Lake Gunung Tujuh Trekking & Mt. Kerinci – Private Trip - 5 Days

Lake Gunung Tujuh

Lake Gunung Tujuh Trekking  – (Lake Mount Tujuh / Mt. Tujuh) is located in the crater of Mt. Tujuh, near the Village Pelompek, Kerinci regency, Jambi province, Indonesia. The lake is the pride for the Kerinci community because Mount Tujuh is the lake at the highest altitude in Southeast Asia and at the same time the second largest lake after Lake Toba, Sumatra.

In addition to a view of the beautiful lake you can also have a view of one of the six mountains around namely:

1. Mount Hulu Tebo with a height of 2.525 meters above sea level;

2. Mount Hulu Sangir with a height of 2.330;

3. Mount Madura Besi with an altitude of 2.418;

4. Mount Selasih with an altitude of 2.230;

5. Mount Jar Panggang with a height of 2.469;

6. Mount Tujuh with the highest peak at 2.732.

Also nearby is the Mount Tujuh waterfall originating from Mt. Tujuh itself. To reach the waterfall you can follow the path which is not far from the checkpoint.

Besides the natural beauty, the clean air and magnificent scenery this area offers some unique flora and fauna including: tigers, bears, warthogs, many kinds of tropical birds and butterflies. The flora includes many types of orchid flowers and tropical pitcher plants or Monkee cups (a carnivorous plant).

Near the lake are a few places to stay for the night which can be booked before you start the climb. In the weekends the lake can be bit crowded by other climbers and researchers, so to fully enjoy the lake better go up on a weekday.

Mount Kerinci

Mt. Kerinci and Lake Gunung Tujuh are favorite outdoor activity for mountaineer. Mount Kerinci is an active volcano with an altitude of 3805 Masl and it is the highest volcano in Southeast Asia. The trek to reach the peak is around 7 Km and takes at least 2 days and 1 night to reach the summit and back down. The temperature in the campsite to the peak reaches a minimum of 4 – 50C  in summer, and the average temperature reaches 10 – 150C.

Day 1
Arrival Minang Kabau International Airport - Kerinci

• Arrival in Padang & transfer to Kerinci at 08.00 Am

• Arrival in Kerinci & check in Homestay

• Proceed to obtain health certificate at nearby clinic

• Dinner and stay at Homestay

Day 2
Kersik Tuo (1400m asl) – Trail Head (1800m asl)- Shelter 3 (3349m asl)

• Breakfast at 07.00 am at Homestay

• Depart at 08.00 am to Trail Head (1800m asl). It takes approximately 30 minutes by local vehicle

• Start walking to Shelter 1 (2505m). It takes app. 3 hours

• Lunch break in Shelter 1

• Start trekking to Shelter 3 (app. 4 hours)

• Dinner at Shelter 3 basecamp

• Stay overnight in tent in Shelter 3 (3349m asl)

Day 3
Shelter 3 (3349m asl) – Summit attack (3805m asl) – Shelter 3 (3349m asl) – Family Homestay

• Trekkers have to wake up at 03.00 Am

• Light breakfast before Summit attack

• Summit attack (app. 2 hours walk) then going back to Shelter 3 (app. 1.5 h)

• Early Lunch at Shelter 3

• Descending to Homestay (app. 6 hours)

• Coffee Break at Shelter 1

• Descend to Trail Head

• Dinner and stay in Homestay in Kersik Tuo

Day 4
Kersik Tuo – Gunung Tujuh Lake (1950) – Kersik Tuo – Airport/Padang

• Breakfast at 07.00 am at Homestay

• Depart at 08.00 am to Trail Head (1600m asl). It takes approximately 30 minutes by local vehicle

