Daun

Facts

  • Elevation: 2,493 m (8,179 ft)
  • Prominence: 1,541 m
  • Ribu category: Tinggi Sedang
  • Province: Bengkulu
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  • Other names: The highest peak is labelled Gunung Hulupalik on the Bakosurtanal map.

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Bagging It!

It is possible to hike to the lake near the top of ‘Bukit’ Daun as it is known locally from the Curup side. It could probably be done in 2 days by experienced and fit hikers (apparently it is roughly 7 hours up from ‘pintu rimba’ (forest entrance) at PT Agro Tea Lebong and 6 hours back down). The lake is about 350m wide at its widest and there is a peak to the north of the lake well over 2,400m. However, this eastern, lake peak is around 50 metres lower than the true summit which is over 3 kilometres away to the west and is much less frequented. It may be known as Gunung Hulupalik. No eruptions are known to have occurred in recent times. Daun is situated in the middle of a sparsely-populated, protected forest area.

Practicalities

    • Getting there: Fly to Bengkulu or Lubuk Linggau and head up to Curup. Then on to the tea plantations at Desa Baru Manis where the trail to the lake and eastern peak begins.
    • Accommodation: Curup is the cloest town for those hiking up to the lake and eastern peak.
    • Permits: Required – ask Taman Nasional Kerinci Seblat.
    • Water sources: Unknown – take sufficient supplies with you.
    • Travel insurance: We recommend World Nomads insurance, which is designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities including mountain hiking.

Local Average Monthly Rainfall (mm):
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Links and References

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3 thoughts on “Daun

  1. The Bengkulu-based Wild Sumatra Tours offer a multi-day trek on the lower slopes of Bukit Daun, and there could be a summit trail opened this year…..

    “Currently we only have a trek to Kawa 7 Warna (7 colored pools) on the lower slopes of Bukit Daun. However, we are planning some surveys to Daun over the next 1-2 months to map the summit and eventually offer it on our website as a trek. We hope to have this as an option by April this year. I can let you know once we are ready to receive guests for the Bukit Daun summit trek. We are also hoping to combine the summit and 7 colored pools trek into one trek probably lasting about 4-5 days. We also have plans to survey Mt Seblat later this year. We are working with TNKS to open it up as an eco-tourism option. More later…”

    http://www.wildsumatra.com/

  2. Hi Gunungbagger

    I am interested in this mountain and am a little surprised it hasn’t had much attention. My attention was drawn to it by the recent spate of fatal land slides in the area.

    Pls let me know if there are any plans to climb in the next year or so.

    Regards
    JOhn Rawkins

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