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.

PJJP :: Nglinggo Tea Plantation Kulon Progo # DIY – Indonesia

July 05, 2020

Today’s morning walk, we visit tea plantation in Kulon Progo, Nglinggo Tea Plantation.

The place located in high area so the view is beautiful. You can enjoy drink some tea or only walk around.

We go to viewing post first.

Then photo spot.

can you see 2 people in the top of mountain?

After take some picture, we go back to car park to eat breakfast. Then we go down to Borobudur Highland. It’s a tourism spot to enjoy the pine forest.

Here’s a Video Clip about our morning walk.

PJJP :: Kopeng # Central Java – Indonesia

Today is another day for outing, morning walk together. And the destination is Kopeng.

The walk is about 5km with beautiful scenery.

Indonesia is a tropic country and the weather usually 20-30 degree celcius. But some place because located in high place, sometimes the weather could be under 20 degree celcius. And Kopeng, a village near Salatiga is one of them. When we arrive in there at 06:30, it has 17 degree celcius with wind. And it’s really cold.

When we arrive there, I saw this 2 cute little cat running anywhere and play.

Then we started to walk. The road is easy with enough up and down hill And beautiful scenery.

this is actually going up hill path, but don’t know after I took the picture, it looks like a tunnel.

We also passed by Flower and Plant Shop, which each shop designated like a flower garden. Surely those who love flower and plant will love in here and buy some plant.

Then we arrive at Kopeng Tourism Spot, and my mom buy some vegetables to cooking at home. A lot of people in my city like to go to Kopeng to buy some vegetables or fruits. While shopping, we can also enjoy the fresh air and the scenery.

After arrive at the car parking, and eat some snack and drink, the leader offer us to go to a beautiful place which is not far from there. We joint the passenger so we don’t need many car to go there and keep the rest in here.

It took abouf 10-15 minutes to go there but the road is very narrow, only enough for 1 car and located higher than before so you have to use a good car and skillful driver.

Panorama Technic

We arrive at Bukit Harapan Cuntel. I have changed my shoes to sandals because I’m afraid if my shoes are dirty so the car will be dirty too. And now, we need to climb a little in the sand and my sandal is dirty too 😜

In Bukit Harapan Cuntel, we can see 5 mountains: Mount Sumbing, Mount Sindoro, Mount Andong, Mount Telomoyo, and Mount Gajah Mungkur.

The scenery is very beautiful. I used panorama to take the picture.

Then we plan to go back to the car parking. But don’t know why suddenly, we are arrived at Merbabu Pass, a basecamp for climbing Mount Merbabu via Wekas.

Becareful if you go there, the road is narrow and uphill, with about 30-45 degrees. You should have a perfect car and skillfull driver.

Mount Merbabu is a dormant stratovolcano in Central Java province on the Indonesian island of Java. The name Merbabu could be loosely translated as ‘Mountain of Ash‘ from the Javanese combined words; Meru means “mountain” and awu or abu means “ash“. Elevation: 3.145m.

source: Wikipedia

We still need to walk uphill to arrive at Merbabu Pass. Again, wrong choice to change to Sandals haha..

Then we go back to the car parking Kopeng, and it turns out we arrive at Kaponan. Which means, we go along way around.

Actually I should have arrive at home at 09:00 but now I arrive at home at 12:00 😂.

PJJP:: Dusun Gemer, Ngargomulyo, Dukun Muntilan # Central Java – Indonesia

PJJP is Perkumpulan Jalan-Jalan Pagi, morning jogging. Because we still in Pandemic Covid-19 situation, so our regular hash has stopped for a while and change into morning jogging. The difference is, there’s not bus rental, only private car with no more than 5 people inside (and mostly are family).

Today, we go to Dusun Gemer, Ngargomulyo, Dukun in Muntilan. Our destination is Santa Maria Cave but before arrive in there, we will walking first.

It’s small road, but some of the road was blocked by the tree so we have to walk under the tree or step over the tree.

There’s a path where the river from the side is flooding. So, some path to walk was cover by the water, and we have to walk in there. But it’s fun to walk with friends even my shoes is really wet, even my socks is wet too.

