10 names of mountains on the island of Sumatra, famous for active volcanism


Indonesia is one of the countries contributing to the highest number of mountains in the world, which spread from Sabang to Merauke. No wonder this country is a paradise for those who are enthusiastic about heights.

Not only towering gallantly, a number of mountains in Indonesia also store extraordinary natural charm, unique and very beautiful.

And in this article, we will discuss the mountains in Sumatra, one of the largest islands in Indonesia and the world.

Well, this series of mountains in Sumatra apart from its peak testing adrenaline, its natural beauty along the way is also very enchanting. According to the analysis, the island has even become a hiding place for a number of active volcanoes in Indonesia.

To enjoy the beautiful scenery, of course it is necessary skill, physical and thorough preparation. In addition, additional information is required as not all mountains can be climbed safely.

And below is a list of 10 mountains in Sumatra that are a paradise for climbers.

1. Mount Kerinci

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Located on the border between Jambi and West Sumatra, Kerinci has a forest surrounded by dense forest. It has a height of about 3,805 meters above sea level.

With the height it has, makes spot which is often included in the TTS question is dubbed the highest mountain on the island of Sumatra and the highest volcano in Southeast Asia.

To reach its peak, known as Indrapura, you can go through the Kersik Tuo hiking trail in Kayu Aro District. The view from the top of Kerinci is amazing in the form of an ocean of clouds and an expanse of the cities of Padang, Jambi and Bengkulu.

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2. Gunung Leuser

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Next is located in the province of Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam. It is located not far from Kerinci and is still part of the Gunung Leuser National Park.

Its existence is flanked by 2 conservation areas, namely Kerinci Seblat National Park and Bukit Barisan National Park, one of Indonesia’s world heritage sites.

This leuser has 3 peaks. According to the news, spot offers the most extreme climbing routes in Indonesia. Not because the track is steep, but the forest is a natural habitat for wild animals.

3. Mount Dempo

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Dempo mountain It is located on the border between the provinces of Bengkulu and South Sumatra, to be precise in Pagaralam, a cool city that produces the best robusta in Indonesia, which is only about 7 hours from Palembang.

Every day, Dempo is always touched by humans, whether it’s tourists, climbers or local residents just looking for firewood. What’s special is that you will find clear water sources along the way.

This forest belonging to Dempo is similar to the one in Gede Pangrango, the type is Montana, quiet and also very cool. The track is indeed a little steep and the terrain is filled with tree roots that cross.

4. Mount Bandahara

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Located in Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam, Bandahara is the second highest mountain in the province after Leuser. It is located right in Gayo Lues Regency, about 35 km from Kutacane.

Transportation to get to Bandahara is not difficult, because there are so many buses operating around the Gayo area. However, please note, that all public transportation there only operates until 5 in the afternoon. So, don’t miss it!

The most special thing about this airport is that there are many semar bags found along the edges of the hiking trail. No need to be afraid, you can touch it safely.

5. Mount Talamau

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Well, if Talamau is the highest mountain in West Sumatra. Unlike Kerinci which touches several cities, its location is entirely in the province of West Sumatra. The altitude itself reaches 2,912 meters above sea level.

Administratively, Talamau is located in Pinagar Village, Kinali District, Pasaman Regency, West Sumatra.

You could say, Talamau is a world paradise on the island of Sumatra. Because besides the beautiful panorama, it also has 13 lakes and 1 beautiful waterfall at an altitude of 109 meters known as Puti Lenggo Geni.

Transportation to the Talamau location is not difficult, you can take an angkot from the city of Padang to Pasaman for only 30 thousand.

6. Mount Marapi

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If Central Java and East Java have Merapi, then Sumatra has Marapi. This mountain is known as one of the most active volcanoes on the island.

Just imagine, since the end of the 18th century, Marapi has erupted 50 times. Administratively, spot This one climb is in Agam district, West Sumatra.

Marapi’s last eruption occurred on February 26, 2014, the material exhaled in the form of tefra, volcanic ash and hot sand. Besides being famous for his ferocity, he is also one spot favorite for climbers on the island of Sumatra.

7. Mount Singgalang

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Furthermore, this is an inactive volcano at an altitude of 2,887 meters above sea level. The location itself is on the border between Agam Regency and Tanah Datar, West Sumatra province.

Its location is side by side with Tandikek and Marapi, making the three of them often called the Tri Arga formation. Even though it has a beautiful view with Lake Dewi in its peak area, Singgalang is still very rarely a destination for climbers.

This may be due to the path, making climbers rethink to conquer the peak. But for challenge lovers, the terrain with a composition of inclines, tree roots and slippery soil will definitely be the main attraction.

8. Mount Perkison

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Perkison is located in the district of Southeast Aceh. While the peak is in the east of the Alas Valley. To start the journey, you can start from the Lawe Harum area.

Generally, to reach the peak it takes about 3 days. The reason is, the forest hills that are traversed are the habitat for various kinds of hombolis and primate animals.

Not only that, you will also go through a moss forest that is overgrown with rafflesia flowers and magpie robin plants. Well, when you reach the top, the view that is presented is the expanse of Kutacane and the Alas River.

If the weather is clear, you can also witness Bandahara’s prowess mountain and Bukit Barisan from Perkison. However, it should be noted, to walk through the wilderness, it is advisable to use the services of a guide who is familiar with the mountain route.

9. Mount Talang

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This mountain is also known as Sulasi mountain this is located in Solok Regency, West Sumatra. Spot it is one of the best alternative climbing spots after Singgalang and Merapi.

This active volcano last erupted in 2007. And according to records, until now the crater is still diligently emitting sulfur fumes.

If you want to trace it, there are 2 hiking routes that can be used as alternatives. The first is through Bukit Sileh in Lembang Jaya, Solok and the second is through Ai Batumbuk.

10. Mount Sinabung

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The name Sinabung is familiar to many people, both tourists and climbers. Located in the highlands of Tanah Karo, this mountain is located side by side with Sibayak mountain.

Having a height of 2,475 meters above sea level, Sinabung has won the achievement as the highest mountain in the province of North Sumatra. Not a few tourists deliberately come there to take pictures or photographs spot this one pretty.

Since the 16th century, it was recorded that he was dead. However, it suddenly showed activity again in 2010 and then erupted in 2013. As of this writing, the volcano is still an active volcano.

Those are the 10 names of mountains in Sumatra that can be climbed with a variety of charms. From the list mentioned above, where here most interesting to visit for the first time in your opinion?

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