Trekking To East Java Volcano

Mount Semeru, Mount Bromo, and Ijen Crater

Trip Highlights

  • Mount Semeru
  • Mount Bromo
  • Amazing Sunrise
  • Ijen Crater
  • Ranu Pane
  • Charming Panorama as you ascent and descent Those Volcano

Descriptions

The Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park covers a massive area of 800 square km in the center of East Java. For anyone with an interest in volcanoes, a visit to the park is a must. This is the largest volcanic region in the province. Visit the park and see the plumes of smoke coming from Mt Semeru, an active volcano which rises 3,676 meters above sea level. Experience the remarkable Tengger Caldera, Java’s largest, with its 10 km barren desert-like sea of sand. Within the caldera rise the deeply fissures volcanic cones of Batok and Bromo, the latter is still active with a cavernous crater from which smoke blows skyward. Temperatures at the top of Mt Bromo range about 5-18 degrees Celsius. To the south of the park is a rolling upland plateau dissected by valleys and dotted with several small scenic lakes, extending to the foot of Mt Semeru.

We’ve designed an Trekking package for real trekker (advanced / Pro), The participants must be at good condition level of fitness and have several mountain climbing experience. This program not recommended for beginer. This Trek program start in Surabaya International Airport end in Surabaya International Airport.  This Package can taking 6 days trip.

The trip package are fully organized combination of adventure, leisure, ecotourism, and safety. We organized the trekking trip for individual and at small group maximum of 10 persons to maximize service and safety for all participants, also we provide you comfortable trekking gears for your convenience trekking trip.

Trek Preparation
We highly recommended you to have an travel insurance and exercise before the trip start, at least you do walk 5 kilometers in a day at home, or joint with the fitness center at your home.

Guide & Porters
We hire only professional mountain guide and porters from the nearest villages in the area of National Park who has pass the guiding and handling test and hold a valid guide license. Adventure Lombok Tour is keen to develop the Eco Tourism Concept, giving as much as benefit to the local community to improve their standard of living.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Upon arrival at Juanda airport Surabaya our local staff will greet and meet you then proceed to Mount Bromo area on a private coach. en routing rural settlement and hilly road with green coloring of paddy field along the way will make your eyes fresh. Check in the hotel located at the last village, which it is facing to smokes Bromo crater.

Day 2: Morning call at 3 am then the participant(s) will be escorted to Pananjakan/view point 2724 asl by 4wd Jeep, having coffee break at local food stall then we’ll see the sunrise (if the weather is possibly) and also the fantastic view of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. Red – Yellow silhouette drift on slowly from zero point eastern of mountain range. Beautiful landscape of Semeru – Bromo caldera valley will absolutely spoiling your eyes.

This day will be free for you to relax and explore this magnificent national park. You have the option of joining your guide for an easy walk or driving with 4x4(ca. 1hrs round trip) from the view point of Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park (its last eruptions were in Nov. 2000 and June 2004). You have the choice of climbing the mountain and into the crater if you wish – depending on its activity level. Tens of thousands of Indonesian and foreign tourist make this climb every year.

Day 3: Today we get up early with our backpacks already packed. After a hot coffee or tea and a lights breakfast, equipped with only the necessary gear for 3 days trekking (you can leave the rest of your gear at the hotel) off-road jeeps are waiting to take you to the beginning of the trail to Mt Semeru. With the spectacular light of sunrise, we cross the table-like flat bottom of the caldera, pass by Bromo volcano, and climb the opposite rim of the steep caldera. From here we have a first view onto the ash-belching volcano Semeru.

After a short time we reach a small village at the start of the trail, where a hearty breakfast awaits you in a simple restaurant. In the meanwhile, porters will take care of our food and equipment and start going first. With only water, snacks and cameras in our backpacks, we start our first long trekking day. The path is in most parts easy to walk and goes through thick bushes and rain forests, that finally thin out, until the volcanic wilderness at the base of the steep summit cone is reached. Including stops and walking at normal pace, it will take us about 8-10 hrs to reach the base camp at about 2760m elevation (Kali mati). A delicious warm BBQ dinner at the campsite will restore our energy for the next day. (Your guide is a master of the Swiss dish: raclette).

