With the dry season has already started here, now it’s a good time to visit this country. CLIMB INDONESIA TEAM has crafted some of the best-hiking destinations to take to quench your thirst for your summer adventure. lace up your boots and take your pick from the following options for the best hiking adventures in 2022 and beyond
1. Mount Gede – West Java, Indonesia
Mount Gede, is situated about 3 hour drive southeast of Jakarta, this mountain is the most accessible volcano from the capital of Indonesia, Jakarta, but that doesn’t mean that it’s less spectacular compared to other volcanoes in Indonesia. Once you stepped into its trail, it will feel like a completely different world
One of the best ways to experience it is to get out on the trails, two-day hiking program will take you to the Alpine Meadow and to the top of the Mountain, where you can enjoy the volcanic scene during the sunrise. If you take the long loop, you can enjoy all the natural attractions at the mountain and at some inner part of the trails, it will feel like you’ve explored the hidden paradise of West Java.
2. Mount Ciremai – West Java, Indonesia
Set at 3,078 meters above sea level, Mount Ciremai is a solitaire volcano with a twin crater, East Crater, and West Crater at the top. Even for seasoned hikers, the combination of the volcanic landscape and its beautiful rainforest makes for an unforgettable adventure. The Mount Ciremai National Park provides trails with varying degrees of difficulty and panoramic views. Hiking enthusiasts can reach the mountain from Kuningan or Majalengka regencies. Both have their own challenging treks. But the trip to the peak will be worth it as it is blessed with a picturesque vista, a crater, sunrise, and a sea of white clouds. The climb up this mountain would take 2 days 1 night to explore the craters, witnessing the sunrise and other beautiful spots.
3. Mount Slamet – Central Java, Indonesia
Soaring to 3,432 meters, the majestic stratovolcano Mount Slamet is the second highest volcano, and also one of the most active volcanoes in Java which attracts many hikers to witness the spectacular huge crater. Situated near the center of the Purwokerto town, Mount Slamet is a strenuous summit to hike that rewards climbers with the gorgeous panoramic landscape. Hikers have several trails to choose from, which begin from different sides of the mountain. Bambangan trail is the most popular route for hiking Mt Slamet with the entry point just near the main road to Purbalingga. As the highest mountain – volcano in Central Java, hikers will have to gain about 1,491 meters to meet at the 3,428-meter summit from the entry point Bambangan (1,937m). The climb up this mountain would take 2 days 1 night to explore the craters, witnessing the sunrise and other beautiful spots.
4. Mount Merbabu, Central Java Indonesia
Mount Merbabu 3,145 m, is a dormant stratovolcano in Central Java, widely considered one of Java’s beautiful mountains with spectacular views from the summit and many other mountains visible from the peak The hike up Mount Merbabu will take you about six to eight hours total. But it’s worth every step just to take in this sight! Make sure you have your camera ready to go because you’re about to see some amazing sights once you climb this mountain. This is something you have to experience for yourself. Normally it takes 2 days 1 night to climb up and climb down this mountain.
5. Mount Sindoro, Central Java Indonesia
located in the region of Wonosobo, with the surroundings of beautiful landscape, Mount Sindoro 3,136 m is one of the active stratovolcanoes in Central Java, which is still under the radar of foreign hikers visiting Indonesia. Mount Sindoro has a spectacular and very much active crater with parasitic craters and cones on the northwest-southern flanks. The mountain offers a gorgeous panoramic landscape along the trail to the summit. The summit of Sindoro offers majestic 360-degree views of the Dieng area, with Mt Prau to the north, Mt Slamet and Mt Ciremai to the west, and Mt Sumbing, Merapi, Merbabu to the east. Climbing Mt Sindoro is moderately challenging but very doable for the average person. With plenty of rest points along the way, this mountain is suitable for moderate volcano adventure with family and friends. The climb up this mountain would take 2 days 1 night to explore the craters, witnessing the sunrise and other beautiful spots
6. Mount Sumbing, Central Java, Indonesia
Standing at 3,371 meters above sea level, Mount Sumbing is the second highest volcano in Central Java. Climbing up along the trail reaching the summit of this majestic volcano you will be met by a spectacular sunrise in an amazing360 degree panoramic view. its peak consists of an 800 m wide crater which offers an amazing landscape a hillside of white rocks, steaming sulfur gases, bubbling water and mud pools, a view that you can enjoy from a short distance upon reaching the crater. Hikers can also enjoy a beautiful savanna and small sea of sand near the crater. This could be one good option for those who are looking for an easy to moderate volcano adventure and explore the hidden paradise of Central Java, Indonesia. Ideally, you have to spend 2 days 1 night to climb up and climb down Mount Sumbing
7. Mount Raung, East Java Indonesia
Mount Raung is one of the most active volcanoes on the island of Java, Indonesia. Located in the province of East Java, the mountain has 2-kilometer-wide and 300 m -deep caldera surrounded by a grayish rim. The highest peak of Mt Raung stands at 3,344m above sea level, it offers the most challenging trail as compared to other mountains in Java. During the summit attack, the climber will need to wear rock climbing safety equipment, and climb with moving together system through a thin crater rim and rocky ridge, to enjoy the magnificent view of Mount Raung caldera. The climb up to the highest peak of Mount Raung will take 3 days and 2 nights.
