PJJP :: Mount Telomoyo Magelang Regency / Semarang Regency # Central Java – Indonesia

July 12, 2020

Today’s PJJP / morning walk is in Mount Telomoyo. Some of us didn’t hike until the peak, and some of us hike until the peak. And I’m here, I only hike about 5km, and because I have some senior with me, and fortunately there’s an empty jeep that going up so we ride the jeep.

Mount Telomoyo is a stratovolcano in Central JavaIndonesia. The volcano was constructed over the southern flank of the eroded Pleistoceneage Soropati volcano, which has a height of 1,300 metres (4,300 ft). The Soropati volcano collapsed during the Pleistocene, leaving a U-shaped depression. Mount Telomoyo grows on the southern side of the depression, reaching over 600 metres (2,000 ft) above the depression’s rim.

source: Wikipedia

We start from Ngablak basecamp Cakrawala Point area. From here, you can go up using motorcycle or rent a jeep. It’s IDR 150.000/one way. You can climb from another route too.

This basecamp is the one bigger because there’s a car park and many people going up using motorcycle. Car park is IDR 5.000/car.

We started to hike and about 1.5 km, we found this stone hill. Very beautiful, and heard that it should has a artificial waterfall. But that time, they turn it off because they are building a dragon statue.

Then we arrive at 1st post. The view is amazing.

2nd Post

The road to the peak is very nice, and didn’t difficult at all.

After about 5km, the jeep is coming.

After a while, we arrive at the peak. The scene from the peak is very beautiful.

In the peak, there’s so many antenna.

You can see many mountain from the Mount Telomoyo’s Peak. I don’t know the precise because some of the sky were covered by cloud.

While waiting for the jeep pick us up, we enjoy the view.

Then after the jeep arrive, we go back to the basecamp because we are afraid if everyone is waiting for us already.

Actually, there are many people riding motorcycle to go up and it’s very crowded. Hopefully, they still pay attention to new normal condition: Physical Distancing and wearing mask.

Hash :: Mount Andong (1) Magelang # Central Java – Indonesia

Today’s hash route is at Mangli Village, Ngablak-Grabak. And for the long route is hiking Mount Andong. Andong Peak is at 1726 MDPL.

Nowadays, so many people come to hike the mountain. And the villagers, made it become tourists spot.

Where’s Mount Andong?
If you come from Magelang, then you go to Kopeng directions. After passed Pakis Village, there’s a village name Ngablak. When you arrive at it’s market, there’s a big gate on the left, then turn left and enter the big gate.

From then, just follow the road until you face T-junction, turn left again. Then, there’s another T-junction which looks like “Y”, follow the right path. Until you entering a village residence, in the T-junction turn left then you will arrive in the basecamp. The basecampe located at Sawit village, Girirejo. We have to pay the regristation if we want to climb the mountain for IDR 3.000/pax. (based story of http://ngadem.com/wisata-ke-gunung-andong-magelang-hiking-asik-tanpa-bikin-pening/)

Because I went there with group, so I didn’t know how much the regristation cost.

The way to the peak start from this basecamp. At first, the path is easy, until you found this sign.

Then walk about 10m and you started to climb. The path is mostly stairs from stone and full of sand. and it’s so high (for me).

It’s tiring to climb up. But the view is amazing.

This is still in the middle. Still there’s about 15 minutes to arrive to the peak. But after struggling, finally I arrives at the peak.

It’s another basecamp, and there’s so many tent in there. A lot of people stay for the night, to enjoy sunset and sunrise.

Then go further, there’s what people call “Geger Sapi / Jembatan Setan”. “Geger Sapi” means the top blade of cow. So the mountain just like top blade of cow. There’s a curve in the middle of the peak and the path is so narrow. For those who afraid of height, maybe they won’t dare to accross it. That’s why it’s also called “Jembatan Setan” or Devil Bridge.

Geger Sapi / Jembatan Setan
Mt Andong Peak 1726 MDPL
The tomb of  Kyai Jaka Pekik and the view surround it from Mt Andong Peak

It’s so beautiful. We can see Mt Sumbing and Sindoro, and also Mt Merapi, Mt Merbabu. And we are above the sea cloud. The weather is nice, makes the nature more beautiful.

It’s worth to climb for almost 2 hours. It’s windy, so if you want to climb here, prepare mask to keep you from dust. And also eyeglasses.

On the way down, it’s easier than climb. But we have to extra careful, because it’s slippery especially with a lot of dry sand. But it’s faster than climb.

It took 2 hours and 20 minutes with 4,03km.