MOUNT SEMERU

3,676 M


Mount Semeru is the highest volcano in Java. An active volcano with magnificent peak called Mahameru, 3.676 meters above sea level (12.060 feets). Mount Semeru located in Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park (TNBTR). There have been numerous fatalities, but it is a popular and safe hike if you treat the mountain with respect and as Java’s highest peak, it is one of the finest hikes in Indonesia.
It’s a long 14km hike to reach kalimati, the last camp (2,669m) before we do our summit bid to the top of Mount Semeru. but the route goes via the beautiful Ranu Kumbolo lake (2,382m) which is a good camp spot in its own right. It can be reached in 4 hours from Ranu Pani but is famous for its low temperatures at night – frost is common so remember to take plenty of warm clothing and don’t leave your boots outside. There are a couple of huts on the far side of the lake before which the path ascends a hundred metres or so before descending again into an area which is sometimes covered in beautiful purple flowers. Kalimati – which lies beneath but in view of the rocky cone of Semeru summit itself – is another 3 hours of fantastic, easy hiking across savanna-esque landscapes and is perhaps marginally warmer. There is a somewhat shabby hut here and the flat area surrounding it is a very popular camping area and water is to be found about 15 minutes walk down to the right.
The scenery along the way is breathtaking (the erupting volcano, the mountain savannah, the lake), and the views from the top are spectacular. You see the vast Sandsea caldera with other volcanoes, among them Bromo and Batok, and the sea. Semeru is a must for all mountaineers, hikers and nature lovers who happen to be in Indonesia.

PRICE PER PERSON

4 PAX

IDR4,000,000

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5 PAX

IDR3,600,000

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6-8 PAX

IDR3,400,000

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9-10 PAX

IDR3,200,000

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4 PAX

IDR5,000,000

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5 PAX

IDR4,700,000

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6-8 PAX

IDR4,450,000

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9-10 PAX

IDR4,300,000

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NOTES

Difference in price due to different permit price from the National Park

  • DAY 1: Malang-Ranupane-Ranu Kumbolo (L, D)

    Meeting point at Malang early in the morning. If not possible, you should be in Malang a day before. Our guide will pick you up at the place agreed upon, and we will go to Ranupane village by vehicle. We start trekking from Ranupane to Ranu Kumbolo, a lake at the elevation of 2,400m above sea level where we will camp at the lakeside. It will take 4-5 hours trekking. Stay overnight in tents.

  • DAY 2: Ranu Kumbolo-Kalimati (B, L, D)

    We will move to Kalimati camp at 2,700m, the last camp before attempting summit. It’s a short 3 hours hike today, so nothing to rush in the morning nor on the trek as we will pass a scenic trail of Oro-Oro Ombo plateau and pine forest on the way to Kalimati. Early dinner today because we will have midnight hike to the summit, but before that you can enjoy a stunning view of the massive dome of Semeru.  

  • DAY 3: Kalimati-Summit-Ranu Kumbolo (B, L, D)

    Wake up at midnight and prepare for summit attempt. There will be hot drinks and light meals to fill up the energy. Then we start. It’s a 5-6 hours, or sometimes even more depends on your physical condition, grueling hike of sand and scree to the top that will be paid off by the magnificent scenery of the summit. It’s much faster sliding down back to Kalimati. We will have a couple hours rest at the camp, get a late breakfast and then trek back to Ranu Kumbolo where will stay the last night on the mountain.

  • DAY 4 : Ranu Kumbolo-Ranupane-Malang (B, L)

    Another short trekking back to Ranupane today, 3-4 hours. We will have lunch at Ranupane before going back to Malang City. End of the trip

NOTES
It’s mandatory for us to check your gears before start trekking, so you are expected to spare sometimes for gear check. It can be in Malang a day before the itinerary starts or elsewhere agreed upon.
INCLUDE
  • Transportation to Ranupane round trip
  • Meals following the itinerary (B, L, D)
  • Trekking permit
  • Guide & Cook
  • Porters (1:1)
  • Sleeping tents, Dining tents & Toilet tents
  • Tables & Chairs, cooking stoves, gas, and cutlery
EXCLUDE
  • Transportation to Malang round trip
  • Accommodation at Malang
  • Personal natural expense (laundry, telephone, etc)
  • Personal equipment
  • Personal insurance
  • Gratuities