Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Raung Mountain(3,332 m)

Mt. Raung is a unique and big mountain in Java island . Its uniquenees is found in its kaldera whose depth in 500 m , which is surrounded by many small peaks which give us enchanting scenery. The easiest way to reach Mt. Raung is from Bondowoso . From Bondowoso we can take a mini bus to Sumber Wringin through Sukasari village . Start the trekking from Sumber Wringin through pine forest and coffe plantation to Pondok Motor ( climber post ) . We can take a rest to prepare our self for nine hours climbing to the peak of Mt. Raung .

Climbing to the peak , we will pass through coffe plantation , pine and casuarina trees , before reaching the camping ground . For about 1 hour we have to go on a sedge and then another 1 hour on a sandy and stony path to the peak of Mt. Raung . It will take 7 hours to return to Sumber Wringin village .

Mt. Raung is 3,332 m high above sea level where strong wind often blows. There is another peak , but there still no way to reach it , as it is a dense forest. As there is no water on the way to Mt. Raung , we should better have sufficient water prepared from Sumber Wringin or Sumber Lekan . There is no special permission required to clima Mt. Raung , we just need to inform the village officer in Sumber Wringin.

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