Dolok Gongonan

Facts

Bagging It!

This mountain covers a vast area and is very rarely hiked. There are two peaks of around or over 1,400m elevation about 5 kilometres apart. The southern one appears to be higher but is the least accessible of the two.

In late 2018, Decky Chandrawan and friends visited the northern peak (1,396m on GPS) via a small lake known as Danau Gongonan. From the northern peak they could see the long ridge stretching south towards the southern peak.

It took them 3 hours to reach the lake and a further 2 to reach the northern peak (one-way). It would be good to check the relevant Bakosurtanal map to see if there are multiple names for peaks in the area so that these two tops can be more easily distinguished.

Practicalities

  • Getting there: Unknown
  • Accommodation: Unknown
  • Permits: Unknown – take a photocopy of your passport photo page just incase.
  • Water sources: Unknown
  • Travel insurance: We recommend World Nomads insurance, which is designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities including mountain hiking.
  • Local Average Monthly Rainfall (mm):
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    Location

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