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Hiking Mount Gede – A hike through wonderful nature

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2 Days 1 Night
Jakarta
Mount Gede
Min Age : 7+
Adventure Details

Gede Pangrango National Park is the nearest 3,000 meters volcanic peak from the capital of Indonesia, Jakarta. It has the twin peaks of Mount Gede and Mount Pangrango which overlooks the outskirt of Jakarta and offers an accessible hike for taste of volcano adventure. During normal traffic it takes two and half hours to reach the park information center at Cibodas, Cianjur district, West Java Province.  

 

 

As it located near Jakarta, this volcano is one of the most favorite weekend getaways or hiking adventure for outdoor enthusiasts who’re living in Jakarta. And for those who’re living in Singapore it is only two hours flight from Changi airport to Soekarno Hatta international airport, plus additional three hours drive to the entry point of national park.

The 10 kilometer trail from Cibodas entry point to the top of Mount Gede offers a various nature attractions for the weekenders, from beautiful rainforest, blue lake, water fall, hot spring, the amazing crater and to alpine meadow Suryakencana.

 

 

During a clear weather sunrise from the top of Mount Gede is beautiful, from blue sky to red and then amazing sunlight appeared above the crater, you will not regret it, you will not forget it, definitely worth hiking up for. 

 

 

There are other gates in Selabintana, Sukabumi District and also Gunung Putri in Cipanas district which can be reached from Jakarta around 3hours drive. The same amount of time is also needed when visitor travel from Bandung, the capital of West Java Province. 

 

 

The park is on of the oldest nature preserve area in Indonesia. Starting around 1819 when the kolonial Dutch goverment considering to build a botanical garden at the foot of the mountains in Cibodas. Many natural scientist had climbed the twin peaks, among other Junghun whom introduced quinine plant to the Archipelago.

 

 

There are various trek route which enable visitor to traverse from Cibodas to Gunung Putri or Selabintana, vice versa. It will take around 7-8 hours hike for the average speed.  

Trip Summary
  • A trip exploring the most popular and nearest mountain from Jakarta
  • Start/End: Jakarta
  • Duration: 2 days (including traveling day from Jakarta)
  • Elevation 2,958 m located in West Java, Indonesia
  • Trekking distance 21 km (round trip)
  • Elevation gain from the entry point of Mt Gede : 1800m
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
What We Offer
  • Best value for excellent hassle-free services – either you are seeking for a challenging adventure or simply want to enjoy quiet time with the nature, your trips will be fully supported and equipped and freshly-cooked meals
  • Attention to safety and punctuality without diminishing personal touch

Departure & Return Location

Jakarta

Price Includes

  • 2 days of HASSLE FREE ADVENTURE, which included meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Certified and English speaking mountain guides
  • Mountain Entrance Fees
  • Roundtrip overland transfer from Jakarta(3 hours drive)
  • Simple medical checkup at National Park clinic
  • 2 liters of mineral water/day/person during trekking
  • Standard first aid kit
  • Camping equipment, including comfortable tents, air mattress, lights, chairs and camping tables
  • Group porter. In case you have more equipment/belonging like big camera or tripod then we suggest you to hire extra porter, the cost to hire extra porter to carry personal belongings is IDR 400.000,-/porter/day

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Personal equipment
  • Extra meals and drinks
  • Private porter which carry your personal equipment (Jacket, Camera, Tripod etc)
  • Services not mentioned above

What to bring

  • Small rucksack (10 liter capacity)
  • Jacket
  • Long trouser
  • Raincoat
  • Balaclava
  • Buff
  • UV protector & Lip Balm
  • Gloves and socks
  • Headlamp
  • Trekking shoes
  • Trekking pole
  • Personal Medicine
  • Sunglasses
  • ID Card, Passport/ KITAS/ KTP
Note Before Hiking Mount Gede
  • The national park put a strict 600 people threshold per day to preserve the environment of Mount Gede. Visitors are encouraged to confirm the booking way in advance to secure the spot. Depends on the season, the quota fill up fairly quickly starting from 3 months until 3 days in advance of the hiking day. Holidays and weekends are definitely the most booked days.
  • Furthermore, every hiker must present a health certificate/ fit to climb letter from a clinic or doctor during registration to prove they have an adequate level of fitness. In practice, this will be a simple medical checkup at local clinic that has to be conducted one day before hiking day.
Itinerary

Day 1JAKARTA - GUNUNG PUTRI - SURYAKENCANA MEADOW CAMPSITE

– 430 AM – We will pick you up in Jakarta, or meet our crew at Sentul rest area KM 35 at 530 AM
– Transfer to Mt Gede Pangrango National Park office for final registration and getting “health certificate” at National Park’s clinic (2-3 hours drive)
– Transfer to Gunung Putri entry point
– Start hiking to Suryakencana alpine meadow, the Eidelweis field (Altitude: 2,750m)
– Total trekking distance 8.5 km or 6-7 hours at average speed
– Altitude gain 1,550m
– Lunch will be served at post 3 – Dinner and overnight at Suryakencana campsite

Day 2SURYAKENCANA CAMPSITE - SUMMIT - CIBODAS / GUNUNG PUTRI - BACK TO JAKARTA

– Early wake up at 330 AM for Summit bid and see the sunrise.
– Trekking distance to the top of Mt Gede: 2 km or 1 hour hike
– Altitude gain 208m
– But if you want to embrace a fabulous scenery of morning mist at Surya Kencana meadow then take your time, we’ll summit Mount Gede after breakfast.
– Afterwards we’ll be descending down to the entry point of the mountain.
– Transfer back to Jakarta, end of service.

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