MOUNT LEUSER NATIONAL PARK
Bahorok is only a small part of the 1.094.962 hectare of Mt.Leuser National Park . The magnificent rainforest of the park have become famous throughout the world as the harbor some of the most endangered and rare species on earth for example Sumateran Rhinoceros, Orangutan and Rafflesia, the largest flower in the world. This park is inhabited by animals like the Great Argus Pheasant, elephant, Sumatera Tiger, and as many as seven species of primate, one of which is Siamang.which has an impressive, far-reaching vocal display. The agile and pretty face Thomas leaf-monkey and long tailed macaques are also commonly seen.
In total the park lists 285 species of bird, 90 of animals, reptiles and 35 of amphibians. The park-flora contains some 3500 plant species and on each hectare of the lowlead forest you can find amazing 60-13 tree species.
Geologically there are several limestone formation along the foothills of the mountains, some with the beautiful caves. Long ago these were coral reefs which have since been uplifted from the sea at rate of few milimeters per year by the process of colliding ocean floors and drifting continents.
These infinetely slow collision and the enormous forces involved have led to the formation of high mountain and volcanic zones. Only some 1800 years ago, during glacial tomes.
The peaks of the park, Mt. Leuser, Mt, Kemiri and others, were still covered by glacies snow and ice, sea level at that time was more than 80 m lower than at present and the island of Sumatera, Java, and Borneo then formed one huge land mass which was connected via Malaysia to the Asian Mainland.
The tropical rainforest of Mt, Leuser National Park has many interesting option for place to came in the jungle for one day or longer E.g. :
1. three (3) hours to get back to your accomodation, 25 euro/pax minimum 3 person
2. One (1) day jungle trekking cost 35 euro/person minimum 3 person
3. Two (2) days jungle trekking cost 60 euro/person minimum 3 person
4. Three (3) days jungle trekking cost 85 euro/person minimum 3 person
5. Four (4) days junlge trekking cost 145 euro/person minimum 3 person
6. Five (5) days junlge trekking cost 170 euro/person minimum 3 person
If you are interested make a combination with a traditional tube rafting back in bukit lawang, you have to pay extra 10 Euro/person Those jungle trekking packages include meal, tent, guide fee.
Traditional Indonesian Foods
If you are interested in learning to cook some Indonesian dishes cooking classes. The classes will teach you how to prepare a course minimum 3 kinds of meal, entry, main and desert. A selection of dishes are available for you to select.