The 24-level Waterfall is a natural spring that flows through 24 levels of rocks before falling on the edge of Gunung Leuser National Park in the district of Sei Musam, Langkat. It takes about 4 hours to get there from Medan. To see it on the map, click here.
The waterfall is unique because it passes 24 levels before getting to the ground. The height of each level varies from 5 meters (16 ft) to 30 meters (98 ft). You need to take a steep walkway to be able to get to the pool and swim. The water is clear, cold, and fresh. The depth of the pond varies, but the deepest part is 6 meters (20 ft). You can also enjoy the waterfall while watching wild animals in the forest, such as birds, monkeys, orangutans, gibbons, and so forth. There is also a hot spring area near this location.
What to Expect
You are required to follow a guide at all times in this area. In addition to guiding the journey, he also processes a permit for you to enter Gunung Leuser National Park. There is no food and beverages counter near the waterfall, so bring them along. Entrance fee is Rp 35,000 ($ 2.50).