Mount Semeru and Mount Welirang Volcano Trekking

Review :
Mt Welirang, with elevation 3156m, location in east Java, with coordinate …. with also have 3 summit, Mt Kembar 1, Mt Kembar 2 and Mt Arjuno with elevation 3339m all of this volcano type is Stratovolcano. With 3 summit is active Volcanoes with little bit smoke and smells of sulfur.

Mt Semeru with elevation 3676 m, is one of most super active volcano in Java, and also the highest peak of Java island

Grade = Moderate – Challenging
Duration = 07 Days

By Day Itinerary:
Day 01 Surabaya – Malang City – Tumpang (D)
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 Tumpang Village – Homestay / Malang (will following your flight arrival)

Day 02 Malang – Tumpang – Ranupane- Kalimati Camp (B,L,D)
In The Morning after breakfast, 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.
note: on 2010 frequency of eruption is unpredictable

Day 03 Semeru Summit – Ranu Kumbolo Lakes – RanuPane – Cemoro Lawang(B,L)
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 lose 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.

Standing at Peak of Java

Reaching the summit (Mahameru 3676m) 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 after lunch times here continue 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 in Cemoro lawang at Cemara Indah or Lava View Hotel

View of Bromo Tengger semeru from Mount Pananjakan

Day 04 Mount Pananjakan Sunrise – Mount Bromo – Tretes (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 tretes village will be take 2-3 hours, overnight at Surya Hotel

Day 05 Mount Welirang Trekking (B,L,D)
After breakfast, we ready for starting Trek to Mount Welirang. Will be take 5-6 hrs hike through a lush temperate mountain forest to the second camp at about 2700 m elevation. Our camp will be set up near the village of the sulphur workers, who live here during their 5-days shifts. The village consists mostly of simple huts and is a perfect setting for interesting photography. For the workers, we will be a welcomes distraction and they are usually happy to show us around. During the trek, we only need to carry small daypacks. Overnight in tents.

Mount Welirang Fumarole

Day 06 Explore Welirang Summit – Cangar Village – Mt Bromo (B,L)
In the Morning we start hiking to Summit 3100m area of Welirang volcano and its extensive fumarole’s fields Today, we have time to explore the summit craters of Welirang and its large fumaroles fields,- the sites where the sulphur is being quarried using primitive tools. Together with the miners, we walk up the mountain to its top dotted with craters and fumaroles (2-3 hours walk). The rest of day free to explore the fumaroles or the rest of the mountain, then we going we will using different route for downhill to Cangar Village will be take 5-6 hours, then continue drive to Batu Highland. Overnight at Dedaunan Home and Garden.

Day 07: Malang – Transfer (B)
Transfer to Juanda airport will be take 3 hours drive.
End Trip Bye.. bye..

PRICE / Person
Price includes of:
• Private Land Transportation with AC
• Meal with BLD Condition
• Tent, Matress and Sleeping Bag
• Private Jeep from Tumpang to Ranupane Village
• Private Jeep from Ranupane village to Cemoro Lawang
• Private Jeep to Mt Pananjakan Sunrise and Bromo Tour
• Permit Entrance to Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park
• Ticket Arjuno Welirang Mountain Nature Reserve.
• Porters Team
• Accommodation in base on twin share
• English Speaking Trekking Guides

Price excludes of:
• Personal Travel Insurance
• Meal in Restaurants without BLD indication by itinerary, we will drop to Local Restaurants
• Additional Food, Soft drink, Refreshment, Beer and Snack
• Personal Expenses
• Tips, Phone, etc

Equipments to carry:
• Daypack or backpack
• Trekking shoes or walking shoes with good Condition
• Raincoat
• Warm Jacket
• Trekking poles
• Clothes easy to dry when it wet (top and trouser for walking)
• Personal medicine
• Snack or personal food for nibble
• Camera or documentation stuff (don’t forget to keep it dry and safe).
• Head torch/Torch with good durability
• Sunhat and Sunglasses
• Personal Toiletries

All itineraries and Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

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