Mount Gede & Pangrango National Park Experience

Mount Gede & Pangrango National Park Experience

Mount Gede Pangrango is one of the mountains in Indonesia which is now also famous as one of the National Parks, which means, this mountain range is one of the protected forest areas in the West Java region which is internationally famous. Many climbers who call it a twin mountain, because it is located side by side, although it has a high difference, Mount Gede 2995 masl, Mount Pangrango 3.019 masl. Both of these mountains are a favorite of international climbers, especially because of the existence of "Alun-Alun Surya Kencana" and the Mandalawangi Valley that are so romantic with expanses of edelweiss flowers. Mount Gede Pangrango National Park which has an area of ​​24,270.80 hectares not only includes Mount Gede and Pangrango, but also includes mountain forest areas in Situ Gunung and Salabintana areas. Besides being diverse with the existence of wild animals, it is said that in this area also roam wild rhino, as evidenced by the discovery of many paths of Javan rhinos here. That's why there is a post called "Kandang Badak" (rhino cage) at an elevated position (2,400 masl), on the hiking trail of Mount Gede. This rhino cage is a mountain ridge like area that connects Mount Gede Peak and Mount Pangrango Peak. The valley between the summit of Mount Gede and Mount Pangrango is a sub alpine savanna grassland named "Alun-Alun Surya Kencana". Here grows several types of grass, ferns, a type of mountain plant, and Javanese edelweiss which are very well known, Mount Gede Pangrango has entered or become a National Park area, named Mount Gede Pangrango National Park, and is one of the five national parks that were first announced in Indonesia from 1980, This mountain has many hiking trails, because Mount Gede Pangrango is located in three districts at once, namely Bogor Regency, Cianjur Regency, and Sukabumi Regency. And just information for you, that is not an adventurer from Indonesia who is the first climber of this mountain, but the first mountaineer was a German citizen named Reinward in 1819 in April, and he was also the founder of the Bogor Botanical Gardens.

The next interesting thing is Mount Gede Pangrango and the entire national park area has also been established by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve in 1977. This determination also confirms that the natural beauty of this mountain is truly extraordinary. As mentioned above before, if Mount Gede Pangrango has the best place to enjoy Edelweiss. Yes, Surya Kencana Square is a place where you can see the expanse of Edelweiss Flower Garden. In this place there are also many climbers who take the time to camp. Many climbers are hypnotized by all the beauty of "Surya Kencana Square" which is the best place to enjoy everlasting flowers, the Edelweiss Flower. Mount Pangrango has never erupted. This can be proven that Mount Pangrango has a cone peak and is still relatively smooth, but unlike Mount Pangrango, Mount Gede erupted hundreds of years ago, this can be proven that Mount Gede has several active craters such as Wadon Crater, Ratu Crater, Baru Crater, and  Lanang Crater. Mount Gede Pangrango National Park is also inhabited by many endangered species, including Javanese Baboons, Surung Lutung, Ajag Wild Dogs, Javanese Eagles, black tree tigers and black brown patterned, and a type of flying squirrel that is rarely seen with the naked eye. Around Mount Gede Pangrango there are several adventure destinations that are also very interesting to explore, namely the Jungle Canopy Trail, Blue Lagoon, and Cibeureum Waterfall.



The Climbing Route of Mount Gede Pangrango is administratively included in the territory of three regencies in West Java Province, namely Bogor Regency, Sukabumi Regency and Cianjur Regency, and information can be accessed via the request form on the official Java Private Tour website page here.

