|Elevation:||1,929 m (6,329 ft)||Prominence:||938 m|
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Mount Halimun is surrounded by the largest area of unspoilt rainforest in Java and the summit (Halimun Utara) unsurprisingly lies within Gunung Halimun National Park. The hike to the summit (the round trip apparently takes about 8 hours) would be best started at the north of the mountain in the village of Leuwijamang (at 800m) which lies an hour’s walk from the nearest road at Cisarua. To get there, you have to take the main road which heads west from Bogor towards Rangkasbitung and turn left (south) at Cigudeg. Unfortunately however, the route to the summit is not considered an ‘official climbing lane’ by the National Park so it is technically illegal to climb – see comment below…
Please note that hiking is not usually allowed in the National Park between December and March inclusive plus all of August plus Idul Fitri. Check the National Park website for more information but don’t expect a reply as their mailbox has been full for months and months.
Origins and Meaning
Gunung Halimun means ‘mountain of mist’ in Sundanese.