West Java is a province that is known to have a higher land contour when compared to other areas in Java.
Apart from being famous as a vacation spot, West Java is also known to have mountains that are quite familiar to climbers or outdoor activists.
A series of mountains in West Java has an altitude between 1,000 and 3,000 masl. And some are known to be quite popular because they have such amazing natural beauty, that is the reason why they are often targeted by climbers.
Mountain nature tourism in West Java is arguably quite popular. At least there are about 364 mountains that can be found there.
As an area of the ring of fire, the province also has at least 20 volcanoes which have quite challenging tracks for climbers.
And below is a list of 10 mountains in West Java which are a favorite of climbers.
1. Mount Ciremai
Administratively, Ciremai mountain This location covers 3 districts namely Kuningan, Majalengka and Cirebon. With an altitude of 3078 meters above sea level, making it the first highest mountain in West Java.
Ciremai is also one of the types of active volcanoes in Indonesia. Spot it has a peak in the form of a sloping crater lip and is quite wide.
Ciremai itself has 4 official climbing routes with track which is somewhat complicated. The most famous of the four alternatives is Tanjakan Ayah Tere, a list of unique climbs in West Java.
2. Mount Pangrango
Who doesn’t know Pangrango Mountain? This is one of the mountains in West Java which is located in 3 regions, namely Bogor, Sukabumi and Cianjur.
Spot The climb which has an altitude of about 3,019 meters above sea level is included in the Gede Pangrango National Park area.
The Mandalawangi Valley, which presents a flower bed edelweiss is the treasure trove of Pangarango Mountain and always be spot favorite of climbers.
Apart from its natural beauty, Pangrango also kept a story about a demonstrator activist whose ashes were scattered around the Mandalawangi Valley, his name was Soe Hok Gie.
3. Mount Gede
Just like number 2, this one object is also included in the Gede Pangrango National Park area. The altitude itself is approximately 2,958 meters above sea level.
Big mountain also have several craters as spot mainstay, the names are Kawah Ratu, Baru, Lanang and Wadon.
If Pangrango has the Mandalawangi Valley, then Gede Mountain has Surya Kencana Square. In this area there are also lots of flower plants edelweiss and often used as a place camping by climbers.
4. Mount Cikuray
Well, if this one is located in 2 areas, namely Cikajang District, Daeyuh Manggung with Bayongbong, Garut. It itself is a cone-type mountain that is no longer active.
The altitude is approximately 2,821 meters above sea level. The top area is flat and not too large. There is a post in the form of a building.
Sunrise Cikuray is very beautiful, not infrequently even juxtaposed with the charm of Papandayan which is next to it. However, it is quite unfortunate that you can find a lot of graffiti vandalism around the mountain.
Cikuray itself is the fourth highest mountain in West Java province, after Ciremai, Gede and Pangrango Mountain. There are 4 alternative routes to the top, namely via Cikajang, Bayongbong, Cilawu and Dangiang village.
5. Mount Papandayan
Spot which is located at an altitude of 2,665 meters above sea level and is known as Papandayan Mountain, is one of the popular tourist attractions in the city of Garut, West Java.
This is because the Papandayan eruption that devastated the surrounding area made it give birth to a number of beautiful and stunning places, one of which is his Dead Forest.
Apart from the dead forest, there are still some spot another that is also quite popular around the peak area is Papandayan Crater.
And one more charm that you shouldn’t miss to visit from Papandayan is the Tegal Square, a field edelweiss the largest area in the province of West Java with an area of about 32 hectares which is very suitable as a location for hunting pictures or photos instagenic.
6. Mount Kendang
Kendang mountain This is also one of the highest peaks in West Java, with an altitude of 2,617 meters above sea level.
In detail, Kendang is located in Neglawangi Village, Kertasari District, Bandung Raya. According to records, it is a volcanic type stratovolcano.
The name Kendang is not as popular as Mount Papandayan, however this is one spot which cannot be taken lightly. Because the view that is presented is very beautiful in the form of a stretch of green tea.
7. Mount Patuha
When you hear a name spot this one may still be very foreign. But if it is called Kawah Putih, everyone who has visited must know where the 7th highest mountain in West Java is.
Patuha is also called Mount Sepuh by local residents. The reason spot it has quite a unique story and history. In 1837, this object is still very rarely visited.
Patuha has a height of approximately 2,440 meters above sea level. It is popular because it has a white crater that is so exotic.
This crater is white because it is a mixture of sulfur elements, so it can change color according to sulfur levels, temperature and weather. The beauty of spot that is what makes many tourists tempted to visit Patuha Mountain.
8. Mount Guntur
Mount Guntur is also one of the highest mountains in West Java province with an altitude of about 2,249 meters above sea level.
The active volcano also has a charm that can make anyone amazed by its beauty. So don’t be surprised if it is one of the favorite destinations for climbers or adventurers.
Apart from its natural beauty, Guntur also has a line spot interesting ranging from 2 large caldera, four peaks, stunning savanna to the best locations to enjoy sunrise in the city of Garut.
Guntur itself is located in Tarogong Kaler sub-district, about 7 kilometers from downtown Garut. The spot is also often dubbed the “Semeru Mini” because of the character of the hiking trail, which is sandy and filled with gravel.
9. Mount Malabar
The exoticism of the Malabar mountains in South Bandung is also very famous for tourists and high-altitude hunters in West Java.
Apart from its location close to the tourist spot of Canning, the highest mountain with an altitude of 2,343 meters above sea level is also popular because of its large peak.
It is said that he said, there used to be a lot of radio transmitters in Malabar, but unfortunately all the buildings have been destroyed and are now only ruins.
10. Mount Salak
Mount 2,000 meters above sea level feels like 3,000 meters above sea level. It seems that this expression is very suitable intended for Mount Salak which is located in Tanah Pasundan, West Java.
The peak of Salak is also one spot climbing favorite because it has a path and character that is quite extreme. Not a few climbers are interested in wanting to conquer this one height.
Spot is included in the Halimun Salak National Park area. The location itself is in the Bogor and Sukabumi Regencies. To reach the top, there are 4 routes but the most popular is via Cangkuang-Cidahu.
Apart from offering the highest peak, West Java also has the lowest mountain that is suitable for use spot climbing for beginners.
So, from the list above, which one is your favorite?