15 October 2016, we started a-121km riding tour for Baduy heritage (Kanekes), a traditional jungle Sundanese community living in the southeastern part of the Indonesian province of Banten. Their population of 11,700 is centered in the Kendeng mountains at an elevation of 300–500 meters (975′-1,625′) above sea level. Their homeland in Banten, Java is contained in just 50 km2 (19 sq mi) of hilly forest area.
We arrived at Ciboleger around afternoon , and stayed overnight at Baduy Luar. The Baduy are divided into two sub-groups; the Baduy Dalam (Inner Baduy), and the Baduy Luar (Outer Baduy). No foreigners were allowed to meet the Inner Baduy, though the Outer Baduy do foster some limited contacts with the outside world.
16 October 2016.
Most of the bikers were back to jakarta after arriving at Ciboleger, leaving us of 12 persons ready for trekking inside the Baduy Dalam jungle the day after. We stayed overnight at Kajebo village, an entry village to Baduy Dalam. A village where Baduy Luar live with no electricity and lack of modern living things. Mobile phone still has some weak signals. But, what the use of it if without electricity to recharge the battery. We have to reduce it usage so that we can use it to take pictures around the way to Baduy Dalam. We were reminded by our guide that no electronic gadges and camera are allowed to be be used inside Baduy Dalam areas.
Pictures in this album were taken during the ride and trekking along the Baduy Luar areas. We all followed and respected the rules and kept the tradition by not taking any pictures in Baduy Dalam villages.