Day 4: Taking a hot tea or coffee, then we start well before sunrise on the final, but demanding climb up the very steep, loose slope of Semeru. As it gets light, the stunning spectacle of the volcano’s eruptions (gas emissions) comes slowly into view.

Finally, we will stand on Java’s highest peak with incredible views over Java and Bali, with many other volcanic peaks around and below us. In the near distance we can see Semeru volcano’s crater throwing out its curling plumes of ash. This is a highlight in the true sense of the word, and it will remain as a vivid picture of our trip. Caution must, however, be exercised while we are on the summit plateau – an approach to the proper crater rim is off-limits – people have died there! After some time spent on or near the summit plateau, we head back to our second camp, near a lake, where we can relax.

Day 5: We hike back to Ranu Pani, where we will have lunch; afterwards, Our mini bus will bring us back to the village of Senduro, crossing the rain forest and villages with rice terrace field view of the long the way to the Lava dam of Semeru volcano. we will return to our next destination to Ijen plateau.

After a late breakfast back at the hotel, we leave the area by minibus, driving through beautiful scenery until we reach the Ijen Plateau by afternoon. Here, we spend the night in the middle of a large coffee plantation, in a charming, old-fashioned hotel (middle class, built by the Dutch colonialists as the headquarters of the coffee plantations). Before we have our dinner in the colonial-style dining room of the hotel, we can take a bath in natural hot springs: this is guaranteed to be an unforgettable, and very relaxing experience – imagine the warm spring waters, the sounds of forest, the fading light of day and starlight in the wonderful surrounds of the plantation.

Before retiring for the night, you will receive a professional standard of briefing about the following day’s excursion to the Ijen volcano – its activity levels and hazards.

PS: The hotel owners will not miss the opportunity to sell you the plantation’s excellent Javanese coffee (a 250 gr pack costs around 2,5 EUR): this is your chance to bring home original “volcano coffee”, with the label of the Ijen volcano plantations !)

Day 6: 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 (the most acidic in the world!) and the hot, partly liquid sulphur deposits.

The fumaroles are so hot that sulphur comes out as green vapor. The vapor is collected by large pipes, through which the vapor condenses, and at the exit you see red rivulets of liquid sulfur, which then freeze to solid deposits. These deposits are quarried, in order to obtain huge blocks of pure sulphur. Ijen’s sulphur deposits are infamous for the local workers who quarry the sulphur with primitive, health-devastating methods,- an incredibly difficult job.

Gas-masks are provided for your visit to the crater. After plenty of exploration time, we leave the Ijen Plateau transfer to Surabaya airport or other destinations trip conclude.

What to Carry During The Trekking
  • Backpack /day backpack
  • Rain clothes
  • Long pants, shorts
  • T-shirts, shirts
  • Underwear, socks
  • Comfortable trekking boots, good socks for the trekking.
  • Sunscreen, hat to protect from the sun
  • Personal medicine
  • Swimsuit
  • Passport
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Camera
What’s Included
  • Medical Kit
  • Comfortable Well located Camping area
  • Expert Bilingual Local Guide and porter
  • Entrance fee USD 17 / person / Day
  • Meals as stated on the Trip Itinerary
  • Private air conditioned vehicle
  • Tents, Air bed / Sleeping mats, sleeping bags, cooking equipment while camping.
  • Comfortable Accommodation

What’s not Included

  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, postage, alcoholic beverages, etc
  • Meals before and after trek
  • Domestic and international flights
  • Additional transport required due to any emergency situation
  • Visa fee
  • Departure Taxes
  • Tips and Gratitude