- Elevation: 2,507 m (8,225 ft)
- Prominence: 1,063 m
- Ribu category: Tinggi Sedang
- Province: Jambi
- Google Earth: kml
- Other names: none
- Eruptions: 1909, 1921
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.
- Permits: Unknown
- Water sources: Unknown
- 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.
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Origins and Meaning
Mount Hare-lip. See also Java’s Gunung Sumbing which is also named after the cleft in the crater walls.