[3D2N] Mt. Papandayan – Dead Forest, Crater Lake, and Edelweiss Field

Bandung, Bandung City, West Java, Indonesia

Bandung Airport

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Mount Papandayan is a complex strata volcano situated at the island of Java. It has four large summit craters with the youngest of which was breached to the NE by collapse during a brief eruption in 1772 and contains active fumarole fields. This interesting place lies on the border of the Bandung and Garut regencies, about seventy kilometres south of Bandung and about 19,25 km from Garut.

At only 2,665 meters above sea level, Mount Papapandayan is known among hikers as the mountain for beginners. Yet there are very few mountains in Indonesia that are like Mt. Papandayan, cramming as it does into its breathtaking view a beautiful edelweiss meadow, a dead forest and a steaming sulfur crater.

In reality, the experience of climbing the stratovolcano complex located in Garut, West Java, frequently surpasses the expectations of almost all hikers ‘€” even those who, at first, might underestimate the still active volcano and take the ascent there lightly. Hikers can see and play in the warm water flowing in Mt. Papandayan’€™s small sulfur river during their climb to the top.

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This trip is suitable for beginner or even experienced trekkers. The trail is mostly flat. Only a little steep when about to reach Pondok Saladah camping area and we need to climb a little bit going up to Tegal Alun where the Edelweiss field is.

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DAY 1: Bandung – Mount Papandayan (L,D)
Arrive at Bandung in the afternoon and we will right away head on to Mount Papandayan (about 2 hours travel time) and start our trekking to Pondok Saladah and camping ground which will take about 2-3 hours. Free time, dinner and rest.

DAY 2: Mount Papandayan – Bandung (B,L)
Wake up at around 4 am to catch the sunrise at Dead Forest. Back to Pondok Saladah for breakfast and packing. We will leave Pondok Saladah to trek up to Tegal Alun and to the false summit of Papandayan (if time permits). We will explore the crater and reach back to the starting point around noon time, lunch an get ready to go back to Bandung. Reach Bandung around late afternoon and check in to a hotel in Bandung. Rest, dinner and free time.

DAY 3: Bandung – Airport (B)
Breakfast and free programme until check out time.

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