Nakhodo Camping Ground in IV Sub-District, Indonesia


One of the best outdoor activities is definitely camping. Many people like to spend the night in nature and get a new experience during holidays, after all. The question is where they need to build the tent! For those who visit West Sumatra Province, for example, they can choose a particular location called Nakhodo Camping Ground. It is the part of Singgalang Mountain and has been chosen as an amazing place for camping! To be exact, the location is in Koto Tuo Village and it belongs to IV Koto Sub-District. In terms of region, this camping ground resides in Agam Regency actually.

The Nuance
In terms of nuance, Nakhodo Camping Ground is considered serene due to its pristine environment. The thing is tourists won’t find too many trees while reaching the site. It is true that Singgalang Mountain is a volcano, but it hasn’t shown any activities for years. That means a trip to reach the campsite would be quite comfortable and safe. As for the trekking route, tourists have three options including Balingka, Toboh, and Pandai Sikek. According to experienced trekkers, the easiest one is Pandai Sikek Route (especially for those coming from Padang City).

Exploring Nakhodo Camping Ground
Tourists have many ways to enjoy the camping experience in Nakhodo. Here is an example. They want to conquer the trekking route while watching the stunning scenery of nature! The trip to the camping ground provides various beautiful objects to pass through, after all. The starting point is in Pandai Sikek and it can be reached by any local transportation service from Padang. Once arriving at the location, they need to prepare equipment and supplies before going to the camping ground. Now, the adventure starts.

During trekking to the camping ground, they can either rest for a while or keep walking to the destination. It is better to go with friends or in a group, though. No one wants a lonely trip, doesn’t it? If it is necessary, they can hire a porter to carry the items and to show the direction efficiently. When it comes to natural attraction, the best one perhaps is the Singgalang Hillside. Thus, do not forget to carry a camera as you may need it later!

Once getting to Nakhodo Camping Ground, tourists can build the tent right away. In this case, it is important to choose the right spot for building the tent. Some people may choose a spot under the tree, while others tend to build it on a plain land. Well, it depends on one’s preference after all. The only important rule is that everyone should avoid littering at all cost!

Nearby Attractions

  • Singgalang Slope
  • Guguak Randah Bridge
  • Singgalang Mountain
  • Tanang River

How to Get There
From Padang City, tourists need to get to Agam Regency first. Once arriving at the site, they can head to IV Koto Sub-District afterward. The last thing to do is to reach Koto Tuo Village and conduct trekking to Nakhodo Camping Ground! This whole trip may take around 2 hours and 18 minutes, as the distance is 96.4 km. For a faster trip, it is recommended to take Lintas Barat Sumatera Street actually.

Where to Stay

  • Syariah Backpacker House
  • Villa 2000 Hotel
  • Maya Sari Hotel

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