For those of you lovers of outdoor activities, Bukit Lawang in Langkat, North Sumatra can be a suitable place to fulfill the desire for adventure. The choices of challenging activities are guaranteed to play your adrenaline. Here’s the review.
Trekking is a mandatory activity that you must do when visiting Bukit Lawang. Its which is part of the Gunung Leuser National Park, has a relatively hilly land contour. So, your trekking won’t just be flat and full of challenges.
In addition, soil conditions in this area also tend to be wet and muddy as a type of land in a tropical rainforest area.
Guaranteed adventure to split the forest so exciting because there is a dirty-dirt event hit by mud. Plus, the vegetation in this area is also high and big which makes the atmosphere feel really jungle. If you’re lucky, you can also see the Carrion Flowers in bloom.
Like a national park, Bukit Lawang is also a habitat for a variety of wild animals. When tired of trekking through the forest, don’t be surprised if you see a lot of animals. For example, Orangutans, Sumatran Tigers and even Sumatran Rhinos.
In addition, you can also see the original form of a Sun Bear that turns out to like fruit, not honey. To be safe, you must keep a distance from the wild animals, not close. Because of the principle, if they don’t feel disturbed, they will just be calm even tend to be ignorant about our presence.
Well, if you had seen orangutans hanging freely in the trees, you could also be closer to them. Every 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., the area guards will feed the orangutans at the feeding station. Read the rules if you want to meet orangutans in Bukit Lawang.
This is the adrenaline-boosting activity that can’t be missed when visiting Bukit Lawang. To be able to feel the swift currents of the Bahorok River by using tires ( tubing ) you only need to pay Rp 50,000-Rp 75,000. This is all according to the agreement and depends on the bidding skill .
To start crossing the rapids, you have to do trekking to divide the forest first then throw yourself into the river.
Don’t be confused if you don’t give a life jacket because the fact is that the excitement of tubing in Bukit Lawang is right there: it’s bobbing on the swift rapids of the Bahorok River without using a float at all.
It feels insecure, but it makes the adrenaline go up many times.
Inside the Bukit Lawang area there is a cave that contains thousands of bats so that it is named Goa Bat. Distance Bat Cave with the entrance to Bukit Lawang is a 15 minute walk.
In it, you can witness the phenomenon of the cave ceiling that looks hairy which, in fact, is a horde of bats that are engulfed in beautiful beauty. In addition to bats, you can also see the beauty of the cave interior which is equipped with stalagnite ornaments which are some years old because they look very big.
Bathe in the waterfall
Wet-wet on the Bahorok River when tubing is complete if you are dilajutin by taking a bath in the waterfall!
You can reach without bothering to trekking first. Not bad, besides the appearance of the waterfall that was pretty cute and suitable for setting a background in front of the camera, the water from this waterfall also felt really cool.
The flow is also pretty quiet so you can swim casually while you calm yourself after the uproar over the rapids of the Bahorok River.