Mt Papandayan Garut Reviews
Mount Papandayan Amazing Acenery Dec 29, 2013
Papandayan Mountain, its a great mountain for beginners who loves hiking and trekking, its not so far from Jakarta you first need to get to Garut city and from there you need to get to Cisurupan to start the 30 min drive to the entrance of Mount Papadayn, while heading up you'll see spectacular view of Mount CIkuray and the other moutains in Garut
We start our trekking around 7am the entrance fee per person is only 5,000 Rp/ pax and we have to report in to the office. There are many porters there available, I already found porter we got a good deal of 200,000Rp for the porter, he is a very friendly and great person,Trekking through the Papandayan Mountain is very satisfying the first trek we went through hard rocks with sulphuric rocks and smoke the weather was pretty good and sunny. After a few km, we started entering the green forest where there is mud and cross by small river. The scenery is spectacular as you can see from the pictures. We stopped at our camping area “pondok seladah” here you’ll find many other travellers already set up their tent, the weather is very cold up there maybe around 8-10 degrees celcius, after arriving in Pondok Seladah, we set up our tent and ready to cook for lunch, we spent the whole day resting in Pondok Seladah, there are 2 places where we can go from here the one Is the dead forest and the other one is Tegal alun (edelweiss savannah)
The dead forest, its about 30 min trek not so far from the camping area but the route heading there is filled with mud and lots of water puddle, so our feet was very wet. Dead forest was amazing I was really blown away by the scenery the places looks so epic, all the left over dead trees just standing there, it’s a different kind of scene and panorama that we all enjoy and started taking picture from every angle.
Overall I loved this trip despite the cold and rainy weather the scenery, the trekking trails the mountains, the crater the forest everything was just beyond my expectations it was simply magical
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