This time, we will explore the beauty of Indonesia through the highest mountain peaks in Indonesia. As a country that has many mountains, especially volcanoes, it is natural that Indonesians are people who like to climb mountains. Apart from being a form of sport and a hobby of climbing mountains, it is also a solution to being able to enjoy the natural beauty from the top of the mountains.
In fact, it becomes a separate area for those of you who can reach the top of the highest mountain in Indonesia because not all of them can or succeed. In this article we will look at the 45 highest mountains in this equatorial country which are generally active volcanoes. Just say, among them are the glorious peak, the peak of the mandala, Mount Rinjani, and other mountains.
List of the Highest Mountains in Indonesia
1. The Puncak Jaya Mountain
This is the highest mountain in Indonesia and is well known to foreign countries. This highest mountain is located in Irian Jaya, also known as the top of the Cartensz Pyramid. As the highest peak in Indonesia, this mountain reaches an altitude of up to 4,884 meters. Successfully reaching the peak of glory is a matter of pride because not everyone can, this requires a challenge and of course requires a lot of money.
When climbing, you first have to pass through the Illaga valley, then through the forest for about 7 days. However, don’t worry because there is another option that is much easier to climb, namely using a helicopter, of course if you take this option, get ready to spend expensive. The helicopter option is safer and doesn’t take as much time as climbing on foot from the start, this helicopter will take you to the campsite only.
2. The Peak of Mandala
Furthermore, the highest mountain is the peak of the mandala. This mountain is still in one place with Mount Jaya Wijaya, namely in Papua. Mount Mandala is the second highest mountain in Indonesia with an altitude of 4,760 meters. Among the unique things that you can find is the glacier blanket at the top.
For those who are interested in exploring and climbing this mountain, you can start climbing from the village of Bime. But you have to be ready to spend expensive, dangerous hiking tracks and very difficult to reach destinations.
3. The Peak of Trikora
In the third position as the highest mountain in the world is the mountain or the peak of Trichora. Formerly this peak was called the Wilhelmina peak. The altitude reaches 4,750 meters. There is another name for this mountain, namely Ettiakup. In the past, the high peaks of the trichora were covered with snow, but with global warming, the snow is now melting little by little.
4. The NGGA PILIMSIT Mountain
Again, this highest mountain is also located in Papua, its altitude reaches 4,717 masl or the equivalent of 15476 feet. This is a mountain with an altitude number 4 in Indonesia, formerly during the Dutch colonial period called Idenburg. This mountain has a location close to the glorious peak, about 15 meters away. The name of this gunugn internationally is Mount Ngga Pilimsit.
5. Mount Yamin
Furthermore, Mount Yamin, this highest mountain is also located in Papua. Indeed, Papua is the place for the highest mountains. The altitude reaches 4,595 masl with an area of 3,947.1 km2. One of the characteristics and signs of this mountain is the presence of limestone, glaciated rock structures and clastic rocks.
To reach the top of Mount Yamin with an altitude of 3,947.1 km2, we need about 3 days.
6. The Mount of Kerinci
The Mount Kerinci is another mountain which is one of the highest mountains in Indonesia. Mount Kerinci is located in Sumatra or the Bukit Barisan and precisely in Jambi province. Mount Kerinci has now been used as a Kerinci National Park because it is a habitat for Sumatran tigers and rhinos, which are rare animals and are on the verge of extinction.
This is one active volcano. In 2009, it erupted, proving that it is an active volcano. Mount Kerinci is also called Mount Gadang and the peak of Indrapura.
7. The Rinjani Mount
This is a mountain located in West Nusa Tenggara, Lombok with an altitude of 3,762 meters above sea level. This is a mountain known for its five star mountains. It is not unreasonable, it is called that because the terrain for climbing this mountain is unique and exotic, surrounded by vast fields and tropical forests.
