// Jawa Barat

Jawa Barat (West Java) contains some of the most popular Ribus in Indonesia, the province being adjacent to the sprawling metropolis of Jakarta and containing the cities of Bandung (the provincial capital) and Bogor. Getting to Jawa Barat and traveling around the province is easy, and there are good roads to get you close to the Ribus and railways help you travel to some strategic locations like Bandung and Cirebon. Have a look at Kereta Api for train information and Cipaganti for excellent road transport options between Jakarta and Bandung. For transport from Jakarta to Garut and Tasikmalaya, the best options are the very reasonably-priced Primajasa buses.

The giants of the province, Pangrango and Ciremai, are frequently climbed and some of the best hikes in Java. The large number of peaks surrounding Bandung vary from excellent and fascinating volcanoes (Papandayan, Guntur (Masigit), Tangkuban Parahu) to fairly ordinary forest treks (Cikuray, Bukittunggul, Tampomas, Malabar). The two peaks to the east of Jatiluhur reservoir, Parang and Bongkok, make excellent day trips from Jakarta.

A Selection of Photos of West Java’s Ribus

Malabar - Gunung Patuha and surrounding hills (Daniel Quinn, March 2011)Malabar – Gunung Patuha and surrounding hills (Daniel Quinn, March 2011)
Malabar – Gunung Patuha and surrounding hills (Daniel Quinn, March 2011)
An aerial view from the south shows the complex summit of Papandayan volcano. The lighter-colored area at the left is Alun-Alun, the uppermost of four summit craters. Steam rises from a hydrothermal area within a large crater, breached to the NE, that formed by collapse of the summit in 1772. The forested peak at the right is the eastern summit of Gunung Papandayan. The two peaks at the upper left are Gunung Puntang and Gunung Jaja.</p>
<p>Photo published in Taverne, 1926 "Vulkaanstudien op Java," (courtesy of Volcanological Survey of Indonesia).An aerial view from the south shows the complex summit of Papandayan volcano. The lighter-colored area at the left is Alun-Alun, the uppermost of four summit craters. Steam rises from a hydrothermal area within a large crater, breached to the NE, that formed by collapse of the summit in 1772. The forested peak at the right is the eastern summit of Gunung Papandayan. The two peaks at the upper left are Gunung Puntang and Gunung Jaja.

Photo published in Taverne, 1926 "Vulkaanstudien op Java," (courtesy of Volcanological Survey of Indonesia).

An aerial view from the south shows the complex summit of Papandayan volcano. The lighter-colored area at the left is Alun-Alun, the uppermost of four summit craters. Steam rises from a hydrothermal area within a large crater, breached to the NE, that formed by collapse of the summit in 1772. The forested peak at the right is the eastern summit of Gunung Papandayan. The two peaks at the upper left are Gunung Puntang and Gunung Jaja.

Photo published in Taverne, 1926 "Vulkaanstudien op Java," (courtesy of Volcanological Survey of Indonesia).

Approaching the summit of Tampomas (Daniel Quinn, February 2010)Approaching the summit of Tampomas (Daniel Quinn, February 2010)
Approaching the summit of Tampomas (Daniel Quinn, February 2010)
The trail between Kawah Ratu and Kawah Upas on a grey day, Tangkuban Parahu (Daniel Quinn, July 2010)The trail between Kawah Ratu and Kawah Upas on a grey day, Tangkuban Parahu (Daniel Quinn, July 2010)
The trail between Kawah Ratu and Kawah Upas on a grey day, Tangkuban Parahu (Daniel Quinn, July 2010)

Map of West Java’s Ribus

 

Download these peaks as a kml file.

Statistics and Links to West Java’s Ribus

Name Elevation Prominence Ribu Category Island Bagging Info
Ciremai 3,078 m 2,792 m Google MarkerSangat Tinggi Java Yes
Pangrango 3,019 m 2,426 m Google MarkerSangat Tinggi Java Yes
Cikuray 2,821 m 2,105 m Google MarkerTinggi Sedang Java Yes
Papandayan (Gunung Malang) 2,675 m 1,329 m Google MarkerTinggi Sedang Java Yes
Patuha 2,434 m 964 m Google MarkerSpesial Java Yes
Malabar (Puncak Besar) 2,343 m 714 m Google MarkerSpesial Java Yes
Guntur (Masigit) 2,249 m 758 m Google MarkerSpesial Java Yes
Galunggung (Beuticanar) 2,240 m 1,262 m Google MarkerTinggi Sedang Java Yes
Salak 2,211 m 1,679 m Google MarkerTinggi Sedang Java Yes
Bukittunggul 2,209 m 1,345 m Google MarkerTinggi Sedang Java Yes
Wayang-Windu 2,182 m 373 m Google MarkerSpesial Java Yes
Tangkuban Parahu 2,084 m 707 m Google MarkerSpesial Java Yes
Burangrang 2,064 m 425 m Google MarkerSpesial Java Yes
Rakutak 1,957 m 378 m Google MarkerSpesial Java Yes
Manglayang 1,835 m 338 m Google MarkerSpesial Java Yes
Sawal 1,764 m 1,041 m Google MarkerKurang Tinggi Java Yes
Kerenceng 1,742 m 863 m Google MarkerSpesial Java Yes
Tampomas 1,684 m 1,106 m Google MarkerKurang Tinggi Java Yes
Sangga Buana 1,279 m 808 m Google MarkerSpesial Java Yes
Bongkok 970 m 702 m Google MarkerSpesial Java Yes
Parang 915 m 354 m Google MarkerSpesial Java Yes
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