Mountain climbing is a sport activity that is quite extreme and should not be done carelessly.
In addition to requiring mental and physical excellence, equipment for climbing activities must also be carefully considered, because we don’t know what the actual conditions are in the open, especially at the top of a mountain.
For those who like to climb, being able to climb many mountains is a matter of pride. Regarding height or heavy terrain is not a problem, as long as there is budget and friends.
According to data on the distribution of mountains in Indonesia, on the island of Java there are more than 40 mountains consisting of folds of low and interesting hills to climb, from altitudes ranging from 1,000 to 3,000 masl, all of which can be found here.
Here are 10 lists of mountains on the island of Java that are suitable for making an alternative for a hobby of climbing, both for beginners and professionals. Just go ahead and see the reviews below!
1. Mount Semeru
This cone-type volcano is one of the highest peaks on the island of Java, where its height reaches 3,676 meters above sea level.
Semeru is also the third highest volcano in Indonesia, after Kerinci in Sumatra and Rinjani in Lombok. The crater at its peak is known as Ranu Kumbolo.
Administratively, Mahameru is located in two districts namely Malang and Lumajang, East Java province. The area itself is still included in the tourist area of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park.
According to news circulating, in April 2020 yesterday Semeru had experienced an eruption and released volcanic material and hot clouds up to 2 kilometers from its peak area.
2. Mount Welirang
Spot with an altitude of 3,156 meters above sea level, it is an active volcano. Administratively, he indicated that it is located on the border of 3 districts, namely Kota Batu, Mojokerto and Pasuruan.
Welirang is under the management of the Raden Soerjo Forest Park and is located close to Mount Arjuna and Twin Mountains I & II.
In addition, Welirang is also still on the same ridge with Arjuno and both are often called the Arjuno Welirang complex. Being close together, it’s no wonder that many climbers are interested in climbing these two mountains at once.
3. Mount Lawu
Located on the border between Karanganyar Regency, Central Java province and Magetan Regency, East Java, not many people know that this mysterious mountain is included in the Seven Summits of Java.
The oldest volcano on the island of Java was formerly called Wukir Mahendra and is part of the ancient mountains. Lawu has a height of about 3,265 meters above sea level.
Lawu’s mysterious veil is unique, where on top of the top there are lots of rocks found like those on the seabed and it shows that the mountain was once thought to have come from there.
And other evidence that shows that Lawu is the oldest, namely the abundance of various rare flora and fauna such as Edelweiss, Javanese eagle, etc.
4. Mount Ijen
Mount Ijen is located on the border between Banyuwangi and Bondowoso. It is said to be one of the most beautiful peaks on the island of Java.
Ijen is quite popular among tourists because apart from having beautiful views, spot it is also the best place to see the phenomenon blue fire which are notoriously rare and there are only two in the world.
No wonder if spot whose name is often mentioned in the matter of TTS is always crowded with tourists, both local and foreign.
So for those of you who are curious to see the beauty firsthand blue fire, prepare physically strong because you have to climb it at night.
5. Mount Raung
Mount Raung, 3344 meters above sea level, is a cone-type volcano located at the eastern tip of Java Island. Administratively, the area covers 3 districts namely Bondowoso, Jember and Banyuwangi.
Meanwhile, geographically, Raung is in the Ijen mountain complex area. Judging from its height, it is included in the fourth highest list on the island of Java.
Raung also has a dry caldera which is said to be the second largest caldera in Indonesia after Tambora’s Mountain in West Nusa Tenggara province and there are 4 peaks namely peak 17, Toothpick, Flag and True.
6. Mount Bromo
Different from the previous five lists, Bromo Mountain this is one of the coldest mountains on the island of Java. The air around him during the dry season can reach numbers below 10 degrees. Even at dawn to 0 degrees.
When you visit Bromo, try to trekking towards the top of the crater just before dawn. But to try it, you have to be ready to fight through ice cold temperatures with very thin oxygen levels.
Relax, all your struggles will pay off because Bromo is one of the best places to see sunrise or sunset.
In addition, there are also many other interesting tourist objects that are worth visiting such as Whispering Sand, beautiful craters and Gumul Pasir.
7. Mount Argapura
Argapura is known for offering the longest hiking trail in Java. Spot It has an altitude of 3088 meters above sea level and saves extraordinary natural beauty.
Argapura also has many features that can amaze you, from its 3 peaks, the Taman Hidup lake to its vast Sabanese.
As spot With the longest climbing track about 40 km to the top, it’s no wonder that Argapura covers five districts, namely Lumajang, Bondowoso, Jember, Probolinggo and Situbondo.
To get to the location, there are two climbing routes. First through Bremi Village, Krucil District, Probolinggo District and the second through Ds.Baderan, Sumbermalang, Situbondo Regency.
8. Mount Salak
Mount Salak in West Java is one of them spot climbing that is quite sacred and at the same time terangker. Called haunted because of the tomb at the top.
Salak Mountain It has a height of about 2,211 meters above sea level. Not only because of the tomb alone, he is also known to be haunted because several planes have crashed here, one of which is the Sukhoi Superjet in 2012.
And besides that, there were also many climbers who died. However, not a few climbers are interested in wanting to conquer Mount Salak in Bogor district, West Java.
9. Mount Merbabu
The fifth highest peak in Central Java is located at an altitude of 3,142 meters above sea level and its location includes 3 districts namely Semarang, Magelang and Boyolali.
To get to the top, it can be reached from the south, west or north side and there are five alternative routes that you can choose from. The five are official climbing tracks from the Mount Merbabu National Park area.
And each path provides a panoramic view that is no less beautiful than the Cretaceous mountains. Climbing Merbabu, he said, would be incomplete if you didn’t try all the climbing routes.
10. Mount Ciremai
According to the map, spot It occupies 3 districts namely Kuningan, Cirebon and Majalengka and is part of the Mount Ciremai National Park with an altitude of up to 3078 masl.
Ciremai has two craters and one famous cave, the name Gowa Walet. To reach the peak, there are 3 routes that can be selected, namely from Majalengka, Palutungan and Linggarjati.
However, the route chosen by most climbers is Linggarjati. Because this route has quite a complicated terrain, so it becomes a challenge for them.
So, those are some of the list of mountains in Java. Of the names mentioned above, which one do you think is the most interesting to climb?