Besek Mountain in Wonogiri Regency, Central Java Province


Outdoor activities perhaps become the best solutions when it comes to eradicating stresses. In this case, people need to find the right vacation spot to explore the nature. For those coming to Wonogiri Regency, they have many choices including the one called Besek Mountain. The location is in Setren / Plosorejo Village and it belongs to Kismantoro Sub-District. Actually, the mountain resides in the border between Bugelan Village and Pacitan City. One thing that makes it popular is the challenge. No wonder, professional trekkers often come to the site to satisfy their hobby.

The Nuance
As mentioned before, Besek Mountain is known for its extreme landscape. The best feature is located in the top of the mountain, where many big chunks of rocks reside. It also features steep cliffs, so everyone should be careful when exploring the site. One of those rocks even has the size of a house! The good thing is tourists are able to climb the rock and witness a more astonishing panorama from up there. The presence of those rocks explains the name of the mountain, actually. Those are similar to a traditional food container or Besek. No wonder, the locals gave the name to the mountain based on it.

Exploring Besek Mountain
Those who visit Besek Mountain should also learn a little bit about the history. It is said the locals used to season numerous natural products under the son on the top of that mountain. In terms of name, as mentioned before, the locals gave it based on the presence of chunks of big rocks located on that area. For further information regarding the mountain, tourists can simply talk to villagers or their tour guide later.

The next allure in Besek Mountain is definitely the extreme and cool landscape. No wonder, many nature lovers or adventurers would love to explore the mountain. Visitors can also enjoy the views of Kismantoro Mountains with green stunning trees. Not to mention they are able to witness either the sunrise or sunset if they come at the right time. Also, the best time to visit the mountain is early in the morning when the thick clouds are seen clearly from up there.

Due to the difficult landscape, everyone should be careful when exploring Besek Mountain. Have no worries. This difficulty is paid off once they arrive at the top of the mountain. Not only they can see the stunning panoramas, but they can also see the nearby villagers’ house and local farms. Thus, do not forget to carry a camera to take some good photos from that spot later!

Nearby Attractions

  • Baham Mountain
  • Cagar Alam Donoloyo

How to Get There
In order to get to Besek Mountain, tourists need to reach Wonogiri Regency first. If they come from Semarang City, the trip may take around 3 hours and 53 minutes. It is because the distance is 169 km, but the trip becomes faster if they take Semarang – Solo Highway. Once arriving at Wonogiri, their next destination is Setren Village at Kismantoro Sub-District. The distance is 32.1 km, so the trip may take about 1 hour and 23 minutes. As for the best route, it is Jatiroto – Tirtomoyo Street.

Where to Stay

  • Alami Hotel
  • Merista Hotel


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