The only water supply are little streams or rivers. Showering in the nature. Read more on tips and tricks for Siberut trekking in the post.

I’ve written about our Mentawai experience but now I’ll share some information about the actual jungle trek, guides and money. Hey! We’re still traveling 🙂 Check out our Instagram profile @wejusttravel! Tips and tricks on Siberut trekking 1. How to get there? To Padang you can come by a plane, usually from Jakarta. Buses, waiting in front, are very cheap and take you from the airport to the city. To way to the island of Siberut is more tricky. Ferries drive are quite dependent on the weather but…

When you hear the word ‘jungle’, you don’t really expect good food, but probably fruit comes to mind. In that lush forest it should grow almost anywhere. Right? No. Fruit is not lying everywhere like I imagined in my jungle fantasies 🙂 Or at least they don’t eat it. However, they do eat a lot of durian. That’s what we’ve learned from our Siberut trekking. Most common Mentawai food: Durian: the smelly fruit that every westerner fears and all Asians love. It sure is smelly, but when you…

One of the younger kids of a 60-year old shaman we stayed at. Siberut trekking.

Healing the Shaman or how pigs follow you to the toilet Siberut trekking. Our last host on our Siberut trekking was a Shaman who was present at the ceremony, and his family. It was a shorter trek in the jungle and we had to cross the river, so not many people visit him. We wanted some peace anyway. We came and we were greeted by 6 kids, Masin Dere is over 60 and has 10 children, 5 with his first, deceased wife and 5 with his second one. The…

Living in the jungle or when a tampon applicator goes missing. Siberut trekking. We trekked for 5 hours in the jungle to get to our next stop. It was the trickiest part of our Siberut trekking. Very slippery, muddy and sometimes the ground looks ok but then you can be in the mud to your knee in a second. All the way there are skinny logs on the floor to walk on them, but only locals know how to walk on that, balancing like ballerinas. Did I mention…

Skulls are a common ornament in shaman's houses. The more he has, a better hunter he is. Read more about our Siberut trekking.

Welcome to the jungle! Siberut trekking. Mentawai are a group of islands not far from Sumatra. And typical Mentawai people are as jungle as you would imagine. Almost naked, tribe tattoos all over their body and very distinct face features, living in raised wooden houses called uma, above the pigs and chickens. Having said that, there are villages formed and some have electricity, roads and mobile phones. Civilization is coming. Hey! We’re still traveling 🙂 Check out our Instagram profile @wejusttravel! For our Siberut trekking we found a…