Visiting Kerinci Seblat National Park

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Planning to go on a tour or travelling, we definitely want a smooth trip, comfortable accommodation, cheap hotels, good food, cheap plane tickets, close to everywhere, and can rent a motorbike or car.


In Kerinci Seblat National Park, there is natural beauty and unique culture of the local community. There are many uniqueness, starting from the village (desa), sub-district (kecamatan), district (kabupaten) and provincial levels.

In Indonesia, each province has different and interesting characteristics. Each province has a different and unique culture and lifestyle.

Kerinci Seblat National Park is the largest national park on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. It has a total area of 13,791 km2, and spans four provinces: West Sumatra, Jambi, Bengkulu, and South Sumatra.

Kerinci Seblat National Park (TNKS) is a natural conservation area. This one and half million hectare area is located in four provinces; West Sumatra, Jambi, Bengkulu and South Sumatra.

In West Sumatra, it covers some 260,000 hectares and is located in Pesisir Selatan and Solok districts.

Types of flora protected in TNKS include Kantung Semar (Nephents Ampularia), orchids, and tropical trees among others.  Types of fauna protected include Sumatran Tigers, bears, deer, various primates and birds among others.

Types of endemic primates protected in TNKS include Simpai, Ungkou, Siamang (Symphanlangus Syndactylus), monkeys, and long tail monkeys among others.

Types of birds protected include Rangkong, Tohtor and Kuau birds and eagles among others. Most of these fauna are endangered species.

TNKS area in Lumpo Resort has a waterfall called Air Terjun Lumpo which consists of three levels with the highest level of about 80 meters high.

From Limau Gadang village border, it will take four to five hours to travel 7 kilometers to the waterfall. Bukit Bontak and Mount Kerinci are located in Solok Selatan.  Besides trekking, this protected forest area can also be used for camping.

The government is taking good care of the preservation of nature and maintaining the condition of the forest.

The environment is also well maintained.


Visiting Kerinci Seblat National Park, we will witness routine community activities in unique traditional cultures. And there are special dishes and food as part of culinary tours that are delicious and yummy.

TNKS is a special tourist destination. Meaning, TNKS is the right place for nature lovers who love to trek across thick forest. Trekking must be accompanied by rangers assigned to each resort station.

If you like to stay overnight, visitors can also be accompanied by at least one local inhabitant assigned to carry tents and cooking tools.

TNKS is a difficult area due to its nearly 90 degree slopes, mud and small rivers with stones.

There are many activities in this park:

  • Mount Kerinci: mountain climbing and camping. At 3,805 m asl., this is the highest volcano in Indonesia, and is still active.
  • Gunung Tujuh Lake: beautiful views and a chance to observe animals. Surrounded by seven mountains, this is the highest volcanic lake in Sumatra (2,000 m asl.), with a total area of 1,000 hectares.
  • Napal Licin and Kasah Caves: a cave complex, rich in stalactites and stalagmites.
  • Solar, Nguak and Kunyit Caves: jets of crystal-clear water from thermal springs can reach up to 15 metres in
  • height; it is also a good location for observing animals.
  • Letter W: rafflesia and carrion flowers, and Sumatran rabbits.
  • Ladeh Panjang Lake: research location and animal observation.

In this place there are also regular events or activities held every year, both national and international.


The journey to Kerinci Seblat National Park is now very easy. We can enter through various modes of transportation.

The easiest access to TNKS in West Sumatra is from Painan, Pesisir Selatan district, or Solok Selatan.

From Minangkabau international airport in Padang, visitors must go to Padang first and continue their journey to Painan by rented car or arranged travel by an agent for about Rp 40,000 to Rp50,000.

In Painan, visitors must first report at the Office of Lumpo Resort, which is located behind Painan bus station and the market, and bring along the Entry permit to a Conservation Area (SIMAKSI) from the Central Office of the Management of National Park II (PTN II) in Padang.

Alternative accesses:

  • From Padang to Tapan – Sungai Penuh; 7-8 hours by car (278 km);
  • From Padang to Muara Labuh to Kersik Tuo; 5-6 hours by car (211 km)
  • From Jambi to Sarko to Sungai Penuh; 9-10 hours by car (500 km),
  • From Bengkulu to Tapan to Sungai Penuh; 8-9 hours by car (417 km).

The condition of the infrastructure is getting better. Starting from highways, airports, trails, ports, bridges, stairs, even some places can be reached by toll roads.

We can visit by plane, car, ship, bus, motorcycle and bicycle. At some point, we can take the train. We can also walk freely.


In Kerinci Seblat National Park, as technology getting better. We can easily find locations for mini markets, shops (warung kedai), Money Changer, ATMs, Bank BRI BCA BNI Mandiri, BTPN Bank Nagari BJB, supermarkets, and restaurants. So we will not starve or lack the necessary items.

Suggestion Before Visiting this Park:

  • Best time of year to visit: January to October.
  • Temperature: 7° – 28° C
  • Rainfall: 3,000 mm/year (on average)
  • Altitude: 500 – 3,805 m asl.
  • Geographical location: 100°31′ – 102°44′ E; 1°17′ – 3°36′ S

If you are sick and need help, you can also visit clinics, drugstore pharmacies (apotek), practice doctors, hospitals, and health centers (puskesmas).

In this place we can also look for places of worship such as mosques, churches, and others.


Finding place to stay in Kerinci Seblat National Park is very easy. We can stay at home stays, hotels, inns, hostels and other places.

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Experience and Reviews

There are already many visitors have visited Kerinci Seblat National Park, there are many interesting stories that are told. Like feeling satisfied, happy, wanting to come again, sleep well, and almost no one is disappointed or complains to come here.

So, visitors will find out on how to find the best hotels, where is exactly located, why it is amazing, how much is the fare and rate, who are the people, whom to ask, and when is the best time to visit.

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That’s all the information we provided, hopefully useful.

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