In the area of Mount Rinjani, you can find Lombok National Park, besides that there are also kawak danau Segara Anak. Anyway, climbing this mountain is full of beautiful climbing impressions and experiences.
8. The Semeru Mount
Mount Semeru is one of the highest mountains in Indonesia, located in East Java, its height reaches 3,676 masl. The peak is known as the peak of Mahameru. This is a volcano and including the highest mountain in Java. In terms of its cleanliness, it is classified as the third highest volcano in Indonesia after Mount Kerinci in Sumatra and Mount Rinjani in West Nusa Tenggara. Geographically, this mountain is located in two districts, namely Lumajang Regency and Malang Regency. At the top there is a crater called Jonggring Saloko.
9. The Latimojong Mountain
Furthermore, in the ninth position of the highest mountains in Indonesia is Mount Latimojong with an altitude of 3,478 masl. This mountain, which is famous for its Bulu Rantemario, is located in Enrekang district, South Sulawesi. To reach the mountain, if you are from Makassar it may take you about 10 hours.
An altitude of 3478 meters above sea level makes it the highest mountain in the South Sulawesi region, its peak is known as Bulu Rante Mario.
10. The Slamet Mountain
In the tenth position, the highest mountain in Indonesia is Mount Slamet with a peak height of 3,428 meters above sea level. Mount Slamet is one of the volcanoes located on the island of Java, until now it has spewed 42 eruptions of lava. To climb this mountain, we have to travel through Bambangan, and Purbalingga which is at the foot of this mountain.
For the first route to Mount Slamet you can go through Purwokerto – Purbalingga – Serayu – Kutabawa – Bambangan and for the second route you can go through Purwokerto – Purbalingga – Serayu – Bobotsari – Karangreja – Gua Lawa – Kutabawa – Bambangan.
11. Binaiya Mount
This is located in Seram Ambon, Maluku, to be precise in central Maluku, Mount Binaiya has two peaks with different heights. One of them is 3,019 masl and the other is 3,011 masl. This is an area with high rainfall and this location is also located in the Manusela National Park.
To get to this mountain, we can take a bus from Ambon to Tulehu Harbor. Then we cross Seram Island using a ferry or speed boat. However, another important thing is knowing the ship’s departure schedule. So be smart to divide your time because ships only cross twice a week.
12. Bukit Raya Mountain
In the next position, there is Bukit Raya mountain. This mountain is located in Katingan Regency, Central Kalimantan Province, it has an altitude of 2,278 masl. The peak is included in the BUKIT Baka – Bukit Raya National Park and this park is used as an observation site. the climbing route to the top is very difficult and of course it costs a fortune.
13. The Sanggar Mount
This is a mountain located in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) with a peak height of 3,564 masl. This mountain is said to have a very attractive beauty even though it has not been translated into human hands.
14. The Sumbing Mountain
Sumbing mountain is the highest mountain in Indonesia which is located in Central Java. More precisely, this mountain stretches across three districts, namely Wonosobo, Magelang and Temanggung. This mountain which is said to still have a crater that is very impressive has an altitude of 3,371 meters above sea level.
Around the foot of the mountain the local people benefit from farming and there are formed from forests. To climb this mountain, we can go through three routes, namely Cepit Parakan, Bogowongso route, and the Garung village route.
15. Raung Mount
Mount Raung is a mountain located in East Java and through three areas, namely Bodowoso, Jember and Banyuwangi. Mount Raung has an altitude of 3,344 meters above sea level and is said to be the second highest dry caldera mountain in Indonesia.
For those of you who want to climb this mountain, you can go through two routes, namely Kalibaru and through Sumber Waringin.
16. The Lawu Mountain
This is the next highest mountain in Indonesia and it passes through two parts of the island of Java, namely Magatan, East Java and Karanganyar, Central Java. For climbers, this is one of the most beautiful places and objects to climb. The peak has an altitude of 3,265 masl.
