There are now daily flights to Kerinci from the city of Jambi! You can read more about them here.
The town of Kersik Tuo is a good place to base yourself before and after the trek, as it has the most accommodation choices. About fifteen minutes closer to the trail-head, however, is the village of Bedeng VIII (Delapan), an old Dutch village near the tea processing factory, and where a guesthouse has recently been opened in one of the old homes. Both Kersik Tuo and Bedeng Delapan are surrounded by the picturesque tea plantation, and provide lovely views of Mt. Kerinci.
Many travelers come overland via the city of Padang in West Sumatra. Expect the drive to Kersik Tuo to take around eight hours, although it can vary by an hour or two depending on the road conditions and the driver, and if you are taking public or private transport. Padang has direct flights to/from the hubs of Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Medan, and Batam. If you are in Bukittinggi, it’s possible to drive directly to Kersik Tuo, roughly a nine hour drive.
The city of Jambi is also a possible launching point, although since Ladeh Panjang is in the northern part of the Kerinci region, the drive from Jambi would take roughly ten or eleven hours. The road from Jambi is less winding than the road from Padang, so a bit more comfortable. As mentioned, Wings Air has daily flights to Kerinci. Susi Air also has thrice-weekly flights directly to the town of Sungai Penuh in central Kerinci, although the flights aren’t as reliable as the Wings Air flights, and are difficult to book.
You can read more about transport to/from Kerinci, and what travel looks like within the valley here.
When booking with us, we’ll be happy to assist you with all accommodation and transport arrangements.