Mount Kerinci

Mount Kerinci, Jambi: Hours, Address, Mount Kerinci Reviews: 4.5/5

Mount Kerinci
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Kerinci hike February 2018
Mar 2019
My girlfriend and I visited Mount Kerinci during February of 2019. Our guide was Endatno Een. He was mentioned on the tripadvisor page multiple times and came highly recommended. And rightfully so. Afer contacting Endatno he basically managed our entire trip for us by giving us advice on how to reach Kerinci, where to stay and so on. We were quite worried about the weather back then as we had heard that weather conditions during that time of year are often not perfect and the weather can change quite fast. Endatno gave us a realistic assessment of the situation though and encouraged us to do the hike even though we might get wet. For that we are grateful because the hike itself was amazing even though we did get wet (like extremely wet) on the way down. The reason why the hike was so great for us was the vegetation that changed with each stage of the mountain, the chance to see some rare animals as well as the specacular view from the summit area. When the sky cleared you were able to see the Kerinci valley other mountain areas and even the ocean at the horizon. The hike itself was not extremely easy but definetly manageable as we are not experienced hikers and only somewhat sporty. It was important to have Endatno though as he and his colleague carried the supplies and the tent and you definetly need a guide for directions. All in all the hike on Mount Kerinci made for an unforgettable experience and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a great experience off the beaten track to give it a try. And give Endatno a call. With him you got the right guide! Cheers.

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Carl N
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Mar 2019
My girlfriend and I visited Mount Kerinci during February of 2019. Our guide was Endatno Een. He was mentioned on the tripadvisor page multiple times and came highly recommended. And rightfully so. Afer contacting Endatno he basically managed our entire trip for us by giving us advice on how to reach Kerinci, where to stay and so on.
We were quite worried about the weather back then as we had heard that weather conditions during that time of year are often not perfect and the weather can change quite fast. Endatno gave us a realistic assessment of the situation though and encouraged us to do the hike even though we might get wet.
For that we are grateful because the hike itself was amazing even though we did get wet (like extremely wet) on the way down. The reason why the hike was so great for us was the vegetation that changed with each stage of the mountain, the chance to see some rare animals as well as the specacular view from the summit area. When the sky cleared you were able to see the Kerinci valley other mountain areas and even the ocean at the horizon.
The hike itself was not extremely easy but definetly manageable as we are not experienced hikers and only somewhat sporty. It was important to have Endatno though as he and his colleague carried the supplies and the tent and you definetly need a guide for directions.
All in all the hike on Mount Kerinci made for an unforgettable experience and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a great experience off the beaten track to give it a try. And give Endatno a call. With him you got the right guide!
Cheers.
Written 10 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ong4193
30 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
Best and had a good guides climbing.
The paths quite rough but manageable
reached to summit.We enjoyable from
Beginning till we descending from
the mount.We will be back if time
available.
Written 4 November 2019
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E. Filou
6 contributions
Oct 2019
I was guided by Mr Endatno (endatno@gmail.com) for a 2 days/ 1 night trek to the mount. For a really reasonnable price, he will welcome you from your arrival in the village before the hike and help you for everything you'll need about transportation to your next stop, accomodation and so on.

I highly recommend this guide.
Written 3 October 2019
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Russ S
Ringwood, UK2 contributions
Sep 2019 • Solo
I came to Kersik Tuo as a solo traveller and originally wanted to try to get on a 2d1n trip with a group. When I arrived I asked around and it seemed very quiet, so this didn't seem likely. Having read various reviews on trip advisor I decided to contact Een. Een was very approachable and actually came and met me where I was having dinner to discuss the hike and my needs. Budget was a big thing to me and Een lowered and already reasonable price without me asking him to.

The climb itself was tough but enjoyable, and Een really looked after me in terms of advice, food and drink. I summited twice, one on the first afternoon and once at sunrise.

Een even helped me arrange forward transport from Kersik Tuo which I was struggling to organise myself, and came and met me when the bus arrived in the evening to make sure I got on safely and the driver understood what I needed!

