Bogor Sports & Outdoors

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    hiking Mt. Gede-Pangrango

    by lauravista Written Aug 14, 2009

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    overall
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    travelling is favourite. hiking is best. hmm
    pack your rucksack and ready to hike !

    HOW TO GET THERE

    The park is within easy reach by road from Jakarta and Bandung, and the main entrance at Cibodas is situated about 120 km, or about 2.5 hours by car from Jakarta and 85 km or about 2 hours by car from Bandung.

    What to bring/Where to stay

    Cool-weather clothing, rain coat, strong shoes for hiking, and camping equipments are recommended. Visitors have also to bring their own food, especiall for those who want to stay overnight in the park. Accomodation in the park is in simple guesthouses. The park also provides some camping grounds, including one at the Alun-alun Suryakencana, a flat area near the top of Gunung Gede. There are many hotels, villas and bungalows in the Puncak Pass-Cipanas area. This area is quite close to the Headquarters of the park.

    Permit

    A park entry permit is required for each visitor, and is available at the Park Headquarters, Cibodas.

    You can enter the park by one of four gates :

    Cibodas Gate (Cianjur) is the main entrance and the site of the park Headquarters. It is located about 100 km from Jakarta/2.5 hour drive; 89 km from Bandung/2 hour drive.

    Gunung Putri Gate (Cianjur) is close to Cibodas and can be reached via Cipanas and Pacet.

    Selabintana Gate (Sukabumi) is 60 km from Bogor/1.5 hour drive, and 90 km from Bandung/2 hour drive.

    Situgunung Gate (Sukabumi) is 15 km from Selabintana in the direction of Bogor.

    Except from Situgunung, Mount Gede and Pangrango summits may be reached on clearly marked trails.

    Register at the National Park Office :

    Monday-Thursday 07.30 - 14.30
    Friday 07.30 - 11.00
    Saturday 07.30 - 13.30

    You must submit:
    * a photocopy of your valid I.D. Card or a parental permit (passport for foreign visitors)
    * a travel statement from your local police (Indonesians)
    * a health certificate from a physician (Indonesians)
    3. A park guard will ispect your belongings and permit before you enter the park.
    4. No domestic animals, including pets, are allowed in the park.
    5. Do not bring weapons, such as knives, or hunting equipment into the park.
    6. Radios and noisy appliances are not allowed in the park and special permission is required for the use of "walkie-talkies".
    7. Do not light camp fires as there is a real risk of forest fire.
    8. Do not interfere with, remove, vandalise or damage park property. This includes writing on stones or trees.
    9. Do not pick flowers of pull up plants.
    10. Hike only along main trails. Short cuts not only damage the forest but also are very dangerous.
    11. Do not drop litter. Much time and effort has to be spent picking up bottles and other rubbish. Carry all your rubbish out of the park.
    12. Do not pollute or foul rivers and when bathing do not use soap or other pollutants.
    13. Report to the park guard when leaving the park and hand in your permit.
    14. Alcoholic drinks are not allowed in the park.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
    (for mountain climbers)

    Unless climbers are properly equipped they can run into serious trouble.

    1. Minimum hiking gear: warm clothes, sleeping bag if staying on the mountain overnight, waterproof clothing, flashlight and medical kit.
    2. Carry enough food and drink (non-alcoholic).
    3. Do not climb alone: there should be at least three people in your party and prefarably you should be guided by someone with a knowledge of the trail.

    SAFETY HINTS AND REGULATIONS

    * Prepare yourself before setting out.
    * Always bring cool-weather clothing and rain coat.
    * Use strong shoes especially for those who want to climb up the mountains.
    * For camping at the camping-ground inside the park, please bring your own camping equipments.
    * Always follow the given trails and please don't make shortcuts and new trails.
    * Pay attention to signs in the park.

    Take nothing but photographs, leave nothing but foot-prints.

    PLACES OF INTEREST

    Even though famous as an historic biological/ecological research site, the park also has animportant role to play in recreation and ecotourism. Many activities, besides mountain climbing/hiking, can be enjoyed. Popular pursuits include taking in the natural scenery, observing wildlife, photography and camping.

