There are now daily flights to Kerinci from the city of Jambi! You can read more about them here.
The village of Pelompek, where there are two guest houses, is closest to the Mt. Tujuh trail-head, making it potentially the more ideal place to stay if you’re solely focused on Mt. Tujuh. The town of Kersik Tuo, which is about 40 minutes south of Pelompek, is also a good place to base yourself, as it has a few more accommodations, and is on the edge of the tea fields at the foot of Mt. Kerinci.
Many travelers come overland via the city of Padang in West Sumatra. Expect the drive to Pelompek to take around seven and a half 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 Kerinci, roughly a nine hour drive.
The city of Jambi is also a possible launching point, although since Mt. Tujuh is in the northern part of Kerinci, 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.