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guided hike

Trekking the Elephant Mountain

guided hike

Trekking the Elephant Mountain

1 review
Duration
6.5 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English
guided hike

Trekking the Elephant Mountain

guided hike

Trekking the Elephant Mountain

1 review
Duration
6.5 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Rise and shine early in the morning in order to see some early sunlight beams falling across the paddy fields (and before it gets too hot and too lazy to go out), and meet at Sitinggil Muncul in Banyubiru. Once everyone is present we will head of through some picturesque ricefields trekking up through the valley leading up to to the back of Gunung Gajah (Elephant mountain). In the fields we will be able to see the farmers carrying on their daily tasks of working on the field or collecting the famous Javanese palm sugar from the nearby trees. Slowly we will make our way through coffee plantations and then head up through the fresh pine tree forest towards the summit of the Gajah mountain. On the top we will enjoy stunning views across the area - looking up to Mt. Telomoyo and Mt. Merbabu, and then towards the lake Rawa Pening surrounded by the numerous little villages. We will enjoy a little break to take photos and to have a little refreshing snack before slowly making our way back down along the other side of the mountain, allowing for continuous views of the area. Upon arrival we shall enjoy delicious lunch typical of the local area.

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Your host

Learn more about Kristina

Kristina

Hi, my name is Kristina! I live in Muncul in Central Java, Indonesia. Most of my time I spend outdoors, running around the nearby mountains, through the forest, valleys and fields, enjoying the liberating feeling of freedom. Once I am back down, I enjoy roaming around the garden and planting some new goodies or making some fresh cheese. Sometimes I sign up for local trail running races and I get to explore Indonesia beyond Java while chasing some of the most spectacular summits! Having said that, I am probably the biggest fan of all the amazing volcanoes of Java ;)

What's included

Food
Typical Javanese lunch. Fruit
Drinks
Fresh water and juice of choice

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Where you'll be

We will start and finish at Sitinggil, which is a unique local restaurant preparing and serving all the dishes based on local recipes and expertise. Throughout the trekking we will pass through traditional rice fields, coffee plantations and forest which all lead up to the summit of local Elephant mountain, where we will enjoy some spectacular views of the area. It is a unique trekking experience exploring the nature as well as local culture.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Hiking experience is not required but definitely an advantage.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

This trekking experience is based in Central Java in tropical climate so expect to sweat and possibly get dirty (especially during the rainy season). Make sure you bring whatever would normally make you feel happy and comfortable when hiking :)
Kristina
Trekking the Elephant Mountain
1 review
€25/person
1 review
€25/person