Hiking in Indonesia becomes so popular lately not only for elders but also for youth generations. Since Indonesia has so many mountains with so many challenging tracks, that makes people love to encourage their adrenalin.
But, is hiking safe for beginners? If you are a beginner and just want to start to hike, then you have to choose the easy track. Do the right preparation, ask the hikers pro, search on the hike’s website may help you the most.
This time, we will bring you into some of the easier ways to hike the Indonesian mountains for beginners. Let’s check them out below!
1. Mount Api Purba Nglanggeran
The mount Api Purba Nglanggeran is located in Nglanggeran, Patuk, Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta. The mountain only has about 700 meters above the seawater. It claims that hikers usually finish all the track by one or two hours of tracking. It depends on how you are ready for the track.
The mount Api Purba Nglanggeran has a lower track with only one-foot access per person. It doesn’t feel difficult to get to the top which the area complete with some landing base. People commonly use the place for a short shelter or to take a rest for beginner hikers.
2. Besek Mountain
Besek mountain is located between Wonogiri, Central Java, and Pacitan, East Java. It has about 800 meters above the seawater which is categorized as the lower mountain. Commonly, people can reach the top within 30 up to 45 minutes from the start base.
The landscape of the Besek mountain contains some big rocks that spread among the slopes and forest. You can see an amazing view from the top. Besides, you can even start to hike from the parking land area that located only about 15 minutes from the top.
3. Puncak Gadjah
Puncak Gadjah or Gadjah summit is one of the parts of the Pulosari mountain located in Purbalingga, Central Java. It has about 1,440 meters above the seawater that still becomes one part with the foot of the Slamet mountain.
It only needs about 30 minutes up to one hour to reach the top depends on your readiness to hike. At the top, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the golden sunrise, which amazingly integrates with the beauty of Sindoro mountain.
4. Andong Mountain
Andong mountain is located in Magelang between Ngablak, Tlogorojo, and Grabag districts. It has about 1,463 meters above the water sea that is located not far from the Telomoyo mountain in Magelang.
While you take a track to hike the Andong mountain, you can enjoy the beauty of the Mangli forest that full of pine trees as one of the most beautiful forests in Indonesia. The forest commonly uses for summer camp so that it is safe to take a short rest while you try to reach the top of the mountain.
Andong mountain becomes the favorite hike track for beginners a long time ago. It has clear signs everywhere that make you would not get lost. Besides, the track also comes easier with the lower landscapes of the mountain. Commonly, hikers can reach the top not less than two hours.
5. Penanggungan Mountain
Penanggungan mountain is located on the borderline between Pasuruan and Mojokerto regencies, East Java. It is about 55 kilometers from Surabaya city if you take the train to get there. The mountain has about1,653 meters above the seawater and claims to the sacred mountain in East Java.
Along the way you take the track to the top of the Penanggungan mountain, you will find so many Hinduism and Buddhism temples. It claims that there are 116 temples there as evidence of Hinduism-Buddhism’s old artifacts. So, while hiking there, you will get more educated too.
There are five routes track to hike the Penanggungan mountain from the Ngloro, Trawas, Tamiajeng, Jalatunda, and Wonosunyo. You can choose one of them by asking the guard which suitable for you the most to take the start.
6. Batur Mountain
Batur Mountain is located in Kintamani, Bangli, Bali which not far from the Agung mountain as the highest mountain in Bali. It becomes one of the most active volcanoes in Bali besides the Agung mountain as one of the mount volcanoes in Indonesia. It reported until 2005, that Batur mountain has about 25 times eruption since 1804.
It claims that you need about two hours to get to the top of the Batur mountain. It depends on your strength to hike because the track is uphill enough for beginners. But, with the beautiful scenery that you get at the top, your hard work is worth it.
7. Panderman Mountain
Panderman mountain is located in Batu, East Java which popular with the mountain close to Malang city. The mountain is also popular with the Basundara top mountain. It has about 2,045 meters above the seawater and has an epic scenery of sunset and sunrise. You will not only capable to enjoy the natural beauty type of forest in Indonesia from the mountain, but also the Batu city from the top.
There is three track route that you can choose start from Malang to Batu, then goes to Latar Ombo, and you will nearly reach the top. It needs about three hours to get there.
8. Puncak Sikunir
Puncak Sikunir is located in Dieng plateau, Wonosobo, Central Java. It has about 2,300 meters above the seawater, but don’t worry because the track is easier than you thought. That because there is already built a sturdier stair to get the top so that you can enjoy the beauty of golden sunrise.
You can also see the other beauty of Prau, Sindoro and Sumbing, Slamet, Merbabu, and Merapi mountains while enjoying the golden sunrise.
So, there are some mountains to hike in Indonesia for beginners. Have you ever go to one of these mountains?