kotakenya.org – The mountain is a suitable place to meditate and nourish the body. Apart from being able to get peace, mountains are the right place for adventure while hiking. Indonesia gets the nickname Ring of Fire because of the many active volcanoes that make our country rich in mountainous natural tourist destinations worldwide. So, if you have a hobby of climbing mountains yourself? Has this list of mountains been visited? If not, let’s find out the beauty!
1. Mount Gede, West Java
Pesona Friends who want to see an active crater and eternal flowers on the top of the mountain, you must try climbing Mount Gede in West Java Province. Administratively, this mountain is located in 3 districts, namely Bogor Regency, Sukabumi Regency, and Cianjur Regency. The mountain with the highest peak at 2,958 meters above sea level looks like a dome from a distance. At its peak, the edelweiss flower grows which is a target for climbers. Pesona Friends can start climbing from the Cibodas Botanical Garden post, before continuing the journey through tropical forests, springs and hot springs.
2. Mount Merapi, Central Java
Who doesn’t know the great Mount Merapi in Yogyakarta? One of the most active volcanoes in the world is often the location for filming commercials, you know! Of course, Pesona Friends must also be familiar with this mountain which has a height of 2,911 meters. Mount Merapi is a destination that must be visited at least once in a lifetime. One of the instagramable spots is the reservoir water dam that flows at the foot of the mountain. Pesona friends can take pictures at this water dam at sunrise. Have you included Mount Merapi in your hiking list?
3. Mount Semeru, East Java
Friend Pesona, have you ever been to Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park? If so, you must be familiar with Mount Semeru, right? Yes, one of the highest active volcanoes in Indonesia has a height of up to 3,676 meters above sea level. If you are climbing this mountain, you have to be careful with the crater, which emits black volcanic ash and sand every 20 minutes. So, before climbing this mountain, Pesona Friends must make a booking in advance so that safety and security are guaranteed.
4. Mount Rinjani, West Nusa Tenggara
This mountain has a unique caldera, you know! What else if not Mount Rinjani which is located on the island of Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. This second highest volcano in Indonesia has a height of 3,726 meters above sea level. The charm of the peak of Mount Rinjani is really hard to describe in words! Enchantment Friends, just imagine, the expanse of the sky decorated with other mountain peaks and a large crescent-shaped caldera ready to welcome mountain climbers who make it there. If you go to Lombok, you have to try climbing this mountain, OK, Pesona Friends!
5. Mount Tambora, NTB
Still from West Nusa Tenggara Province, Pesona Friends can stop by Mount Tambora on Sumbawa Island. That said, this volcanic eruption was reportedly the most powerful in history, causing the disappearance of summer in Europe in 1815. This 2,772-meter-high mountain is of the Strato Volcanic type or formed due to the repeated deposition of pyroclastic material and a small amount of lava flow in the eruption center zone. This mountain has a caldera at its center. Well, the enchantment of the largest caldera in the world is what many climbers are after. Pesona friends must be interested in climbing this mountain, right?
Have the mountains above been included in your hiking list, Pesona Friends? What is certain, before climbing the mountain, make sure you have made a reservation with the local management and bring complete equipment for climbing the mountain, my Charm Friends!
Don’t forget, before you go out of your house, always apply the 6M health protocol, such as wearing a mask, washing your hands, keeping your distance, staying away from crowds, reducing mobility, and avoiding eating together. And last but not least, let’s get vaccinated immediately so that our immunity will get stronger!