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All treks are suitable for:
- 9 -16 year old children who are experienced walkers
- 17- 60 year old fit Adults
A medium to high level of fitness is required
Please be prepared for the days trekking approx 4 – 5 hrs per day of walking
The pace can be determined by you – please talk with your guide leader
Terrain on the trail
- You will be walking over uneven terrain
- Walking upward and downward slopes that can be slippery and steep at times
- You will be crossing over streams on foot
- The path is unsealed and covered in leaf litter so is generally soft underfoot
- Some rock traversing alongside creeks
Be prepared for:
- Rain (this is a rainforest after all)
- A few mosquitoes in the day mainly- wearing sensible clothing will stop mosquito bites.
- Possible leeches after rain– (dry soap rubbed around your feet and ankles before you set off each day is a solution for leeches)
- Insects- There are amazing insects, be prepared for the smallest ants and the biggest also!
- Walking quietly will ensure a greater chance of hearing and seeing many animals
- Simple camping by the river ( if you have chosen the camping option)
- Please bring only what you think you will need (to keep the weight down in your pack)
Please advise your guide on arrival if you are a vegetarian, have a special diet or you have any medical conditions he should know about.
What you need to bring
- A personal First Aid kit
- A small torch
- Mosquito repellent ( natural if possible)
- Light long pants – to wear at dawn and dusk
- Light Rain weather jacket
- Natural soaps and shampoos, so you don’t pollute the river
- Bahasa Indonesia (Fluent)
- English (Fluent)
Norm first came (from Australia) to Bali in the mid-eighties, and then, on his fourth visit in 1989, he leased land from a local family and built a two-story bungalow from coconut wood and bamboo. This was Norm’s hideaway in paradise. He took a couple of months off work every year to come to Bali, and in 1992, he married Linda, in a colorful Balinese ceremony in Sarinbuana.
Together they imagined a place where people could come to be inspired by Balinese culture, the lush farmlands and the beauty of the rainforest on Mt Batukaru. Over the next five years, they held Permaculture courses at the Lodge, inviting international students, for an intensive two weeks, to learn about integrated design for sustainable communities and sustainable food production.
They added more guesthouses, and in 2000, Norm, Linda and their two boys, Larz and Oska, moved permanently to Bali. Over the next few years they developed their beautiful home in paradise into an eco-lodge, where others could come to share their experience.
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What a wonderful life changing experience, I took the 5 day trek with 2 girlfriends.
We camped by the river in the Leuser national park for 2 nights, falling to sleep with the sounds of nature. I woke up early and went for a swim in a water pool when I looked up I saw a wild orangutan looking down at me from the canopy - amazing.
By motorbike we went to Tangkahan - a great 3 hour road trip through the countryside.
Then elephant trekking in the rainforest - this is the stuff that Jungle books are made from!
Darma and the guides are informative and fun to be with, they are truly the keepers of this part of the rainforest - knowing the behaviors of the wonderful creatures within intimately.
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