List of the highest mountains in West Java
Who does not know the beauty of the mountains of West Java? Her beauty can really make people amazed. So West Java is one of the provinces of Indonesia. The outlines of the terrain in this area turned out to be much larger compared to several other provinces on the island of Java.
Because of the existence of many mountains, it is not surprising that until this moment many people choose West Java as a vacation spot. The plateau of this province turns out to have an altitude of about 1000-2000 meters above sea level.
Apart from being raised, it seems that natural beauty is one of the things highlighted. No wonder there are also many climbers who make mountains in West Java as one of their destinations.
There are many mountains in West Java , but some of you may be curious where the highest plains are. Maybe it’s because there are too many types, so he didn’t understand it correctly. You don’t have to worry, here are some names from the highest mountains in the West Java area.
Mount Ciremai in West Java is the highest
The first highest mountain is Ciremai. So Ciremai is in Kuningan, Cirebon and Majalengka. Ciremai height can reach 3,078 meters above sea level and is one of the active volcanoes. The peak is located on the lip of the crater, where it is quite gentle and wide.
Climbers can use four official hiking trails. Each of them certainly has its own difficulties and facilities. There are so many beauties offered by Ciremai. Starting from the natural landscape to the state that is still beautiful.
Well, for climbers, you need to understand, which is the easiest to use track, the most difficult. Don’t let there be risks later because you don’t know the land used correctly. So, the most famous road on Ciremai is Bapa Tere Climb and is one of the most unique mountain climbs on the island of Java.
Ciremai really occupies the number one position as the highest mountain in West Java. Being one of the highest mountains, it seems that in Ciremai you can see flowers of edelweiss when you are at the top. Of course, this makes Ciremai even more beautiful.
In addition to Edelweis, at the foot of the mountain there are also various historical places for Indonesia. Even in the Belkamu colonial period, it turned out that the linggarjati negotiating building was at the foot of Ciremai. It further adds to the attraction of visitors who are curious about the beauty of Cherremai in West Java.
Pangrango the second highest mountain in West Java
The next plateau that can be found in West Java is Pangrango. Thus, Pangrango has an altitude of about 3,019 meters above sea level, you can find it through the Bogor, Sukabumi and Cyanide routes.
It turns out that Pangrango is included in the Gede Pangrango National Park area and is indeed guarded. There is the Mandalawangi valley, which is always the target of tourists. In this valley you will see a beautiful expanse of Edelweis.
Being a tourist area where it was officially announced in 1980 made Pangrango often visited by tourists, especially climbers. Although many like to climb, it seems that the first person to set foot on the summit of Pangrango was not Indonesian, but German, C.G.C. Reinwardt or the founder of the Bogor Botanical Garden in 1819.
In 1977, Pangrango was successfully designated as a biofir reserve by UNESCO, and this made its name more known by tourists. Many climbers want to see the beauty of the Mandawalangi valley and the spread of Edelweis on this plateau. Including being part of the highest mountain in West Java and occupying the number two position, it seems that Pangrango managed to steal the attention of many visitors.
Many people outside java believe that Pangrango and Gede are a side, even if this is not correct because they are also mutually opposite. Pangrango is much larger compared to Mount Gede. But since the place is too close, it is often considered a single name.
Gunung Gede a Surya Kencana Square
Well, as mentioned earlier, there is Mount Gede. So this plateau is still located in the Gede area – Pangrango National Park. This mountain has an altitude of about 2,958 meters above sea level and is located opposite Pangrango.
There are many interesting things on the Gede plateau, where there are several craters that are still active. Craters are Wadon Crater, Lanang Crater, Ratu Crater, and New Crater. Well, there is an interesting place that always steals the attention of visitors when it comes to Mount Gede, and that is Surya Kencana Square.
Do not imagine that Surya Kencana Square is the same as in some cities or large neighborhoods. In this square , you will be even more amazed by the view of the Edelweis tree where there are quite a few of them. But even so, climbers are advised not to just take Edelweis yes, because it is also protected.
In addition to the numerous edelweiss beds on the mountains of West Java, it seems that Surya Kencana Square is also often used as one of the campsites for climbers. Thus, you can enjoy the expanse of Edelweiss and feel the sensation of staying in a beautiful place.
Because it is one of the areas of gunung Gede Pangrango national park, so there is a lot of fauna where it is really protected. For example, Javan Gibbon, Lutung Surili, Leopard, Biul Slentek and many others. So the beauty of the mountain in West Java is still very well protected.
Cikuray Mountain in Exotic West Java see Sunrise
Moreover, there is also Mount Cikuray, which has an altitude of 2,821 meters above sea level. This plateau has locations in the districts of Cikajang, Bayongbong and Dayeuh Manggung. The shape of this Cikuray is completely conical and inactive. When it is at the top, you may be able to know that the area is flat and not too large. ButI’m not worried because there’s a wake-up post.
Many climbers also came to Cikuray to enjoy the sunrise. So many climbers say that the view of the sunrise from this place is really much more beautiful compared to the peson on top of Papandayan. But the beauty is not correct, because at the top of the Cikuray is quite dirty.
Cikuray is the fourth largest list of the highest mountains in West Java, but unfortunately, the peak is really dirty due to vandalism from climbers, where they are less responsible. There are so many doodles that you could find when you are at the top of the Cikuray plateau.
If you want to make the climb, you can pass through the Ciledug trail, which is somewhat safer and official. If from Bandung, it is actually very easy to travel using public transport. You can also continue with urban transport to be able to reach the climbing door.
Even so, as a climber, it is recommended not to commit vandalism or litter. It is much better to maintain the beauty of Cikuray by enjoying the natural landscape yourself.
Being one of the provinces with mountainous areas, it is not surprising that West Java has a lot of mountains. Some of them have a beautiful charm that makes tourists approach.
Even some of them there are also tourists outside the province who want to enjoy the beauty of West Java. Kamu can also try to visit one of the mountains of West Java to feel the charm of its beauty.