The Top Four Mountain Picks in Indonesia You Need To Know! Posted on September 1, 2019September 4, 2019 by Pepe De Wee Mount Kelimutu East Nusa Tenggara When we are talking about our favorite travel destination, people might have a different thought on their mind. However, for those who especially are the hiking fanatic, the mountain could be the place that popping out first into their mind. The hiking or trekking activity might be commonly associated with tiring and tough activity since it requires good body endurance and total preparation. Even requires a complex process, the time when you complete the track, the mountain’s view and atmosphere will give you a priceless pleasure. If you are interested in hiking or trekking activity, there are many mountains in Indonesia that you can pay a visit. For that reason, we have listed some of the top four mountains for a recommendation as well. The mountains we listed are a popular destination, both for locals hiking fanatic and foreigners who visit Indonesia. Jaya Wijaya Summit, Papua. Jaya Wijaya summit is one of seven summits on the list of world summits wonder. Even located in a tropical country, once you reach the peak of Mount Jaya Wijaya, you will find the timeless snow there. The reason you can see the snow is that the height of this mountain is 4, 884 meters from the sea surface, make it the highest mountain in Indonesia. Being the highest mountain, particularly in Indonesia, Jaya Wijaya offers wonderful views around and of course the snow itself for its climbers. Besides getting the chance to experience the magnificent view of Jaya Wijaya, you will get to engage with the local tribe known as Dani tribe. If you wish to visit Jaya Wijaya, you can start your journey from Nabire and then transport to the district of Sugapa. After you arrive in Sugapa, you still need to take some crossing about four days until finally arriving in Blue lake and built a camp. Remember, before you go on with the journey to Carstenz peak (the peak of Mount Jaya Wijaya, also in Indonesia known as Puncak Jaya) you need to make certain that you are in your best condition and do not forget to inform the Lorentz National Park and ask for consent. Mount Bromo, East Java. Bromo is the most astonishing volcanoes in Indonesia, even in the world. This mountain is a very popular travel destination among Indonesian people. However, not only by Indonesian, each year many foreigners come to visit Indonesia because they want to experience nature and the culture in Bromo. Located in East Java with a height of 2, 329 meters from the sea surface, Bromo is popularly known for its sunrise spot. There are quite a few sunrise spots in Bromo, which of course never disappoint the people who come to have the sunrise moment there. King Kong Hill and Penanjakan Hill are the two favorite sunrise spots of course besides the famous Bromo peak. Not only famous for its view and sunrise, but Bromo is also famous for its local tribe known as Suku Tengger or Tengger tribe. For Indonesian who currently looking for a traveling destination also you who live abroad and just about to visit Indonesia, we encourage you to visit Mount Bromo. There are many transportation options that you can take to reach Mount Bromo. You can start your journey from the nearest city from Bromo such as Malang, Probolinggo, and Surabaya. Some tour operators or hotels are providing a tour package as well, therefore, you do not need to worry about the trip. Mount Kelimutu, Flores. Located in Flores Island, Mount Kelimutu is a volcano with three lake craters on its peak. The three lake craters are popularly known and people called them as three colored lakes or in Indonesia known as Danau Tiga Warna. The name of Danau Tiga Warna came from the different color of the lakes, they are white, red, and blue. However, the colors mentioned before are claimed could be seen differently as it changes from time to time. The locals believe when the color transition happens it means they need to send their honor to the spirits on the lakes. Mount kelimutu is registered as one of National Parks in Indonesia. Also called as Kelimutu National Park, Mount Kelimutu are surrounded by beautiful nature and the variety of its flora fauna that considered rare in Indonesia. If you wish to visit Kelimutu, you can start the journey from a village in Ende known as Moni (the length of this village is actually down to Maumere). There are many kinds of accommodations in terms of price and facilities are available for both Indonesian and foreigner. While you spend your time in Moni, you can enjoy some attractions such as the performance of traditional dance held by the locals. Mount Kerinci, West Sumatra. With the height of 3, 085 meters from the sea surface, Mount Kerinci is an active volcano, which denoted as the highest mountain peak in Sumatra. Surrounded by the forest, Mount Kerinci is a home for Sumatran tigers and Sumatran rhinoceros that considered as the rare animal in Indonesia. Once you visit here, you would able to see the beautiful sight of the cities around Mount Kerinci such as Bengkulu, Jambi, and Padang. Not only offers you the sight of cities around, from the peak of Mount Kerinci you would able to see the Indian Ocean as well. To reach the peak of Mount Kerinci, mostly the hiking enthusiasts either Indonesians or foreigners are started their hike from Kersik Tuo. In Kersik Tuo, you can find many places to stay like a homestay with an affordable price before you continue your journey to the summit. The trek in the direction of the peak of Mount Kerinci is considered effortless and uncomplicated. By following the available trek for approximately seven hours long, you will arrive at the peak and able to see the impressive view from there. Within our recommendation, we hope that it could help you in deciding which Mountain that you need to visit on your next journey in Indonesia. However, not only planning on your journey, we encourage you to make a good preparation and make sure that you are in perfect condition.