Address: Tipar, Citamiang, Sukabumi City, West Java, 43151
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Opening / closing hours: 24 hours
Entrance Ticket Price (HTM): walk Rp. 3,000, motorbike Rp. 8,000, car Rp. 18,000
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Friends, do you agree or not if it says that 60% of Indonesia’s population lives on the island of Java? This small island where there is the center of the Indonesian government is very crowded. The six administrative regions have busy and dense urban areas. Many economic, business, governmental activities are carried out (even centered) in the cities of Java Island.
You can imagine urban air filled with vehicle fumes, pollution and high air temperatures, of course it cannot be avoided. Eits, but it turns out that there are still cool areas on the island of Java. It is a beautiful area, has a rural atmosphere, but is also not far from the city where people do business so it can be visited on weekends. Where is that place?
Travel Location and Route
The location of this place is approximately 12 km from the center of Sukabumi City, West Java. Pondok Halimun Sukabumi, located at an altitude of 1000 meters above sea level, suitable for you to use it as one of the ‘escape’ spots from the dense urban air. This place with typical cold mountain air is also commonly referred to as ‘PH’ which stands for Halimun Hut.
The exact location is in the middle of the border between Perbawati and Sudajaya Girang, Kec. Sukabumi. Don’t be fooled by the Halimun Hut which is in the area of Mount Bunder 2, Bogor, my friend. Because in the area there is indeed a tourist attraction with the name Pondok Halimun.
If you want to go to this location, fellow travelers can drive south from Bandung to the Sukabumi Regency area, West Java Province. The road that is usually traveled is Jl. Surya kencana and Selabintana. Approaching the location, signposts are available so that tourists will not get lost.
So, colleagues, from the signpost, to reach Pondok Halimun, it turns out that you still need to travel quite a distance, which is about 4 km. This road is quite narrow because there are only two lanes.
When passing through this narrow lane, still be careful friends, because there are still several holes in the road. One of the benchmarks is the Selabintara Recreation Park, which is located only 15-20 minutes from Pondok Halimun.
Fellow travelers can come to tourist locations using various kinds of transportation. If using public transportation, you can take angkot number 10 in red. You can also use a tourist bus or of course the most free is to take a private vehicle.
In the morning, Pondok Halimun has fresh and clean air. Through this place there is also a river flow that can be used for various purposes because the water is still very clear. There are also large rocks nearby, usually a location for photo-lovers to take some pictures.
At night, the air will get colder and give a mysterious impression. The lighting in this area is still minimal, so it will greatly support the atmosphere of mystery that is created. Near Pondok Halimun, various supporting facilities for tourism activities are available.
At the entrance, there is a payment counter to buy tour tickets. The price varies depending on the tools we use, but it is still relatively cheap. A rate of Rp. 3,000 is given to pedestrians while tourists who ride motorbikes are asked to pay Rp. 8,000. For those who bring a car the ticket price is IDR 18,000.
This ticket may initially be quite expensive because it does not include some of the existing facilities in the Pondok Halimun area. However, when you enter the tourist area, you will be presented with a beautiful and cool view of the tea garden. This mountainous area will spoil our eyes, friends. A short escape.
By the way, there is a little bit of carita peuting. This is related to the myths that circulate in the community, and many have even talked about it. Your colleagues must have got some stories or other information from many sources, such as the Kaskus forum. One of the developing myths is the mystery of the triangle Mountain.
The point is a triangle formed from the geographical location of the three mountains in this area, namely Mount Salak-Halimun-Gede. There have been many reports, both in the mass media and on video, about the plane crashes that have occurred repeatedly in this area. Until 2020, I don’t know how many planes have fallen victim to it, as if this location is a magnet for the iron bird.
Hmm, because PH is located near Mount Gede-Panggrango, are any of your colleagues interested in finding out about our mystery on this one? Maybe one of us can solve the mystery, ‘is it true the effect of the mystery triangle in the West Java region’?
Pondok Halimun is arguably an onestop holiday because in this place there are various kinds of tourist destinations for friends. In this area, there are stalls with various food menus, including corn (either roasted or boiled), instant noodles, and Sukabumi specialties. No need to bother looking for a restaurant to the city, the prices vary.
There is also a waterfall or waterfall. Curug is a word in Sundanese which is used to refer to a ‘small’ waterfall, or with a low height.
One of the famous waterfall, and it is located quite close, which is only about 2 km from the Halimun Cottage, is Cibeureum Waterfall. When going through the path to Curug, we will go through the Mount Gede-Pangrango National Park at the same time, friends.
Apart from the waterfall, there is also a campsite. Tourists can choose the campground of Pondok Halimun, Javanese Eagle or Cipelang. The difference is, Pondok Halimun is managed by the local government while Javanese Eagle and Cipelang are managed individually.
The location of this campsite is very close to the Cipelang River. This will certainly make it easier for tourists when looking for water for various needs.
The three campgrounds or also often called buper and camping ground, are located close to each other, but each also has a large parking area with several rows of food stalls. This shop provides a variety of food menus, either snacks or rice. You don’t need to worry if you forget to bring food or run out?
Friends, in this place there is also a lodge as the name implies and of course it can be rented. There are several villas and cottages with various prices and various facilities. It is an alternative for tourists who come during the rainy season and do not want to stay at a campsite. The difference between staying at a villa and a buper is not so far.
For children, there is also a playground and an area to enjoy outbound activities. Its distinctive feature is the number of mountain rocks that are used to take pictures at this location. However, it is highly recommended to come wearing mountain sandals or shoes because there are still a lot of rocks and it’s quite slippery, especially when it’s raining.
In addition, because we are traveling in the open, be careful of wild animals such as leeches or mosquitoes. Bring mosquito repellent lotion or eucalyptus oil just in case. Don’t forget to also prepare replacement clothes. Also make sure that colleagues have booked resorts / hotels / inns in this area if you intend to stay overnight.
While on vacation in PH, you can also try to go to Pondok Rasamala, it is located in the Mount Halimun Salak National Park area with an altitude of 1000-1200 masl (not a valley area, huh). There is nothing wrong with enjoying the natural scenery by venturing around the tourist attraction.