Bengkulu province is on the southwest coast of Sumatra island and the area is particularly prone to undersea earthquakes. The capital of the province is Bengkulu city where there are many fascinating ruins from colonial times. There are daily flights to Bengkulu’s Fatmawati airport from Jakarta.
Little is currently know about Gedang. There is a route to the lake on Daun now, though the true summit is a good 3 kilometres away. Kaba is a very accessible and impressive volcano with local visitors enjoying the crater views most weekends of the year.
Another peak with reported volcanic activity which is not yet on the list below is Gunung Belirang-Beriti in the north of the province, with two minor peaks called Belirang-Beriti and Beriti Besar. However, the highest peak on the extensive mountain range is actually Hululais (2,122m) in the north-west. There is fumarole activity and a 1.2 km wide crater and a lake where a tapir has been spotted (in 2019). It can be hike from Desa Danau Liang, Lebong, and may well be worthy of further investigation.
A Selection of Photos of Bengkulu’s Ribus
Map of Bengkulu’s Ribus
Download these peaks as a kml file.
Statistics and Links to Bengkulu’s Ribus