Edelweis On Papandayan

When I first knew Tora and Wisha will go to the mountain, I was tempted to join and invite Aria participate. Although I do know mountain climbing is not something fun instantly. Need struggles and processes. My experience several times to walk away, I always cry in the middle of the road. Waerebo I was not able to cry because I was busy chatting with a local guide. But in Gili Lawa, Badui Dalam and forests in Aru, Aria had to persuade me to wait with the lure of destinations soon visible. Yes, I walked a couple of times with a duration of time long enough.in the dark. 8 hours approximately. So when I wanted to go to Papandayan feel brave enough to take the risk of a hike for 3 hours.

Funnily enough to H minus one ahead of hiking time, we have not had time to pack and get ready. Happens in the day it happened complicated. We intend to bring portable turntable to the top of the mountain, but the battery could not be bought. Was willing to make vblog about traveling while you hear music in the wild, and all of plans are failed


Papandayan known as the mountain for beginner climbers, the track is not too hard, the forest is still nice to enjoy and have a wide field Edelweiss.

We started journey around 2 am and arrived at 5 am on Garut. After going to the market and rest a while, at 9 am we started to go hiking. On the market I had stoned who was thrown by a madman that looks like a zombie. Absurd.


Approximately 3.5-hour hike up and down and past the limestone plateau that smelled of sulfur, finally arrived at Pondok Selada, our camping spot.

Because pitched tents require special skills, I could only watch while eating snack and warm mug beans in the kiosk. Yes, do not worry hungry stomach, many kiosk up there. Pssst.. for you are not confident of a hike but still want to go, there are motorcycle taxis that can deliver up to the tent area.HAHA!


Alex (@amrazing), is one of the people who made us want to go to Papandayan, see the edelweiss and shooting stars. At night, the preparation is ready to take a star. We are looking for the right moment while waiting for dinner. Suddenly, i heard the sound of crutches crutches krusuk..gedubruuuk .. .. tent we entered into a boar and he could not get out of the tent. Confused and then tore the inside of the tent with fangs, once the tent was collapsed. Event 1 minute was enough to amaze me, boars destroying tents in a short time. I still did not believe that he knew that he was looking for was wheat biscuits that are already open. Whether he likes or a very sharp nose that can smell a biscuit from a distance. Between upset, wonder and laughter, we started cleaning up to move the tent. Once completed through all the drama boar, stars not seen covered with clouds. Slightly disappointed but still fortunately it did not rain.

We decided to go to bed early in to see the sunrise, again when you wake up and go to the crater, the sun was not visible due to heavy clouds. Im not disappointment because traveling is not allowed expects, I cheerfully wanted to go out to find edelweiss . Saw the photos on the travel blog and tempted to run and greet the beautiful flowers.

That plan went out to the field edelweis not very smoothly, was a stray one hour past the endless steep hill. Finally we decided to split up the group and find their own way and be successful. Previously passed road is hard enough and quite difficult to pass, fortunately, we can find another way.

IMG_0034 (1).JPG

This the edelweiss field that I loved. i wanted a longer stay here but I still nervous if meet again boar. HAHA.

I make a collection of songs that is good to hear while enjoying the edelweiss meadow, enjoy the mixtape.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s