• Start walking to Gunung Tujuh Lake (1950 m). It takes app. 3 hours

• Descend to Trail Head then back to Homestay

• Dinner and transfer out to Airport/Padang at 08.00 Pm

Trek Include

  • Private Transportation & Pick up service at Padang airport return Full AC
  • 2 night homestay base share (twin/triple) bed before & after trek
  • Meals as indicated above in the itinerary (8 meals)
  • Mineral water
  • Snack/fruite
  • Coffee & Tea
  • Camping Equipment (tent max 3 person, cooking set, matress)
  • Mountain Porter(s) (for camping equipments and logistics)
  • Sleeping bag (We are just provide but carry by yourself)
  • First Aid
  • Mountain Guide(s) (Certified Guide)
  • National Park entrance permit Fee (Domestic)
  • Sertificate + Medal (summiter)
  • Health certificate fee

Trek Exclude

  • Flight Ticket
  • Entrance ticket to Kerinci Seblat National Park for foreigner. The entrance ticket is IDR 155.000,-/day/person during weekdays and IDR 225.000,-/day/person during the weekend.
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic beverages, souvenirs)
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Items that are not mentioned in “included”
  • Personal Porter (The cost to hire extra porter to carry personal belongings is IDR 300.000,-/porter/day)

Term & Condition

  • We must have good physical condition when climbing Mt. Kerinci.
  • The departure schedule is determined by your own
  • Extra charge entrance ticket to Kerinci Seblat National Park for foreigner. The entrance ticket is IDR 155.000,-/day/person during weekdays and IDR 225.000,-/day/person during the weekend.
  • For those who have special diseases such as asthma, hypertension, diabetes, Epilepsy we recommend consulting a doctor first and show medical check to us.
  • You must bring 2 copies of ID (KTP / SIM / Passport).
  • Do not forget to bring your good mood



  • Comfortable backpack with rain cover (25 to 30 liters)
  • Sun glasses (with UV protection factor is preferable)
  • Cap/hat, or any other thing that will protect you from getting sun burnt
  • Rain coat and/or wind breaker. You will need to bring it to the summit to break the wind
  • Head lamp or hand torch light
  • Gaiters, if you have, as the terrain is sandy, so the sand may get into your shoes and it’s not comfortable
  • Hiking shoes. Boots are preferable, if not, you can bring the most comfortable sport shoes you have. The walk will be around 34 kms in total (return)
  • Mask / scarf
  • Trekking poles

Clothing :

  • 3 drifit t-shirts
  • 1 long sleeve shirt
  • 2 pairs of cotton or light weights pants (non-denim or jeans material)
  • 1 pair of short for day hike
  • Warm clothes, either polar jacket, pull over, sweater, or all of them if necessary
  • Wind breaker jacket
  • Hand gloves. It can be very chilly on the summit
  • Beanie / balaclava
  • Enough socks (2 extra pairs)

mount kerinci price
*Cost Per Person

**Homestay Facilities : Comfortable Room, Toilet Inside Room Base on double/Triple bed

***Resort Facilities : Comfortable Room, Mount Kerinci View & Kersik Tuo Village, Toilet Inside Room + Hot water shower, Base on Twin bed

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Trip Reviews
5 stars
- based on4 reviews
  1. Kerinci Paradise Terbaikkk
    Maria Achak21st November, 2019

    Kerinci paradise terbaik. Sentiasa menyediakan hospitality yg mantap dari airport ke homestay. Dari mula mendaki sampai ke shelter 3, porters sentiasa menjaga keselamatan kami semua. Makanan nya enak banget. Buah semangka nya 👍👍👍👍👍. Khemahnya bersih. Tandas darurat nya tersedia. Di gunung tak bisa diet, makanan yg dimasak mas jetz dan teman2 nya enak. Tak bisa menolak. Sejuk2 minum kopi sama teh 😍😍 Ketika mendaki sentiasa rasa aman kerana guide mas jetz dan porters yg lain sentiasa ada di depan dan di belakang. Terima kasih mas rizal ,sy sampai di puncak kerana anda. Kerinci paradise the best. Mas jetz dan porters yg lain semoga senantiasa dimurahkan rezeki. Ikhlas dari saya MARIA FROM MALAYSIA
  2. Mt Kerinci 2D1N trekking and Danau Gunung Tujuh
    Jing Yee21st November, 2019

