Mount Lawu Wellness Experience
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About Mount Lawu
Mount Lawu, a stratovolcano on the border of Central and East Java in Indonesia, stands at 3,265 meters and is ranked sixth among the Seven Summits of Java. The surrounding rural area thrives on agriculture and tourism, with the mountain being a popular spot for outdoor enthusiasts. Its cool climate makes it ideal for growing medicinal herbs, and the region is known for its herbal gardens and traditional medicine research.
Historically, Mount Lawu was a retreat for King Brawijaya V, the last ruler of the Majapahit Empire, and has since been considered sacred. It has been a place for spirituality, meditation, and pilgrimage in Javanese culture. Today, it continues to attract those interested in harmonizing the mind, body, and spirit, while exploring unique Javanese cultural history.
Traverse the stunning rice fields, verdant fields, and tranquil rivers that make up this picturesque landscape. Greet the friendly locals and discover the rich cultural heritage that defines this beautiful region. Whether you're a seasoned trekker or a nature enthusiast, Plumbon Trekking promises an unforgettable outdoor adventure that will leave you feeling invigorated and inspired.
Explore the stunning landscape on two wheels and take in the breathtaking scenery along the way. As you cycle through the village, you'll have the opportunity to stop at several home industries under the guidance of Rumah Atsiri. Learn about traditional methods of production, participate in the creation of unique products, and purchase souvenirs to support these home industries.
Start your day with a calming yoga session led by our expert instructors. Whether you prefer the fresh morning air outside or a serene indoor setting, our yoga practice is the perfect way to nurture your mind, body, and spirit. Our classes are tailored to all levels, from beginners to experienced practitioners.
In 1755-1792, the first King of the Yogyakarta Palace decreed that Jemparingan could be studied by people outside the kingdom to cultivate the warrior spirit of the Javanese people. Under the expert guidance of archery masters, you'll learn the stories and techniques behind this timeless practice and discover a new appreciation for the rich cultural heritage of Java.
Javanese Traditional Archery
Girilayu Batik Experience
Discover the unique cultural heritage of Batik, a Javanese art form recognized by UNESCO. Experience the traditional process of making Batik Girilayu and learn about the history and philosophy of Javanese culture through the patterns used in batik. The Girilayu batik is distinguished by the use of natural dyes made from plants and other organic materials, resulting in soft and muted colors.
Cetha Temple Visit
This Hindu temple was built in the 15th century, towards the end of the Majapahit era. According to legend, the local residents around the temple, in Gumeng Village, have a close ancestral lineage with the Hindu community in Gianyar, Bali. The temple is adorned with fertility symbols and is believed to be a place for "ruwat" (cleansing from negative energy).
Sukuh Temple Visit
Situated at 1,100 meters above sea level, this Hindu temple boasts a unique architecture reminiscent of the Mayan and Incan temples found in Mexico. Legend has it that the temple was built in the 15th century as a place to "ruwat" or cleansing oneself from negative energy. The temple exudes a sense of sacredness that is palpable as one steps into its grounds.
This ancient practice harnesses the healing properties of the natural world to reduce stress levels and promote relaxation. Immerse yourself in the peaceful surroundings of Atsiri Jawa’s garden, and cultivate awareness of your body, mind, and environment. Our expert guides will help you connect with nature, providing a rejuvenating experience for both body and mind
This meditation practice harnesses the energy around us, training us to be grateful to the Creator and nature for giving us life. The goal is to purify the energy within our bodies and cultivate the ability to accept everything that happens to us - whether in the past, present or future. Join us for an enriching and enlightening experience that will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
The word "ruwat" in Javanese means to remove bad luck or negative energy. For Javanese people, ruwatan is a way to seek blessings for safety, health, peace, inner tranquility, prosperity, and happiness for oneself and one's family. This Javanese traditional ceremony has been preserved for centuries.
Find the batik pattern that corresponds to your birth date based on the Javanese calendar (weton). Canthing Candra offers guests a journey of self-discovery as they paint batik symbols based on their candra or innate personality traits. Immerse yourself in this mindful experience and connect with the rich cultural heritage of Central Java.
Special Tea Brewing
Discover the history and art of tea brewing sourced from Kemuning Tea Plantation. Situated on the western slopes of Mount Lawu, the Kemuning Tea Plantation has a rich heritage, having once been part of the Praja or Mangkunegaran Kingdom in 1757. Learn about the tea-making process while indulging in the flavors of this special drink.
Trek through forests and villages, gathering natural ingredients that grow in the wild to be transformed into a delicious meal. Experience the thrill of cooking with these fresh ingredients combined with local flavors, and enjoy your meal in the heart of nature. Connect with nature and learn about the local culture!
Embark on a journey of self-care through food. Harvest fresh ingredients straight from our garden and prepare a delicious meal with the guidance of our talented chefs. This activity blends the freshness of nature with the richness of local cuisine. Discover the health benefits of eating and cooking fresh ingredients, and nourish yourself with nutritious food as an act of self-care.
An exciting off-road expedition and experience the thrill of traversing challenging terrain on the slopes of Mount Lawu. Guests can also visit various attractions such as tea and flower plantations, pine forests, off-road routes, and waterfalls along a customizable route.
West Lawu Discovery
A series of adventures combining trekking and cycling that begins at Candi Sukuh, along the western slopes of Mount Lawu, and learn about the culture and social life of the local community. Along the way, guests will stop at several home industries for a rest and indulge in local cuisine in the village. All while gaining knowledge about one of the last legacies of the Majapahit Kingdom.
Mangkunegara Legacy Trail
Embark on a natural adventure combining trekking and cycling on the gentle slopes of Mount Lawu with the Mangkunegaran Legacy Trail. Immerse yourself in the tranquil energy of Mount Lawu while learning about the cultural heritage of Pura Mangkunegaran as we pass through villages along the way.
Outbound & Gathering
Aromatic Treasure Hunt
An exciting outdoor activity that combines team building with knowledge about aromatic plants. Led by our proficient educators, visitors will embark on a Garden Tour, followed by engaging group activities and the highlight of the program: a thrilling hunt for a variety of herbs that have many health benefits. These aromatic treasures will then be transformed into delicious and nutritious herbal drinks, suitable for all ages from 10 years old.
Grow Green Jeep Adventure
This unforgettable outdoor experience includes a Garden Tour, Aromatic Treasure Hunt, and a herbal drink workshop, followed by a delicious lunch at Rumah Atsiri Restaurant. Afterward, hop on a jeep and embark on a journey to plant reforestation seeds at the People's Forest Park (Tahura), indulge in tea education in Gambyong Village, and enjoy an off-road session in Jimber Village.