Overnight Treks

Go deeper into the jungle and camp overnight with the sounds of the jungle. Suited to anyone with good fitness levels and wants to experience a night under the trees and amongst the wildlife

Trekking

Overnight treks

Overnight Treks

Truly experience the jungle in one of the richest tropical forests 

On these ethical overnight treks, you will get to explore a little deeper. Learn about the abundant plant life and wildlife. Camp by a river, swim, relax and gaze at the stars above you whilst listening to the jungle sounds.

 

We not only offer the standard treks in the Gunung Leuser National Park but have our own unique combo eco-treks that combines jungle trekking with trekking in less explored fragmented rainforest near Landak River to observe truly wild Orangutans.

 

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Why you'll love an overnight trek
  • You will trek deeper into the national park and explore more of the jungle

  • Likely to see more species of animals

  • Learn more about the local plant life and animals

  • Camp by a river where you can swim and relax on the bank

  • Get to know your guides, play cards, sing and be amused by their jungle magic

  • Enjoy dinner cooked over an open fire 

  • Sleep with sounds of the jungle
 
Is this trek suitable for you?
 
  • A reasonable level of fitness is needed as there are quite steep uphill and downhill climbs
  • Suitable for solo, couples or friends and families
  • For anyone looking to spend a night in a rainforest environment
 
 
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Sumatra EcoVentures offers unique overnight treks which no other company offers this type of experience.

We work hard to make it happen and you would be directly helping the local people and preserving the forests. Have a look below and get in touch to start planning your next great adventure!

Combo 2 Days Discover Eco-Trek
Different locations & different ecosystems "Best of Both Worlds"

Option 1: 1 day/1 night in the jungle & 1-day eco-trek in hidden karst forest near Landak River

This is now our most popular trek!

Day 1: The day will begin entering the jungle of the Gunung Leuser National Park

  • Hike up & downhill established trails, with plenty of rest points.

  • Search for Orangutans and other wildlife.

  • Enjoy lunch at the top of the mountain with good viewpoints.

  • Arrive at camp by a small river around 4pm. Here you can swim, relax, eat dinner cooked from an open fire and get to know your guides.

Day 2: Landak River

  • Enjoy breakfast then pack your stuff up. You will walk down Landak River with views of the mountains - plenty of butterflies and birds to see

  • Arriving at a rubber plantation, there a short hike up a small ridge. It's common to see Thomas-leaf monkeys chilling in the rubber trees.

  • Trek down to the hidden forest & towering limestones rocks. This part of the trek can be strenuous, clambering over, down and beside the rocks.

  • Your local guide will try to spot wild orangutans in the tree. Be quiet, take photos and watch the true behaviour of these magical animals.

  • Wild orchids, medicinal plants, animal footprints, many birds and butterflies can also be seen

  • Eat lunch under the rocks or make your way to the river

  • If your still feeling energetic after lunch, you can continue your eco-tour to Batu Kapal to explore the cave systems and rocks, or just head back to Bukit Lawang

Option 2: 1/2 day jungle trek, tube rafting, 1 night camping & 1 day eco-trek in hidden forests

Day 1: Still enjoy the amazing Gunung Leuser National Park with a half day trek.

  • Trek for 3 - 4 hours and still get a chance to observe ex-captive Orangutans. Visit the large damar tree. Also chances to see Thomas-leaf monkeys, Macaques, maybe even a gibbon!

  • At the top of the mountain or trek down to the river to enjoy lunch and relax

  • Raft back to the village where a motorbike will be waiting to take you to the camp near to Landak River

  • Drive through rubber and oil plantations before arriving at camp. Swim, relax or just take in the beautiful mountains and river. Camp will be either be near to the river or under the rocks in the hidden forest. Enjoy dinner cooked from the guesthouse or over a campfire.

Day 2: Landak River

  • Eat breakfast early and enjoy your surroundings. Trek into the hidden karst and look for wild orangutans. 

  • See above for the rest of the itinerary

 

These overnight Combo Discover Eco-treks are part of our Eco Sustainable Program and you can learn more about the hidden karst forest here. 

