MOUNT CIREMAI (3,078 M ASL)
Ciremai mountain is located in the region of kuningan west Java, has its own characteristics compared with other mountains in java island. This mountain is far away from the other mountains and situated close to the java sea.
The first Highest mountain in west Java area, has a cone-shaped mountain contours, with a hole large crater at the top.
To climb this mountain Ciremai, Its require enough tough of physical and mentally. This is caused by a long route, and track which continues to climb. Coupled with the conditions of the mountain that has no springs, make us have to prepare the water needs from the point of beginning ascent. All the needs we have to prepare for the ascent to the appropriate. so we can feel the convenience of hiking. The height of this mountain about 3078 meters above sea level, with start climbing at an altitude of about 700 meters.
Walking 700 m westwards to gedung naskah from the hotel , we will reach linggarjati village hall which is the entrance gate to the mountain. If we walk from this place towards the mountain , we will come across a pine woods and find a place called cibunar , where you will find a bifurcation trail. In this place we can put up a tent, obtain water . We should turn left , where the path will lead us to the Mt. Ceremai. Afterward, we will come across a tropical forest , in the middle of which we can find a place called linggak (now called pengasinan), a plain that we can put up a tent and take a rest to stay overnight .
It takes about 5 hours to reach pengasinan from linggarjati and other 2 or 3 hours to reach the peak (crater rim), through grassly hill . Climbing down about 1 or 2 hourr right side from the peak , we will find a small sulfur crater . Follow the trail around the crater rim leisurely for about two and half hours, we can enjoy the panoramic view of majalengka , bandung , north java sea , and other place . It takes 4 or 5 hours to return to linggarjati. The best time to climb this mountain is in the early morning about 5:00 or 6:00 a.m . And turn to linggarjati next day about 2:00 or 3:00 a.m.
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