The Gunung Nglanggeran trekking takes you to the exotic surroundings of the mysterious ancient volcano of Ngalanggeran. Its name is derived from the Javanese word ‘Planggaran’, used whenever misbehaviour is discovered.
Nglanggeran is not as famous as Merapi and even not well known by the locals of Yogyakarta. It is part of a cluster of mountains, such as Blencong, Gedhe, Buchu and Bingos. All these names are derived from puppet characters, called Punakawan. There are 28 springs in this area, and one of them never dries up. Locals believe its water comes from a mystical lake, called Telaga Wungu. During the colonial area, this place was used as a hiding place for the resistance. Gunung Nglanggeran differs from the other karts rocks as this mountain is formed by volcanic activity a few million years ago.
Gunung Nglanggeran is not yet discovered by mass tourism, but it certainly is a great day trip during your stay in Yogyakarta.
Pick-up from your hotel in Yogyakarta. From Yogyakarta, you drive to Gunung Nglanggeran. This takes approximately 1,5 hours.
From the parking area, you start your 2-hour climb to the top of Nglanggeran. There are multiple viewpoints offering breathtaking views over the surrounding mountains.
You also pass a narrow corridor – Lorong Sumpitan – between two large rocks. Just before you reach the top, there is a spring called Gunung Gedhe. For the locals, this is a mystical place as they believe the water comes from a secret lake.
When you reach the top, you have an amazing view over the surrounding rice fields and other mountains such as Gunung Bagong, Gunung Buchu and Gunung 5 fingers.
Experienced English speaking guide
Lunch at a local restaurant
Snacks and mineral water
What to bring
Cash for personal expenses
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Minimum group size
The minimum group size for this activity is 2 people.