North Sumatra Travel Guide
Sumatra is not only the largest island of Indonesia after Kalimantan, but even one of the largest islands in the world. You only need more than a month to discover Sumatra. The distances on this island are quite large, so that most people choose to stay in the North alone. A good choice, because the north is really indescribably beautiful. Sumatra is the perfect island when you are looking for adventure and nature. But also the very friendly people and the food on this island makes this a fantastic destination.
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Most people will start their journey in Bukit Lawang. Bukit Lawang is a village that borders on the jungle area. It is easily accessible from Medan and is full of accommodations and restaurants.
DE JUNGLE VAN SUMATRA
The north of Sumatra is particularly known for its jungle where you can spot the Orang Utans. For us a real dream come true. Who would not want this, face to face with an Orangutan which literally means forest man. The facial expressions, movements it is so beautiful to see how much they resemble humans. Orangutans are gentle animals and sometimes very curious, which leads to the most special encounters.
The trek through the jungle of Bukit Lawang is one that I will never forget. In total we spot about 7 orangutans and every time it makes me quiet. In addition to these beautiful encounters, the entire jungle is one big adventure. If you plan to go to Bukit Lawang, a multi-day trek is highly recommended. Sleeping in the middle of the jungle is so special.Het slapen midden in de jungle is zo bijzonder.
The first day you walk for about 6 to 7 hours through the beautiful jungle. We not only saw orangutans, but also gibbons and thomas leaf monkeys. The trek is quite spicy and after 7 hours it is wonderful to arrive at your tent. Take a refreshing dip at a waterfall and enjoy a delicious dinner in the middle of the jungle.
After a few back-to-basics in the jungle, we left for the largest lake in Indonesia and the deepest lake in the world: Lake Toba. A beautiful and peaceful place to visit. There is a very relaxed and relaxed atmosphere on Lake Toba. You spend the night on Lake Toba on the island of Samosir. Rent a scooter here and discover the beautiful green surroundings of the island or take a refreshing dip in the lake.
We have to go back some day to Sumatra
There are many more places in Sumatra that are worth a visit, such as the bounty island of Pulau Weh, according to many the most beautiful beaches in Indonesia or Ketembe where you can almost have the jungle to yourself.