• Kerinci
    Hiking,  Indonesia,  Kerinci,  Semeru

    All You Need To Know About Hiking Mount Kerinci (3,805m): Indonesia Highest Volcano!

    Introduction Mount Kerinci (3,805 m) is the highest volcano in Indonesia and the highest mountain in Sumatra.  It is still an active volcano and is part of the Kerinci Seblat National Park, the largest national park in Sumatra Island, Indonesia and also home to the endangered species of Sumatran Tigers and Rhinoceros.  Luckily or unluckily, you don’t get to see Sumatran Tigers or Rhinos, that is the other side of the mountain where it is of course off-limits to casual hikers like us. Having done many Indonesian mountains before this, Kerinci was not high on my priority list. I have heard that it wasn’t that pleasant a trek and didn’t have…

  • Semeru
    Hiking,  Indonesia,  Semeru

    Mount Semeru (3,676m): All You Need To Know About Hiking The Great Mountain ‘Mahameru’

    Introduction Mount Semeru (3,676m) is the highest mountain in Java and also an active volcano that erupts a plume cloud every few moments. It is also called “Mahameru”, which means the Great Mountain or where the gods reside. It is easy to see why because of its imposing stature and constant eruption. Having said that, it is safe (relatively ha!) to hike it despite it being active, as long as the national park allows it. It is said to be similar in difficulty to Rinjani, although some dispute and say that it is tougher. Most itineraries are a 3D2N trek. It is very similar to Rinjani having 3D2N and 4D3N,…

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