Santa Maria’s cave, I think this place is still renovated. But it’s good to come here and pray, and feel the peaceful. I hope that the world will recover soon from the virus, and we found the vaccine soon, and we all could back normal again.

We have morning jogging while wear our mask, I only uncover my face when take a photos.

It’s good to come out and enjoy the scene, so that I can refreshing my eyes. Always remember to wear mask, physical distancing and wash your hand. This is how we welcome our “New Normal”.

Stay healthy and take care..

I try make a video clip:

Dadakan Group goes to Sumba — Indonesia — 16-22 September 2019

Sumba, a beautiful island in Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia.

Not many people knows about Sumba Island. This island, is located at Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia. It’s an island name Sumba. We can go there by flight or boat from Denpasar, Bali or Kupang (NTT).

The transportation in the city is very difficult. We have to rent motorcycle or car in there. Some of the big city in Sumba is Waikabubak (West Sumba) and Waingapu (East Sumba). The other is small village, which hard to access and still very calm. Sometimes, we have to crossed the forest to go to some attraction place.

Sumba, is a must visit place especially for those who love adventure. We need to be healthy to go here because the heat, the road and the location that sometimes we need to trekking and play with water (waterfall).

Mostly, the attraction place in Sumba is beach, waterfall, hills, and village.

VTrip Credit by Mr @duwialistme (our guide from @Sumbatraveler) ~~ Thank you

Enjoy Sumba D4 # NTT – Indonesia

This is our last day to go touring in Sumba, tomorrow we will go back home.

Our first destination is Puru Kambera Savanna near Puru Kambera Beach. On the way there, we see this tree.

This tree is one of Sakura flower kind which called Konji. And it’s a wild tree, you can found it anywhere in the village. And we are lucky to see one.

Actually, this savanna should be has so many grass but because it’s dry season in Indonesia, so there’s not much of grass in there. The weather is very hot, don’t forget to drink much water.

We only take photo for a while in here because it’s too hot. Then we continue our journey to the next destination. The road to Tanggedu Waterfal Car Park is a little bad and the driver said, it’s fortunately a dry season so the car can smoothly go to the car park. If it’s rainy season, then the driver said it will be hard to use car to go there, we have to use motorcycle.

The Tanggedu Waterfall Car park located inside a housing complex. There’s some bathroom in there so we can change and take a bath after play in the waterfall.

We have to trekking around 1 hours to go to the waterfall, and it’s very very hot. And from the housing complex, we have to passed a big gap which full of limestone sand and it’s very slippery. Some of elders ask the local help to guide them.

Don’t forget to bring face mask and scarf or hat to cover your head from the heat.

There’s a rest area near the entrance of waterfall. You can buy some coconut if you want.

This is the beautiful waterfall that I have ever seen. The water is blue tosca and very clear. And the source is very calm, which is like your own pond. Becareful when you stand at the stone because it’s slippery. You can enjoy snack or coconut in some area.

We play in the water and take some photos for about 5 hours. The guide bring our lunch box in there too.

Before we back to the hotel, we passed by Tenau Hills to enjoy last sunset in Sumba.

Then we go back to hotel for rest. Today is the last day for touring. Tomorrow, we decided to rest in the morning so we can wake up late.

Hash :: Salaman, Magelang # Central Java – Indonesia

Today hash route is at Salaman.

Hash :: Kembang Lampir Bandongan, Salam Kanci, Magelang # Central Java – Indonesia

Hash runsite today is at Kembang Lampir, Bandongan Salam Kanci, Magelang. It’s located on the way to go to Kembang Lampir village. The attraction place is only about 300m along the road.

The trees form like a tunnel. It’s beautiful.

Hash :: Grogol, Pakis, Magelang Regency # Central Java – Indonesia

There’s this waterfall in Grogol, Pakis Magelang. They has 3 waterfall but today, I just visit 2 of them because the difficult route.

1st Waterfall
2nd Waterfall
Watu Bolong / Hole Stone

Hash :: Bukit Grenden Magelang # Central Java – Indonesia

Bukit Grenden Magelang located at Pogalan, Pakis, Magelang. It is the shortest gate to climb Merbabu Mountain. We can see Merbabu Mountain and Merapi Mountain from there.