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Mount Kerinci, Jambi

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Mount Kerinci is the highest volcano in Indonesia, and the highest peak on the island of Sumatra. It is surrounded by the lush forest of Kerinci Seblat National Park, home to the endangered species of Sumatran tiger and Sumatran rhinoceros.GeographyKerinci is located in the border of the titular Kerinci Regency of Jambi province and South Solok Regency of West Sumatra province, in the west central part of the island near the west coast, and is about 130km south of Padang. It is part of the Barisan Mountains, a chain of volcanoes that span from the extreme northwest of the island (in Aceh province) all the way to the extreme southeast (in Lampung province). It is the most prominent feature of the terrain of Kerinci Seblat National Park, with pine-forested slopes rising 2,400-3,300 metres above the surrounding basin, and a cone 13km wide and 25km long at the base, elongated in the north-south direction. At the summit there is a deep 600m wide crater, often partially filled by a small crater lake on the northeast side of the crater floor.
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  • This is an adventurous and physical climb with amazing scenery. Climbed with Endatno Een from Kersik Tua who is a great motivator and full of knowledge about the mountain. Saw lots of langur monkeys a...  more »
  • As the highest mount in Sumatera, Mount Kerinci has its own story and mystery. One of the mystery is the existence of mysterious tribe of Uhang Pandak or Orang Pendek (the Short People)  more »
  • a 3800 meter above sea level,the mountain g ave me a first experience staying high at KersikTuo village.Many mountain climber I met at Losmen who were from Java and abroad ( Europe). Nice place to tas...  more »