Mount Kerinci - Highest volcano in Indonesia

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Mount Kerinci, Sumatra, Indonesia

At 3,800 metres (12,500 ft) above sea level, Mount Kerinci (Gunung Kerinci)is the highest volcano in SumatraIndonesia, and the highest of any situated on an island that is a part of Asia. It is surrounded by the lush forest of Kerinci Seblat National Park, home to several endangered species including the Sumatran tiger and Sumatran rhinoceros.


Mount Kerinci can be climbed from the village of Kersik Tuo, 6 or 7 hours away from Padang by car or bus. The climb and descent normally takes 2 days and 1 night, when choosing to go all the way to the summit. Climbers may also choose to go up only as far as Camp 2 or 3, skipping the summit attempt, which requires a pre-dawn climb.  


The Kerinci Seblat National Park has at least fifteen lakes of note, with the biggest being Kerinci Lake, followed by Gunung Tujuh Lake. The 4,200-hectares of Kerinci Lake lies at a height of 650 metres (2,130 ft), and is the host of the annual Kerinci Lake Festival. Gunung Tujuh Lake (literally, Seven Mountains Lake) is a caldera lake formed in an extinct volcano, and is surrounded by seven peaks. It is also the highest lake in Southeast Asia at 1,996 metres (6,549 ft)


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