Me and my friends on December 26, 2016 departed to climb Mount Slamet.
In my mind, Mount Slamet is very large, it seems I will not be able to climb with a height reaching about 3428 meters above sea level, making it the highest Slamet mountain in the province of Central Java and the second highest on the island of Java after Mount Semeru.
The natural beauty makes one of the favorite destinations of climbing local and foreign climbers.
And including one of the mountain in Indonesia which popular as a destination and climbing expeditions.
Climbing Mount Slamet famous complicated enough. Along the hiking no water, if it is only limited.
If the climber passes Bambangan lines, water problems can usually be resolved.
And the complexity of factors climbing marked by mist highly concentrated and volatile.
Although climb to the summit is quite complicated, the condition of this would be an interesting challenge for me and friends.
The more severe the challenge, more fun climbing to do.
Mount Slamet has a legend that is hereditary. Slamet name is taken from the Java language, which means congratulations.
Based the trust of local peoples, if the large eruption of Mount Slamet until then Java will be split into two parts.
At the foot of Mount Slamet is sufficient famous tourist areas in Central Java, which is a tourist attraction Baturaden and Hot Water Guci.
This attraction is located in the highlands south. So the weather in the region this attraction cool during the day and cold during the afternoon.
Region Baturaden tourist spot is very suitable for a break. In this tourist area will are found a wide range of villas and resorts in the rental and are ready to meet the needs of the traveler who come on holiday.
Baturaden located in the highlands makes this region a great place to see the various sights below lower.
Hot Water Guci
Hot water Guci has many showers that are trusted by people around can cure diseases. such as skin diseases, scabies, and rheumatism. If you’re curious, you can try.
How to get to Mount Slamet
- Climbing route Bambangan
I and my friends took this route because it is very popular and is the most common lane.
Bambangan Route is the shortest, compared with the route Batu Raden and Kali Wadas.
In a village that altitude 1279 meters above sea level, climbers can recheck equipment and take care of all the administration of the climb.
After the settlement of the asphalt road turning right, Hikers will cross the river and jump from one rock to another, when the rainy season torrential flow of water will cover these cobblestones.
Next, you’ll pass through the fields of a population during 1 hour to the post Umbrella with circumstances steep terrain.
Post Umbrella is a climbing post that resembles a giant umbrella and still is in the middle of the plantation population.
After heading Umbrella ascent continued toward Walang cottage, the track was very slippery and steep in the middle of a tropical rain forest environment, for approximately 2 hours.
After Walang cottage, the field is still as before, the lane is still rising in the middle of a very dense forest panorama and beautiful, for approximately 2 hours towards to pine cottage.
As the name suggests, pine cottage is surrounded by spruce and covered by moss. Climbing continues towards Samarantu post.
More or less 2 hours with a fixed line uphill and dense forests.
Samaranthu constitutes post 4. Approximately 15 minutes of this post there is a spring clean in a small river.
After Samaranthu began to open with grassland vegetation.
Climbers will pass Sanghiang Rangkah which is a beautiful shrub with Edelweiss around her, and occasionally find Fruit Strawberries in the middle of the trees blocking the line of the mountains.
Climbers will also pass Sanghiang Jampang very beautiful to see the sunrise.
Approximately 30 minutes later climbers would arrive at Plawangan. Plawangan (mace = door) is a door leading to the summit Slamet.
From this point of climbers will be able to enjoy the scenery stretching eastwards.
After Plawangan, lane more interesting and challenging, in addition to sand and lava rock sedimentation erosive on along the track, on either side of the ravine and there is no one single tree that can be used as a handle.
In this area frequent storms, therefore, advised hikers to hike in the morning.
Most climbers leave their belongings on the bottom, to lighten the burden. From Plawangan reached the top takes 30 to 60 minutes.
From here hikers can see the summit of Mount Slamet so big and very broad expanse of the caldera and stunning, usually call by Segoro Wedi.
If we wanted to go down to the other lines, such as guci, climbers must pass a complex crater to select the lane desired.
- Climbing route Kaliwadas
Kaliwadas an altitude hamlets mdpi 1850 and entered Dawehan Village area, District Sirampog, Brebes.
To go Kaliwadas can be reached from the Bumiayu city heading Pangasinan using the Rural Transport type Colt which takes 2 hours.
