Climbing is a hobby that requires excellent stamina because this activity makes you very tired. But this does not make the climbers deterred from doing so. Because this can make them proud. Besides being able to enjoy beautiful views of the world from different angles.
For your holiday in Indonesia, especially in East Java, we have references to several mountain peaks that deserve to be climbed. Let's check!
1. Mount BromoMount Bromo is an active volcano and part of the Tengger massif, in East Java, Indonesia. At 2,329 meters (7,641 feet) it is not the highest peak of the massif, but the most famous. Large areas are one of the most visited tourist attractions in East Java, Indonesia. The volcano belongs to Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. The name Bromo comes from the Javanese pronunciation of Brahma, the Hindu god of creation.
Mount Bromo is in the middle of a plain called "Lautan Pasir" as a protected nature reserve since 1919. The typical way to visit Mt Bromo is from the nearest mountain village, Cemoro Lawang. From there it is possible to walk to the volcano in about 45 minutes, but it is also possible to take an organized jeep tour, which includes a stop in the viewpoint on Mount Penanjakan (2,770 m or 9,088 feet). The viewpoint on Mt Penanjakan can also be reached on foot in about two hours. Usually tourists go there to see the sunrise
Besides seeing the sunrise on Mount Penanjakan now you can also visit "Seruni Point". This place has just been renovated by the local government to increase tourist visits. The Seruni Point is also commonly referred to as Mount Penanjakan 2.
2. Mount SemeruMount Semeru, is an active volcano in East Java, Indonesia. It is located in the subduction zone, where the Indo-Australia plate gets under the Eurasia plate. This place its very famous because It is the highest mountain on the island of Java. This stratovolcano is also known as Mahameru, meaning 'The Great Mountain. The name derived from the Hindu-Buddhist mythical mountain of Meru or Sumeru, the abode of gods
Known also as Mahameru (The Great Mountain), it is very steep rising abruptly above the coastal plains of eastern Java. Maars containing crater lakes have formed along a line through the summit of the volcano. It was formed south of the overlapping Ajek-ajek and Jambagan calderas. Semeru lies at the south end of the Tengger Volcanic Complex precisely to the south of Mount Bromo.
3. Ranu KumboloRanu Kumbolo is not the name of a mountain, but this place is a mountain lake located in Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, East Java, Indonesia. This lake is part of the easiest route from Ranu Pani to the peak of Mahameru, namely the peak of Mount Semeru.
This place is the resting area of the climbers when going up Mount Semeru. There is also a camping area there. This place is also very beautiful, because there is a lake in front of the camping area. Sunset is one of the special features of this place because the sun will seen passing between two hills.
4. Mount IjenThe Ijen volcano complex is a group of composite volcanoes in the Banyuwangi Regency of East Java, Indonesia.
Ijen volcano has a one-kilometre-wide turquoise-coloured acidic crater lake. The lake is the site of a labour-intensive sulfur mining operation, in which sulfur-laden baskets are carried by hand from the crater floor.
The lake is recognised as the largest highly acidic crater lake in the world. It is also a source for the river Banyupahit, resulting in highly acidic and metal-enriched river water which has a significant detrimental effect on the downstream river ecosystem.
Many other post-caldera cones and craters are located within the caldera or along its rim. The largest concentration of post-caldera cones run east-west across the southern side of the caldera. The active crater at Kawah Ijen has a diameter of 722 metres (2,369 ft) and a surface area of 0.41 square kilometres (0.16 sq mi). It is 200 metres (660 ft) deep and has a volume of 36 cubic hectometres (29,000 acre⋅ft).
In addition to miners there is also a blue fire phenomenon which is a mainstay of Ijen crater tourist attractions. Since National Geographic mentioned the electric-blue flame of Ijen, tourist numbers increased. The phenomenon has occurred for a long time, but beforehand there was no midnight hiking. A two-hour hike is required to reach the rim of the crater, followed by a 45-minute hike down to the bank of the crater. The blue fire is ignited sulfuric gas, which emerges from cracks at temperatures up to 600 °C (1,112 °F).
The flames can be up to five meters (16 feet) high; some of the gas condenses to liquid and is still ignited. It is the largest blue flame area in the world and local people refer to it as 'Blue Fire'
5. Mount Arjuno-WelirangArjuno-Welirang is a stratovolcano in the province of East Java on Java, Indonesia. It is a twin volcano, with the 'twins' being Arjuno and Welirang. There is at least one other stratovolcano in the area, and there are around 10 pyroclastic cones nearby. They are located in a 6 km line between Arjuno and Welirang. The Arjuno-Welirang volcanic complex itself lies in the older two volcanoes, Mount Ringgit to the east and Mount Linting to the south.
The name Arjuno is Javanese rendition of Arjuna, a hero in Mahabharata epic, while Welirang is Javanese word for sulfur. Mount Arjuno-Welirang is an alternative for climbers when Mount Semeru is closed due to bad weather
That is information about mountain references in East Java that you must climb when visiting Indonesia. Hopefully it can be useful for you. For information about the Bromo tour package, please contact us.
Other Mt Bromo Tour Package Option :
- Bromo Honeymoon Tour Package
- Bromo Valentine Day Tour Package
- Bromo New Year and Christmast
- Bromo Yadnya Kasada Tour Package
- Bromo Papuma Sunrise Tour Package
- Bromo Tumpak Sewu Tour Package