    1. Telaga Biru/The Blue Lake (1,575 m a.s.1.)

    Location: 1.5 km/15 minute walk from Cibodas Gate. The name derives from the presence of blue-green algae which colour the water. The observant visitor might weel be rewarded with views of the white-crowned forktail (Enicurus leschenaulti), a striking pied bird which methodically searches streams and lake margins for food. The surrounding area is transitional from sub-montane to montane vegetation.

    2. Cibeureum Waterfall (1,625 m a.s.1.)

    Location: 2.8 km/1 hour walk from Cibodas Gate. Not one but three waterfalls, formed from the Cikundul, Cidendeng, and Cibeureum rivers, cascade over a dramatic cliff. A red moss (Sphagnum gedeanum), endemic to the mountains of West Java, can be seen growing on the rocky outcrops. Many of the bast seen flying atound come the nearby bat cave of Gua Lalay.

    3. Hot Water Stream (2,150 m a.s.1.)

    Location: 5.3 km/2 hour walk from Cibodas Gate. The water temperature here can be as high as 75°C butdrops during times of rain. An algae, remarkably adapted both to hot water and to high sulphur levels, grows in the stream bed.

    4. Kandang Batu/Rocky Area (2,220 m a.s.l.)

    Location: 5.6 km/2.5 hour walk from Cibodas Gate. As a result of the Gede eruptions rocks and boulders litter the area. Many fresh springs emerge here providing a good source of drinking water.

    5. Kandang Badak/Rhino "Home" (2,400 m a.s.l.)

    Location: 7.8 km/3.5 hour walk from Cibodas Gate. The area is relatively flat, consisting of a saddle connecting the peaks of Mount Gede and Mount Pangrango. The vegetation is transitional from montane to sub-alpine.

    6. Summit and Crater of Mount Gede (2,958 m a.s.l.)

    Location: 9.7 km/5 hour walk from Cibodas Gate. Three semi-active craters are grouped together: Lanang (male), Ratu (queen) and Wadon (female). Acid rocks, sulphur-rich gas emissions and an inhospitable climate create "tough" adverse conditions. In response, a fascinating plant community has developed including the fern (Selliguea feei), the ericaceous Vaccinium varingiaefolium and two species of rhododendron (Rhododendron retusum and R.javanicum).

    7. Suryakencana Meadow (2,750 m. a.s.l.)

    Location: 11.8 km/6 hour walk from Cibodas Gate; 6.9 km/3.5 hour from Gunung Putri and 9 km/5 hour walk from Selabintana. The meadow, 50 ha in area, is situated between Mounts Gede and Gumuruh and is one of several well known sites within the park for the Javanese eidelweiss or "eternal flower".

    8. Mount Pangrango Summit (3,019 m a.s.l.)

    Location: 3 km/3 hour walk from Kandang Badak; 11 km/7 hour walk from Cibodas Gate. Mount Pangrango is less visited than Gede; the climb is much steeper and the summit more wooded. The peak, the tallest in the park, overlooks the small, 5 ha, high altitude Mandalawangi meadow.

    9. Cibeureum Waterfall of Selabintana (900 m a.s.l)

    Location: 2.4 km/45 minute walk from Selabintana Gate. The waterfall is 35 m high, making it the highest waterfall in the National Park.

    10. Sawer Waterfall (1,200 m a.s.l.)

    Location: 2 km/20 minute walk from Situgunung Gate. Fed by a large stream, this waterfall is notable as the one with the greatest flow and largest volume of water.

    11. Camping Sites

    Two camping sites are available in the park: Gunung putri Site with room for 100 campers; Selabintana Site with room for 150 campers.

