// Sumbing (Sumatera)


Elevation: 2,507 m (8,225 ft) Prominence: 1,063 m
Ribu category: Google MarkerTinggi Sedang Province: Jambi
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Eruptions: 1909, 1921



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Mount Sumbing (not to be confused with the peak of the same name in Central Java) is best approached from Tanjung Kasri (reachable by road from Jambi city or better from Sunggai Penuh). There are several craters near the summit. It has not erupted since 1921. There are hot springs on the southwest of the mountain. The neighbouring mountain just to the east is Gunung Nilo and, at 2,476m, is only 31 metres lower and may be worth climbing in its own right.


Getting there There are regular flights to Padang’s International airport from Indonesia and neighbouring countries. It is then a long 6-8 hours drive to the starting point. There is public transport and ‘travel cars’ for which you share a car with others but it will take you most of a day to reach Sunggai Penuh.
Accommodation Several places to stay in Sunggai Penuh
Permits Unknown
Water sources Unknown
Fund or join an expedition: fund expeditions small Local Average Monthly Rainfall (mm): padang


Origins and Meaning

Mount Hare-lip. See also Java’s Gunung Sumbing which is also named after the cleft in the crater walls.

Links and References

Wikipedia English
Wikipedia Indonesia

Trip Reports and Comments

One entry for “Sumbing (Sumatera)”

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    Get to both Gunung Sumbing and the neighbouring peak of Gunung Nilo (almost as high) from Bangko (four hours from Jambi city)and then a rough (very) rough road on…Nilo Dingin or Sungai Lalang villages are the easiest startig points for both Gunung Masurai and Gunung Nilo. Between Gunung Nilo and Gunung Sumbing is a high altitude peat swamp area (Danau Kebut). Tickets to enter Kerinci Seblat National Park (both mountains are within the park) from National Park offices at Bangko on the main highway at Simpang Tengkorak (Skull crossroads).

    Posted by Debbie Martyr | January 30, 2012, 22:00

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