Who is not familiar with the beauty of the mountain in West Java? His beauty can indeed make people stunned. So, West Java is one of the provinces in Indonesia. The contours of the land in this area turned out to be much higher when compared to some other provinces on the island of Java.
Because the existence of many mountains it is not surprising that until this moment many people choose West Java as a vacation spot. The highlands in this one province turned out to have a height of about 1000-2000 meters above sea level.
In addition to being high, it turns out that natural beauty is one of the highlighted things. No wonder also if many climbers who make gunung in West Java as one of the destinations.
The mountains in West Java are many, but some of you may be curious where the highest plains are. Maybe it’s because there are too many types so they haven’t understood it properly. No need to worry, here are some names from the highest mountains in west Java.
Ciremai Gunung in West Java Is The Highest
The first highest mountain is Ciremai. So this Ciremai is in Kuningan, Cirebon and Majalengka. The height of Ciremai can reach 3,078 meters above sea level and is one of the volcanoes still active. The peak is on the rim of the crater where it is quite sloping and wide.
For climbers can use the four hiking trails officially. Each of them certainly has its own difficulties and conveniences. There is a lot of beauty offered by Ciremai. Starting from the natural scenery to the beautiful condition.
Well, for climbers must understand, which is the easiest to use track is the most sulit. Do not let there be risiko because it does not memorize the terrain used properly. So, the most famous road in Ciremai is the Bapa Tere Climb and is one of the mountainous mountainous climbs on the island of Java.
Ciremai is indeed occupying the number one position as the highest mountain in West Java. As one of the highest mountains, it turns out that in Ciremai you can see edelweis flowers 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 kinds of historical places for Indonesia. Even during the Belkamu colonial period it turned out that the linggarjati negotiation building was at the feet of Ciremai. Further adding to the attraction of visitors who are curious about the beauty of Ciremai in West Java.
Pangrango The Second Highest Mountain in West Java
The next plateau that can be found in western Java is Pangrango. So, pangrango has an altitude of about 3,019 meters above sea level, you can find it through the Bogor, Sukabumi, and Cianjur lines.
It turns out that this Pangrango belongs to the Gede Pangrango National Park area and is completely guarded. There is a Mandalawangi valley that has always been 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 makes Pangrango often visited by tourists, especially mountaineers. Although many like to climb, it turns out that the first people to set foot on the top of Pangrango were not Indonesians but Germans, C.G.C. Reinwardt or the founder of Bogor Botanical Garden in 1819.
In 1977, Pangrango was successfully designated as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO and this made its name more widely known by tourists. Many climbers want to see the beauty of the Mandawalangi valley and the spread of Edelweis on this one plateau. Including being the highest mountain in West Java and occupying the number two position, pangrango managed to steal the attention of many visitors.
Many people outside Java think that Pangrango and Gede become one part, even though this is not right because it is also located opposite. Pangrango is much higher when compared to Mount Gede. But because the place is too close it is often considered a single name.
Gunung Gede Has Surya Kencana Square
Well, as mentioned earlier there is Mount Gede. So this one plateau is still located in the Gede – Pangrango National Park area. This mountain has a height 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. The craters are Wadon Crater, Lanang Crater, Ratu Crater, and New Crater. Well, there is an interesting spot that always steals the attention of visitors when it comes to Mount Gede, namely Alun-Alun Surya Kencana.
Don’t imagine Surya Kencana Square is the same as in some big cities or counties. In this one Square you will be even more amazed by the view of Edelweis trees where quite a lot. But, even so, the climbers are advised not to take it and Edelweis yes, because it is protected as well.
In addition to the many expanses of Edelweis on the mountain in West Java, it turns out that Alun-Alun Surya Kencana is also often used as one of the camps for climbers. So you can enjoy the expanse of Edelweis 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 are many fauna where it is completely protected. For example, Javanese Gibbon, Lutung Surili, Leopard, Biul Slentek, and many others. So the beauty of the mountain in West Java is still really well protected.
Cikuray Gunung in West Java Exotic See Sunrise
Furthermore, there is also Mount Cikuray which has an altitude of 2,821 meters above sea level. This one plateau has locations in Cikajang, Bayongbong, and Dayeuh Manggung Districts. The shape of this Cikuray is completely cone and inactive. When it is at the top, you may be able to know that the area is flat and not too large. But jangan is worried because there is a wake-up post.
Many climbers have also come to Cikuray to enjoy the sunrise. So many climbers say that the view of the sunrise in this one place is indeed much more beautiful when compared to the peson at the top of Papandayan. But the beauty is not right, because at the top of Cikuray is quite dirty.
Cikuray is the fourth list of the highest mountains in West Java but unfortunately, the top is dirty due to vandalism from climbers who are less responsible. There are so many streaks that you may be able to find when you are at the top of the Cikuray plateau.
If you want to climb then you can go through the Ciledug route which is fairly safer and official. If from Bandung, it is actually very easy to travel using public transportation. You can also continue with city transportation to be able to reach the climbing door.
Even so, as a climber it is strongly recommended not to commit vandalism or littering. It is much better to maintain the beauty of Cikuray by enjoying the natural scenery only.
As one of the provinces with a plateau, it is not surprising that West Java has a lot of mountains. Some of them have a beautiful charm that makes tourists moved to 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 in West Java to feel the charm of its beauty.