That morning we went to bed, knowing that our driver would pick us up first thing in the morning. It’s still dark outside and the driver is already waiting for us in the lobby.
My bags were packed and I was ready to go – as I wrapped up in a jacket, knitted hat, scarf and gloves. We got to the car and left our hotel “MesaStila” to catch one of the sunrise shows.
After a nearly 3 hour journey, we reached the car park located at the bottom of Sikunir hill at around 4:30 AM, where our local guide was waiting for us.
It was still pitch black when we started our journey. For our head-lamp we used the lamp provided by our guide, and this was the only light for the time.
From the car park it takes 45 minutes of hiking to reach the top of Sikunir hill.
By 5:15 AM, I made it to the top and waited for the sun to rise.
I was in complete awe while standing on the top of Sikunir hill at 2263 meters when I saw the sun emerging from the horizon, casting its golden rays across the endless sea of clouds, with Mount Sindoro as a glorious backdrop. I will never forget the rising sun.
Him Was. Spectacle. You have to believe it to see for yourself!
Sikunir Hill not only offers a magnificent golden sunrise. Expect total tranquility here to watch the vast sea of clouds with steep mountain ranges, the picturesque view of Lake Cebong, the surrounding villages, and the lush fields of fields that will leave you in awe.
After we saw the golden sun, we started descending the mountain and had a quick lunch of small potatoes and fried Tempe before continuing our journey to discover the oldest Hindu Temples in Indonesia – But that’s a story for another time. 😉
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