Ethically Responsible Treks & Tours in North Sumatra 

Ethical travel benefits the local people and helps preserves local traditions and stunning nature.

We help you to travel right!

Welcome to North Sumatra


10 years trekking experience, project leadership, Orangutan research, hundreds of treks. We're the experts


Responsible trekking & tours, eco treks & small groups adventures for better travel 


Work with local people while maximising benefits to the community and environment

Who are we

Sumatra EcoVentures is an eco-friendly organisation with a combined 15 years experience in wildlife conservation, guiding and trekking . We offer unique adventures exploring North Sumatra's wildlife and culture.


We are dedicated to quality ethical treks and tours.


We love nature and care how we, local people and travelers impact the environment in North Sumatra. We want to share this love with you in an ethical sustainable way and aim to teach visitors the importance of preserving this environment.

Our Core Value: Respecting Nature, Preserving Local Culture and Traditions

Travel updates on Coronovirus (COVID-19) here

Discover North Sumatra's Rainforest, Wildife & Culture in an Eco-Friendly Way 

Our speciality is providing a choice of unique sustainable eco treks and tours to travellers and backpackers who prefer to trek off the beaten path whilst supporting local communtities and wildlife.

Our treks and tours aim to present extraordinary places where mass tourism has not reached. 


We know North Sumatra, let explore together  and invest in local people!



press to zoom

press to zoom

Describe your image

press to zoom

press to zoom
  • Help us to spread sustainable ecotourism by being a responsible traveller

  • Discover remote and less known areas of North Sumatra

  • Take a life-changing trip and help local entrepreneurs and businesses grow sustainably

  • Lets boost the local economy in the correct way !

Trekking Adventures

When you join our local guides on a small group trek or custom expedition you are also investing in the local communities. 

Sumatran Orangutan with baby responisble jungle trek.jpg
Responsible Jungle Trekking

Jungle trekking in Bukit Lawang is one of the main gateways to the amazing Gunung Leuser National Park, home to the Sumatran Orangutan. Providing responsible trekking so visitors can enjoy but by preserving the environment

Limestone rock formations at Eco-Treks

Eco - Treks

Treking near Landak River, located just 4km from Bukit Lawang. The hidden forests sit beside the river and overlook the Leuser National Park. Scarce of tourists, peaceful and diverse. Eco-Trekking here is a real experience. A great place to explore.

Siamang gibbon in Bukit Lawang jungle trek.jpg
Off the Beaten Treks

There are several villages bordering the Leuser National Park that should be explored, each offering something different. Elephants & waterfalls at Tangkahan or the famous Rafflesia  flower and Gibbons at Batu Katak or amazing waterfalls near Pamah Semilir

Popular Cultural Activities & Local Tours 

Our core focus and responsibility is to support local people and communities through community-based tourism. This allows you to discover local habitats, meet local people and learn local cultures and traditions.

Meet local people, learn about local life, culture and traditions of rural Bukit Lawang

Discover two local Eco-Farms, learn about local organic farming practices and try local produce

Discover your creative side with a handi-craft workshop with local people

Relax and stretch after trekking with yoga and meditation

Shop for you ingredients and learn about to cook some local Indoesian food


Explore the bat cave caverns and the remote rocks and cave at Batu Kapal

What People Say

Customer Rating:

Based on reviews on the since 2018


4 Day Combo EcoDiscover Trek, September 2019

 It was one of those lifetime trips that'll be in our hearts forever. We were super lucky and saw some of the rehabilitated Orangutans, Thomas Leaf Monkeys and my favourite was a family of Wild Orangutans that are in a secret spot only our guides knew about. I can't speak highly enough of Heri and Uncle Ian

Carly & Connor, Australia

2 Day Jungle Trek, March 2019

they turned a very good experience into an incredible. They know perfectly the jungle and interesting facts about that. I recommend you!

Maria, Spanish

4 Day Jungle Trek, February 2020

 It was an absolutely incredible experience and one I will cherish forever. The trek itself was impeccably organized and the guides were fantastic. The wildlife was astonishing, especially the wild orangutans than we managed to watch

Niki, Ireland

We Make a Difference


Maximum group

size of 6 people, making for a better trek experience



Our aim is to continue and develop better guidelines, training, more social projects so everyone benefits


We work closely with local people and communities


Discover North Sumatra by choosing over 30 activities 


Our tours are customizable so you can add extra activities or design your own tour

Lets start your responsible travel and amazing jungle experience to remember !

Travel and Give Something Back

We understand that wherever we go, we leave something behind - our economic impact, our environmental footprint or our social ideas.  So rather than just travel, try to give something back and volunteer and help.

Volunteer at Bukit Lawang School.jpg


Be part of positive changes

Sumatra EcoVentures are proud supporters of two educational programs in Bukit Lawang and actively involved with one Eco-farm. Come and help teach English to local children or if getting your hands dirty is more your thing, help with planting, harvesting rice, fruit and vegetables.

BL Care.jpg
ROAR LOGO RGB full size.jpg

Sumatra EcoVentures Partners & Friends

iscp logo.jpg
project wings.jpg
ernas farm logo.JPG