What and Where is Bukit Lawang
Bukit Lawang is the name of a village situated in the westside of the Nort Sumatera province and on the edge of the Gunung Leuser National park. Gunung means “mountain”, Bukit means “hill” and Lawang means “door” or “gate”. Therefore, Bukit Lawang is the hill which is the gateway to the mountains.
Mount Leuser National Park
Bohorok is only a small part of the 1.094.962 hectare of Mt.Leuser National Park. The magnificent rainforest of the park has become famous throughout the world.
Some of the rarest species on earth can be found here, like for example the Sumateran Rhinoceros and the Orang Utans. The Park is inhabited by animals like the Great Argus Pheasant, Elephants, the Sumatera Tiger and as many as seven species of primates, one which is Siamang, which has an impressive far -reaching vocal display. The agile and pretty-paced Thomas Leaf -monkey and long taild macaques are also commonly seen.
In total the park lists 285 species of birds, 90 species of mammals and reptiles and 35 species of amphibians. The park-flora contains some 3500 plant species and on each hectare of the lowland forest you can find up to 60 different tree species.
As wildlife is always unpredictable, it cannot be guaranteed to see any of these species. However we try to find and track down as many as possible during the jungle survival tour.
Geological there are several limestone formations along the foothills of the mountains,some with beautiful caves. A long time ago these were coral reefs which have since been uplifted from the sea at a rate of a few millimeters per year by the process of colliding ocean floors and drifting continents. These infinitely slow collision and the enormours forces involved have led to the formation of high mountains and volcanic zones. Some of these processes have happened only some 1800 years ago during glacial times.
The peaks of the park – Mt. Leuser, Mt. Kemiri and others – were still covered by glaciers snow and ice by that time. The sea level at the time was more than 80 m lower than at present and the islands of Sumatera, Java and Borneo then formed one huge land mass, which was connected to the Asian mainland via Malaysia.
Things To Do in Bukit Lawang
1 . Jungle Trekking
The tropical rainforest of Mt. Leuser National Park has many interest option for place to camp in jungle for one day or longer. Eg :
- After visiting Orang-Utan,trekking through the jungle for 3 hours 35 euro/pax minimum 3 person.
- One (1) day jungle trekking costs 45 euro/person (minimum) three (3) person.
- Two (2) days jungle trekking costs 80 euro/person (minimum) three (3) person.
- Three (3) days jungle trekking costs 110 euro/person (minimum) three (3) person.
- Four (4) days jungle trekking costs 155 euro/person (minimum) three (3) person.
- Five (5) days jungle trekking costs 190 euro/person (minimum) three (3) person.
- If you are interested,make combination with traditional tube rafting back to Bukit Lawang,you have to pay extra 10 euro/person.
- We also offer you expedition and camp outside National Park to monitor orang-utan and other animals at Batu Kapal,Landak River. The price 75 euro/person (minimum) three (3) person.
- Those Jungle trekking packages include meal,tent,guide fee and permit into the jungle.
Cycling Around Bukit Lawang
We organize the tour around the villages so you can see the rice field and the local activities. It will costs you 11 euro/person (minimum) three (3) person.
We organize cooking class lesson with the local expert to learn how to cook local delecacy ex. (rendang, soto, gado-gado, local cake, etc)
How To Get To Bukit Lawang
We organize a private car to pick up from the airport or hotel (Medan Area)
- The price Rp.600.000 one way
Other option you can go by public bus or taxi to Bukit Lawang.
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