PLANCONG.COM – Ticket Prices for Climbing Mount Kerinci and How to Buy. Mount Kerinci is one of the popular climbing destinations in Indonesia. This mountain which is located in West Sumatra stands at an altitude of 3,805 meters above sea level (masl). That makes this mountain the highest mountain on the island of Sumatra.
Mount Kerinci is located on the border of Kerinci Regency, Jambi and South Solok Regency, West Sumatra, in the Bukit Barisan Mountains with an altitude of 3,805 meters above sea level. This mountain is also the boundary between the Kerinci Tribe and the Minangkabau Ethnic area which is surrounded by dense forest of the Kerinci Seblat National Park, which is the habitat of Sumatran tigers and Sumatran rhinos.
Mount Kerinci is a stratovulcano-type volcano that is still active and will last erupt in 2022. At the peak of Mount Kerinci, you can see in the distance a beautiful view of Jambi City, Padang City and Bengkulu City. Even the vast Indian Ocean can be seen clearly. Mount Kerinci has a crater measuring 400 x 120 meters and filled with green water. To the east is the Bento Swamp, the highest clear water swamp in Sumatra. Behind it is Mount Seven with an almost untouched crater.
The interest of the nature lover community throughout the archipelago and even from abroad in climbing activities is quite large, this is evidenced by the number of visitors who climb every year which has increased. Large-scale climbing activities are carried out from July to August, in August (mid) climbing participants are generally dominated by students from all over Indonesia who want to celebrate the Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia on the Peak of Mount Rinjani and Lake Segara Anak through activities “Tapak Rinjani” which is held regularly every year by a group of nature lovers on the island of Lombok in collaboration with the Mount Rinjani National Park Office.
To climb Mount Kerinci, climbers need to fulfill several conditions first, one of which is buying a ticket.
How to buy tickets for climbing Mount Kerinci?
Tickets for climbing Mount Kerinci can be purchased at three locations, namely the Sungai Full Kerinci Seblat National Park (TNKS) Office, the R10 Kersik Tuo Post, and the Bangun Rejo Camping Ground, South Solok Regency. Purchase of climbing tickets at this time can only be obtained by buying directly on the spot. “Currently you can only (purchase climbing tickets) on the spot (because) there is no online service yet,” said Head of the Kerinci Seblat National Park Center (BBTNKS) Haidir
After buying the ticket, you can continue climbing Mount Kerinci through the two official routes available. “There are two climbing routes, namely via R10 Kayu Aro Jambi and via Camping Ground Bangun Rejo Padang Aro Solok Selatan,” explained Haidir.