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Mount Papandayan

15 kms from Garut, Garut, Indonesia
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Ranked #1 of 7 attractions in Garut
Type: Volcanos
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

began to climb from camp david, visible from a distance of smoking crater, beginning with a pungent sulfur smell, some times the motorcycle past the climbing track, the possibility of workers sulfur miners, after several hours of exhaustive, the funny thing you are offered with seller of bakso / cilok hahaha .. Camping in the cottage Saladah, you should take... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

You can see CRATER, DEAD FOREST (looks in grey and white color which come from dust of volcano cover the trees and track), BEAUTIFUL CLIFF, EDELWIS FLOWER, MILKY WAY. The mountain is good for people who just begin first hiking.

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

I didn't summit to Mount Papandayan. had a one night camping trip. Located in Garut, Indonesia. Enjoy these views, the breathtaking view of its edelweiss meadow, dead forest, sulfur crater

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London
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32 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

amazing lakes and rock formation, smelly sulphur and great sunrise spot!!! not the typical volcanic crater but many little ones, with free flowing waterfalls upto 150 degrees centrigrade!!!

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Nieuwerkerk aan den Ijssel, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Before visiting Indonesia, we'd decided to visit the Bromo and the Ijen. From Bandung, we heard about the Papandayan and decided to visit it. It was a really amazing sight to see, one of the highlights in our holiday. Getting there is a bit hard. The road towards the mountain is the worst we experienced in Indonesia, and that says... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

This is the best mountain for first-time hikers. The trail is easy, not too steep or intense, scenery is extraordinary, it has edelweiss field, and the temperature's not too freezing. Tips: bring mask to avoid breathing too much sulfur gas, and wear closed shoes because the trail is full of small rocks, which are pretty sharp for your feet.

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

It was my first mountain hiking and for a person who wasn't really interested, I can now say this mountain is great ! especially for people like me who just started to like hiking. so many different sceneries like rocky hills, forests, edelweiss field, and also a cozy camping place. I went with my 2expert friends so didn't need a... More

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012 via mobile

we were there today and had an amazing day. as it's rain season, the weather wasn't perfect.. but probably also thanks to this, we didn't meet anyone else up there..we ha a nice guide who showed us arround for about 3h and explained a lot. definitively much better and soo much better value for money than other volcanos we have... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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7 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

After a long and difficult drive from Garut - the last 15km or so were on very very bad quality road- we were rewarded with a very special volcano. No other people around, no hawkers, just us and the mountain. An easy rambling rocky track takes you as far as you wan to go up towards the crater. It's a... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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15 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

This is a really impressive volcano which it should be a must in your trip around Java. There are no many tourist which is just great. You can sleep in Garut and reach easily by public bus the volcano. No need to get a tour. You should bring a face mask or something to cover your nose and mouth. The... More

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