    For more information

    Jalan Raya Cibodas P.O. Box 3 Sdl.
    Cipanas - Cianjur 43253
    West Java, Indonesia
    Telephone/Fax: 062-255-512776

    Equipment: rucksack
    trangia
    map if u wanna learn about navigation
    tent
    matches
    light
    footwear/tracking/running shoes bring sandals too if u like
    hardwear
    jacket
    CAMERA !
    lot of foods and waters
    everything you enjoy for camping and hiking

    Related to:
    • Hiking and Walking
    • School Holidays
    • National/State Park

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    Hiking at Curug Cilember Puncak Bogor

    by meiyergani Updated Jan 8, 2006

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    Curug No.3(water fall No.3)Cilember
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    Curug Cilember is one of Nature Conservation site situated at Puncak Bogor.
    There are seven Curug or Water Fall, beginning from Curug No.7 , the lowest water fall to hike, up to Curug No.1, the highest water fall. It was also the place for camping and jungle tracking for student or for BoyScout /Girll Guides activities

    Equipment: Any equipment for Hiking , specially shoes, rope etc. Primarily in Rainy condition.
    Prepare also an anti mosquito,wound dressing and all necessities for First aid.

    Related to:
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Jungle and Rain Forest
    • Historical Travel

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    Hiking, Rafting to Caving

    by Rinjani Written Sep 23, 2005

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    Bogor is surrounded by mountain and hills. It is suitable for outdoor lover.

    Hiking
    There are a lot of places to explore. The popular one is Gede-Pangrango National Park. And you can also go hiking to crater in Kawah Ratu, Salak Mountain. There are a lot of waterfalls in Bogor. Although in some “tourist destination”, you will be annoyed with many plastics and the gang, as a result of less responsibility visitor. Curuk Nangka, Curuk Luhur, Curuk Cigamea and Curuk Seribu are among the popular (Curuk is local language for waterfall)

    Rafting
    Is available for wild water lover. There are several tours and travel offer rafting package. The popular river is Citarik, on the way to Sukabumi.

    Caving
    Some caves are not yet explore. The popular cave for caving is Buniayu Cave in Sukabumi. There you can rent clothes, equipment and guide. The package is available from “Cave tourist” to serious caver.

    Climbing
    The activity is popular in students club. So far I know, the l;ocation for rock climbing is Ciampea, 7 kilometer from Bogor. There is no equipment, guide or package, just a high wall of rocks! Therefore, interested people can approach travel agency or the best is to look around for the clubs who usually practice there every weekend.

    Equipment: Some packages including the rental of equipment, but you need to check. If you are successful to get in touch with informal group, you can rent the equipment from them with much cheaper price.

    Related to:
    • Adventure Travel
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Rafting

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    Hiking, Rafting to Caving

    by Rinjani Written Sep 23, 2005

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    Bogor is surrounded by mountain and hills. It is suitable for outdoor lover.

    Hiking
    There are a lot of places to explore. The popular one is Gede-Pangrango National Park. And you can also go hiking to crater in Kawah Ratu, Salak Mountain. There are a lot of waterfalls in Bogor. Although in some “tourist destination”, you will be annoyed with many plastics and the gang, as a result of less responsibility visitor. Curuk Nangka, Curuk Luhur, Curuk Cigamea and Curuk Seribu are among the popular (Curuk is local language for waterfall)

    Rafting
    Is available for wild water lover. There are several tours and travel offer rafting package. The popular river is Citarik, on the way to Sukabumi.

    Caving
    Some caves are not yet explore. The popular cave for caving is Buniayu Cave in Sukabumi. There you can rent clothes, equipment and guide. The package is available from “Cave tourist” to serious caver.

    Climbing
    The activity is popular in students club. So far I know, the l;ocation for rock climbing is Ciampea, 7 kilometer from Bogor. There is no equipment, guide or package, just a high wall of rocks! Therefore, interested people can approach travel agency or the best is to look around for the clubs who usually practice there every weekend.

    Equipment: Some packages including the rental of equipment, but you need to check. If you are successful to get in touch with informal group, you can rent the equipment from them with much cheaper price.

    Related to:
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Adventure Travel
    • Rafting

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    Roaring touring cars at Sentul Circuit

    by ukirsari Written Mar 21, 2003

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    Suzuki Auto Sport Team by Tommy

    Bogor has a great circuit named Sentul, with international standarization. From touring cars championship, Formula Asia International 'till road racing championship are presenting here.

    Equipment: Hat, umbrella and ear-plugs. And don't forget use sunscreen cream.

    Related to:
    • Backpacking

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