Wilis Mountain in Kediri Regency, East Java Province

When visiting Kediri Regency, tourists should not forget to drop by in the famous mountain called Wilis. The fact is the mountain belongs to several regencies, including Kediri, Madiun, Ponorogo, Tulungaggung, and other nearby regions. This inactive volcano has a majestic appearance and amusing atmosphere! No wonder, tourists are able to enjoy trekking, photography, sightseeing, and relaxation there. Aside from the beautiful landscape, the mountain also has an interesting history. Tourists can learn more about it during the visit, as long as they come with a reliable local guide or porter.

The Nuance
Well, Mountain Wilis resides on the height of about 2,169 meters above the sea level. It also consists of different landscapes and forests. These include Ericaceous and Montane Forest! Many big trees and plants grow on it. Also, during the hot season, the beautiful yellow grassy landscape would astonish everyone. The next impressive feature is definitely the atmosphere. It feels both warm and breezy up there. Tourists only need to choose the right time to visit the site, after all. In the morning, for instance, it feels refreshing. At noon, on the other hand, it feels either warm or hot.

Exploring Wilis Mountain
The best thing to do in Wilis Mountain is indeed trekking. For those coming from Kediri Regency, the starting point is located in the east part of the mountain. To be exact, it is at Mojo Sub-District. Have no worries. Even beginners can enjoy trekking without hassles. It is because the local government has provided a nice trekking route in that area. Moreover, there is a special way for vehicles. That means visitors can reach the summit in a more comfortable manner.

Both along the way to the top of Wilis Mountain and at the peak offers amazing panoramas. This explains why visitors can enjoy sightseeing and photography to their heart’s content. The forests are unspoiled, the environment is clean, and the flora is lush. The mountainous and hilly views are seen on the horizon, too! For instance, tourists may see Picis and Segogor Mountain. What is more? During the exploration, it is possible to see numerous types of animals and floras. The most famous one is the long-horned deer!

Another thing that makes Wilis Mountain popular is definitely the history. During the colonial era, for example, Ki Ageng Ngaliman trained his students for both physical and spiritual enhancements in that mountain. The purpose is to fight the Dutch or invaders. For further stories regarding the mountain, tourists can get the information from a local guide later, so don’t worry.

Nearby Attractions

  • Sendang Putri Wilis
  • Prabu Pragulo Tombstone
  • Baru Waterfall
  • Kahyangan Waterfall

How to Get There
From the capital of East Java Province (Surabaya City), tourists must get to Kediri Regency first. The purpose is to rest for a while before continuing the trip. The distance is 120 km, so the trip would take around 1 hour and 59 minutes. As for the best routes, these are Surabaya – Mojokerto Highway and Mojokerto – Kertosono Highway. From Kediri, the next destination is none other than Wilis Mountain. It can be done through Sedudo Street, actually. For the information, the trip may take around 1 hour and 54 minutes, as the distance is 72.8 km.

Where to Stay

  • Selopanggung Hotel
  • Pohsarang Hotel

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