8 Unique Facts About Gunung Leuser National Park in North Sumatra, Indonesia

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These Are 8 Unique Facts About Gunung Leuser National Park in North Sumatra, Indonesia




1. Forests and Nature Reserves

Forests and Nature Reserves

Forests and Nature Reserves




Because of the vastness of the Gunung Leuser National Park, there are several types of forests and nature reserves that are very beautiful and natural. Citing the official Indonesian tourism website, the forests there are mangrove forests, swamp forests, lowland rain forests, moss forests, and subalpine forests. With various ecosystems, this national park is actually a group of various nature reserves and forests, namely Gunung Leuser Nature Reserve, Klute Nature Reserve, West Singkil, Sikundur-Langkat Wildlife Reserve, Kappi Nature Reserve, Ketambe Research Station, and Dolok Sembilin.



2. Good Visiting Time

Good Visiting Time

Good Visiting Time




The official website of the Ministry of Forestry explains that the best time to visit Gunung Leuser National Park is from June to October. The weather is friendly, so visitors are not too difficult for trekking. Usually, visitors who come to Gunung Leuser National Park use the Medan-Bukit Lawang access route. Bukit Lawang is part of the national park which is prepared as a natural tourist destination. The location is in Bukit Lawang Plantation Village, Bahorok Langkat, North Sumatra. Travel from Medan, by car about 2 hours.


3. Located in two Provinces

Located in two Provinces

Located in two Provinces




Gunung Leuser National Park has an area of about 1,094,692 hectares. Following the geographical location of this national park, it is located in two provinces, namely Aceh and North Sumatra. This national park takes its name from Mount Leuser with a height of 3,466 meters above sea level in the Aceh region. The area around Mount Leuser is known as the Leuser Ecosystem, which includes beaches to mountains with dense forests known as tropical rain forests.



4. Nature Laboratory

Nature Laboratory

Nature Laboratory




Gunung Leuser National Park is a natural laboratory that is rich in biodiversity. This national park is a habitat for most of the fauna, ranging from mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and invertebrates. There are 380 species of birds and 205 species of mammals there. Unfortunately, some fauna is included in the list of protected animals such as the Sumatran orangutan, Sumatran tiger, Sumatran rhino, tapir, and Sumatran elephant.



5. Nearly 4 Million people depend on This Park

Nearly 4 Million people depend on This Park

Nearly 4 million people depend on This Park




Gunung Leuser National Park provides water supply for 4 million people living in Aceh Province and North Sumatra Province. Nearly 9 districts depend on the environmental services of this national park, namely the availability of drinking water, irrigation water, maintaining soil fertility, controlling floods, and so on. This shows that the role and function of the forest area in the Gunung Leuser National Park ecosystem are very large in supporting the life support system and sustainable development.



6. Alas River that divides Gunung Leuser National Park

Alas River that divides Gunung Leuser National Park

Alas River that divides Gunung Leuser National Park




Gunung Leuser National Park has the Alas River, which is said to be the longest in Aceh. This river is also often conquered by travelers who like to play rafting. But remember, especially those who are professionals or have high flying hours. This Alas River has a difficulty level of grades 3 and 4. This means that there are cascades accompanied by unexpected waves, airwaves that can reach 2 meters with quite sharp variations of bends and quite sharp variations of turns.


7. 4 Natural attractions

4 Natural attractions

4 Natural attractions




It is known that there are 4 natural tourist sites in Gunung Leuser National Park, namely Bukit Lawang and Tangkahan in North Sumatra, as well as Kedah and Lawe Gurah in Aceh. At Bukit Lawang, we can see Sumatran orangutans up close. In Tangkahan, there are waterfalls and Sumatran elephants. The local community has managed tourism well and offers the experience to interact with Sumatran elephants up close.

For climbers who want to climb Mount Leuser which has a height of 3,404 meters above sea level, the entrance is in Kedah. A hamlet is located in Penosan Sepakat Village, Blang Jerango, Gayo Luwes, Aceh. The hike from here can be 7 days long and offers a formidable adventure. While Lawe Gurah is the place for hot springs. Here, we can also see the famous Rafflesia flower.




8. Entrance ticket

Entrance ticket

Entrance ticket




The entrance ticket to Gunung Leuser National Park, for domestic tourists, is Rp. 5 thousand and for foreign tourists is Rp. 150 thousand. If on national holidays and Sundays, the ticket is IDR 7,500 for domestic tourists and IDR 225 thousand for foreign tourists. The data, taken from the official website of the Gunung Leuser National Park. Ticket prices are valid from August 14, 2014.




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