Indonesia is a beautiful country consisted of thousands of islands. It is also surrounded by majestic mountains you can try to explore. There are many ways you can enjoy your visit in Indonesia. One of the most recommended is hiking. Two of the most popular hikes and volcanoes in Indonesia are probably Mount Boro and Ijen crater. They are already popular not only among domestic hikers but also the international ones. Therefore, it is often full of crowd. There are so many hikers exploring those popular places. Instead of dealing with the crowd, it is highly suggested to choose other hikes since Indonesia has many of them which are not less wonderful and challenging as the the two.
Hiking destinations in Indonesia
The following list of hiking destination is not ruled by rank. Every hike has unique vibe and atmosphere which makes your experience visiting Indonesia more meaningful and memorable. So here are most recommended hikes to try In Indonesia.
Mount Agung is an active volcano. Its eruption in the past affect Indonesia significantly. This mountain is the highest in Bali island and sacred for Balinese. This place is also quieter compared to other hikes. The trails are safe but not less challenging. They begin with vegetation. During a clear day, you will get to see stunning view. Thus, don’t forget to bring your camera with you. There are two routes you can choose to reach the summit. They are via Pura Besakih and Pura Pasar Agung. The hike may take 12 hours to complete so prepare everything thoroughly beforehand.
Mount Slamet is also highly recommended for hikers. It ranks just below Mount Semeru in the matter of height. In Central Java, it is claimed as the highest mountain. The location is quite distance away from the big cities. However, it is truly worth visiting for. The summit of Mountain Slamet stand on the altitude of 3428 meters above the sea level. You can even get into the same level as the sea of clouds. It feels magical when you reach the summit. You can also get clear view of other majestic mountains including Mount Sumbing, Mount Sindoro, Mount Merapi, and Mount Merbabu. You can use Bambangan trail tor each the summit.
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Mount Semeru is already a popular destination for hikers. It is the tallest mountain in Java. It stands at 3637 meters above the sea level. The view is very breathtaking when you reach the highest altitude. It can be dangerous for beginners who have not acclimatization training before. Throughout the trails, you will be presented with beautiful landscape. Not to mention that the campsite spot called Rakum has beautiful lake. There is also an area where edelweiss flowers are bloomed beautifully. The field is beautiful for photography as well. There is also an active crater at the summit of the Mount Semeru. You can see it spews out some smokes periodically. To hike Mount Semeru it may take up 3 days including two nights camping. You can speed up to 2 days hike but don’t strain yourself.