Kerinci Valley attractions

Top Choice Volcano in Kerinci Seblat National Park

Gunung Kerinci

Dominating the northern end of Kerinci Seblat National Park is Gunung Kerinci (3805m), Southeast Asia’s tallest volcano and one of Sumatra’s most active. On clear days the summit offers fantastic views of Danau Gunu…
Lake in Kerinci Seblat National Park

Danau Gunung Tujuh

At 1996m, the beautiful caldera of Danau Gunung Tujuh is the highest in Southeast Asia and makes for a pleasant day ascent or part of a multiday trek. It takes 3½ hours to climb to the lake from the park entrance, w…
Lake in Kerinci Seblat National Park

Danau Kerinci

Danau Kerinci, 20km south of Sungai Penuh, is a sizeable lake nestled between Gunung Raya (2535m) and rice paddies. Stone carvings around the lake suggest that the area supported a large population in megalithic tim…
Waterfall in Kerinci Seblat National Park

Air Terjun Telun Berasap

Impressive waterfalls dot the whole Kerinci Valley. The easiest to find are the Air Terjun Telun Berasap in the ‘Letter W’ village 4km north of Pelompek. Look for the ‘Air Terjun Telun Berasap’ sign then walk 300m t…
Volcano in Kerinci Seblat National Park

Gunung Kunyit

Visited by a fraction of hikers who take on its more famous neighbour Gunung Kerinci, this active volcano, at the southern end of the Kerinci Valley, presents a wonderful challenge. It’s a six-hour hike to the summi…
Lake in Kerinci Seblat National Park

Danau Kaco

A two- to three-hour ramble through the jungle along a largely flat (and muddy) path, Danau Kaco will stop you dead in your tracks because you just won’t believe the sight of this small, sapphire-coloured swimming h…
Mosque in Sungai Penuh

Mesjid Agung Pondok Tinggi

Head west up Jl Sudirman (past the post office) and turn left, where you’ll find this old wooden mosque with a pagoda-style roof. Built in 1874 without a single nail, the interior contains elaborately carved beams a…
Cave in Kerinci Seblat National Park

Goa Kasah

Considered to be the largest cave system in the Kerinci Valley, and not yet fully explored, Goa Kasah makes for a good day trek (around 2½ hours one way) from the village of Sungai Sampun. The hike isn’t very strenu…
Viewpoint in Sungai Penuh

Bukit Khayangan

For fantastic, sweeping panoramas of Kerinci Valley head up to this hilltop lookout, especially popular with locals for sunrise and sunset. To get here take the road that winds around the outskirts of town; by ojek …
Hot Springs in Kerinci Seblat National Park

Grao Sakti

Deep within Kerinci Seblat National Park, Grao Sakti are Kerinci's best hot springs. They're located a two-hour walk south of the remote village of Renah Kemumu – all up a two-day hike from Lempur Tengah.