To climb Mount Lawu, you can use two routes, namely Cemoro Sewu and the western route through Cemoro Kandang. If you pass Cemoro cage it will take a lot of time and if you pass Cemoro Sewu you can find 5 posts and from this path there are many springs.
Mount Lawu has three peaks, namely Hargo Dalem, Hargo Dumiling and Hargo Dumilah. This mountain peak is considered a sacred place and should not act carelessly.
17. The Merbabu Mount
The origin of the word merbabu is “meru” which means mountain and “Abu” which means gray. This mountain stretches in several areas, namely Magelang, Boyolali, Salatiga and Semarang. The climbing routes are the Kopeng, Thekelan, Welas and Kopeng Cunthel routes, this is also the same as Mount Lawu, for local people this is considered a sacred place. However, for climbing lovers, climbing on this mountain is a hobby and a favorite.
There are several challenges that you encounter while climbing Mount Merbabu, including no water source, thick fog, and cold air. Another obstacle is the dense forest that must be passed during the ascent of the mountain.
18. Agung Mountain
This is a mountain located in Bali, precisely in Rendang, Karangasem, Bali. This mountain, which at its peak has amazing beauty, has an altitude of 3,031 masl. After reaching the peak, among them the views presented are the beauty of the peak of Mount Rinjani. Mount Agung is a mountain that has a tratovolcano type.
To climb Mount Agung, there are three paths that can be taken, namely the path of Pura Sar Agung, Budakeling and Pura Besakih. However, if you want to get to the highest peak, then choose the Pura Besakih route because the other two lines will not reach the highest peak.
19. The Ceremai Mountain
Furthermore, the highest mountain in Indonesia is Mount Ceremai which has an altitude of 3,084 masl. Mount ceremai is an active volcano and is shaped like a cone.
The uniqueness of this mountain has a crater at the top, west and east. The east crater is 400 meters wide and the west is 600 meters wide. To be able to climb the mountain climbers must register in advance at the Ceremai National Park Office. The climbing route that many climbers take is the Palutungan route because this route is easy to take.
20. Sindoro Mountain
Then, there is Mount Sindoro which is one of the highest mountains in Indonesia. This is a volcano and is located in Central Java, the mountain has erupted in 1971. In the southern part of the mountain with an altitude of 3150 meters above sea level, there are craters and deep ravines. The largest crater is known by the local community as the flower.
To reach Mount Sindoro, climbers can access from various places such as Banjarnegara from the west and Megalang from the west. On the north side of Candiroto and south of purworejo.
21. Dempo Mount
The Dempo mount is located between South Sumatra and Bengkulu. This mountain has an altitude of 3,173 masl. This is a mountain with a stratovolcano type where at the top it has extraordinary scenic beauty. To reach the top, you need six hours. On Mount Dempo, there are sources of drinking water so you won’t run out of drinking water while climbing.
22. The YARAMAMAFAKA Mount
This is a mountain located in Papua and is one of the most beautiful mountains in Papua. It is located close to other highest mountains in Papua such as Mount Mandala etc. The altitude reaches 3,370 masl.
23. the Arjuno Mountain
Then, which is included in the list of the highest mountains in Indonesia is Arjuno Mount. This is a type of Strato mountain That located in East Java, its height reaches 3,339 masl. There is a lot of history related to this mountain, including one of which is used as a place of worship since the days of the bitter maja.
As historical evidence, the area has statues and temples made by the Majapahit kingdom. The historical relics are scattered along the hiking trail from the bottom to the top of Arjuno.
24. Welirang Mountain
Mount Welirang is also located in East Java and is a mountain with a height of 3,156 masl. Perhaps, as long as it is called Gunung Welerang, it is because it is a source of sulfur that many locals take for sale.
25. The Argopuro Mount
Argopuro is also another mountain located in East Java, precisely in the Probolinggo area. The altitude is 3088 masl. There are two famous peaks, namely rengganis and argopuro peaks.
