21 Mar Top 4 Mountains to Climb in Indonesia
Top 4 Mountains to Climb in Indonesia
If you are a passionate adrenaline seeker, especially when expeditions to hike up a volcano or a mountain are concerned, you should definitely choose as a destination: Indonesia. Located at the meeting point of Australian, Eurasian and Pacific tectonic plates, Indonesia is home to numerous geological formations.
Today, we want to invite you in an Indonesian journey. Here are four mountains you can explore and climb in Indonesia.
Mount Kerinci, Sumatra
It is known as the highest mountain in Sumatra and in Indonesia (3.805 m). Located and protected by the Kerinci Seblat National Park, the Mount Kerinci can be explored respectfully with the use of guided tours. On the way to the top of the volcanic mountain, you will have the opportunity to meet the national animals, such as the Sumatran rhino and the Sumatran tiger.
There’s lots to do in the are, besides hiking on Mount Kerinci, you can also choose from other activites such as:
- Gunung Tujuh (Lake of Seven Peak),
- Rawa Bento (Swan Forest),
- Danau Kaco (Blue Lake)
- Whitewater Rafting (Geopark Merangin)
Kawah Jien, Java
Kawah Jien is one of the famous destinations in Java for hiking. The mountain is 2.799 meters tall, tourists climb thousands of meters just to admire the wide crater centred at the peak. This is not just a simple crater. Expert climbers and beginners admire this crater due to its crystalline blue Sulphur Water. This is a spectacular phenomenon that attracts many tourists every year. During the night, the water emits blue lava flames.
Note that the emitted gases are poisonous. It’s not possible to get too close to the water.
Mount Bromo, Java
At 2.329 meters tall and boasts a rich history. The Mount Bromo is an active volcano equipped with a special trail for hikers wishing to hike to the top of the mountain. Additional benefit, hikers choose this destination to admire the sun rising above a spectacular view of the nearby volcanoes and surrounding hills.
Mount Bromo is known as the most significant mountain for hiking activities in Indonesia.
Mount Rinjani, Lombok
And finally, Mount Rinjani is the “second-tallest volcano in Indonesia” after the Mount Kerinci, at 3.726 meters high. Its last eruption took place in 2010. However, today it is remains one of the favourite mountains to hike. The trail is not simple as it may look from the beginning. Trekking to the top and back again can take around four days!
As we said at the beginning of this article, Indonesia is one of the greatest places in the world to climb the mountains. Take the necessary items with you and do not forget that tours usually last on average between 3 and 4 days. Even if the trails are not easy to climb, the result is worth every effort.