We offer online booking for treks, transport and accommodation. You can book these by clicking on the 'book' or 'view' links on each trek below. If you wish to add transport (by private car) and/or accommodation to your trek booking then you can do so during the booking process. We do not charge for hotel bookings - you just pay the hotel at their normal rate. Please check our accommodation pages for info on rooms and guesthouses.
We recommend booking your trek in advance, so that you are guaranteed a professional guide, and can advise guides (some unlicensed/disreputable) who operate in the village, that you have already booked a trek.
When booking a trek, please advise us of any special requirements (e.g., vegetarian), or if you have a particular interest in certain aspects of jungle flora/fauna, or if you are older or have children and need arrangements made to cater for this.
Prices are based on a minimum of two people travelling (single travellers can still book, but if there are no others booked on your day you will have to pay for two). We can take online bookings up to 2 days before travel. If the booking is sooner than this, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, however we cannot guarantee that we will be able to fulfil your request at such short notice. You can also contact us by telephone/Whatsapp at +62 821 6248 1207.
National Park entrance fees/'Permit'
New National Park entrance fees were introduced across Indonesia in 2014. The official entrance fee for 'Group 3' national parks, of which Gunung Leuser National Park is one, is 150,000 rupiah per day for foreigners, 5,000rp per day for domestic tourists. This caused some disagreement in Bukit Lawang as well as in other areas.
Until November 2016, the entrance ticket was mostly not paid by guests visiting Bukit Lawang. Since this time, following enforcement action by the national park authorities, visitors are now being required to pay. However, the amount requested by the park authorities at Bukit Lawang is only 150,000 rupiah per trip of any number of days, not per day, so this reduces costs for longer trips. The money is for entering the national park, and goes directly to the national park authorities, not to the guide or trekking company. Our trekking charges are inclusive of the entrance fee.