FOLLOW OUR ETHICAL JUNGLE RULES
The rainforest of the Gunung Leuser National Park is home to the last remaining population of Sumatran Orangutans (less than 6500) but also to other endangered and unique wildlife species. The Sumatran jungle is a unique but fragile ecosystem where every species of flora and fauna are interdependent. Being already threaten by palm oil plantations, the remaining rainforest is a protected area! That is the reason why Bukit Lawang is highly commited to eco-tourism and want to minimize the impact of each visitor. Thus, it is not possible to do trekking in the Gunung Leuser National Park without an official guide. To preserve this unique ecosystem it is important that each visitor understand their impact and do everything to help ensuring the survival of the endangered species and their home, the wonderful jungle!
Let's protect & save the less than 6500 Sumatran Orangutans left!
HERE ARE THE GUIDELINES TO KEEP THE JUNGLE GREEN & THE WILDLIFE SAFE
TREKKING ONLY WITH LICENSED GUIDES
Some trekking companies in Bukit Lawang are working with guides that do not have a licence and who have uneco-friendly practices that might affect the rainforest and the orangutans (too big group size, feeding & touching the orangutans, leaving rubbish...)
That's the reason why we are working only with local guides who are certified by the local ITGA-HPI (Indonesia Tourist Guides Association - Himpunan Pramuwisata Ind.). They will share with you their incredible knowledge and will respect strictly our jungle guidelines just above!
Trekking with Sumatra Orangutan Explore is opting for an activity that will preserve the rainforest, save the orangutans & support local people