MOUNT HALIMUN NATIONAL PARK
(Trekking and Adventure)
Duration: 06 DAYS/05 NIGHTS
GRADE: EASY – MODERATE
Located in West Java, Gunung Halimun, Sundanese for "The Mountains of the Mist", contains some of Indonesia's largest remaining lowland and montane forest. The area has been a nature reserve since the 1930's; therefore in 1992 the Government changed it's status to a National Park. The Park has abundant untouched wildlife and stunning scenery. Each year visitors come to Gunung Halimun to explore mountainous terrain, canyons, rivers and waterfalls, natural hot spring, tropical forest and tea plantations in the middle of the park. With an area of approximately 40, 000 hectares, this park is a nirvana for the endemic (native) wildlife of West Java. More than 200 species of endemic, rare and common birds including the endangered Javan Hawk Eagle, as well as several species of primates, including Javan Gibbon, Javan Leaf-monkey, and Black Leaf-monkey reside within the park.
Halimun is also known for the richness of it's plant species. In addition to the known hardwood and non-hardwood trees, lianas and medicinal plants, scientists believe that there are many species of orchids and other plants yet to be identified. It can thus be considered one of Indonesia's most exceptional National Parks.
Visitors can choose from many kinds of activities in and around the Park, from bird watching, hiking, camping and trekking. For those who seek serenity, it is a superb place for quiet walks and seeing sunrise or sunset. Local communities extend their hospitality to those visitors who would like to stay overnight in the Park. They have built and manage guesthouses that combine comfort and tradition.
DAY 01 : JAKARTA ARRIVAL
Arrive in Jakarta, the guide will pick you up and bring you to the Hotel.
DAY 02 : JAKARTA – KABANDUNGAN – CIKANIKI - CITALAHAP
After breakfast at hotel, we drive to Kabandungan village, the entrance gate of Gunung Halimun National Park, by 07.30 am the latest. It is about 3 hours drive, 125 km from Jakarta. After make a report at Kabandungan office, we continue drive to Cikaniki research station for about 1,5 hours. Lunch will be served at Cikaniki. After lunch, we walk about 15 minutes to the canopy trail where we will enjoy the scenery around the jungle from a bird’s eye view. Afterward we continue to visiting Curug Macan waterfall where you can relax and plunge yourself in its cool waters. In the nearly evening, we go back to guesthouse and have a dinner. After dinner and rest for awhile we will do a night soft-trekking to watch glowing mushrooms. Stay overnight at guesthouse. (B,L,D)
DAY 03 : GUNUNG HALIMUN NATIONAL PARK EXPLORE
Early morning we start the day with small exercise and get ready for trekking. After breakfast, we start to trek entering the jungle from Cikaniki Research Stasion to Citalahab tea plantation, crossing over one of the biggest rainforest hill area in West Java. After enjoying lunch we continue trekking to Nirmala tea plantation and observe tea making prosess. Here we can enjoy the wide green landscape of tea plantation and hills in this national park. Besides of having a beautiful scenery, we also able to observe the appearance of Javanese Eagle if we are lucky. It is one of a rare bird species in Indonesia. If there is enough time we will also visit home industry of sugar palm nearby. Around late evening we trek back to home stay. Before or after dinner we will watch the video about Gunung Halimun National Park accompanied by the ranger. (B,L,D)
DAY 04 : CIKANIKI – CANGKUANG – KAWAH RATU
After breakfast we drive back to Kabandungan and continue our trip to Cangkuang. It is one of entrance gate to Kawah Ratu, which also becomes a part of Gunung Halimun National Park. Take a rest for a while and having lunch at Cangkuang before continue trekking to Kawah Ratu base camp. Dinner and stay overnight in a tent. (B,L,D)
DAY 05 : KAWAH RATU – CANGKUANG – JAKARTA
In the morning after breakfast, we take a short trekking to the crater of Kawah Ratu afterwards trek back to Cangkuang. We take a lunch then drive back to Jakarta. Stay overnight at hotel. (B,L)
DAY 06 : JAKARTA DEPARTURE
Enjoy your free program after breakfast while waiting for your flight departure from Soekarno Hatta airport. End of program. (B)
• Entry ticket to National Park
• Insurance National Park
• Accommodations based on twin/double share at Hotel
• Accommodation at Cikaniki Guest house or Citalahap Home Stay with basic facilities
• 1 nights stay in tent (we will provide the tent, mattress and sleeping bag)
• English speaking guide, ranger and cook.
• Full board meals as indicated above (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: dinner)
• All activities mentioned on the above program
• All land transportation including airport transfers
• Travel insurance
• Personal expenses such as phone calls, laundry, beverages etc
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:
• Backpack (no luggage)
• Trekking/hiking shoes
• Jacket, sweater
• Enough clothes to wear
• Camera, handy cam, flashlight, battery, and its charger
• Soap, shampoo, tooth brush, toothpaste, and towel
Photo 1 by : Ika, Photos 2 & 3 by : Uncle Le, Photo 4 by : Utut Sugiri
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