MOUNT SEMERU BROMO AND KAWAH IJEN
Duration : 6 Days
Start / Finish : Surabaya / bali
Grade : Moderate
Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park is the only conservation area in Indonesia that has a sand 'sea'. This unique feature covers a total area of 5,250 hectares at an altitude of about 2,100 m asl.
Beneath the sand sea, seven eruption centres have been found along two intersecting lines, one from east to west and the other from northeast to southwest. From this northeast-southwest line emerged Mt. Bromo, an active volcano which intermittently emits smoke and ash, and is an ever-present threat to the lives of some 3,500 people living below.
The crater of Mt. Bromo has a diameter of about 800 metres from north to south and 600 metres from east to west. Most of the area within a radius of 4 km from the crater centre is considered hazardous.
The Tenggerese people that live around the Park are indigenous to the area and adhere to ancient Hindu beliefs. According to legend, the ancestors of the tribe were members of the Majapahit kingdom who went into exile. Strangely, despite being aware of the potential dangers of Mt. Bromo, the local people seem unafraid. The same goes for the visitors who come to the Park in great numbers, particularly around the time of the "Upacara Kasodo". The Upacara Kasodo (Kasodo Ceremony) is held every year (December/January) at the full moon. Through this ceremony, the Tenggerese invoke the blessings of the deities to ensure an abundant harvest, to be spared from calamity and to be cured of various diseases. To earn such blessings, they climb down the sides of the crater to catch the offerings thrown into the crater by other members of the community above. The scramble for possession of the 'sacrifices' is at once a gripping, but terrifying sight: it is not uncommon for some of the participants to tumble down to the crater's floor.
The Ijen volcano complex is a group of stratovolcanoes, in East Java, Indonesia. It is inside a larger caldera Ijen, which is about 20 kilometers wide. The Gunung Merapi stratovolcano (not to be confused with Central Java's Gunung Merapi) is the highest point of that complex.
West of Gunung Merapi is the Ijen volcano, which has a one-kilometer-wide turquoise-colored acid crater lake. The lake is the site of a labor-intensive sulfur mining operation, in which sulfur-laden baskets are carried by hand from the crater floor. Many other post-caldera cones and craters are located within the caldera or along its rim. The largest concentration of post-caldera cones forms an E-W-trending zone across the southern side of the caldera. The active crater at Kawah Ijen has an equivalent radius of 361 meters, a surface of 41 × 106 square meters. It is 200 meters deep and has a volume of 36 × 106 cubic meters.
By Day Itinerary Program
Day 01 Surabaya – Malang City (B)
I will Pick up at Juanda Airport then from Surabaya we will drive Drive to Malang with air conditioning vehicle take 3,5 hours, we will overnight in Overnight in Malang City or in Tumpang Village
Day 02 Malang - Tumpang – Ranupane- Kalimati Camp (B,L,D)
In The Morning after simple breakfast at Waroeng, we drive to Ranupane Village and starting to trekking take 6-8 hours to Kalimati Camp or Arcapada camp before sun down. We will hike in good pace while enjoying view of Mt Argopuro. Sometime you will spot the big smoke erupted from Mt Semeru in every 20 minutes or so. Hopefully all the member will arrive in Ranu Kumbolo in afternoon, then having lunch and short break.
Our journey continue to Kalimati (Dead River) with passing vast field of savannah just about the feet of Mt Semeru. Here you will stay in a camp, having resting to prepare summit attack in the midnight. As the climbing will take tool of energy we suggest you to have a good sleep.
Day 03 Semeru Summit – Ranu Kumbolo Lakes (B,L,D)
In the dark you will start climbing on rough ground, steep hike about an hour to Arcapada. You have to be careful due the landslide common happen in these area, so make sure that you have a strong torch to light your path. The route to the summit quite straightforward, in the sandy loose ground will again test your stamina. Prepare to slide down when you try to go up. Having trekking poles will be valuable to help you balances with the movement. Most people reach the summit about 3 hours, but it depends on everybody’s ability to keep going. It’s been advised by National Park to decent the summit before mid day due the gas produces by continuing smokes of Mt Semeru.
Reaching the summit (Mahameru) you will enjoy the view of the major part of East Java. You will stand in the highest mountain in Java. You have to see the small-scale eruption every 20 minutes full of smokes and stones. So enjoy your achievement today, you’ve deserved it but mind do not too close to the crater as the Mt Semeru is an active volcano.
Then we descend from summit back to Kalimati (camp) to have breakfast and to rest for a long morning trek. After breakfast we will continue to Ranu Kumbolo and stay here to enjoy view of beautiful lake. Don’t miss a change to see sunrise by the lake of Ranu Kumbolo.
Day 04 Ranu Kunbolo - Ranu Pane – Cemoro Lawang (B,L)
After breakfast you will back trekking to Ranu Pane village using different router via Mount Ayek-ayek the foot of Mount Semeru. We’ll Arrived in Ranu Pane you need to rest before another trip to Mt Bromo. After lunch at porter house Drive to cemoro lawang by jeep cross savanna Then check in Hotel Cemara Indah/Lava View in Cemoro lawang.
Day 05 Pananjakan – Mount Bromo – Sempol (B,D)
Early morning we will take you to see the spectacular sunrise from Mt Penanjakan with 4WD jeep. You will enjoy the magnificent view of Mt Semeru and Mt Bromo from the summit of Mt Penanjakan.Then we will drive you through vast of sandy area (lautan pasir = ocean of sands) across to go to summit of Mt Bromo. It is a concrete well mark steps to the edges of great crater. From here you can see the ocean beach and viewing the Hindu’s temple held by Tengger Tribe from Bromo. Then we will drive to Sempol Village
From Sempol village where we stay overnight we are going to trekking to Pal Tuding and Ijen Crater. After Check in we will visit waterfall and hot spring water near Ijen. overnight at Catimor Home stay – Blawan.
Day 06 Mount Ijen Crater – Surabaya/Ketapang (B)
Early in the morning, well before sunrise, we drive a short way to the start of the trail that leads up to the active beautiful crater of Kawah Ijen volcano (about 1 hr climbing) with its famous blue acid lake (which is the most acid in the world!) and the hot, partly liquid sulphur deposits. The fumaroles are so hot that sulphur comes out as green vapor. After plenty of observation time, we leave the Ijen Plateau and drive to Surabaya or Ketapang Harbour to Bali . End Trip, next destination
Price : Contact Us
Price includes of:
- Private Land Transportation with AC and Jeep 4WD/Truck
- Ticket and Insurance Permit Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park
- Porters Team
- Tent and Sleeping Bag
- Accommodation in Pelangi Hotel***
- Accommodation in Cemara Indah Hotel/ Lava View standard room
- Accomodation in Catimor Homestay Blawan
- English Speaking Guides
- Meal with BLD Condition
Price excludes of:
- Air Fare and Airport Tax
- Personal Travel Insurance
- Additional Food, Soft drink, Refreshment
- Personal Expenses
- Tips, Phone, etc
WHAT TO BRING
- Comfortable trekking shoes
- Sleeping Bag
- Windbreaker / jacket, sweater, gloves, ear cover
- Flesh light
- Sun block lotion
- Insect repellent
- Cameras / video camera, binocular
- Personal toiletries
- Personal medicines
- Rain coat
- Sun Block.
- Personal medicine.
- Sun glasses.
- Camera / video (keep it safe from water)
All itineraries are subject to change without prior notice.