Explore the most popular backpacking trails in Indonesia with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
11 days ago

nice and chalenging route to the peak of mt. Welirang Volcnao

Incredible hike, quite challenging. Heat for the first half is tough, and then one becomes fairly chilly at the crater’s edge and last third of the hike. The views are out of this world, especially as you ascend into cloud cover. The porters and guides who work the mountain are some of the hardest working people who do a dangerous task for your enjoyment — don’t forget to tip them generously!

4 months ago

mantab

Good

Summitted Rinjani in 2015. The trail is absolutely brutal at times and the views are worth it. Unfortunately, trash and waste is everywhere. Cleaning the place up would be a monumental task. Still have to give it 5 stars. Humbling experience.

The trail is short but offers beautiful views of the crater, Lombok and the surrounding islands. Trail is intensely overused and suffers greatly from mass failure to follow Leave No Trace principles. Human and inorganic waste is everywhere in the campsites and common along the trail.

7 months ago

man5ap

Nice trail, and very creepy when its night

if you are interested in mystical trail and you can get the permit, try mt Gede Rumpang Cliff trail. Get the experience stay one night at the edge area of the crater contiguous the climb trail to Kandang Badak. Via this trail you come to the volcano crater then you come to the trail to Mt Gede Summit if turn the left or if you go/climb straight you will come to Kandang Badak. In 1986 I had experience slept one night at that area (I got only one night stay permit from the Mt Gede Authority). Remember use good quality of ⛺ tent only. The view via Cibereum waterfall is better but the experience climb via Rumpang Cliff will give you unforgettable experience.

Most challenging hike I've done

Good trails

hiking
Monday, July 10, 2017

Completed this hike during the monsoon season. The trail was wet and there was heavy rain. This didn't stop people from hiking or camping on the mountain. Once you arrive you will have to check in at the ranger station and pay for ticket. I didn't see a single ranger on the trail though nor did anyone ask to see my permit. I paid 45$ for mine, since I am a westerner and they charge us more. Once you set off on the trail there is a river that is on your right side and is warm due to the volcanic active. There is also a lot of wild animals including monkeys. There is a point in the trail where you cross a hot spring waterfall and it is incredibly slippery. They do have hand rails to assist you though but the water is pretty hot. When we arrived at the camp ground, it was completely full and over crowded. I took a break and then continued on to Gede. The trail gets pretty steep and will require ropes to help you scramble up. Upon reaching the top there was a group of small stores that sold food and water. It also gets pretty cold at the top due to the elevation. Also, not sure if the stores are there 24/7 or if they arrive based on the willingness of eager opportunist. Once I took my photo and ate I head back down. The total trip took me about 11 hours. This wasn't the best hike I have ever done. I think it was due to the rain and the fact that the trail wasn't taken care of. This include trash and how people treated the area, especially at the camp site.

Plan a 6d5n itinerary to be comfortable and soak in the beautiful sights and sounds. the popular itinerary 3d2n is definitely rushed, tiring and offers what this trail deserves! Good luck!

5 months ago

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