Telun Berasap Waterfall (

Located on the border of Jambi and West Sumatra Provinces. Precisely in Telun Berasap Village, Kayu Aro District, Kerinci Regency, Jambi Province. GPS coordinates: 2° 0′ 20.25″ S 101° 27′ 48.77″ E.

Telun Berasap Waterfall (

Telun Berasap Waterfall originates from a river that originates at Gunung Tujuh Lake (the highest lake in Southeast Asia with an altitude of 1,905 above sea level) which flows into the Batang Sangir River through steep cliffs with a height of about 50 m. Jambi people call it Telun Berasap Waterfall because of the large amount of water that falls, causing a “water mist” around it.

Behind Telun Berasap Waterfall, there is a cave but it is difficult to enter. That’s because the heavy flow and the large amount of water that falls from above and the steep rocks around the waterfall make no one able to enter the cave and examine the conditions inside.

To the location

It is approximately 500 km to the west from the city of Jambi or 200 km to the southeast from the city of Padang or 60 km from Sungai Penuh, the capital city of Kerinci Regency and can be reached by land using public transportation, rental cars or private cars.

There are three alternatives to reach this location. First, the journey starts from Jambi City to Sungai Penuh with a distance of about 500 km, while the travel time is about 10 hours. Second, the journey can be started from the city of Padang to Tapan then continued to Sungai Penuh with a distance of 278 km. Travel time taken for about 7 hours. Third, the journey starts from Padang to Muaralabuh, then the journey continues to Kersik Tuo. The distance from the city of Padang to the location is about 211 km and can be reached in about 5-6 hours.

The last stairs to see Telun Berasap Waterfall (

After reaching the entrance of the area, after the vehicle parking lot, continue by walking along the cement staircase that descends. The distance through these hundreds of stairs to the waterfall is about 300 meters with neatly laid out steps but if it rains, it is quite steep and slippery, so you need to be careful. Fortunately this stairway has been made separate between the stairs to go down and up. Also along the road can be found three locations of places to rest (shelters).

Shelter (

Along the way you see large trees which according to local people are hundreds of years old. You can also enjoy the expanse of views of the Kerinci Semblat National Park from a distance. The 60-minute journey from Sungai Penuh plus challenging steps along the 300 meters through the stairs feels worth the stunning view of the waterfall in front of the eyes.

Telun Berasap Waterfall (


There are no hotels or inns available in Telun Berasap Village, so lodging facilities can be obtained in Sungai Penuh City, the capital city of Kerinci Regency. Don’t expect to find five-star hotels in Sungai Penuh, there are only budget hotels and guess houses. However, it is comfortable and provides the best service. If you choose to stay at the guess house, there are Paiman guess house, Subandi guess house and B Darmin guess house. However, if you choose to stay at a hotel, here are some hotels in Sungai Penuh that you can visit.