Mount Gede-Pangrango National Park located only 50km away from Jakarta is one of the oldest and best preserved national parks in Indonesia. The park is centred on two volcanoes; active Mount Gede (2,958m) and dormant Mount Pangrango (3,019m) whose summits are connected by a high saddle known as Kandang Badak. The national park is associated with some famous names in history. The famous naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace was so impressed by its beauty and uniqueness that he wrote, “by far the most interesting incident in my visit to Java was a trip to the summits of the Pangrango and Gede mountains”. The trail on the south-eastern slopes was found by Sir Thomas Raffles in 1811 while the earliest recorded summit climb was by C.G.C. Reinwardt in 1819. The trail passes through some interesting and beautiful landscapes like Alun-alun Suryakencana – a highland meadow covered with edelweiss flowers, a 50m high Cibeureum Waterfall, a blue colour Biru Lake, some hot springs etc. The park is also rich in wildlife and birds such as the Java Gibbon which is endemic to Java, Javan langur, leopards, pangolin, wild boars, hawk eagle, owl etc.
SINGAPORE – JAKARTA – GEULIS
Upon arrival at Soekarno Hatta International Airport in Jakarta, you will be picked up by our friendly driver to your accommodation in Geulis (approx. 3 hrs drive).
Day 02 (B, L, D)
GEULIS – GUNUNG PUTRI GATE – ALUN-ALUN SURYAKENCABA – MT GEDE – KANDANG BADAK SHELTER
600am – Wake-up call. After breakfast, you will be transferred via mini-van to the trailhead at Gunung Putri Gate (1 hr drive).
830am – Climb registration follow by safety briefing at the national park post at Gunung Putri Gate.
900am – Start your climb towards Alun-alun Suryakencana (2,705m) a beautiful meadow covered with edelweiss flowers.
100pm – Reach Alun-alun Suryakencana where you will stop for lunch.
130pm – Continue your climb to the summit of Mount Gede.
230pm – Reach the summit. Rest and enjoy the scenery.
300pm – Descend to Kandang Badak shelter where you will camp for the night.
500pm – Arrive at Kandang Badak shelter and find your tents already set up by our porters.
630pm – Enjoy your camping dinner. Turn in early for the next day sunrise summit hike.
Day 03 (B, L, D)
KANDANG BADAK SHELTER – MT PANGRANGO – ALUN-ALUN MANDALAWANGI – KANDANG BADAK SHELTER – CIBODAS GATE – GEULIS
230am – Wake-up call. You will be served some coffee/tea and bread before your summit climb.
315am – Start the climb to the summit of Mt Pangrango.
600am – Reach the summit and enjoy the sunrise view. Descend to Alun-alun Mandalawangi where you will take a rest and enjoy a view of Mt Salak.
630am –Descend to Kandang Badak shelter.
900am – Back to camp site and enjoy your breakfast before breaking camp. Descend all the way to Cibodas. Along the way, you will pass by a hot spring and Cibeureum Waterfall which you can visit and take a dip. Lunch will be served along the way.
300pm – Arrive at Cibodas. Take a short beak before transferring via mini-van to your accommodation in Geulis.
600pm – Dinner time. Rest and relax at your own leisure till bed time.
GEULIS – JAKARTA (B)
Morning – Transfer to Jakarta airport for your flight home.
- All land transport including airport transfers
- National park entrance fee
- Trekking permit
- Local trekking guide (English speaking)
- All meals and drinks (boiled water, coffee and tea) during the trek
- All meals indicated in above itinerary
- Porters for tents, sleeping bags, food and communal equipment
- Camping equipment
- Two nights’ accommodations in Geulis (non-air con but hot shower is available)
- Return international air tickets*
- Travel insurance*
- All meals not indicated
- Porter to carry personal belongings
- Tips for guide and porters
- All expenses of a personal nature
*International fights and AIG Travel Guard Insurance can be arranged on your behalf.
Climbing Season: During the dry months from February to September except August when the trails are closed for maintenance
Rainy Season: October to January
Temperature: It gets cold in the mountain at night and in the early morning. Warm clothing is an absolute must.
