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The best hiking adventure near Jakarta

During clear weather, sunrise from the top of Mount Gede is an unforgettable scene which definitely worth hiking for. The blue sky will slowly turn red which then followed by amazing sunrise appeared above the crater.

The BEST HIKING ADVENTURE near Jakarta

It is more than frequent that we were asked by our clients regarding our recommendation on the “best” hiking adventure near Jakarta. Our answer is always very straightforward: Mount Gede.

·         Mount Gede is the nearest 3,000 meters volcano peak from Jakarta, which situated between the cities of Bogor, Sukabumi, and Cianjur With its relatively short driving distance from Jakarta, this volcano is one of the most favorite weekend getaways for outdoor enthusiasts who lives in Jakarta. As for those who live in Singapore, you will only need two hours flight from Changi airport to Jakarta (Soekarno Hatta) international airport, plus an additional of three hours’ drive to the entry point of national park.

·         Mount Gede is located within the Gede Pangrango National park. The national park itself offers various natural attractions for outdoor enthusiasts: from beautiful rainforest, blue lake, water fall, hot spring, the amazing crater and alpine meadow of Suryakencana.   The volcano complex in the Gede Pangrango National Park has the twin peaks of Mount Gede and Mount Pangrango which overlook the outskirt of Jakarta and offers an accessible hike

·         The Gede Pangrango national park is one of the eldest nature conservation in Indonesia. Starting circa 1819 when the Dutch colonial government built a botanical garden at the foot of Mount Gede

·         You can try hiking, trail running or simply enjoying the scenic alpine nature of the mountains

·         During clear weather, sunrise from the top of Mount Gede is an unforgettable scene which definitely worth hiking for. The blue sky will slowly turn red which then followed by amazing sunrise appeared above the crater.

Recommended itinerary for this program:

·         Start early on Day 1 from Jakarta at 5 AM to avoid the traffic, transfer to Mount Gede National Park at Cibodas for re-registration and simple medical checkup.

·         Start trekking from Gunung Putri entry point to Suryakencana meadow, and overnight camping at Suryakencana.

·         Early start at 3:30 AM from the campsite for summit bid on Day 2, enjoy the sunrise and crater view then trek down via Cibodas route, and drive back to Jakarta

Mount Gede fun facts:

·         Total trekking distance 9.8 km ( from the entry point to the top of mountain)

·         Estimated trekking time 5 hours at average speed

·         Altitude gain 1,533m

·         Camping trip, day hike, trail running

·         Nearest airport: Jakarta – Soekarno Hatta International Airport

·         Difficulty level: moderate

Climb Indonesia organized adventure trips to Mount Gede, hiking, trail running or simply enjoying the alpine nature of Indonesia volcanic scenes. Lead by our certified mountain guides Climb Indonesia adventure trips guarantee  a safe and enjoyable experience. Please contact us through our email : info@climbindonesia.com, or by phone/Whatsapp: +6281219592895.