I'd highly recommend the climb, and using Een as a good local guide. His number is +6285266266992
Written 17 September 2019
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Julien B
Paris, France1 contribution
Aug 2019 • Couples
We climbed Kerinci volcano and travel + hike totally worth it. First the hike in the jungle is really nice especially if your enjoy wildlife, we saw many birds, squirrels and monkeys. Second the view from the top of the volcano with the sunrise is just breathtaking. Make sure you bring warm clothes or a jacket against the wind. We hiked with Een Endatatno who is probably the person who climbed the most this volcano. He has been a guide for 20 years and has climbed the Kerinci over a thousand times! Everything was perfectly organised for a really reasonable price. He has a very good English and it’s really nice to do the hike with him. If you want to contact him go to his website gokerinci.com where you’ll find his contact details.
Written 20 August 2019
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Ong4193
30 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
Tour guides. I reconnended looks for Pak Pani, this grp are very experienced and friendly. Thank you support from them bring us around kerinchi and Padang.
Written 31 July 2019
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Mick
Rovaniemi, Finland11 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
Been traveling quite a lot and lately overland and sea from Europe to Indonesia. In every country, we went hiking alone.
In Sumatra, due to our lack of knowledge about volcanoes, we decided to go with a local guide and found Een who had load of good reviews.
Een is someone very friendly and very professional.
First of all, he is very organized and will make your hike something that you will remember.
Second, “he knows the volcanoe” and everything that lives or grow on it.
Without him, we would have missed so much. He always took time to show us plants, animals and told us many small stories.
Talking about the price he charges for two days/1night, it is definitely fair regarding the quality of the service, the knowledge he has and also the food he was providing during the hike.
I’m really glad we could go with him. It was a chance for us and make the 2 days on Kerinci something memorable.

Mick and Sanna (Finland)
Written 4 June 2019
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Fess S
Tucson, AZ299 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
We booked a tour with Kerinci View Homestay in Pelompek for 1,700,000 for 2 people (we joined 2 other tourists who already had arranged that price) including everything- park entry, transport to trailhead, tent, food and they lent a head flashlight too. We arrived at the Kerinci Trek Car dropoff which is 1750 meters at 9am and it took 2 hours to reach Shelter 1. We then continued to Shelter 3 arriving in under 6 hours that included a 1 hour lunch break. We were the only tourists at the campground. We took breakfast at 4am and went for the summit at 4:35 and arrived at 5:55. We had amazing weather. It took about 1 hour to return to Shelter 3 and at 9am we decensded and reached the car pickup at 13:00. The trail is easy to follow on maps.me and a guide is not needed but you would need all your equipment. There is a lot of trash unfortunately.
Written 23 May 2019
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Diane Fallejo
Phuket, Thailand20 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
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Written 6 April 2019
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Hisham Osman
2 contributions
Dec 2018 • Solo
What a trip! What a hike! I feel the need to inform future hikers of what to expect and benefits of attempting to hike Mt Kerinci.
Firstly the transport there. Here you have two options. First option is to take the "trepel" or minivan from Padand Airport to Kerinci. Fare would be around IDR 130-150,000. Distance is about 256km, a good 7 hours journey. Be advise that these minivans ONLY moves at two time period. At 9am OR 8pm from Padang, so book your flight into Padang appropriately. One can also take a taxi from the airport and straight to Kerinci but it is very costly, around IDR 1,200,000.
The other alternative is to take 3 connecting flight (if you're coming from KLIA). You need to take KLIA-Jakarta-Jambi-Kerinci. From Jakarta, you need to take the local Wings Air. The airport at Kerinci is small, a good 60km away from the mountain.
Now to the hiking part. My solo hike would be possible without the aid of Mr Ean Endatno, who provides the services hiking Mt Kerinci. Mr Endatno is all in one, a guide, a consultant, a cook and also a pro trekker of the mountain. He lives in Kerisik Tuo village , which is situated at the foot of the mountain.He tailored made my hike to perfection. The terrain is tough and challenging but worth the effort. Conditions are similar to Mt Rinjani but Mt Kerinci has a steeper angle of ascend, so ample fitness is a prerequisite.Do purchase your energy bar, heat spray etc before you travel because at Kerinci, there are no shops to buy those. The area and people surrounding the mountain are pretty laid back. The summit is 3805 metres and one needs a minimum of 1 night, which will be a tent like environmentvat Shelter 2, around 3050 metres mark before you attempt the summit in the early hours of the mountain
Mr Endatno's mobile is +62 852 6626 6992. Email - endatno@gmail.com. I would recommend him without hesitation for anybody wishing to climb Mt Kerinci. You will be in safe hands. Best period to hike are between March till September, which are non monssoon conditions.

review by Hisham Osman from Malaysia. Date climb- 9 Dec 2018 (Me and Mr Endatno, seated)
Written 15 December 2018
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