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Mahameru the Second Visit

On 26 May 2017, I revisit the magnificent Mahameru, the Semeru summit 3676 altm. This time I travelled with my son, Danny Sutradewa with his friends #semeru21. A repeat makes you easy, and I believe that to win requires a high talent, but to repeat you must need a strong character.

Below some of the photos to share our happiness. More photos, please visit my FB and IG @sumansutra

Semeru, East Java 26 May 2017


Nepal 17 – 24 Apr 2017

After visiting Bhutan, 5 of our Bhutan group tour continuing the trip to Nepal. It was only an hour fly from Paro to Kathmandu. Kathmandu, contrary  to Paro in Bhutan, is very much polluted by road dust and vehicles, everyone must wear a mask walking in Kathmandu main street as a result of the road expansion.

On the following day we left Kathmandu to Pokhara, a city on Phewa Lake, in central Nepal, known as a gateway to the Annapurna Circuit, a popular trail in Himalayas and Poon Hill sunrise. It takes only half an hour fly above mountaneous area of Himalayas.

Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill trek took us 10 hours trekking from the nearest village where we stayed overnight. The sunrise at the top of Poon Hill swiped away our yesterday exhausted 10 hours walk. The ice capped annapurna mountains created a golden showered by morning sunrise, really paid off our yesterday.

More photos in my Facebook album.

Bhutan Tiger Nest

Bhutan 13 – 17 April 2017

We, 9 vegans travelling to Bhutan, a country known for the happiest country in the world (based on GNH Gross National Happiness index), a carbon minus country due to its green environment, and a country purely adapting Buddhism’s ahimsa of no killing for animal and no fishing. Furthermore, smoking is also prohibited in the country. We were lucky be able to visit the country with final destination, climbing up to Tiger Nest, a monestry legendary created by superpower of Guru Padma Sambhawa. Some of the interesting photos are shared hereby

Wish to visit again Bhutan in the future

More pictures in my Facebook

Trekking 16th Jan Tebing Keraton and Goa Belanda to Curug Omas,  Maribaya, Bandung, West Java

Check out my walk on Strava:

My ride summary 2016

My ride,  run and swim summary 2016 by Veloviewer


Dhammapada. Chapter 8, Verse 104. “Victory Over Oneself is Unequalled”

“Greater the conquest of oneself than subjugating others, that one who’s always self-restrained, that one who’s tamed of self”

Self-conquest is greater than the conquest of others. The victory of one who conquers himself cannot be turned into defeat. he remains a self controlled individual who lives ever disciplined.

GoTour de Baduy

​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.

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