Sekartaji Peak in Nganjuk Regency, East Java Province
Many beautiful highlands are located in Nganjuk Regency where tourists can enjoy trekking, sightseeing, and photography. One of them is called Sekartaji Peak, which is located in Wilis Mountain. Even though most trekkers are likely to head to the prime destination (Limas Peak), they would drop by and rest at Sekartaji before continuing the activity. After all, this one also features amazing scenery and various types of panoramas including the sun views. The spot is also suitable to visit regardless of the time, including on a bright day or evening!
In terms of nuance, both the route and the top of Sekartaji Peak offer an amazing landscape and atmosphere. For the information, Sekartaji is located on the height of 1438 meters above the sea level. The air feels refreshing up there, without a doubt. As for the route, it is considered easy. There is even the pathway on where tourists can use for hiking. This comfy route definitely helps beginners who never conduct trekking! Here is another fact. Almost all parts of the hill are covered by tall weeds and grasses. Only several trees grow on it.
Exploring Sekartaji Peak
The prime thing to do in Sekartaji Peak is trekking activity itself. Both common tourists and experienced hikers would be able to enjoy the activity there. Here is the good news. The trekking route is easy, so it won’t cost much stamina and time at all. In order to avoid tiredness, though, it is recommended to go up in the morning. The purpose is to avoid the heat of the sun. At the time, the breezy refreshing wind would soothe everyone, as well.
During the rainy season, the route becomes slippery and more challenging, though. It is recommended to wear the right footwear and come with friends in order to avoid unwanted events. Also, tourists must be careful when walking. It is because some spots feature steep valleys. Once arriving at the top of the hill, tourists would be able to see splendid scenery and feel a relaxing atmosphere. The best views are indeed either the sunrise or sunset. In order to witness these beauties, however, everyone should come at the right time. It is also recommended to come in a group for a merrier nuance.
Some people decide to build a tent and spend a relaxing camping on Sekartaji Peak, in fact! The savanna provides some good spots for camping, after all. Later, at night, the view of the starry sky would astonish campers! It is also allowed to conduct a BBQ party, as long as tourists take care of the trash after that. Everyone should take care of the environment during the visit, after all.
- Nongko Ijo Pine Forest
- Limas Peak
- Bawahan Waterfall
- Sedudo Waterfall
How to Get There
The distance between Surabaya City (the capital of East Java Province) and Nganjuk Regency is 112 km. That means the trip may take approximately 2 hours and 3 minutes. The first route to take is Surabaya – Mojokerto Highway. Later, tourists should continue the trip by taking Mojokerto – Kertosono Highway. After they arrive at Nganjuk, the next destination would be Wilis or Ngliman Mountain and the distance is 32.2 km. This trip takes about 58 minutes and the best route is Sedudo Street. Later, it also involves a trekking in order to reach Sekartaji Peak!
Where to Stay
- Swaloh Hill Resort