Indonesia. Its 13,000 square kilometres (1.5 million hectares) spans four provinces across the southern part of Sumatra: West Sumatra, Jambi, Bengkulu and South Sumatra. It consists of the mostly mountainous terrain of the Bukit Barisan Mountain range; the park’s highest peak being the active volcano Gunung Kerinci (3,805 metres).

This park contains Sumatra’s most significant population of Sumatran rhinoceros, estimated at somewhere between 250 and 500 animals. Other significant mammals include elephants, tapir, clouded leopard, flying squirrels, sun bears, the extremely unusual serow (a goat-deer), Kerinci rabbits (found nowhere else in the world), melanistic golden cats which are often mistaken for black panthers (photographed in 1996), the tiger, and the mysterious orang pendak, a form of great ape. A total of 43 species are found at Kerinci Seblat National Park, the greatest number of any reserve in Sumatra. Of these 24 species are protected. (Count does not include subspecies).

The orang pendak has been reported in Kerinci Seblat for the past 150 years, but has yet to be identified by experts. Recognised by local inhabitants by several names, it has now become Asia’s greatest natural history mystery. A common answer given for the sightings is that these are orangutans which have travelled south of their usual habitat. But orangutans are mostly an arboreal great ape, while the orang pendek reports inevitably have them as ground-based and walking bipeds.

Sightings of this claimed animal are reducing and camera traps have produced nothing, so this may be an indication that the orang pendak is traveling the road towards extinction. On the upside, the camera traps have enabled researchers to learn a great deal more about the wildlife within Kerinci Seblat National Park. The photographs have included a number of tigers and current estimates consider Kerinci contains 133-139 tigers, 44-47 being males and 89-92 being females.

Unfortunately, this park is widely considered by poachers and hunters to be the most likely area in which they will have success. Poaching of tigers and rhinoceros is rife and loss of the tiger from the area would mean the wild pig would breed to pest numbers and destroy crops on local farms. Tigers are a natural control preventing this. Increased anti-poaching measures have been put in action and as well as working directly to protect tiger these four-man groups also maintain the park and try to ensure its boundaries and buffer zones do not suffer from too much encroachment.

But it was only back in 1992 that serious encroachment meant the boundaries had to be redrawn. Logging operations still occur on the very edge of buffer zones, while hillside farming and rattan collecting commonly happens within the park itself. Large areas of Kerinci are slowly being converted for agricultural use.
Presently the buffer areas are not in bad shape, and the tigers are shy avoiding human contact. As a result there is a good relationship with nearby human populations. Natives refer to the tiger as ‘sopan’, (translation: polite); it is even believed that a person can call on the tiger for help and guidance when lost in the forest. Though attacks on humans are rare, these do occur, but many natives often believe the fault lies with the themselves rather than the big cat. Where a tiger routinely becomes aggressive it is usually captured and removed to a captive breeding facility, though the knowledge that this will likely happen has not stopped shootings, trappings and poisonings in revenge for loss of life or livestock.

 West Sumatra, Kerinci Seblat National Park, Tours

Kerinci Seblat National Park



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Mount Kerinci trekking


Mount Kerinci trekking located on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. The 3 days trekking program starts and finish in Padang airport in West Sumatra. Padang airport to the starting point of trekking mount Kerinci, Kersik tuo village is approximately 7hrs driving.

Mount Kerinci 3 days trekking program is focus on Summit trek only as you may be the highest men in Sumatra after reaching the Kerinci summit.  After completion the kerinci trekking, escorting you back to Padang airport on night driving from Kersik tuo. The flight arrival on the first day and departure on the following day must be as earlier as possible to join the 3 days kerinci trekking.

Becoming the highest men in Sumatra, the program trekking as recommended:

3 Days / 2 Nights
Mount Kerinci Trekking in Sumatra, Indonesia.
Start/Finish: Minangkabau airport, Padang West Sumatra.
Tour Code: KNLR-MKST-3D
Departure: You may arrange your own date.

Day 1: Padang Airport – Kersik Tuo
Upon as earlier as possible to arrive in Padang airport, meet and greet with our local guide and then directly transfer to Kersik tuo for 7hrs driving. You can ask the guide/driver If you need to buy personal need in Padang before heading to Kersik tuo village. On the way to Kersik tuo village where you will spend the night before the climb up the kerinci volcano. You will pass beautiful landscape of the Bung Hatta National Forest and small cinnamon and fruit plantations. Lunch enroute at local restaurant, Arrived at kersik tuo village in the afternoon. check in at simple guest house with stunning view, fresh weather and friendly people.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Guest house kersik tuo

Day 2: Kersik Tuo Village – Kerinci Trekking
After breakfast at guest house, preparation for Kerinci climbing, Meet and greet with mount Kerinci’s guide and porters teams then drop you by local transport to the Shelter 1 with the Altitude 1.600 Masl then by feet, climbing up 8 hours to Shelter 2 (Altitude 3005 Masl), arrived, rest and overnight for the summit hike on the following morning.

Accommodation: Tent/Camping
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Kerinci Summit Trekking – Kersik Tuo Village – Padang Airport
Wake up call 4Am, light breakfast, then begin climbing up to the summit of Mount Kerinci(3.805M) for enjoying the spectacular sunrise, The beautiful landscape, taking picture on the top and you are becoming the highest men in Sumatra. By 8am back to shelter 2 and breakfast, enjoy breakfast, then walk down to shelter 1 for 5 hours. Drive to local Guest House, arrived in the afternoon, resting, take a bath and having meals before night driving to Padang airport. Arrive at Padang airport on the following morning (Day 4th), catch up with early flight to your onwards flight.

Accommodation: on the car
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner