Climb Mt. Semeru & Mt. Bromo - 5 days / 4 nights

An expedition to the summit of the highest mountain and volcano on Java - East Java, IndonesiaIn a few days you can climb the highest mountain of Java; the Semeru with a height of 3676 m, and visit the awesome area of Bromo; the ancient caldera with the Sea of Sand and savanna.

Last updated: 19 May 2017

  Landscape on your way to the summit of Mt. Semeru - East Java, Indonesia
  Mountain and active volcano Semeru - East Java, Indonesia
  Lake Ranu Kumbolo, on your way to the summit of Mt. Semeru - East Java, Indonesia
  Almost at the summit of Mt. Semeru at 3,6776 meters - East Java, Indonesia
  Another angle at Mt. Bromo and its surroundings - East Java, Indonesia
  The crater rim of Mt. Bromo - East Java, Indonesia
  Horse men in the area of Mt. Bromo - East Java, Indonesia
  The stairs to the crater of the active volcano Bromo - East Java, Indonesia

Day 1: Surabaya – Malang

You will be picked up either at Surabaya's International Airport Juanda or at your hotel in Surabaya. Together we drive to Malang where you are free to do as you please during the rest of the day.

Day 2: Malang – Ranu Pani village – Kumbolo lake – Kalimati camp

Early morning a Jeep will bring you in 3 hours to the village Ranu Pani. Just after breakfast your hike will start through the tropical rain forest of Mt. Semeru to lake Ranu Kumbolo. It will take maybe 3 to 4 hours. Here you will have a break and lunch. After lunch it is another 3 to 4 hours to Kalimati camp. Upon arrival the team of guide and porters will prepare your dinner while you relax and enjoy the surroundings.

Day 3: Summit Mt. Semeru – lake Ranu Kumbolo

Early morning... wake up! You climb to the summit of Mt. Semeru at a height of 3676 m. It is just a 2,5 hours walk, but heavy. You can watch the sunrise if you arrive early. Take your pictures, have a rest and just enjoy. Before you know it, you are back in your base camp for breakfast. After breakfast you will have to trek back to Kumbolo lake. Here you will spend another night, and you might appreciate the beauty of the surroundings.

Day 4: Kumbolo lake – Ranu Pane village – Cemara Lawang village

In the morning and after breakfast, you return to Ranu Pane village. It will only take 2 to 3 hours to arrive. Just after lunch a Jeep or truck will bring you to Cemara Lawang, a village overlooking the area of Mt. Bromo. To reach the village you will cross the savanna and black volcanic ashen Sea of Sand in the ancient caldera. The caldera has a width of 10 km. Impressively border by towering cliffs.

Day 5: Cemara Lawang – Bromo sunrise tour – Malang

At 03:30 you will be heading to mount Pananjakan, one of the highest viewpoints north of mount Bromo. It is a 40 min drive by Jeep.
Wait for the sun to rise. As you are close to the equator the process is rather fast. The endless area is opening up, giving away its secrets. Weather conditions order the colors and the views.
Drive with your Jeep through the black volcanic Sea of Sand to get near mount Bromo. The Jeep parks near mount Bromo. Hike in 45 min to the top of this active volcano.
When back at the Jeep, you will return to your hotel in Cemara Lawang to have breakfast.
Have a shower, pack your bags and check out. You will return to Malang.

Time table

three hours
06:00 - 09:00
10:00 - 13:00
14:00 - 16:00
01:00 - 02:00
02:00 - 06:00
07:00 - 09:00
12:00 - 14:00
10:00 - 13:00
14:00 - 16:00
03:00 - 03:40
06:00 - 06:30
10:00 - 10:30
12:00 - 15:30
Surabaya - Malang
Malang - Tumpang - Ranu Pane
Ranu Pane - Ranu Gumbolo
Ranu Gumbolo - Kalimati camp
Kalimati camp - Arcopodo camp
Arcopodo camp - Summit
Summit - Kalimati camp
Kalimati camp - Kumbolo lake
Ranu Kumbolo - Ranu Pane
Ranu Pane - Cemara Lawang
Free / Explore
Mt. Pananjakan
Mt. Pananjakan - Mt. Bromo
Mt. Bromo - Cemara Lawang
Cemara Lawang - Malang
2300 m
2400 m
2700 m
2900 m
3676 m
9,5 km
4,9 km
Pr. Transport
Jeep 4x4
On foot
On foot
On foot
On foot
On foot
On foot
On foot
Jeep 4x4
Jeep 4x4
Jeep 4x4
Jeep 4x4
Jeep 4x4


Price: Climbing mount Semeru and hiking mount Bromo

Please contact us if you need any information, if you have questions or would like to make reservations or book a tour.
You can also contact Mr. Agus via WhatsApp: +62.85.334.044.000

Price includes:
♠ Private transport with air conditioning
♠ Private 4WD transport where needed
♠ Entrance fee Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park for all the days your are in the park
♠ Trekking permit to the top of mount Semeru
♠ A team of porters
♠ Tent and sleeping bag
♠ Accommodation in Malang
♠ Accommodation in Cemara Lawang (Hotel Café Lava or Bromo Permai - standard room)
♠ English speaking guide
♠ Meals: 4x breakfast, 2x lunch, 2x dinner

  Price excludes:
♠ Travel insurance
♠ Additional meals and drinks
♠ Refreshments
♠ Personal expenses
♠ Tips


What to bring:Camping on the way to the summit of Mt. Semeru

♣ Windbreaker / jacket, rain coat, sweater, gloves, earmuffs
♣ Sun block, sun glasses
♣ Personal medicines, toiletries
♣ Insect repellent