Trek for Kindness. Edgar's Mission 2023 Sumatra

Embark on jungle wildlife immersion to raise awareness and funds to help provide rescued farmed animals a life truly worth living.

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1-9 October



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Paid in instalments

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The Difference You'll Make

Edgars Mission 20yrs

“If we could live happy and healthy lives without harming others, why wouldn’t we?”

Celebrating 20 years in 2023, Edgar’s Mission has rescued, rehabilitated and rehomed thousands of farmed animals at their sanctuary in Lancefield, Victoria.

You’re invited to join a group of like-minded Edgar’s Mission supporters on the Trek for Kindness Sumatra. Over 9 days, immerse yourself deep in the Indonesian jungle, visit the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme in Medan to learn about the rescue, rehabilitation and protection of endangered Orangutans, and plant local tropical trees to restore nature after illegal logging. In the jungle, you’ll encounter gibbons, hornbills, striped rabbits, and butterflies whilst you trek off the beaten track. At night, you’ll camp under the stars, lulled to sleep by the sounds of the rainforest.

Best of all, all funds raised on this adventure will go towards helping Edgar’s Mission continue their mission to create a kinder world for farmed animals.  


How it works


Book with Confidence

Pay only $475 upfront to secure your place and pay the remaining balance in flexible instalments.

Cancel up to 90 days before travel with no penalty. For more details, see our FAQs.

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Make a difference

Commit to raising the minimum fundraising target and make a positive difference to worthwhile causes.

You'll be supported by our team of fundraising experts to reach and exceed your fundraising goals.


Be part of a team

Join like-minded travellers, and representatives from the charity, all united in their adventurous spirit and commitment to making a positive impact in the world. Make lifelong friends during a shared challenge experience.

Trip notes

Day 1, Sunday 1 October 2023

Arrive Sumatra

The adventure-of-a-lifetime begins today as we make our way to Indonesia. Selamat datang! Welcome to Sumatra, Indonesia. On arrival in Medan, you will make your way to your hotel where you will be greeted by your local guide. Take this time to rest and prepare for the adventure ahead, or to get to know your fellow trekkers.

Meals: none

Day 2, Monday 2 October 2023

Medan to Bukit Lawang

This morning we visit the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) in Medan to learn more about their work preventing the extinction of the Sumatran orangutan. We then take a private vehicle transfer to Bukit Lawang, part of Gunung Leuser National Park—the last sanctuary of the Sumatran orangutan. In the afternoon, we will take a short walk along the riverbank, then cross the river. There will be ample time to savour this unique and humbling moment before heading back to Bukit Lawang and our hotel.

Trekking Time: 1 hour

Transfer Time: 5-6 hours

Meals: B L D

Day 3, Tuesday 3 October 2023

Bukit Lawang to Adi Black

Today we leave the comforts of our hotel behind and begin our trek. We start with a steep ascent through the mountainous Gunung Leuser National Park, enjoying the spectacular views en route. Throughout the day we will learn about jungle life, from the medicinal qualities of plants to gathering food, from our guides. Upon arrival at our first campsite, we are provided with afternoon tea and we have time to settle in for our first night in the jungle. Tonight we camp under the stars, enveloped by dense vegetation, listening to the eerie sounds of the night jungle.

Trekking Time: 6 hours

Meals: B L D

Day 4, Wednesday 4 October 2023

Adi Black to Jamur Batu Atas

Waking to the sounds of the jungle coming to life, we enjoy breakfast at camp before beginning our trek. Following well defined paths, we trek across steady terrain, through lush jungle and between towering trees. Be sure to keep an eye out for orangutans, gibbons and hornbills. You may even spot some of the shy wildlife, including the Sumatran striped rabbit and a variety of birds and butterflies. In the afternoon, we continue trekking to our campsite, which is located next to a river where we might like to take a refreshing dip. Tonight, we once again camp under the stars, surrounded by exquisite jungle.

Trekking Time: 6 hours

Meals: B L D

Day 5, Thursday 5 October 2023

Jamur Batu Atas – Aras Pinang – Bukit Lawang

On our last day of trekking, we rise early and pack up camp. We then begin our trek through steep, rugged terrain. Today’s route may be adjusted, subject to weather conditions, to maximise our exposure to this beautiful environment. As we trek, our guide will point out the telltale signs of orangutans and the other amazing animals that call this jungle home. Arriving in Aras Pinang at noon, we jump on a floating tube and go down the river back to Bukit Lawang. In the evening, we check-in to our hotel for a well-deserved rest.

Transfer time: 4 hours

Meals: B L D

Day 6, Friday 6 October 2023

Bukit Lawang – Tangkahan

This morning is free to explore Bukit Lawang, before our afternoon transfer to Tangkahan. Passing through remote local villages and a school en route, we arrive in Tangkahan by the early afternoon. Part of Gunung Leuser National Park, Tangkahan is famous for its elephants and wild jungle. The afternoon is yours to enjoy—perhaps you could walk along the bank of the Buluh River. Tonight we stay in a simple lodge surrounded by jungle.

