July 16, 2021, 03.41 PM
View of Cumbri Hill. KOMPAS.com/ANGGARA WIKAN PRASETYAView of Cumbri Hill.

KOMPAS.com - Mountain climbing is one of the fastest-growing activities and can be an alternative physical activity to do after the emergency Covid-19 measures end later.

In the past decades, people who are physically fit have started taking these adventurous trips to have fun and keep their physical and mental health to a positive level.

High peaks may be too hard to climb for some. Therefore, beginners could start with a simple mountaineering experience before achieving their intended mountain pursuit.   

Not only is this a fun, exciting, and healthy activity, but people also have the chance to see some of the most beautiful places. One of the mountains that is suitable for beginners is Cumbri Hill that stands 638 meters above sea level on Java island. The mountain is located on the border of Wonogiri regency in Central Java and Ponorogo in East Java.

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There are several choices of hiking trails to get to the top. If visitors climb the mountain through the front path, namely the Biting path, visitors will pass several uphill paths with ravines on the sides.

Besides the Biting route, there are other options that people can choose. They are known as the Kepyar route and Sumbar route in the Purwantoro district. The latter has a longer route that will require more time. 

One of the most popular routes is via Pager Ukir in the Sampung District. One reason for its popularity is short distance travel, which takes less than 30 minutes.

Reaching Cumbri Hill via Pager Ukir is known as an ideal option for beginners. It is on the northeast side of Cumbri Hill, making climbers reach the peak from the north side. The path is considerably very clear to follow and the path is not steep and rough. 

Cloud-blocked sunset from the top of Cumbri Hill.KOMPAS.com/ANGGARA WIKAN PRASETYA Cloud-blocked sunset from the top of Cumbri Hill.

Arriving at the top, the view in all directions will be presented so beautifully. When the weather is clear, Mount Lawu on the northwest side will be visible.

Meanwhile, the south side presents views of the Seribu Mountains stretching from west to east. The east side presents a stretch of hills that at first glance looks like a crocodile's back.

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Cumbri Hill is also perfect for enjoying the sunrise and sunset when the weather is clear. Usually, visitors start climbing in the afternoon to enjoy the sunset and then camp at night to welcome the sunrise the next morning.

When night falls, visitors can see the sparkling scenery from seven districts, namely Karanganyar, Ponorogo, Wonogiri, Pacitan, Madiun, Magetan and Ngawi.

(Writers: Anggara Wikan Prasetya, Nur Rohmi Aida | Editors : Anggara Wikan Prasetya, Wahyu Adityo Prodjo)

Sources: https://travel.kompas.com/read/2021/07/13/070700127/bukit-cumbri-gunung-yang-pas-untuk-pemula-di-perbatasan-jawa-tengah-jawa

https://travel.kompas.com/read/2019/05/22/090600227/panduan-mendaki-gunung-cumbri-di-wonogiri



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