Four Day – Three Night Package Mount Sundoro (Middle Java) Sunrise Trekking
Mount Sindoro is separated from its similarly conical but slightly higher neighbour, Gunung Sumbing, by the Kledung Pass (1,404m). Together, they dominate the Dieng plateau area and can both be climbed from Kledung village where there is a decent hotel. There is another straightforward and slightly shorter ascent from the north at Sigedang (1,900m). From Kledung it takes 5 – 6 hours to the top and from Sigedang a little less – maybe 4 hours for fast hikers. For its size, Sindoro is an easy hike and would make a great introduction to hiking in Indonesia. From the top there are great views to Sumbing, Merapi, Merbabu, Ungaran, Slamet, Dieng plateau’s high ridge Gunung Prau and the north coast of Java. Sunrise is usually magnificent so it is worth climbing overnight. Camping is not advised at present (2014) due to poisonous gases at the top (since 2011 – one hiker died camping by the crater in 2013). Though there is a small lake at the top, there is no water source on the actual route so make sure you take plenty with you.
Tour Itinerary :
Day 1 : Upon arrival at Adi Sucipto Airport in Jogyakarta airport, Our guide will meets you. Transfer by AC coach to drive approx three hour to Dieng small village. Check in at local home stay.
Day 2 : The Guide will pick you up at 09.00 am continue to see the beautiful view’s at Deing Plateau .The lofty plateau of Dieng (2093m above sea level) is home to the oldest Hindu temples in Java. It’s name comes from Di-Hyang (Abode of the Gods), it’s thought that this was once the SIA flourishing Temple-City of Priest’s. More than 400 temples, most of which were built between the 8th and 9th centuries, covering the highland plain.The mysterious depopulation of Central Java, like Borobudur, was abandoned and forgotten. Not until 1856 that the archaeologist Van Kinsbergen drained the flooded valley around the temples and cataloged the ruins. The eight remaining temples are characteristic of early Central Javanese architecture. These simple temples, are of great archaeological importance. Dieng’s beautiful landscape is of the main reason to make the journey to this isolated region. Steep mountain sides, terraced with vegetable plots, enclose the huge volcanic active plateau, a marshy caldera of a collapsed volcano. Any number of walks to mineral lakes, steaming craters can be made around Dieng, including a walk to the highest village in Java, Sembungan.To really appreciate Dieng, it’s best to stay in Dieng village, although Wonosobo has better facilities and can be used as a base. The temples and the main ‘natural’ sights, can be seen in one day on foot – arrive in Dieng, in the morning before the afternoon mists roll in.It is a pleasant three- or four-hour loop, south from Dieng village to Telaga Warna (Colored Lake), Candi Bima (Bima Temple), Kawah Sikidang (Sikidang Crater), and then back to Candi Gatutkaca, the Arjuna Complex and the village. Many other lakes and craters around Dieng are scattered over a large area and are difficult to reach. Visiting Hindus temple at five or six o’clock in the evening we climb to Mount Sunduro, camp one night on the summit.
Day 3 : ‘Mount Sunduro ,Summit (3150 m) Mt Sindoro is separated from its higher neighbor, Mt Gunung Sumbing, by the Kledung Pass (1,404m). Together, they dominate the Dieng plateau area, both can be climbed from Kledung village where there is a good hotel. There is another straight forward and slightly shorter ascent from the north at Sigedang (1,900m). From Kledung it takes 5 – 6 hours to the top, from Sigedang around 4 hours for fast hikers. For its size, Mt Sindoro is an easy hike and would make a great introduction to hiking in Indonesia. From the top there are great views to Mt Sumbing, Mt Merapi,Mt Merbabu, Mt Ungaran, Mt Slamet, Dieng plateau’s high ridge Gunung Prau and the north coast of Java. Sunrise is usually magnificent, so it is worth either camping on the mountain or climbing overnight. There is a small lake at the top. The main road at Kledung. The cobbled road leads gently up the hillside for about one mile and it is recommended you get an ojek (motorcycle taxi) to take you most of the way, the road ends at 1,654m. The well-defined and occasionally slippery trail leads up through pine woodland past position (1) at (1,761m), Pos Payungan (1,857m), across some very small wooden bridges and on to the remains of the shelter at position (2) (1,978m). There are good places to see the views of Mt Sumbing across on the other side of the Kledung Pass, it is not until the first major camping area (position 3 at 2,320m) that the vegetation becomes sparse. If you are going to camp anywhere, other than at the summit, Position (3) is recommended because the view’s south and east are spectacular, there is plenty of room for tents. However, there are many places suitable for just one or two tents all the way up.The trail climbs more steeply and passes scattered rocks, notably ‘Batu Tatah’ (at 2,843m). Finally the top is reached and you are on the edge of Mt Sindoro’s long-dormant crater. There are actually two craters next to each other: a deeper, water-filled crater and a smaller swampy crater. If you follow the crater rim round to the right (east), it descends to a large, flat grassy area which sometimes has a small lake in it. This would appear to be the remains of a very old third crater. It makes a great place to camp. Further around, is the Alun-Alun, an even larger area, perfect for camping. Much of the crater rim is of similar height. It takes only 30 minutes to circuit the crater rim. In clear weather you can see the north coast of Java. The edelweiss-covered summit area is very large and flat and the mountain apparently takes its name from the fragrant scent of the edelweiss flowers. We then continue back down to Wonosobo or Jogyakarta and check into accommodation.
Normal Price : $ 522
Special Offer : $ 500
- Breakfast (steamed eggs, banana and bread)
- Experienced English speaking guide
- Torch/ Flash light
- Drink (mineral water, hot coffee and hot tea)
- Safety Equipment
- Entrance fee ticket
Daily Schedule Pick up time:
- Nusa Dua, Kuta, Seminyak, Sanur, Ubud : 08.30 – 09.00 am
Note : Start/Finish Bali or Surabaya Airport