Towards the top of Argopuro, you can take two routes, namely the Bremi line and the Baderan route. the Bremi route is located by using a bus from Surabaya to Probolinggo and so on by using a small bus to Bremi.
If you use the Baderan route, then you have to use an angkot service to get to the Perhutani office. Then walk until you find the village’s water source. And after that, you are forced to walk back to a distance of 1.5 km with rocky terrain.
26. Pangrango Mountain
Mount Pangrango has an altitude of 3019 masl and is located in West Java. This mountain is included in the area of Mount Gede Pangrango National Park. This includes the area that is used as an observation.
27. The Gede Mountain
Mount Gede is also one of the highest mountains in Indonesia. This is a mountain that is included in the Gede Pangrango National Park. This mountain stretches between three regions, namely Bogor, Cianjur, and Sukabumi Regencies with a peak height of 2,958 masl.
28. Cikuray Mountain
Mount Cikuray is located in Garut district and has an altitude of 2,818 meters above sea level. This mountain is one of the most popular and famous mountains in West Java, especially among nature lovers. There are three climbing routes, namely the Cikajang, Bayongbong and Dayeuhmanggung routes. Many tourists come here just to climb this mountain.
29. Wayang Mountain
This is another mountain in West Java, Bandung, or to be precise in the village of Tarumajaya, Kertasari, Bandung. Cikuray is a volcano with a peak altitude of 2,241 masl. Mount wayang on the side is surrounded by large mountains such as Papandayan, Malabar mountains, and other mountains.
30. The Wilis Mountain
Mount Wilis, although it is included in the highest mountain in Indonesia, but it is not included in the list of active volcanoes, its altitude is 2,563 masl. Wilis has 5 peaks that can be accessed from many paths. One of them is the peak of Liman which can be accessed via Nganjuk and Kediri. While there are other peaks that can be accessed via Tulungagung.
31. The Batok Mountain
The Mount of Batok has an altitude of 2,440 meters above sea level and stretches between several areas such as Probolanggo, Pasuruan, Lumajang and Malang districts. Now this mountain is a mountain that is no longer active.
32. The Sipandu Mount
This is the next highest mountain located in central Answer with an altitude of 2,241 masl. This includes a small mountain located on the Dieng plateau. It is located close to Mount Prahu in the Dieng Plateau. For access to this mountain you can pass Pranten Village, Bawang sub-district, Batang district, which is directly adjacent to the Dieng plateau.
33. The Leuser Mountain
Its height reaches 3,119 masl, and is located in Aceh. To climb to the top you can use several paths. one of them is the Kedah Penosan Village route, this is the main route. In addition, the other three routes are the Peulumat route, the Putri Jeumpa line and the Manggeng route.
34. The Prau Mountain
Furthermore, the highest mountain in Indonesia is Mount Prau. This mountain is located in Central Java, precisely on the Dieng plateau, Wonosobo. The altitude reaches 2,565 masl. Prau is also a mountain that is much in demand as a climbing place. One of the goals of the climb is to see the beautiful sun rise from the top of the mountain.
To climb Mount Prau, the main climbing route is Patak Banteng. To be able to enjoy this beautiful view you only need about 4 hours. When you are at the top you find beautiful views including the Dieng plateau, and the lake of colors.
35. The Guntur Mount
This highest mountain is located in Garot or Sukawangi Tarogong Kaler. This is a volcano that has an altitude of 2,249 masl. This area is not only famous for its mountains but also for its natural beauty.
36. The Mount of ANJASMORO
The Mount of ANJASMORO is a mountain located on the island of Java and stretches across three districts, namely Mojokerto, Jombang and Malang. This mountain with an altitude of 2,282 meters above sea level can be traveled to get to the top via two routes, namely Canger and Wonosala.