Difficulty Level: Mt Gede and Mt Pangrango are suitable for anybody of reasonably good fitness and with prior mountain trekking experience (e.g. Mt Ophir). The summit climb is not as steep compared to Mt Rinjani or Mt Kerinci. Porters will be provided for carrying communal equipment, food and water. But you are still expected to carry your own personal daypack of around 5 kilograms. Normal trekking throughout. No rock climbing or technical climbing skills needed.
We can also arranged a 2D1N trip with pickup from Jakarta at around 4am. The trip will end late night with a drop off at Jakarta on day 2. As traffic can be unpredictable, we will advise customers to avoid taking a late flight on day 2 but fly off on day 3 morning instead.
Coordination with IWT was a breeze. Ying was quick in responding to queries and very helpful, giving tips according to her own experience climbing Pelapah Falls. Prasanth, the driver, was on-time, friendly and skillful. Despite the hours of driving and waiting for us, he always wore a smile on his face. Nan, our guide, was very experienced. He was like a fatherly figure who knew exactly what he was doing and that brought a lot of assurance to us. Pelapah Falls has its challenges but it was such a good experience for my friends and I. We had to tread through cooling rivers, climb using ropes, avoid giant ants and manage a few leeches but the amazing and therapeutic waterfalls made it all worth it. All of us were counted as beginner hikers and we all made it. So don't worry. Just do it!
– Xiuqing (Group of 5 on a Pelepah Falls & Kota Tinggi Trip in Feb 2017)
Guide and driver were very nice people. Caring, considerate, conscientious, patient, nice and fun people. Car was driven with care so that we were comfortable and did not feel car sick during the long rides. I enjoyed the trips to ijen, bromo and the waterfall at batu. Views were very scenic. Our guide Vinda and the local guides which she got along the way brought us to scenic spots (esp @ the waterfalls) and helped to take great pictures.
– Alexia (Group of 3 on a 5D4N Ijen Crater, Mount Bromo & Batu in Sep 2016)
Everything was great! From planning til the end of the trip, everything was organised. The activities were fun and itinerary was well planned. We did not feel that we were rushed at all and we get to enjoy Borobudur and Mount Bromo in our own pace. Our guide, Bayu, was very friendly and helped us a lot especially when it comes to ordering food :). This is the most relaxing, hassle-free trip I've ever had! Thanks Iwannatravel 🙂
– Sunshine (Group of 7 on a 4D3N trip to Bromo & Borobudur in Aug 2016)
I really enjoy the whole travel experience. The driver is always contactable and prompt, and transport it’s quite comfortable. The mountain guide is friendly, and is knowledgeable and ensures that the last person is not left behind, and there are 2 guides provided to us for a group of 10 which I think is quite good. The accommodation at Melaka is quite clean and it’s within the tourist attraction; Jonker Street and there’s also some free and easy time to explore with driver provided.
– Xian Ying (Group of 10 on a 2D1N trip to Mt Ophir in May 2016)
I liked how fast HS was able to plan the itinerary for our group, making it flexible to suit our preferences and how he was very prompt to answer our questions and give suggestions on things that we can do. We only ask assistance for bookings on our Vietnam trip (Mt. Fansipan trek, Lao Cai- Hanoi train tickets and Halong Bay Day Cruise). However, upon knowing that we are also traveling to Laos, HS has gone an extra mile and help us map out our Laos itinerary too. Transport provided both for Fansipan trek and Halong Bay Day Cruise were awesome as they picked us up from our hostel right on time. Our Fansipan guide was very helpful and patient and ensured everyone's safety during the trek. While our Halong Bay Cruise guide was quite informative and very entertaining as she makes us laugh without even trying. Our group was very much satisfied with the food served to us both during the Fansipan trek and Halong Bay cruise. And of course, we definitely enjoyed all the activities we did: trekking up to the summit of Fansipan, riding a sleeper train from Lao Cai to Hanoi and kayaking in Halong Bay. Organization of our trip is superb knowing that we were IWT's first customers to book for their Fansipan trek and Halong Bay Cruise trip. *^_^*
– Michelle (Group of 3 on a 4D3N trip to Mt Fansipan & Halong Bay in Apr 2016)
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