Transfer Time: 2 hours

Meals: B L D

Day 7, Saturday 7 October 2023


Today after breakfast we have the special opportunity to plant trees in an area which was damaged by illegal logging 10 years ago. To help the young forest flourish, we will plant some local tropical trees such as Meranti, Damar, Mahang, Kruing and Mahonia. We will also plant trees on the bank of the river to protect it from erosion and landslides. In the afternoon, we visit the local villages of Tangkahan to meet local families before exploring the waterfall that feeds the Buluh River. In the evening, we return to our lodge for dinner.

Meals: B L D

Day 8, Sunday 8 October 2023

Tangkahan – Medan

This morning we transfer by private vehicle back to Medan, Sumatra’s major metropolis and Indonesia’s third largest city. Upon arrival, we immediately set off on a city tour beginning at Maimoon Palace. Built by Sultan Makmun Rasyid Perkasa Alamsyah between 1887 and 1891, the palace is popular not only for its historical heritage, but also for its unique interior design mixing the elements of Malay, Islam, Spanish, Indian and Italian architecture. After, we explore the Grand Mosque, Chinese temples and remaining Dutch colonial buildings. In the early afternoon we check in to our hotel and relax before our farewell dinner.

Transfer Time: 2 hours

Meals: B L D

Day 9, Monday 9 October 2023

Depart Medan

Today, we bid farewell to Medan, Sumatra and our amazing jungle adventure as we transfer to the airport for our flight home.

Meals: B 

Includes: Twin share accommodation • Meals as mentioned (vegan and palm-oil free) • Water during trekking • English speaking guide and facilitator • Tours and transfers as mentioned by air-conditioned vehicle • Sightseeing fees and permits during guided time • Service charge and current government VAT tax • Camping equipment • Tree Planting in Tangkahan 

Does not include: International airfares • Airport transfers • Indonesian Visa • Visa stamp fee, to be paid at arrival airport • Travel Insurance (Compulsory) • Alcoholic drinks and soft drinks • Expenditure of a personal nature • Tips and gratuities


Why you'll love this adventure

  • Visit the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP)

  • Plant local tropical trees to restore nature after illegal logging

  • Discover the cultural side of Medan city

  • Float on a tube down the rainforest river

  • Camp under the stars in the jungle

  • Meet & connect with other like-minded Edgar’s Mission supporters

Frequently asked questions

Can't find the answer to your question? Get in touch via email ( or phone logo(1300 905 188). We’re always here to help!

About the adventure

How challenging is this adventure?

This adventure is ranked 4/5. While no extensive trekking experience is required prior to registering, our adventures are specifically designed for people who are relatively fit and willing to train. The Sumatra trek is a physically demanding challenge, involving 4 days of jungle trekking.. The fitter you are, the more you’ll enjoy the experience. You’ll be well supported on the adventure, with the guides and your team all cheering you on. You’re free to move at your own pace and we’ll take frequent breaks. 

How many people will be on my adventure? 

We believe small group travel is better for the planet, and better for you. Our adventures average between 10 - 20 participants, connected by their commitment to the greater good.

Can I join an Inspired Adventure on my own? 

Of course, most people do! Throughout your adventure journey, we’ll connect you with your fellow adventurers so you can get to know each other before you hit the road.

What is the general age range of participants?

The minimum age for this adventure is 18, however younger ages are considered on application. We have had participants aged 16–84+ take part in our challenges, all united by their sense of philanthropy and adventure.

Who is Inspired Adventures?

Edgar’s Mission has partnered with Inspired Adventures to bring you this adventure of a lifetime. Over the last 17 years, Inspired Adventures has taken over 7,000 people, just like you, on adventures all around the world, raising over $44 million for important causes. When you choose to travel with Inspired Adventures, you can be confident you’re in the best hands.

Fitness and training

How do I train for this adventure? 

We will provide you with information on how to prepare for your adventure when you register. In addition, we recommend that you consult your GP and a personal trainer to develop a training plan that will prepare you for the challenge. As part of your training, we recommend making use of your free time to complete several day hikes. You should aim to be able to walk in hilly terrain for 6-8 hours comfortably and get up and do it again the next day. It is sensible to start training as early as possible before you go on your trek. 


What is the accommodation like? 

Accommodation on this adventure is twin-share in 3 star hotels, lodges and at comfortable campsites.

Will I be sharing accommodation?

Accommodation on this adventure is based on twin-share. You will be paired with a teammate of the same gender and, whenever possible, age group. Single rooms are available at an additional cost and subject to availability.

I’m travelling with a friend, can we stay together?