    Jet and his team are very professional. Our group is very happy with the good service provided and definitely recommend anyone that want to climb Mt Kerinci to look for Jet and his team.
  3. Hiking Gunung Kerinci
    Ijat Dark16th November, 2019

    Guide dan crew yang bagus, mesra dan sentiasa membantu. Jika menggunakan khidmat mereka, pasti tidak akn mengecewakan, tempat tidur, makan dan minum juga adalah yang terbaik. Highly recommended.
  4. “The best view comes after the hardest climb.”
    Cynthiaherin Migin Duai2nd August, 2019

    Hai, my name is Cynthia from Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. ( East Malaysia). This is my first time to climb Mt kerinci, the tallest volcano in Indonesia and the highest peak in Sumatra (3805m) . Mount Kerinci's charm lies in its serenity and natural beauty. There were 10 of us in a group. Thanks to our guide Mr Jet Herwanto and porters. His team was extremely thoughtful. While Mr Jet led the way, another porter would look out for us at the back. The climb was tough as it required a lot of climbing on fours, swinging from branches to rock to trunk. The porters even followed us to the summit in case any of us wanted to give up. The team also took care of our meals on the mountain and pitched our tents long before we reached the campsite. I highly recommend him. He (our guide) picked us from Padang Airport and took care of us all the way - arranging for homestay, hot meals & drinks during the trek, porter and transport back to Padang Airport. A very professional guide and experienced trekker. He can be reach at https://www.kerinciparadise.com & Whatsapp +6281279653805. We climbed Mt. Kerinci on July 25th 2019. It was a fantastic experience and it's very beautiful mountain. There are 3 posts and after post 3 you will see 3 shelters in sequence. The climbing terrain is composed of 5 distinct sections. From the start of the climb at Kersik Tuo village to the peak of Mt Kerinci, there is much variation in the terrain – from tea plantations to thick rain forest and subalpine vegetation to cracks carved into the rocks by molten lava.The 20 minute drive from Kersik Tuo village to the Kerinci Seblat National Park Entrance takes us through tea plantations, rice fields and the villages of the farming population. The more adventurous climbers may choose to walk this distance. The stretch from Kerinci Seblat National Park Entrance to Shelter 1 takes approximately 3.5 hours to cover over a distance of about 7km. It passes through typical lowland rainforest vegetation, and is generally not very challenging except for fallen trees along the way, and 1-2ft high natural steps made from roots that you will need to negotiate. From Shelter 1 onwards, the trail grows steeper and the climb gets a bit arduous. The rainforest here borders with tundra vegetation. We find ourselves stepping over moss covered tree trunks and stones. Shelter 2 – Shelter 3 of the trail is steep and shaped like a culvert. It is covered in subalpine vegetation and need to rely on the thick gnarly roots for support to climb. The soil is loose and slippery especially if it is wet and the best negotiating points are the intertwined roots that reach down into the culvert and provide a surer footrest. The final stretch of the climb, generally attempted in the morning on the second day, is a rocky terrain with high altitude winds and no vegetation. It takes about 1.5 hours to climb. The soil is loose and there are shallow screes to negotiate. Good climbing gloves and a headlamp are very essential to tackle this stretch. At the end of the day, this place is worthwhile, and unforgetable! Absolutely memorable experience, Kerinci was a tough but rewarding climb. Danau gunung tujuh was beautiful as well. I would recommend Kerinci Paradise tour as we enjoyed it. That’s all from me.

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Lake Gunung Tujuh Trekking & Mt. Kerinci – Private Trip

Trip Facts

  • 5 Day 4 Night
  • Kersik Tuo Route
  • Kerinci Peak
  • 2891 MASL/9.485ft
  • Moderate (should be physically and mentally fit for climbing,
  • Moderate (should be physically and mentally fit for climbing)
  • All year round