5 Mountains You Need To Climb In Indonesia
You’re in the Ring of Fire! Indonesia is a geographical wonder, with
mountains and volcanoes spread throughout the archipelago. There are of course those
particularly spectacular mountains that, when climbed, give you that particular feeling; that jaw-dropping, oh man I’ve done it, damn this is beautiful feeling.
Now, we’re not talking about Puncak Jaya (Carstensz Pyramid) or Puncak Mandala here, which both tower over 4,500m. We’re talking about you, the average guy or girl, what you need to climb and what you can climb - we’re not stupid here at WowShack, we don’t want to be blamed for the deaths of rookie rock climbers and trekkers.
So here we present our “5 Mountains You Need to Climb in Indonesia”:
1) Mt Batur, Bali
Simply a wondrous sight to behold and helps to bring you to a different side of Bali, away from that usual beach holiday you’re after. Green and lush, this active volcano is also home to a Caldera lake which adds to that serene natural ambience you’re after. The sunrise trek up this ‘Gunung’ is a big winner.
2) Mt. Kelimutu, Flores
This is a really rare and unique mountain, mainly because the work:reward ratio is totally skewed. The walk is easy and the view at the top is astounding. The prize? Once you reach the top, you’re welcome by two lakes sat side-by-side, called the three coloured lakes.
3) Mt. Agung, Bali
Yes, another one in Bali! This majestic mountain, worshipped by the Balinese who have built temples up it's sides, is an amazing experience. If you do the sunrise trek the skies are filled with stars and as you walk up further, you begin to see the whole outline of Bali’s coast. Not for the faint of heart as there are some sheer drops and some difficult sections near the top. But, there’s a great mix of landscape during this trek. In this photo, Mt. Rinjani can be seen on the horizon.
4) Ijen Crater, East Java
2,799m (Highest point at Mt. Merapi)