8. Mount Arjuna Welirang, East Java – Indonesia
Situated in East Java, the twin mountains of Mt Arjuno and Mt Welirang are located in Tretes, about 50 kilometers south of Surabaya, and 20 kilometers north of Malang. The massive Arjuno Welirang mountain range is one of the finest hikes in East Java which offer 4 peaks over 3,000m from the active Welirang in the west to the long-dormant Arjuna in the East. There’s a range of ecology, volcanology, and history to explore over several peaks and craters.
Mount Arjuna stands 3,339 meters above sea level, it is the second-highest peak in East java, and is also the highest point of the enormous Arjuno-Welirang mountain range. Arjuno is a dormant volcano, and the lower Welirang peak of a 3,156m- although shorter than the sister mountain, but considered more popular among hikers, due to the active crater with an abundance of Sulphur deposits and today still mined by the local Sulphur miner. The climb up these volcanoes will take 3 days and 2 nights.
9. Mount Tambora, Sumbawa, Indonesia
Mount Tambora, the highest peak on the island of Sumbawa, is one of the most beautiful mountains in Indonesia. On April 10, 1815, Mount Tambora erupted for the first time in about 5000 years, with a series of large explosions sending a massive column of volcanic cloud into the air. That event is the largest eruption in recorded history and it left behind a crater 6 km in diameter. The Mount Tambora trail will take you deep into the heart of Sumbawa, one of Indonesia’s least-visited islands, with breathtaking experiences for the adventurous trekker. Enjoy a four-day excursion with fully supported camping, as you trek through lush jungle landscapes on your ascent to Mount Tambora, and witness spectacular views of the enormous crater from the top of the mountain.
10. Mount Kerinci, Jambi, Sumatera
Mount Kerinci – is Indonesia’s highest volcano. The mountain lies within Kerinci Seblat National Park, in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of tropical rainforest in Sumatra, home to healthy populations of Indonesian wildlife, including elephants, bears, tapirs, and clouded leopards and gibbons, as well as the endangered Sumatran tiger. The active stratovolcano Mount Kerinci is a popular place to hike in Sumatra and offers challenging terrain, dense tropical rainforest, and stunning views from the highest peak in Sumatra, perfect for the adventurous thrill-seeker. The climb up this mountain would take 2 days and 1 night to reach the summit.
11. Mount Rinjani, Lombok Indonesia
Mount Rinjani is the most outstanding natural attraction in Lombok, which is also the second-highest and one of the most beautiful volcanoes in all of Indonesia. At 3,726 meters, the Rinjani offers breathtaking views of glistening sunrises and sunsets, a massive rim of Rinjani’s huge caldera, the fabulous cobalt blue Danau Segara Anak lake trimmed with hot springs, and the more recent volcanic cone of Gunung Barujari, which continuously growing. Enjoy a four-day excursion with fully supported camping, as you trek through lush jungle landscapes and savanna on your ascent to Rinjani, and witness spectacular views of the enormous crater from the top of the mountain and the serenity of Segara Anak lake
12. Mt Binaiya, Mollucas Indonesia
This is probably one of the most exciting and rewarding mountain climbing expeditions in Indonesia. Yes, it’s going to be challenging and it may stretch your endurance beyond what you thought possible. This is a hard and strenuous trek. Seram Island’s Manusela National Park is known for its high number of endemic birds and mammal species. The national park is also the last stronghold of several critically endangered animals and plants. During 6 days of trekking, you will hike through pristine forest, cross crystal clear rivers and pass through several different types of vegetation in the park, including a montane zone, which occupies almost one-third of the park. Manusela’s plant life is fascinating, with mossy cloud forest extending upwards from 1,500 m and wind-stunted trees often covered with moss. The opportunity to experience the unique Spice Islands over the Binaiya mountain trail is truly stunning! Prepare for an epic adventure you won’t forget!