Monday, 10 November 2014

BUKIT LAWANG-LEUSER JUNGLE NATIONAL PARK CONSERVATION



TOURIST INFORMATION /INDONESIAN NATURE GUIDES ASSOCIATION

WELCOME TO BUKIT LAWANG NORTH SUMATERA INDONESIA

WHAT IS BUKIT LAWANG

Bukit lawang is the name a village situated in northern sumatera on the edge of the Gunung Leuser National Park. “Gunung” means “mountain”, “Bukit” means “hill” and “Lawang” means “door” or “gate” and therefore, “Bukit Lawang” means ” The Hill which is the Gateway to the Mountain.”
Bukit Lawang is aproximately three hours drive from Medan and its main attraction are informal accommodations, scenery, the clear, swift running, Bahorok River and the Orangutan centre run by the park staff.
MOUNT LEUSER NATIONAL PARK Bahorok is only small part of the 1,094 square kilometer or 1,094,962 hectare of Mt. Leuser National Park. The magnificent rainforest of thus park Orangutan and Raflesia the Largest flower in the world. The park is inhabited by animals like the Great Argus Pheasant, elephant, Sumateran Tiger , and as many as seven species of primates on of which is Siamang which has an impressive, far-reaching vocal display. The agile and pretty face Thomas leaf-monkey and long tailed macaques are also commonly seen. In total the park lists 285 species of bird, 90 of mammals, reptiles and 35 of amphibians. The park-flora contains some 3500 plant species and on each hectare of the lowland forest you can find amazing 60-13 tree species.


Geologically there are several limestone formation along the foothills of the mountains, some with the beautiful caves long ago these were coral reefs whics have since been uplited from the sea at rate of view millimeter per year by the process of colliding ocean floors and drifting continents. These infinitely slow collision and the enormous forces involved have led to the formation of high mountain and volcanic zones, Only some 1800 years ago, during glacial tomes, the peaks of the park Mt. Leuser, Mt Kemiri and other, were still covered by glaciers snow and ice sea level at that time was more than 80 m lower than at present and the island of sumatera, java, and Borneo then formed one huge land mass whisch was connected via Malaysia to the Asian Mainland.

Transportation Reguler bus to Medan every 15 minutes , our mini bus, leave at early 5.30 am. There is a car rental available too.


ORANGUTAN FEEDING PLATFORM
Feeding time start at 8 am and 3 pm every day. There 25 minutes walk of about 2 km from Bukit Lawang of the Orangutan station and than a short climb to the viewing centre. Get you permit from PHPA Office and bring your passport.
Permits are valid one day.

BAT CAVE
This cave is 2 km south of Bukit Lawang, just 25 minutes walk through the rubber plantation. There is short climbing before the entrance to the cave. Bring a flashlight for you safety.

RIVER TRIP
Floating along the scenic Bahorok river , is about 12 Km and take 2-3 hours on an inflated tube. These can be rented at numerous location. Stop at the bridge and return to Bukit Lawang by public transport. Check the river conditions before tube-rafting down to the river. Tube rent for Rp 8000,- and public transport back to Bukit Lawang costs Rp 3000,- per person.



JUNGLE TREKKING
The tropical rainforest of Mt. Leuser National Park has many interesting option for places to camp in the jungle for one day or longer.
eg.1. After visiting Orangutan, trek through the jungle for there (3) hours back to hotel/guest house, EURO 15,- per person (minimum 3 person)
2. One day trek costs EURO 25,- per person (minimum 3 persons)
3. Two days trek costs EURO 50,- per person (minimum 3 persons)
4. Theree days EURO 75,- per person ( minimum 3 persons)
5. Four days EURO 100,- per person (minimum 3 person)
6. Five days EURO 125,- per person (minimum 3 persons)  

If you are interested in combining with traditional tube rafting you have to pay extra 10 Euro / Each. These are included : Meal, tent, guide fee, permit, into the jungle.

WHITE WATER RAFTING
Spend a day or more Rafting down the WAMPU river on a rubber boat. It costs EURO 50 per person per day (minimum 3 persons)

MOTOR BIKE TO TANGKAHAN
From Bukit Lawang take a 2 hour ride to Tangkahan with motor bike, on the way you see a nice rural village and organize elephant riding trek for 1 or 2 hours , it costs EURO 60 per person.These are included : motor bike driver as your guide, gress Treck Activities.

SOME ATTENTION ACTIVITIES !!!!MAKE SURE YOUR ACTIVITIES WITH OFFICIALLY RECOMMENDED GUIDES BY LEUSER JUNGLE TREKKING FOR RESPONSIBILITIES.
Contact Person : ERU CAKRA : +6281361153649
E-mail : LeuserJungle@gmail.com

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