Fly to Malang, then hike Mt. Semeru & Mt. Bromo - 4 days / 3 nights
Lets visit Java's highest: Mt. Semeru with 3676 m. And, it is an active volcano. Just north you will find another natural phenomenon called Bromo. You can do it, why not??!!
Last updated: 6 July 2017
Day 1: Bali flight to Malang - rest and prepare for next early morning
Your flight from Denpasar arrives at 14.00 in Malang. You will be picked up and brought to your hotel in Malang. Get ready for an early morning departure.
Day 2: Malang - Tumpang - Ranu Pane village - Kalimati camp (2,700 m)
At 05.00 in the morning a 4x4 Jeep will drive to the village Ranu Pane at 2100 m. After preparing you will depart to Kalimati camp at 2700 m. Depending on you speed it takes between 6 and 8 hours. Hiking in a relaxed pace makes it possible to enjoy the views. Sometimes you might spot smoke erupting from Mt. Semeru. You will have a small break with lunch and coffee or tea at Kumbolo lake, before you continue to Kalimati camp.
At Kalimati camp you will spend the night in a tent. Dinner will be prepared, while you relax and get some rest.
Day 3: Kalimati camp - Summit Mt. Semeru (3676 m) - Ranu Pane - Cemara Lawang
It is still dark when you start climbing on rough terrain. It takes about an hour to get to Arcapada camp. Then it is a straightforward route. Sandy and rocky loose ground will test your stamina. Prepare to slide down when you try to go up. Most people reach the summit in about 3 hours, but it depends on your ability to keep going. After reaching the summit (Mahameru), enjoy the view from the highest mountain in Java. Every twenty minutes you can see a small-scale eruption of smoke and stones. Enjoy your achievement of today.
The National Park's board advises to decent before noon due to gas and smoke production by Semeru volcano.
After getting back at camp Kalimati, breakfast will be prepared. Have some rest after this long, beautiful and exhausting but extraordinary morning. After breakfast, you return to Ranu Pane village via Mt. Ayek-Ayek.
After lunch, you will cross the savanna that surrounds Mt. Bromo. You will be dropped in Cemara Lawang village, where you spend the night in hotel overlooking the Bromo area.
Day 4: Mt. Pananjakan sunrise - Mt. Bromo - Surabaya or Malang
At 03:00 in the morning you will be picked up by 4x4 Jeep to bring you to Mt. Pananjakan. Here you will see (depending on the weather conditions) the sun rise beautifully over the caldera of Mt. Bromo with Mt. Semeru in the background. This magnificent view, will be printed in your memory.
After sunrise, you will descend to the Sea of Sand, and cross it to get near to the crater of Mt. Bromo. It will be a 45 minutes walk to see the landscape from the crater rim. Once back at your 4WD, you will be brought back to your hotel. After breakfast you can be dropped in either Surabaya or Malang.
What to bring for you hike to the summit of Mt. Semeru
Windbreaker or jacket, sweater, gloves, ear muffs, head lamp or torch, sun block, insect repellent, (video) camera, binocular, personal toiletries, personal medicines, rain coat, sun glasses.
Price - tour Mt. Semeru and Mt. Bromo
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