KARANG COPONG TREKKING PATH
OUR WONDER AND FULL OF LIFE BACKYARD
Peucang Island is covered by dense tropical rain forests. Guests have the opportunity to enjoy its wonder by walking on the trekking path that divides Peucang Island from the Southeast to the Northwest. Starting from your room at NIKKI Peucang Resort, the end of this path is a beautiful coral beach called Karang Copong. Therefore this path is named Karang Copong trekking path.
The length of this path is about 3 km with a width of 1 m. By a leisurely walk, the average visitor takes this route for 1 hour. Almost along the path is a flat surface. There is only one easy incline at the endpoint. So, if you are keen you can wear sandals and skirt throughout the trip.
The Kiara tree or the strangler figs is a authentic plant that you can easily find along this trekking path.
Kiara trees live by cling to other plants. Its life began with seeds carried by birds or monkeys so that they fall on the top of the host tree. After germination, the tree which has the Latin name Ficus annulata, send down prop roots as tendrils into the ground, wrapped tightly around its host stem. When its tendrils have reached the ground, it ready to be independent trees while continuing to suck the host until it rots and dies.
There is a very large Kiara Tree on Peucang Island. Its width is estimated to reach 20m. It belived to be hundreds of years old and be the only tree that survived the brunt of the tsunami in 1883.
DO YOU HEAR THE BIRD SING?
Hundreds of bird species live naturally in Ujung Kulon National Park. But no need to scour the massive natural reserve, as the one of the best bird watching is concentrated in Peucang Island.
Hornbill (Buceros rhinoceros), green peacock (Pavo munticus), collared kingfisher (Todirhamphus chloris), spotted dove (Streptopelia chinensis) are some of birds that are easily found or hear when you cross this Karang Copong trekking path calmly.
Do you know what bird sounds are heard in the video? It was call of the hornbill.
MEET THE STAGS
During the mating season, which is between August – November, lot’s of stag will be out of the forest and come to the shore or meadow where the female deer dwells. The stag will barking and fighting to attract the females. But before or after the mating season is over, stags are normally hide in the forest with their elegance horn.
OTHER UNIQUE CREATURES
Hundreds of long-tailed monkeys, deer, and wild boar breed and live safely in Peucang Island. The monitor lizards are also often seen walking cautiously even though no one is threatening. The animal which loves to life on the shore, no longer be afraid of human presence. But which are stay inside the jungle, they choose to run when saw you walking on the path.
WHATS IN KARANG COPONG?
Karang Copong means hollow coral. In this place there is a coral cliff with a hole in the middle due to eroded currents. When the water rises, the cliffs are separated from Peucang Island. But during low tide, stretch of coral that connects Peucang Island with coral cliffs is visible. Here you can try catching big fish by casting or just enjoying the sunset, since this place is one of the best locations to enjoy sun goes down on Peucang Island.