If you plan to climb Mount Gede Pangrango, it is very important to know the latest information, ranging from operations, registration procedures, choice of climbing routes according to your wishes, provision of climbing equipment, number of climbing quotas, terms and conditions and all details will be informed by  parties from Java Private Tour online and live by our 24 hour customer service, even a Java Private Tour will help you register which can be done online through our 24 hour customer service, and all of that can be accessed through our live talk service on the official website

Of the three climbing routes of Mount Gede Pangrango, choose a path that matches your character and climbing experience. If you are the type of professional climber who really likes challenges and is ready to spend extra energy to explore the mountain, then the Selabintana trail is worth trying. However, if you are a beginner type of climber who likes to take a leisurely walk, and likes aesthetic photography spots, then the Cibodas route is worthy of your choice, and if you are the type of climber who wants to get to the top quickly, and your climbing experience is professional then choose the Putri mountain path with the fastest travel time. Avoid climbing through illegal routes without official registration from National Parks and Java Private Tour, because many offer climbing Mount Gede Pangrango at low prices below National Park prices and below Java Private Tour prices, but the negative impact can endanger your safety as a climber.

Three Paths to Climb Mount Gede Pangrango.
For reasons of security, safety and minimizing the occurrence of obstacles when climbing, make sure you climb through the official route. There are three access routes for climbing Mount Gede Pangrango, the main access to the summit is via Selabintana Sukabumi, via Cibodas and via Gunung Putri. The three hiking trails are official routes because they are managed by the Gunung Gede Pangrango National Park and also the Java Private Tour. As for access other than these three routes, it can be categorized as an illegal route and does not meet international security and safety standards.

1.Gede Pangrango Via Selabintana.
The climbing route for Mount Gede Pangrango via Selabintana is through the entrance gate from the Sukabumi Regency area, and is the route with the longest travel time. If you are a beginner climber, it is not recommended to choose the Selabintana route because the terrain is the toughest among the other two paths. Estimated travel time is 12-14 hours by wading through fast and deep rivers and dense forests and there are many wild animals. Along the path there will be many leeches, and if you pass this path you must be prepared if your body is filled with leeches that stick to your skin and suck your blood. For those of you who already have professional climbing experience and like a challenge, this trail is worth a try, but if you are a beginner it's better not to do it.

Gede Pangrango hiking route via Selabintana :
-Basecamp to Citingar
-Citingar to Cegeber
-Cigeber to Cileutik
-Cileutik to Junction
-Junction to Surya Kencana
-Surya Kencana to Summit

2.Gede Pangrango Via Cibodas.
Traveling through the climbing route of Mount Gede Pangrango via Cibodas you will pass through rocky paths, enter the dense tropical forest and the dark will be the scenery around you. This exotic and beautiful view will be the main attraction for climbers who choose this route, passing Telaga Biru, Rawa Gayonggong, and access through the Kandang Batu Post.  Estimated travel time to reach the summit is between 8-12 hours.

Gede Pangrango hiking route via Cibodas :
-Basecamp to Tarentong
-Tarentong to Blue Lagoon
-Blue Lagoon to Payangcangan Swamp
-Payangcangan Swamp to Denok Swamp
-Denok Swamp to Pemandangan
-Pemandangan to Hot Spring
-Hot Spring to Stone Cage
-Stone Cage to Pancaweuluh
-Pancaweuluh to Rhino Cage
-Rhino Cage to Summit

3.Gede Pangrango Via Putri.
The climbing route of Mount Gede Pangrango via Putri can be said to be the route with the shortest travel time between the other two routes, with a note if you are an experienced professional climber, the journey begins by crossing residential areas and fields belonging to local residents, then continues through very rough terrain, quite steep and very steep in the tropical rain forest. The estimated time of climbing to reach the top is about 8-9 hours.  If you are a professional and experienced climber, this will make the shortest travel time, and the most efficient route to enjoy the panoramic view of Surya Kencana Square and the peak of Mount Gede Pangrango.

Gede Pangrango Climbing Route via Putri:
-Basecamp to Legok Leunca
-Legok Leunca to Buntut Lutung
-Buntut Lutung to Lawang Sekateng
-Lawang Sekateng to Maleber Junction
-Maleber Junction to Surya Kencana
-Surya Kencana to Summit


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