Trekking Mount Kerinci & Lake Kaco - 5 Days

Kaco Lake

Lake Kaco Trekking : Danau Kaco or Mirror Lake; this unique lake is located in the middle of the Kerinci Seblat National Park, Kerinci District with blue water color that contrasts with the green foliage of trees around it. This lake can be reached from River City to a nearby village, Lempur village, within 45 minutes with four wheel drive vehicles. Further along the forest walk for 2.5 – 3 hours trip while enjoying the chirping of birds and other endangered species.

When arriving at the lake, it is like heaven. It’s like in fairy tales, which is dramatic o blue with green trees and leaves surrounded. There is small waterfall near the lake, and it just so wonderful. Local said the the blue color comes from the high mineral contained by the water.

There are numbers of fishes swimming and yes, this lake looks like a mirror. You can see your own reflection on the surface. There are some trunks inside the lake, which actually deep inside the water but look very close from the surface. Somebody had ever tried to dive into the bottom, but it’s very deep. The trunk that looks only 1 meter from the surface actually lays 10 meters down there.

How to get there
From Jambi City, capital of Jambi Province, it will take approximately 8 to 10 hours drive to the town of Sungaipenuh in the Kerinci Regency. From Sungaipenuh, it is another 90 minutes drive to the entrance of Lake Kaco.

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There are a number travel services that serve the route of Jambi-Sungapienuh. If you want to try public transportation, there are minibuses from Sungaipenuh town to Lempur Village. However these minibuses only operate to 15.00 Western Indonesia Time.

We offer : Mount Kerinci Trekking – Private Trip – 4 Days

The road to such exceptional beauty also presents challenges since you have to walk for about 4 hours from Lempur Village across the Kerinci Seblat national Park to Lake Kaco. However your fatigue will be accompanied by amazing panoramic sceneries, butterflies, birds, and other beautiful creatures of the wild, as well as the sounds of nature. Once you reach the destination, all your tiredness will certainly be well earned.

Trekking mount Kerinci is a 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 4C– 5C in summer, and the average temperature reaches 100C – 150C.
We’ll Trekking to Mount Kerinci 2 Days 1 Night and then one day trip to Lake Kaco.
– Hike to the summit of Mount Kerinci and descend to the Homestay
– Enjoy pristine night skies, sunsets, and sunrises on an active volcano
– Begin your one day trip to the Lake Kaco
– Relax with an all-inclusive tour including transfers, homestay, porters, food and drink

Day 1
Airport to Kerinci (Homestay) By Mini Van

Arrive at Minang Kabau International Airport in the morning at 9.00 am, Padang, you are welcomed by the team or driver and then you will be transferred to your homestay in Kerinci. Normally,it take about 8 hours to Kerinci.

Day 2
Trek To Mount Kerinci (Campsite/Shelter III)

In the morning after breakfast we begin to trek. It take about 6 – 8 hours depend on your level fitness to Campsite/Shelter III. We must stay and camping for a night at Campsite/shelter III.

Day 3
Summit Attack, Back to Homestay

Early morning at 04.00 Am, then we will start summit attack of Mount Kerinci(3.805M) for enjoying the spectacular sunrise, The beautiful landscape, taking picture on the top of the highest volcano of Sumatra. after that we back to campsite and get ready go down back to homestay.

Day 4
Hiking Lake Kaco and Drop Out Airport

Early morning after breakfast we begin to trek. It take about 3 hours with local transport and then hike take about 3 hours to the lake for enjoy Lake Kaco, swim, taking the picture and then get ready back to homestay.

Arrived at the homestay we get a rest for a while and take shower,refresh and have meals before night driving to Padang airport. Arrive at Padang airport on the following morning.

Trek Include

  • Transportation & Pick up service at Padang airport return
  • All transportation to destination
  • Homestay base (share twin/triple) bed
  • Meals as indicated on the itinerary
  • Mineral water
  • Snack/fruite
  • Coffee & Tea
  • Camping Equipment (tent max 3 person, cooking set, matress)
  • Mountain Porter(brings camping equipment)
  • Sleeping bag By request
  • First Aid
  • Mountain Guide
  • National Park entrance permit
  • Sertificate (summiter)
  • Insurance During Trip
  • Documentation (Photos and Cinematic Video)

Trek Exclude

  • Flight Ticket
  • All meals not indicated
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • All expenses of a personal nature
  • Personal Porter

Term & Condition

  • We must have good physical condition when climbing Mt. Kerinci.
  • The departure schedule is determined by your own.
  • 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).

Our Responsible :

Kerinci Paradise will provide best services for our client, but as a trekking organizer and all agents are not responsible and cannot be prosecuted if :

  • Something happened beyond our control both subjectively (ourselves) and objectively (From Nature)
  • Kerinci Paradise if cancel your trip because of due to unavoidable circumstance such as govt. restriction, landslide, road blockage, flood, Political unrest, eruption. we will provide alternative trip. If would not interest to do alternative trip we will make a refund as cancellation of the trek behalf of the client.
  • Personal items such as money, jewelry, electronics for any reason.

You Must Bring :


Required :

  • Carrier/Backpack + Rain Cover
  • Mountain Jacket (waterproof/windproof)
  • Raincoat
  • Headlamp
  • Trekking shoes (Recommend hiking boot)
  • Extra clothes (T-Shirt, stocking, pants)
  • Glove
  • Cap Gear
  • Water blader
  • personal medicine
  • Wipes Tissue

Optional :

  • Buff
  • Trass bag
  • Trekking pole
  • Spectacles

Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Mount Kerinci is a Chalengging or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

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Trekking Mount Kerinci & Lake Kaco

Trip Facts

  • Chalenging
  • 3805 Meter Above Sea Level