Trekking in Bandung – Ciumbuleuit to Lembang

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It is all started with my will to reduce weight! but then it becomes a new habit of walking and trekking around Bandung. This city is so beautiful.. from ABOVE! so with my friend Putri we start to identify every hills and mountains around Bandung.

The second site of trekking is Punclut – Puncak Ciumbuleuit, top of Ciumbuleuit where there are restaurants that served black and red rice as their main menu. These kind of rice is more healthy than the white one.

We start to walk from Gandok Ciumbuleuit to Punclut, the track is continuously to climb. We met 78 years old man who cycle from Buah Batu – my house- to Punclut! oh dear me… he is a very strong and healthy old man, he called himself Grandpa to us.

half way to Punclut, I took a rest and see this view.. beautiful!

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The sky is so blue and clear. You can see mountains that encircled Bandung. It was 8 am.

The nicest thing about trekking is that you become human yourself, you met people, talk to them and get to know how they live. You appreciate nature more when you surrender yourself to one.

We met elderly couple who were cleaning their vacant land, we asked if we can enter just to take a picture of the scenery. And these are what we saw

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do you see Bandung?

 

yes, the city lies below the clouds.. and I was standing above it, its like living in the  land above the clouds.

We were arrived at Punclut at 8.30 am after one and half hour walking from Gandok Ciumbuleuit. We order most natural energy drink, a coconut water to refresh ourselves.

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Our previous plan was to have lunch at Punclut, but we arrived too early so it became breakfast to us. As the energy comes back, we continue our journey to Lembang. Once again, we were walking uphill!

I stopped several times to catch my breath and my skin was burned. But the view is so much worthy to see..

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We didn’t have any plan what to do once we get to Lembang. But somehow I saw Bosscha Observatory Dome! We found what we were looking for a whole time. It is always been my childhood dream to visit Bosscha, I dream to see the stars from it. Somehow my heart stop pumping so hard, my feet stop hurting me and I dont care about skin being burned.

We did lost on our way to Bosscha, once again the locals saved us. They were really nice to show us the way to Bosscha although in the end we choose to use Ojek to get there faster!

Bosscha at last, my dream has come true!

20131228_125013here are pictures from Bosscha. I lost words to describe how happy I was when I arrived here after 3 hours walking from Punclut!

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Here is the summary of this journey

Gandok Ciumbuleuit – Pasar Lembang = 4,5 hours

breakfast at Punclut = 35.000 / person

ojek from Pasar Lembang to Bosscha = 15.000

public vehicle from  Lembang – Buah Batu = 12.000

Next Trekking will be to Malabar – Pangalengan on 11 January 2014!

Join Us, Lets have Fun and Healthy!

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* my post on trekking journey is written in English for my beloved foreign friends who loves to travel around Indonesia. I would love to introduce Bandung from the nature side 😉

#proudlyIndonesian

 

4 responses »

  1. Hi! thanks for writing this:) I want to ask several things.. do you have to walk to get to Punclut? or is there any public transportation from gandok ciumbuleuit to punclut? ’cause I figure it may be a little too tiring to trek for 4,5 hrs :p
    And is it a single path or are there intersections/turns that might get you lost? thank youu:))

    • Hi Halida,
      There is an angkot but they dont exactly straight to Punclut from Gandok. and they are only work until 5 pm. my suggestion is to rent a car or take ojek from the last stop of the angkot to Punclut. There are several intersection that direct you to three different way; to Lembang, Dago or back to Ciumbeuleuit… but you can always ask direction to the locals.

      hope it can help. enjoy

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