Arriving at the Market Pangasinan, proceed to Kaliwadas using hardtop Jeep or using public transit vehicle types operating openly until 18:00 pm.
Climbers can prepare all supplies and license of these Kaliwadas. About 300 m after the village roads, climbers are directed towards the footpath.
An hour later, hikers will pass through the Holy Tuk by locals interpreted as a sacred spring. In this Holy, Tuk is containable water flow, which serves as the village irrigation underneath.
After Holy Tuk, lane began to climb penetrate alleys Bamboo plants are small. The population around it Pringgodani. Sixty minutes later climbers would arrive at the cottage Growong.
A Growong cottage is a suitable place to set up camp. In the vicinity of this area is found underneath a large tree in a hole large enough.
After a relatively flat trajectory Growong cottage up on a small bridge named Wlingi park, at an altitude of 1953 meters above sea level.
In this area there is a junction, the line is straight and wide toward the Well bride. Within 500m of the area, there is a water source, which is also a sacred place where many pilgrims who came to ask for blessings.
The lane to the left of the line leading to the top. lane increasingly uphill. Along the track began often found fallen trees and tree stinger.
Tracks sometimes enclosed by shrubs so that the climber must be careful not to get lost.
Lane start again widened when the climbers passed the intersection Igir Manis at an altitude of 2600 meters above sea level.
In the vicinity of this area will be found plants and vegetation Adelweiss Strawberries. After that climber will arrive in Igir Tjowek at an altitude of 2750 meters above sea level.
This area entrance area of Mount Malang. Here there is a meeting with tracks Baturaden. A few meters later then the climbers arrive at Plawangan.
Plawangan is a fairly flat land in open areas, as well as a limit of vegetation. To get to the summit takes about 2hours. Hikers can depart early in order to enjoy the state of the surrounding peaks and sunny weather conditions.
After Plawangan trajectory deepened into the climb angle reaches 60. Furthermore, the state of the track is getting worse with volcanic rocks prone to landslides.
The smell of sulfur from the crater stung when climbers reached the top of the shadow.
After passing the monument Surono which is a pile of rocks, hikers will reach the highest peak of Mount Slamet marked with stakes and tower triangulation. First place is also used as monitoring activity of the volcano.
The second highest peak in Java these hikers can see a view of the east. Looked several peaks like Mount Cleft, Sundoro, Merbabu, Merapi, and peak Ciremai in the west. Everything stands firmly in Java island.
- Climbing route Baturaden
Towards BatuRaden travels a distance of 15 km towards the north and can be reached for 30 minutes using public transport.
Baturaden which is a famous tourist area with shower and Pitu telu is located at an altitude of 760 meters above sea level.
The shower is a stream of hot springs that contain sulfur. This line is the lane traveled hardest and climb.
Running along the south foot at a height of about 640 m above sea level. Baturaden has located only 14 km from the city of Purwokerto associated with the adequate road.
In these places, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery and fresh air a temperature of 18 Celsius 25 Celsius. While with a height of 3,428 m, is the largest volcano and the second highest in Java.
If the weather is good, Navan Town can be seen from Baturraden, as well as Cilacap and Nusa Kambangan.
When we see Mount Slamet, we can see the slopes that covered by forests Heterogeneous. Recreation in serving Baturraden wild mountains and desolate valley dotted waterfalls and hot springs sulfur and shower.
In this place, we can enjoy a variety of toys, viewing tower, Botanical Garden, Swimming Pool. Hot water baths, Kintamani, a pool slide, water bike, cable car, and the zoo Widya Mandala.
After Baturaden Park. On the way to the post, I found many branches trajectory, which is a street rat that many made by the locals.
Along the way, hikers will pass through a stream. After that the lane back flat and dish with a gaping chasm on the right side of the track. To arrive at the post 1 needed time for 3 hours.
After post 1 the lane began to climb with a dish of lush forest and beautiful, for 2 hours. To arrive at the post 3 takes over 3 hours with a trajectory that is not so uphill.
Vegetation in post 3 is still within the confines of tropical rain forest. Climbers will be folding on a thin ridge at an altitude of 1664 meters above sea level.
The area was named Igir Leiangar. After post 4, precisely at the summit of Mount Malang, will encounter lane intersection with Kaliwadas. Then the journey continues towards the Plawangan, then turn right towards the summit Slamet.