4D3N Mount Gede & Mount Pangrango

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.

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ITINERARY

Day 01 

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.

Day 04

GEULIS – JAKARTA (B)

Morning – Transfer to Jakarta airport for your flight home.

Package includes:

  • 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)

Package excludes:

  • 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.

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

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.

OPTIONAL PROGRAM

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.

TESTIMONIALS

The whole organisation was prepared smoothly prior to the trip. The ample of times attending to the enquiries and the notes given had definitely been useful. For transport, guide (and driver), food, activities, accommodation - they were pleasant. The van provided was spacious especially the legroom, and even had enough room to store our bag packs. The guide and driver were very accommodative, for an instance, stopping the van to allow us take some photos before proceeding to the trail head. Additionally, both tried their best to attempt to make conversations in English. As per food and activities, it was great. The food complimented the next activity well, an example, we were provided rice instead of noodles on the day before our summit push and back to the trail head. It was essential since we had to have plenty carbohydrates for the long trek ahead.

– SR (Group of 5 on a 2D2N Xueshan trip in Oct 2017)

First, we would like to thank hs for coming up with the itinerary of the places that we wanted to visit and always being prompt and patient in answering our queries. This trip turned out to be one of the best trips ever! Our guide, Bayu, was simply wonderful. He speaks good English and we enjoyed our conversations with him. During the hike, he frequently stopped to ask if we were okay and if we needed a rest. He would also ask if we had any other places in mind that we would like to visit around the vicinity. In all, we felt very well-taken of throughout the entire trip. Our fondest memory was the day when we had cup noodles around a campfire together with him during the early hours of dawn at King Kong Hill. It was truly unforgettable. Bayu also offered to help us take photos during the trip and we were really thankful for that. Our driver, Bayu (same name as our guide) had superb driving skills. We were really amazed at how he was able to navigate and drive through narrow and winding roads under foggy weather conditions. Throughout the trip, both of them made us feel very safe and comfortable. We did not have to worry about anything. It was really such an enjoyable trip. A big thank you to our guide, Bayu, and our driver, Bayu! 🙂

– Eunice (Group of 2 on an 5D4N Ijen, Mt Bromo, Batu in June 2017)

We always have a wish that to have a wonderful trip with a lot of fun and laugh, and so we stop dreaming and start planning. No doubt IWT is our best choice with no regretted. First of all, we wanna thank you to our tour guide Ms Vinda, a young lady with always have a cute smiling. She is very friendly, knowledgeable, understanding and patience lady. She care a lot of us, and make sure we are not injure while hiking, but manage to reach to the top. Due to some of my friends is lack of exercise and felt exhausted, especially Ijen and Mt Bromo, she keep accompanied us and make sure 4 of us are in good condition to continue. She keep reminding us some sleepy area, and hold our hand if needed to ensure we are not fell down. She also giving us a lot of info about some interest places were going and we'll communication. She always standby to be our photographer, even some time our pose is funny. She willing to share her photos and videos with us. Thanks ya. And most importantly that she notice 1 of my friend didn't wear a suitable shoe to waterfall, she immediately take off her shoe and let my friend to wear, and help to carry my friend shoe and walk with no shoe herself...so embarrassing. She treat us ginger tea while we feel cold, Indomee after hiking and dragon fruit along the way to Surabaya. Bring us to minimart to buy our secret stuff. Lastly, we should say that~Ms Vinda, thank you so much. We are enjoyable the trip and this is really amazing. We highly recommend her as a tour guide and wish her all the best. Thumb up 👍

– May (Group of 4 on a 4D3N Ijen Crater, Mount Bromo & Batu in May 2017)

Guide Syami was amazing! Very patient and extremely helpful towards my parents (55 and 50 year old folks) . His guidance really helped my parents with their hike. Shared his knowledge on the mountain and the wildlife there. Perfect.

– Farhana (Group of 6 on an 2D1N Mt Ophir Camping Trip in Apr 2017)

Very nice group, glad I made some good friends. Thanks to the organisers who took us for dinner near a vegetarian friendly place.

– Rajan (Group of 12 on an Open Mt Ophir Trip in Mar 2017)

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)

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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