Best Time to Visit Bukit Lawang & Best Time to See Orangutans in Bukit Lawang for Sumatra Wildlife Jungle Trek

The best time to visit Bukit Lawang is during dry season and depend on how you feel about cold, rain, crowd, thunder where each season has its pros and cons. If you are coming for Bukit Lawang Orangutans jungle trekking tour then March to August are the best time to visit Bukit Lawang.

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Orangutans can be seen closer during daylight especially in the morning where they come down to feeding platform. The best time to see Orangutans in feeding platform is before fruiting seasons. During fruiting seasons, most of them are tend to be in jungle while the foods are easy to find. The trees are fruiting between April to November.

Bukit Lawang is one of the popular tourist destination in Indonesia located in the area of Leuser National Park where the Orangutans conservation and sanctuary and home to numerous mammals, birds, plants and other Sumatran wild life.

Bukit Lawang is where you can see Orangutans in the wild on their native. It’s one of the two places remain in the world to see Orangutan along with Borneo (or Kalimantan in Indonesian). Sumatran Orangutans are the rare one than Bornean Orangutans. You can see them all year round.

If you want to visit Bukit Lawang and other popular places in Sumatra. here are the following tour packages of Pulau Weh Diving & Bukit Lawang Orangutans Jungle Trekking Tour below:

Best Places to Visit after Bukit Lawang

Sumatra offer many things to do ranging from diving, surfing, jungle trekking, rafting, hiking, snorkeling, fishing, spearfishing to islands hopping. Sumatra is more about nature. Here are the best places to visit in Sumatra:

  • 1. Pulau Weh

Pulau Weh definitely a worth to visit with plenty of marine life and spectacular dive site. Weh Island or also known as Sabang Island located on the most northern tip of Sumatra Island. Many international divers said it’s one of the best dive site in Indonesia where there are many rare things to see underwater and lots of fun. With up to 20-30 dive sites, it has an impressive marine life and beautiful coral reefs. For more about Pulau Weh diving spots, you can visit the page below:

Aside of true paradise for divers, there are plenty of best things to do in Pulau Weh ranging from beautiful turquoise beach, volcano, waterfall to one of the great spot for fishing. If you are want to explore more about Pulau Weh, here you can see the post below:

  • 2. Lake Toba

Lake Toba is the largest caldera in the world and one of the natural wonder of the world. This lake offer beautiful sceneries, magnificent hill and mountains and unique culture. This place is where you can immerse ourselves in the nature. To enjoy the Lake Toba with many tourist attractions, here is the Lake Toba tour package where you can explore more about Lake Toba and Batak culture:

  • 3. Banda Aceh

Aceh is a real off the beaten track located of the north of Leuser National Park which is rich biodiversity. It also has outstanding diving spots, great surfing breaks and magnificent untouched islands. To explore more about, you can see best things to do in Aceh below:

Banda Aceh is the gateway to the westernmost tip of Indonesia tourism where the remaining magnificent golden era during Aceh Kingdom. Banda Aceh has fully recovered from devastated of 2004 tsunami and earthquake. Banda Aceh has rich of tourist attractions ranging from historical sites, cultural tourism, delicious food to hidden gem near Banda Aceh city. As the main gateway to Aceh, here are the best things to do in Banda Aceh while visiting this city:

  • 4. Medan City

Medan is one of the most visited city in Sumatra. it is a gateway to largest caldera of Lake Toba and Bukit Lawang which is the place to see Orangutans. Medan offer architectural journey and nightlife experience. It is the city to stop overnight before continue the journey to other destinations in North Sumatra. Check out Medan tour package below:

  • 5. Padang & Mentawai

Padang is the capital of West Sumatra and the gateway to Mentawai Island. Mentawai Islands are well known as the endless surf breaks offer world class waves. West Sumatra offer beautiful landscapes, diverse wildlife and rich in culture. If you want to visit West Sumatra, find out more about it below:

Bukit Lawang Weather & Climate

Weather and climate are the important things to find best time to go to Bukit Lawang, Sumatra. Temperatures is hot all year with the hottest months of April, May and June. Higher temperature affect higher humidity while colder affect high winds.

Rainy Season: the rainy season in Bukit Lawang start from October to February.

Dry Season: The summer normally between March to August.

Climate: Bukit Lawang has tropical climate with average temperature 26-27 degrees Celsius.

The best time to visit Bukit Lawang is between March to August while between July and August a bit crowd with visitor. The high seasons in Bukit Lawang is during new year, Christmas, Easter holiday which make Bukit Lawang busiest than usual.