Glamping at Gunung Pancar

Have you ever got sick of being a mall-rat, jumping from one mall to another during the weekends? Getting trapped in a heavy traffic jam and being surrounded by heaps of crowds in the mainstream routines by most of Jakartans? For an introvert like me, it’s surely far away from any comfort. Many times I got bored and sick, to the point I prefer spending my weekends at home, doing something that I enjoy the most.

Luckily, I have this bunch of people who felt the same way and wanted any other alternatives to spend our weekend in a fun way. We decided to go Glamping at Gunung Pancar Sentul.

Honestly, I had never heard anything about Gunung Pancar before, until one of my friend told me about Glamping, which stands for Glamorous Camping, which can be one of the alternative if we want a different weekend activity. We did research and found one of the nearest location to do Glamping, which is at Gunung Pancar Sentul.

So, what does glamorous camping here mean? Basically, it’s the same as the common camping activity: spending a night outdoor surrounded with nature, only with a tent which has been prepared in advance, so that you don’t need to bother yourself to bring your own equipment and build your own tent. The ‘glamour’ thing here is probably the tent which is completed with beds (surprisingly, it was comfortable enough), light-bulb, electric fan, and electric plugs to charge your devices. The only thing you need to bring is your own personal stuffs like clothes, devices, and snacks.


Courtesy: Gunung Pancar

The first thing we did right after we arrived at the location (at around 5PM) even before unpacking our stuffs was… taking pictures! We were just too excited for first time seeing our surroundings. After that, we spent our time by having dinner that has been provided by the committee and doing the highly anticipated activity in every camp: BBQ Party!

(Please note that the committee only provided the BBQ Grill, so we have to bring our own foods for the BBQ. We chose sausages and marshmallows.)

It was a well-spent night. We had a lot of fun having chats and conversations that we haven’t had in a while, playing games, and singing songs (it’s mandatory to bring your guitar in every camp!). Sometimes, what we need to have a quality time with our precious friends or family is by getting out from the routines and having a completely different ambiance and surroundings that can make us feel closer and warmer. Trust me, it works. 🙂


In the next morning, we woke up early and went for a short-trekking. The trip was supposed to be ended in 30 mins, but we spent more than 1 hour walking around the forest until we came back to our tent. Why? Again, it was because we are busy taking pictures! Lol. What a truly millennial we are (indeed). However, we didn’t regret a single thing because our surroundings was just pretty amazing which you wouldn’t find once in a while, and it was able to refresh our body and mind from the tiring routines we had in Jakarta.


It was totally fun and worth to try once in a while, if you want a great and different way to spend your weekend with your friends or family. In the end, the most important thing is not about where we go or what we do in the trip, yet it’s always about with whom you spend your day with. As for me, things never go wrong with this bunch.

PS: All photos are personal archive, unless otherwise stated. Thanks to Ratih with her awesome cameras we were able to capture all of these amazing pics! 🙂

You can find more information about Glamping at Gunung Pancar here.

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"Perhaps, then, this was what travelling was, an exploration of the deserts of my mind rather than of those surrounding me?" - Claude Levi-Strauss

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