Composed of more than 17,000 islands and stretching over 5,000 kilometres (3,100 miles) from one end to the other, Indonesia is the world’s largest island nation and home to a diverse array of landscapes and scenery.
Situated between Southeast Asia and Australia, the archipelago is located right on the Paciifc Rim of Fire, meaning there are plenty of volcanoes and mountainous areas to explore. While the most popular mountaineering spots are on the island of New Guinea, popular climbing destinations are also found on Borneo and Java.
Famous Mountains in Indonesia
While there are a number of memorable volcanoes and mountains in Indonesia, the most popular destination is the Carstensz Pyramid, or Puncak Jaya, as it is known by the locals.
Rising to 4,884 metres (16,024 feet), the Carstensz Pyramid is the tallest mountain in Oceania/Australasia and therefore one of the Seven Summits. In spite of being the shortest of the seven, the Carstensz Pyramid is widely considered to be the most technically challenging, which, along with its remote location, is one of the reasons why it is the least climbed.
Other popular expeditions in Indonesia are:
- Climb Puncak Mandala
- Climb Puncak Trikora
- Climb Mount Semeru
- Climb Mount Bromo
- Climb Mount Rinjani
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