Mount Tujuh Lake
Located in the village of Pelompek, Kayu Aro sub-district, Kerinci Regency, Jambi Province, Indonesia; Gunung Tujung lake is the highest lake in Southeast Asia, and also the second largest lake after Lake Toba
This lake has a height for about 3.805 meters, the road to the summit is steep with a slope that reaching 50-60 degrees. For those who love nature and adventure, this place is a perfect one to be explored. In addition to a wonderful panorama, the lake is also surrounded by six Mountains are that ready to be conquered. Those mountains are:
1. Mount Hulu Tebo with a height of 2.525 meters above sea level
2. Mount Hulu Sangir with an altitude of 2,330 meters above sea level
3. Madura Besi Mountain with an altitude of 2,418 meters above sea level
4. Mount Selasih with a height of 2,230 meters above sea level
5. Mount Jar Panggang with a height of 2.469 meters above sea level
6. Tujuh Mountain with the highest peak is 2.732 meters above sea level.
There is also Gunung Tujuh Waterfalls which the sourced from Gunung Tujuh Lake itself. To get to the waterfall, we must pass through a path that near from the checkpoint.
Besides the natural beauty, the air is refreshing, and there are exotic animals that living here, including: Tiger, Honey Bear, Boar, a wide variety of birds and butterflies. While for flora there are different types of orchids and Nepenthes.
For the visitors who want to stay, there is also provided a place like homestay which can be ordered before the climb. The lake is usually crowded on weekends by the group of climbers, researchers or just recreation.
How to get there
Located in the village of Pelompek, you only have to travel within 3.5 hours from Jambi to Pelompek after passing through Sungai Penuh city.
After arriving in village Pelompek as a gateway to the Kerinci Seblat National Park you will then begin to walk and doing trekking through the footpaths that fairly uphill to the location. The estimated time to reach the location is a about 2-3 hours. You can take the route through the guardhouse of Gunung Tujuh with a distance of 3 kilometers to the location or it can be reach from behind the guest house, which is little closer for about 2.5 kilometers.