This increasingly-popular Ribu is the highest peak on the island of Seram and is part of the Manusuela National Park. Climbing Mt Binaiya 3,027 is probably one of the most exciting, challenging and rewarding mountain climbing expeditions in Indonesia. Yes, it’s going to be tough, exhausting and it may stretch your endurance beyond what you thought possible. It took almost 4 days of 7 to 8 hours trekking to get to the peak and another 2 days to come down from the mountain. This is a hard and strenuous trek.
Seram Island’s Manusela National Park, which is known for its high number of endemic birds and mammal species, is also the last stronghold of several critically endangered animals and plants. During six days of trekking in the national park, you will hike through pristine forest, cross crystal clear rivers and pass through several different types of vegetation, including a montane zone, which occupies almost one third of the park. Manusela’s plant life is fascinating, with mossy cloud forest extending upwards from 1,500 m and wind-stunted trees often covered with moss. The opportunity to experience the unique Spice Islands over the Binaiya mountain trail is indeed stunning and it is absolutely worth the blisters and risks. So be prepare for an epic adventure that you won’t forget!
Kanikeh, Central Maluku Regency, Maluku, Indonesia