• Elevation: 3,085 m (10,121 ft)
  • Prominence: 1,811 m
  • Ribu category: Sangat Tinggi
  • Province: Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam
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  • Other names: Previously listed as Bukit Mugajah

Bagging It!

This mountain was reached in 2018 by Metalik hiking community. It took an astounding 27 days!


    • Getting there: It takes roughly 12 hours to reach the starting point from Medan by private car.
    • Accommodation: In view of the long journey it is a good idea to stop on the way from Medan.
    • Permits: Likely to be time consuming!
    • Water sources: Available in various places – your porters/guides will advise how much bottled water you will need to bring.
Local Average Monthly Rainfall (mm): bandaaceh


Origins and Meaning

Bukit Mugajah means ‘mountain of elephants’ in Acehnese. (Thanks to Mark Durie, 2011). Presumably the mountain is, or was, home to a large number of elephants. ‘Kurik’ means ‘chicken’ in the Gayo language.  

3 thoughts on “Kurik”

  1. The trek to gunung Mugajah (aka gunung Kurik) starts in desa Uring (kecamatan Pining), approx. 2 hour drive from Blangkejeren.The trek takes approx. 14 days in total. Its a challenging but yet rewarding trek. If you can not make the ascent to gunung Mugajah, you can hike to gunung Lembu instead. Gunung Lembu is about 3000 m high too.

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