Your basecamp for climbing Mt. Salak.
Mt. Salak is famous for its seven peaks, and is accessible for strenuous hiking from Vila Botani as well as from other faces.

The northernmost peak, above Vila Botani, has several names. It is commonly known as Peak 6 but a sign calls it the Mossa Peak (Pasir Rawa is another name). It is relatively accessible from Vila Botani and in clear weather provides a splendid view of the main summits to the south. In fact, the view to the south from Peak 6 is superior to that from several other summits that, while higher, are so covered in trees as to provide no broad vistas. There may or may not be a view of Mt. Pangrango to the east. You are urged to start from Vila Botani by 4:00 or 4:30 a.m. so as to cover part of the distance the part that is less challenging in the dark. This will increase your odds of reaching Peak 6 while clear views are still available, before clouds move in. A very fit hiker once reached this Peak in 2.5 hours from Vila Botani, but the average hiker may need 4 hours or more. The altitude on Peak 6 is not yet documented but may be about 2000m.

From Peak 6 you may descend to the right to Sukamantri, a campground on the northeast face of Mt. Salak (lying a short walk to the northwest from Vila Botani). You may also begin a traverse along the string of peaks that soar above the Ciapus canyon to your right. You will first arrive at Peak 4 (2020m). This Peak provides an exit to the left on the east face, descending to a livestock research station known as Embryo. You may continue the ridgeline traverse further south to Peak 5, also known as the Impessa Peak (2060m), then to Peak 3 (2086m), with cliffs said to lie on both sides of the traverse trails. A bit of flat space is available for camping on these summits, which can all be reached on a day trip with time left over for descent to Vila Botani or to Embryo.

Climb to Peak 6, cross to Peak 4, then descend to the Embryo research station, for a strenuous all-day circuit hike. Vila Botani can provide you with a guide to explore these northern summits and help arrange a permit from the National Park.