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Muria is actually a mountain range with different peaks, of which Songolikur is the highest. Despite the spectacular views of the Central Java mountains and northern coastline from the summit, and the shortness of the hike itself, relatively few hikers come from afar specifically in order to climb it.

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This Ribu is the highest peak in the whole of the Parahyangan/ Priangan highlands of West Java. It is a beautiful dormant cone and dominates the landscape near Garut. Given its height, it is actually fairly straightforward because on several hiking routes there are farm fields reaching high up the mountainside.

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Salak is one of the most accessible volcanoes from Jakarta but has not erupted since 1938. There are various routes on the mountain range and there is a great deal of variety to be found on its slopes – craters, wildlife, plants and numerous mountain peaks. It is the kind of mountain that cannot be fully explored in a single hike – you need to try various routes to discover the character of the mountain as a whole.

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This Ribu has two excellent paths to the top from the south, with the two trailheads just 800 metres apart (though in different provinces!) It is perhaps Java’s easiest 3,000m peak, especially since the two most popular paths start at an elevation of 1,900m, and is perhaps the island’s most mystical. It’s a great hike for those new to hiking in Indonesia and the views are fabulous.

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The largest volcanic explosion in recorded history, in April 1815 Tambora erupted so violently that it was heard over 2,000 kilometres away. The evidence of the eruption is the staggering crater – which you can hike down into, based on recent Gunung Bagging trip reports. Following an alarming increase in activity in 2011, people are climbing this amazing Ribu again.

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Facts Elevation: 2,215 m (7,267 ft) Prominence: 1,031 m Ribu category: Tinggi Sedang Province: Sumatera Utara (North Sumatra) Google Earth: kml Rating: Other names: Bukit Manja Photos Bagging It! Pangulubao is one of North Sumatra’s most accessible mountains and makes an excellent day hike. The trail makes its way through verdant broadleaf, pine, and sphagnum

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A solitary giant, this Ribu is the highest peak in West Java province and one of the most popular hikes in Indonesia. The starting points for the hike are 2 to 3 hours by car or public bus to the south of Cirebon, which itself is easily accessible from Jakarta by train. The crater is both deep and impressive, and a full circuit of the rim can be done in about one and a half hours.

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The highest peak in North Sulawesi province and a popular hike for local residents, including from the adjacent Gorontalo province. It is also popular with tourists who want a different challenge after diving around Bunaken or the Lembeh Strait. Mount Klabat is very accessible; it is only 1 hour drive from Manado along the main road towards Bitung by car, and there are regular buses.

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