Tangkahan is located in Desa Namo Sialang, Kecamatan Batang Serangan Langkat, Sumatera Utara-Indonesia 20883. Tangkahan is approximatly 90 Km from Medan city or it can be reached approximately 5 hours form Kuala Namu International Airport by car.
Tangkahan is well-known as the Hidden Paradise in Sumatra. It is the perfect place to get off the beaten track, but still have access to nice food and comfortable bungalows. The elephants, the jungle, and the clean rivers are obvious attractions. What makes Tangkahan different is that it is a good example on how community based eco-tourism can stop illegal logging, improve livelihood, and develop a sense of pride amongst the locals. Many of Tangkahan people nowadays work for tourism and avoid illegal logging, with education sometimes are not pass the elementary school, but with trained, they can serve the tourists well.
Tangkahan is nature conservation which manage by Gunung Leuser National Park. It is a national park covering 7,927 km2 in northern Sumatra, Indonesia, straddling the border of North Sumatra and Aceh provinces, a fourth portion and three fourths portion, respectively. The national park, settled in the Barisan mountain range, is named after Mount Leuser (3,119 m), and protects a wide range of ecosystems. Together with Bukit Barisan Selatan and Kerinci Seblat national parks, it forms a World Heritage Site, the Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra.
Gunung Leuser National Park is 150 km long, over 100 km wide and is mostly mountainous. 40% of the park, mainly in the north-west, is steep, and over 1,500 m. This region is billed as the largest wilderness area in South-East Asia and offers wonderful trekking. 12% of the park, in the lower southern half, is below 600 meters. Eleven peaks are over 2,700 m. Mount Leuser (3,119 m) is the third highest peak on the Leuser Range. The highest peak is Mount ‘Tanpa Nama’ (3,466 m), the second highest peak in Sumatra after Mount Kerinci (3,805 m).
In this national park there are 130 species of mammals, among the Sumatran orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus abelii), sarudung (Hylobates lar), gibbon (Hylobates syndactilus), long-tailed monkeys (Macaca fascicularis), monkey (Macaca nemestriana) and kedih (Presbytis thomasi). Animal carnivores among them: the clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa), bears (Helarctos malayanus), tiger (Phantera Sumatraensis tigris). Herbivorous wildlife that exist in national parks are the Sumatran elephant (Elephas maximus), the Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatraensis), and sambar deer (Cervus unicolor) and others.
Green Sumatera Adventure ( GSA ) is One Of Projects in YPOI to promote The Ecotourism in North Sumatera.
Full AC Transportation Medan – Tangkahan and return Rp 1.400.000
Homestay per room/night (double share) Rp 200.000 (not include breakfast)
- By taking one of our packages, you have participated and donated for our environment and conservation projects in Bahorok District which are hold by our foundation, YPOI.
- You will always be accompanied by three or at least two guides from our team to help you and make your adventure as enjoyable and safe for you as possible. Please choose a trek that suits your ability and physical condition.
- If you are travelling alone and want to join other people, we will be happy to organize a group.
- We can also arrange trekking for 1 person; however, prices will be higher.
If you are travelling in a group of more than 2 persons, please contact us for information on trekking prices.