Absolutely! If you’re travelling with a friend, please make note of this and we’ll pair you together.

What to expect

I have dietary requirements, will I be catered for? 

All meals included are vegan and palm oil free. Of course, we’ll happily arrange for any other dietary requirements you’ve noted during booking to be catered for. Please advise your local guide and Team Leader on Day 1 as well. You’ll be fed very well while you’re on the adventure, but if you have a very specific dietary requirement or severe allergies, often it’s best to pack some extra things as back-up.

What happens if there is a medical emergency?

Providing the safest possible environment is our highest priority and we have an outstanding safety record. All Inspired Adventures guides and Team Leaders are first aid trained and well-equipped to handle any medical emergencies.

How will you manage the risk of COVID-19?

We have prepared a detailed COVID-19 Safety Management Plan to account for the wide variety of scenarios that may impact your departure. In the instance that the adventure is unable to proceed due to COVID-19, alternative departure arrangements will be provided where possible. For more information, please visit

Are COVID-19 vaccinations required for this adventure?

Inspired Adventures requires that all travellers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a valid medical certificate issued.


How do I fundraise?

Never fundraised before? Not sure where to start? No worries, we don’t expect you to do it alone. You’ll have regular support from the Inspired Adventures fundraising team, who will help you make a fundraising plan to meet your target. Alongside personalised coaching, we’ll also send you lots of ideas and resources on how to fundraise. From online fundraising to trivia nights, to bake sales and out-of-the-box ideas, we have years and years of tried and tested tips to make your fundraising a success.

What happens if I don’t meet my fundraising target? 

It’s normal to worry you won’t meet your fundraising target, but we know you can do it. In fact, with the support of Inspired Adventures, almost everyone goes on to raise far more than they imagined. By registering for the adventure, you agree to raise the minimum fundraising amount specified. Like you, we’re looking to make a significant impact for our charity partners, so the goal is for each person to have met their fundraising target before departure. If you fail to raise the minimum fundraising target by this time, we’ll review the situation on a case-by-case basis.

I’m travelling with a friend, can we fundraise together? 

Absolutely! Fundraising with a friend is a great idea. Just remember the fundraising target is per person, so you’ll each need to meet the minimum fundraising goal to participate. We know you can do it.

Will the funds raised go directly to Edgar’s Mission? 

Yes, all of your fundraising will go directly to Edgar’s Mission. Only the travel costs are payable to Inspired.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

The funds raised for Edgar’s Mission are tax-deductible (conditions apply).

Payments, Cancellations and Refunds

How much does it cost to participate in this adventure? 

The total cost to participate in this adventure is: $2,750

(inclusive of a $950 non-refundable deposit).

In addition, you also commit to raising $3,500 (per person) for Edgar’s Mission.

What happens if I need to cancel?

If you find yourself unable to attend, please notify us as soon as possible.

  • Cancellation within 5 days of registration will receive a full refund.

  • Cancellations more than 90 days prior to departure will receive a full refund minus the $950 deposit.

  • Cancellations within 90 days of departure will receive no refund. Where applicable, we can provide assistance in making a travel insurance claim.

Travel insurance and visas

How much does it cost to participate in this adventure? 

The total cost to participate in this adventure is: $2,750

In addition, you also commit to raising $3,500 (per person) for Edgar’s Mission.

Is the travel cost guaranteed?

We do our best to keep the travel cost as quoted. However, it can change due to group size or factors out of our control. Due to the unpredictable impact of COVID-19 on borders and safety requirements, our ground operators may change their operations in a way that could impact cost. In this event, Inspired Travel may add a supplement fee, if necessary, to cover the cost of additional vehicles, equipment and/or staff.


Do I need travel insurance?

Travel insurance is required for international travel to cover cancellation, hospital, emergency evacuation and lost luggage. We recommend purchasing your policy as soon as possible. It is up to you to ensure you have fully comprehensive travel insurance and you’ll need to share these details with our team before departure. For more information, please visit

Do I need a visa to travel to Indonesia?

Australian and New Zealand passport holders require a visa on arrival for entry into Papua New Guinea. Passports are required to be valid for at least six months after the date you return to your home country. You must have a valid passport before you can apply for a visa. For the most current requirements, refer to the Smartraveller website.


All information is subject to change and will be confirmed upon your registration.


"Exhilarating, exhausting, exciting. It changed me for the better."

- Aimee Mravljak, Edgar's Mission: Trek for Kindness Sumatra 2018

"The highlight was definitely seeing an orangutan in its natural habitat."

- Monique Unger, Edgar's Mission Trek for Kindness Sumatra 2018

"A great sense of achievement throughout the whole journey, from raising awareness and much-needed funds to successful completion of the trekking challenge."

- Homeira Aryanpad, BCNA's Jungle Trek Sumatra 2019

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