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3-Day Orangutan Trek (w/ stay in Roomy Guesthouse & Camping)

By One Thousand Hills

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You want comfortable rest! Enjoy 3 days of trekking with fun-filled activities as well as having amazing accommodation at One Thousand Hills, a new guesthouse at Ketambe.


5 days 4 nights
Private trip
A three day trek in Gunung Leuser National Park jungle spotting orangutans, swimming in hotsprings and traversing a river, with half day of travel and night stay at the guesthouse before and after the trek.
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Trip Inclusions

From US$ 124.89 IDR1,705,038.75 per person
  • Return transport from Medan
  • 2 nights accommodation in river side bungalow at One Thousand Hills Guesthouse, with breakfast
  • 2 nights camping in the jungle
  • English speaking guide
  • Porter(s)
  • Leech socks
  • Meals during the trek
  • Meals and drinks outside the trek
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The timing is flexible. See 'Other Notes' for more details
Your hotel or airport in Medan
The timing is flexible. See 'Other Notes' for more details
Your hotel or airport in Medan
Other Notes

As it's a long drive, the pick-up time should ideally be in the morning.


Trips available daily
Feb 20
Feb 21
Feb 22
Feb 23
Feb 24
Feb 25
Bookings should be made at least 2 days in advance. View the full calendar to request other dates.


Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Medan - Ketambe
Medan - Ketambe

Today you will arrive in Ketambe, where your adventure begins!

Accommodation: One Thousand Hills - Standard Room

  • Morning: Pick-up from airport, depending on arrival timing
  • Evening: Dinner, spend the night at the guesthouse in Ketambe
Day 2: Ketambe - Gunung Leuser National Park
Ketambe - Gunung Leuser National Park

Today you'll get to see a variety of animals in their natural habitat!

Accommodation: Ketambe Jungle Camping - Camping

  • Morning (8am): Begin trek in the jungle, spotting of orang utans, monkeys, gibbons, and birds
  • Afternoon: Arrive at campsite, lunch, continue trek in the jungle
  • Evening: Return to camp for dinner
Day 3: Gunung Leuser National Park
Gunung Leuser National Park

Apart from enjoying wildlife, you'll also get to soak in a nice hot spring!

Accommodation: Ketambe Jungle Camping - Camping

  • Morning: Breakfast, begin trekking
  • Afternoon: Lunch, hot spring
  • Evening: Fishing, dinner
Day 4: Gunung Leuser National Park - Ketambe
Gunung Leuser National Park - Ketambe

Today you'll return to Ketambe for an overnight stay.

Accommodation: One Thousand Hills - Standard Room

  • Morning: Trek out of the jungle after lunch
  • Afternoon: Return to Ketambe for an overnight stay in guesthouse
Day 5: Ketambe - Medan
Ketambe - Medan

Today you'll be returning to Medan.

  • Morning: Depart Ketambe for the drive back to Medan

Meet your guide

One Thousand Hills

One Thousand Hills is one of the newest guesthouses in Ketambe and one with the most comfortable accommodation. Joseph, the owner, is meticulous about maintaining his property as well as taking care of his guests. His staff are also wonderful cooks!
6 years experience
Basic English

What others are saying

4.5 out of 70 helpful reviews
13 Jan 2020 on Google
Beautiful guest house and bungalows in ketambe. Perfect to disconnect from the world. Gentle staff. They offer jungle trekking for 1,2 or 3 days with an expert guide, walking through the jungle, camping in the night time and so have an amazing experience in the jungle. See wild animals in the jungle, cross rivers...they provide breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as camping material. Just amazing!
Sarah Pratt
01 Jan 2020 on SeekSophie
The trip was great value as we were picked up from Medan in a private car and taken six hours to Ketambe. The guest house was nice and comfortable and I loved the outside bathroom. The two days trekking was good and the guide showed us lots of different things and explained everything. The camping out was fine and they gave us sleeping bags and floor mattresses. The area we slept was next to the river so no bugs. The food throughout was really good. On the second day we saw a massive orangutan about five meters away and then later that day another two. It was an amazing experience to see these wild animals and one that may not be around for much longer so I felt very privileged Worth all the hiking, long drive, camping out !!! Definitely recommend
Verified traveller
22 Sep 2019 on Expedia
Nice homestay for trekking trips! Very nice and helpful staff. Breakfast could have been a little more varied, but the overall food was very good. Good guides at the treks with a lot of experience and knowledge with mostly good English skills. Very recommendable!
Luke Duke
13 Sep 2019 on Google
I recommend 2 days maximum in the Ketambe Jngl trip, the guesthouse was fine
Lina Slim
31 Jul 2019 on Facebook
This place is wonderfully nice. The garden is beautiful, full of colors. The staff is at the care of the staff. It's BASED! We eat very well there

Other Things to Know

Cancellation and Exchange Policy
While we understand that plans change, we also have to be fair to each supplier, who needs time to prepare logistics for your trip such as manpower, food, permits, and more.
Flexible cancellation policy
As One Thousand Hills pays for your trip’s logistics in advance, full refunds will only be for trips cancelled 5 days before your trip starts.
Flexible Date Policy
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.
Packing list for the trip
Basic first aid kit
Comfortable trekking pack
Dry bag
Head lamp
High-energy snacks (optional)
Light and quick-dry clothing for hiking
Money (no ATM)
Mosquito repellent
Rain gear
Sleeping bag liner (optional)
Sweater for overnight
Toiletries (including towel)
Walking shoes

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