37. The Ijen Mountain
Mount Ijen is a volcano which is still active and could erupt at any time. Ijen is a mountain id, Banyuwangi district with Bondowoso, East Java. Ijen’s altitude is 2,443 masl.
One thing that is unique about this mountain is that there is a crater at the top which is known and popular as Ijen crater. Ijen is a leaf on the top of a mountain that is acidic. The existence of this dauan is an attraction for many climbers of Mount Ijen.
38. the Suket mountain
Furthermore, the highest mountain in Indonesia is Mount Phuket. Mount Phuket is located adjacent to Mount Raung and it is also located in East Java. The altitude reaches 2,950 masl.
39. The Penajakan Mount
This is a mountain located in Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, Pasuruan, East Java. Mount Pen Pajak has an altitude of 2,777 meters above sea level. One of the goals of climbers to climb this mountain is because they want to enjoy the beautiful sun rise from the top of this mountain. When you get to the top of the climb, you can also enjoy the sun rise from Mount Bromo.
For climbers, there are several paths to get to the top of the climb. You can take the Tosari route, especially if you start from Pasuruan, the Tumpang Line if you come from Malang, and the Cemoro route if you come from Probolinggo.
40. The Andong Mount
Mount Andong is a mountain located in Central Java. Indeed, this is classified as a small mountain but there are many visitors, especially during holidays or weekend holidays. The altitude reaches 1,726 meters above sea level. This mountain is among other large mountains such as Mount Merbabu, Merapi, and Sumbing.
41. Baluran Mountain
Baluran is one of the highest mountains in East Java, precisely located in Sitobundo. The height of Baluran is 1,247 masl. On the wall of the mountain crater is bordered by a caldera as deep as 600 meters. Mount Baluran is declared inactive again after previously being an active volcano.
To reach the top of Baluran, you can start a climbing trip from Karangtekok and Wonorejo. Then the trip is followed by heading to Pesanggrahan in Moringa, you can use a transportation car.
42. Bromo Mountain
Who does not know the Mount Bromo, everyone already knows him through television films. This mountain in East Java has a large body and it crosses several districts, namely Probolinggo, Pasuruan, Lumajang, and Malang. If you go to Probolinggo, it is not complete if you have never been to Mount Bromo. The altitude reaches 2,392 meters above sea level so that it provides special excitement for those who climb it.
The origin of the word Bromo is from Brahma, which is one of the names of the Hindu gods, until now the status of Mount Bromo is still active and can erupt at any time.
43. Bisma Mountain
Another row is the bisma mountain which is located in Wonosobo, Central Java. This is one of the mountains that has not been seen by many humans apart from Mount Sanggar in NTB. This virgin mountain has an altitude of 2,200 meters above sea level. Several climbing routes to reach the top of the mountain are via Silandak, Slukatan, Mojotengah, Wonosobo.
44. The BOKLOROBUBUH Mount
Mojokerto, East Java also has the highest mountain, namely Boklorobubuh which has an altitude of 2,230 masl. This mountain stretches across several districts, namely Jatirejo District and Gondang District. There are also other mountain peaks around the peak of the mountain, namely Semar Peak and Kukusan Peak.
While at the foot of this mountain there are springs or several rivers that flow rapidly, called the Geruh River, Klera River, Jembul River and Jatirejo River.
45. Bukit Tunggul Mountain
This is the next highest mountain in Indonesia which is located in Java and it is a remnant of the eruption of Mount Sunda that occurred in prehistoric times. The altitude reaches 2,209 masl. To access to the top you can go through the Lembang line and the Ujung Berung line and the path is easy to pass.
The peak of Bukit Tunggal is the name for the peak of the mountains in North Bandung or the Lembang Mountains, besides the single hilltop there are several other peaks around it, namely Mount Tangkuban Perahu (2084 m), Sunda (1859 m), Cangah (1659 m), Manglayang (1818 m), Burangrang (2064 m), Aseupan (1620 m), Putri (1587 m), and Karamat (1200 m).