Hiking to Pergasingan Hill. 1670mdpl.
Half an hour flight from Bali to Lombok yesterday morning, picked up by our hiking guide; Edi and porter; Kadir, two Lombok locals, in the airport, heading to Sembalun Village about 2 hours drive with beautiful scenery forest drive to a starting point of Pergasingan Hill.
It was bright and sunny when i started to hike up at around 4pm and it took 2 hours to the top, not too busy but we went up together with the other 15 people Singaporean students.
This hiking is good for everyone, some parts are very steep, but take a good hiking guide like Edi, he will always ensure you are safe (thank you, Edi !). Edi and Kadir setup our tent, prepare coffee and snacks while we're enjoying a beautiful sunset above the clouds. Weather is chill in the afternoon and getting chiller at night, a simple jacket is fine to wear for this hiking. We had a simple cup noodle dinner and pineapple as a dessert.
And its stargazing time ! Beautiful zillions stars you see from here, you may also see a mountain opposite the hill, Mount Rinjani, few hikers with torch climb up slowly to reach their camp area (i'll see you next year, Rinjani). After dinner we came to our tent and ready to slip in to our sleeping bag. It was windy but your tent is strong enough and keep you warm. Of course no toilet whatsoever as you are really in an open nature, but we managed by having our traveling toilet kit and simply prepare wet tissue and face tissue.
Next morning we got up at 5.30am with the magnificent clear view of Mount Rinjani. Seeing shade of sunrise from the back of the hill. In the next an hour after coffee (around 7am), we decided to go down before sun is up. As i thought, going down could be more difficult for some people. However it took me 1,5hours to reached where we started.
It was another remarkable trip i had, thank you Edi, Kadir and Pergasingan Hill ! You guys rock !
My timing above might be different with you, as i regularly exercise and i dont have a challenge with height. Before you do this trip, ensure you are fit enough to climb up and down !
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