Hunchback mountains, or more accurately called the Mount Hunchback, is a volcanic rock that is located in Cikandang Sukamulya Purwakarta regency of West Java, To reach Mount Hunchback of Jakarta can be reached by train from the station towards the town of Purwakarta. If you choose a local train, the economy simply by paying Rp. 3000 (December 2014), or if you want more convenient can use the business train Serayu rate Rp. 35,000.
From Purwakarta station can proceed with public transportation towards Plered (1x replace public transportation) with a total cost of approximately Rp. 15,000 and from Plered continued drive towards Cikandang freight village at a cost of Rp. 10,000 per person. The total cost of Jakarta to the location of less than Rp. Pp 60,000. Fairly low cost to reach the sights of Jakarta.
From the car pemberhetian in Cikandang with a height of about 500 meters above sea level continued to Post Munclu takes about 15-30 minutes. Pos Munclu have a height of 666 mdp. The post is already available 2 saung for a place to stay or can also set up a tent. We recommend that wants to stay at the Post Munclu already brought the water supply of the village Cikandang. Difficult to find a source of water along the way to the summit of Mount Hunchback, the nearest water source is about 100 meters from the post munclu.
Habits of tourists are coming in the afternoon / evening and stay at the Post Munclu and the next morning to continue the journey to the top. For the first time to Mount Hunchback advised to take a trip to the summit in the morning because they are many dangerous places to be traversed, or if forced to invite your night from the surrounding community.
Post Munclu trip to the top of the rock pile (975 masl), takes 1-1.5 hours. There are three points to be aware that at the height of 700, 800, and 950 meters above sea level. Climbs at a very steep The third point nearing 90 degrees. If the rain is very slippery. Volunteers from the community webing www.pendakigunung.org already put in three points so that the tourists can through a third point tesebut safely.
The top of Mount Hunchback is not extensive, approximately only can accommodate 30 people. Although only a height of 975 meters above sea level, the view from the summit of Mount Hunchback very beautiful. Overlays Jatiluhur seen very clearly from the summit of Mount Hunchback. But be careful lest they fall asleep with the natural beauty of it fell into a ravine. Need to be careful at the summit of Mount Hunchback because almost perpendicular ravine surrounded by a depth of hundreds of meters, of course highly magically fall into the abyss as deep as hundreds of meters but still alive.
Hunchback Mountain paths still need repair and installation of safety devices. There are several points that dangerous because it is on the brink. In addition, many stones along the way that could potentially fall on tourists.
The youths in Mount Hunchback very cooperative. They prepared a guide (at the rate of 50 thousand / day and a porter at the rate of 75-100 thousand / day), in addition to the tourists also can order food menu to villagers like to chicken / grilled fish with shuttle service up to the summit of Mount Hunchback.
Tips humpbacked mountain climbing:
1. Should come on Saturday by using sandal gunung made of rubber elastic, use the local train from Jakarta Kota economy – Purwakarta with departure time 9:45, and return on Sunday by train from Purwakarta – Jakarta at 16:45 hours departure.
2. Accommodation should empower local residents, to the diet such as rice + fish grilled / barbecued chicken price is still relatively cheap plus shuttle service to and highlight Munclu Pos.
3. Use Guide / Porter from local residents as well as empowering the community.
4. Should come to Mount Hunchback in the afternoon and stay at the Post Munclu then climbed to the top in the morning.
5. Keep the distance between the rating of at least 10 m, to anticipate when a stone fell because traveler trampled in front / above.
6. When using a safety rope, walk one by one and priority climbers from above.
7. Note the left and right, because a lot of ravines await voluntarily.
8. climbers ascend shall carry rubbish down.
9. Do not forget, proclaim Mount Hunchback potential to friends and come back again with friends, recreation as well empowerment.
Hunchback Mountain tourism is perfect for those who crave a light trekking and challenging activities, with access to affordable and inexpensive. When and where again there is a mountain tour for only Rp. 60,000 can be reached from Jakarta?