The Ladeh Panjang Wetlands, at the western foot of Mt. Kerinci and deep within the Kerinci Seblat National Park, is the highest wetlands in Southeast Asia, at over 2000 meters in elevation. The trail there takes about 6 hours or less of fairly easy hiking, with four of those hours through primary rainforest of the Kerinci Seblat National Park.
Two lakes can be found within the 150 hectares of wetlands, Danau Singkarak and Danau Sakti, the latter of which takes a further three hours to reach. The marshlands and the primary forest surrounding it are home to a wide variety of wildlife, including barking deer, tapir, and tigers.
Difficulty : Moderate. While the terrain doesn’t get too steep, six hours is a long hike. Also be prepared to cross a number of streams and cross through the marsh, where it’s easy to get your feet wet.
Activities : Hiking, Camping, Bird Watching, Wildlife
Elevation : From 1500m-2100m
Terrain : Wetlands, Jungle, Mountains, Old Sulfur Vents, Lakes, Highland farms
Nearest Village : Buntu, Kayu Aro Subdistrict, Kerinci regency, Jambi province, Indonesia
Group Size : Minimum 2 PAX , Maximum 6 PAX