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Mount Papandayan, Garut

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Test your fitness and courage and with a trek up Mount Papandayan, an active volcano whose peak stands at 2,665 m (8,743 ft). The track bears plenty of markers of volcanic activity, including steam vents and mud pools, as well as a yellow, bubbling crater. For a creepy experience, check out the ghostly patch of forest killed in a previous eruption. Be warned: some visitors may find the trek difficult, and proper equipment, such as trekking boots and sun-protection gear, is recommended. Follow the safety regulations, as volcanic activity can present unexpected dangers. Work out when and for how long to visit Mount Papandayan and other Garut attractions using our handy Garut itinerary planner.
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  • We have made the ascent of the volcano at night to see the sunrise. Really beautiful! Then walk around the crater and the forest dead really pretty too. On the other hand, it's really expensive! 200 000 rp during the week and 300,000 weekend, it is really excessive! Accessible to all hiking, we have 5 h by really taking our time. No need to guide, they give a card at the entrance, and if you have a gps and more app, it's even easier! In short, is not a necessary step but when you have the time, it is worth a visit! "Asep adk homestay" on Cisurupan really is a place full of tips!
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  • This is a less known place for hiking simply because of its location - it is 2-3 hours one way drive away from Bandung city, in Garut. However, the travel is worth the effort and also because of its l...  more »
  • Awesome place if you are visiting Mount Papandayan. Alternative camping ground in Gubber Hood, the best view for sunrise. Camp fire accepted in here, just be carefully about that  more »

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Where to stay in Garut

Garut offers a wide range of accommodations, from hostel to upscale rooms. Lowest rates remain available in the center of town, but it you want to spoil yourself, look for rooms near the hot springs. The resorts offer luxurious rooms and easy access to sulfur springs said to heal ailments. If you plan to hike the mountains, ask your hotel to arrange for a guided tour.
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