We also offer 1/2 days and 1 day eco-treks to see this amazing place.

TREK HIGHLIGHTS

COST: Rp 1,750,000 (minimum 2 persons)

DURATION: 2 full days

 START: 8-9 am

GROUP SIZE:   1 - 3 people

FITNESS LEVEL: Average

INCLUSIONS

Permit and registration fee

 

Certified Guides and local guide for 2nd day

Camp and camp equipment

Lunch x 2, dinner x 1, breakfast x 1. Seasonal fruit

TREK HIGHLIGHTS

COST: Rp 2,250,000 (minimum 2 persons)

DURATION: 2 full days

 START: 8-9 am

GROUP SIZE:   1 - 3 people

FITNESS LEVEL: Average

INCLUSIONS

Permit and registration fee

 

Certified Guides and local guide for 2nd day

Camp, camp equipment & rafting

Lunch x 2, dinner x 1, breakfast x 1. Seasonal fruit

Motorbike ride to landak river

ADDED NOTE

The wild orangutans living in the fragmented forests around Batu Kapal are wild, they are not as used to tourists, like the ones in Bukit Lawang. Chances of seeing them is not a 100%, but if you are lucky enough to see one then it is something very special. Respect these Orangutans by being quiet and discrete. 

Couple 1 day trek bukit lawang
Couple 1 day trek bukit lawang

Taking guests from Holland for a 1 day trek

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Male orangutan resting nest
Male orangutan resting nest

Large flanged wild male orangutan resting in its nest, GLNP, bukit lawang

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rubber plantation monoculture
rubber plantation monoculture

Rubber plantation,located on the route to Landak River

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small brown lizard
small brown lizard

small brown lizard resting on a plant, bukit lawang

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forest batu kelinci
forest batu kelinci

fragmented secondaary forest with towering rock formations

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wild orchid batu kelinci
wild orchid batu kelinci

Wild white flowering Orchid growing in the forests at Batu kelinci

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Bracket Fungi
Bracket Fungi
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2 day Jungle Trek - overnight jungle experience
 

This is the popular classic jungle trek. You will explore more of the jungle than the 1-day trek.

 

Day 1. Enter the Gunung Leuser National Park

  • Trek the well-established trails, hiking up and down the mountains

  • Search for ex-captive Orangutans and other wildlife

  • Likely to see; the Great Argus, White-handed Gibbons, Thomas-leaf monkeys, long-tailed macaque, maybe a Siamang.

  • Visit a large damar tree and other interesting spots in the jungle. You will also get to see different trees, lots of fungi and plants.

  • Have lunch at the top of the mountain, take a rest and take in the jungle surroundings.

  • Continue trekking through the jungle reaching a high point before the downhill climb towards the river and camp. Arriving around 3-4pm.

  • Enjoy drinking tea/coffee, biscuits and chilling. Swim, wash in the river before having dinner. Evening will be spent with your guides playing cards, singing, and being bemused by their jungle magic

 

Day 2: Have a relaxing morning by the river and enjoy a simple breakfast.

  • Trek towards a waterfall. Hornbills are often spotted here. Jump in or just relax

  • Explore the area, walk along the bank then enjoy lunch at camp

  • Get ready for your 'jungle taxi' back to the village

TREK HIGHLIGHTS

COST: 1,400,000 (minimum 3 persons)

DURATION: 2 days

 START: 9 am

GROUP SIZE:   1 - 6 people

FITNESS LEVEL: Average

INCLUSIONS

Permit and registration fee

 

Certified Guides and local guide for 2nd day

Camp and camp equipment

Lunch x 2, dinner x 1, breakfast x 1. Seasonal fruit

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guide-heri-liana

Guide Heri resting in a dangling liana in GLNP

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2-day-trek-river-crossing

Crossing a small river in the GLNP, Bukit Lawang

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Thomas-leaf monkey bukit lawang
Thomas-leaf monkey bukit lawang

Thomas-leaf monkey, common sitting in bukit lawang

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