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DETAIL INFORMATION TO VISIT THE MOST EXOTIC ACIVE VULCANO IN THE WORLD SEMERU IN EAST JAVA INDONESIA

INTRODUCTION Semeru, the highest volcano in Java, 3.676 meters above sea level,and one of its most active, lies at the southern end of a volcanic massif extending north to the Tengger caldera, also called with the famous name Mahameru (Great Mountain). Gunung Semeru was constructed south of the overlapping Ajek-ajek and Jambangan calderas.This volcano is located in the regency of Lumajang and Malang ,East Java and lies along a N-S trend cutting through the summit, and cinder cones and lava domes occupy the eastern and NE flanks. Semeru has been in almost continuous eruption since 1967. The continuous activities for the past 41 years, attrack everybody from all over the world to explore the beauty of this friendly volcano. Both in 1913 and 1946, the crater Jonggring Saloko ,reached the highest peak up to 3.744 m, then in early 1973 , due to the lava and hot lahar flew to the south part of the vulcono till the village of Pronojiwo and Candipuro in the regency of Lumajang.2.990 explosions were noted, occurred in November 1997. On the top peak of this Vulano,all visitors are advised not to get the crater of Jonggring Saloko, as well as not to climb from the southern path, due to the poison gas and the sudden stream of hot lava. The average temperature of 4 – 10 degree celcius can be felt on top, meanwhile in the dry season (summer time in Northern part of the world, North America and Europe, round June – Sep , the temperature can be dropped up to 0 (zero) degree celcius, where the visitors can find the light crystal ice. The hard blown wind can happen in Dec – January, in which some storm follows. All characteristic of Semeru will bring the uncomparable memory to everybody ever experience the beauty and the mystery of this Java highest volcano.

SEMERU DISCOVERY - SPECIAL ADVENTURE TOUR OPERATOR

With long years experiences, and organized by all welldone trained staffs, We provide all tour services related to enjoy the beauty of this Java`s highest volcano both for the professional climbers and the Nature Lovers one with less experiences and knowledges about climbing the mountains / vulcanos. Our tour packages offer from the very easy step up to the challenging one. Some more extra time absolutely needed for the new comers with less experiences. The tours can be started with these following choices:

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SEMERU EXPRESS TOUR 4 Days / 3 Nights

Day 1
Upon your arrival in Tumpang, a small village in Malang regency , We will pick you up before riding the open air Toyaota 4X4 jeep to reach Ranupani where all the visitors must officially report and register to the local authority,due to the last up to date information needed by all visitors before climbing to the top. Ranupani is also the last village to fill up your logistic,Our friendly staffs will assist you with all this preparation.All your personal belonging will be carried by our porters. In this Ranupani village , you can also find the beautiful lakes of app. 1 HA ( 10.000 m2) the Ranupani lake and Ranu Regulo , up to this point ,you already reach the altitude of 2.200m. Overnight in the prepared tents

Day 2
After the sun rise and early breakfast , explore the beauty of this rain forest up to the friendly sign of SELAMAT DATANG which means WELCOME , by passing the wild grasses and all tropical vegetations , your head may hit some broken branches of wild trees.Some 5 kms distance need to be anticipated through the lovely hills with edelweiss,up to the WATU REJANG where the magnificent hard rocks found. Another 4,5 kms await to get RANUKUMBOLO, a crater lake of 140.000m2.with many kind of Fishes and Belibis ( Mountain Ducks ).At this altitude of 2.400 m, you will stop for a short break in this latest possibility to have some fresh water.Then Proceed to Kalimati by passing, again the hard rocks hills before reaching the ever green trees forest and thousands hectares of Savanas, behind this KEPOLO Mount, the almost regular once in 20 minutes explosion of Semeru can be catched.Overnight can be settled either in Kalimati (2.700) or Arcopodo ( 2.900m) Ranu Kumbolo Lake

Day 3
Leave your unnecessary belonging on this spot , then proceed to the peak of Semeru by passing the most difficult and slippery sandy paths of 3 - 4 hours.Best time to start is at about 02.00, then welcome the sun rise at the highest point of Java, on the roof of the Indonesia`s most important island. Enjoy this very rare opportunity before going down to Arcopodo or Kalimati , then back the same way

Day 4
After breakfast, We will transfer you back to Tumpang or further to your next destination Taman nasional

DAY 01: MALANG – TUMPANG – RANUPANI – RANU KUMBOLO
Morning drive to Tumpang village in 1,5 hour where we change our ride to 4 wheel-drive jeep to reach Ranu Pani village, the starting point to climb Mt. Semeru. Upon arrival, we start our trekking through the tropical rain forest of Mt. Semeru to Ranu Kumbolo in 3 hours. Set up our tent for overnight. Meals provided by our guide. (B,L,D)

DAY 02: RANU KUMBOLO – KALIMATI
We proceed our way to reach the summit camp of Mt. Semeru, Kali Mati campsite in 3 hours trekking. On arrival, our guide team will prepare your lunch while you relax and enjoy the surrounding’s view. Overnight in tent. (B,L,D)

DAY 03: SUMMIT of MT. SEMERU – RANU KUMBOLO
Early morning wake up! We climb to the summit of Mount Semeru (3,676 M). Reach the crater’s rim in 2,5 hours walking, watch sunrise if arrive early. Taking photograph and some rest then descend down base camp for breakfast. Trekking back to Ranupani then proceed to Ranukumbolo for another overnight, here you’ll appreciate the beauty of surrounding’s nature. (B,L,D)

DAY 04: RANU KUMBOLO – RANU PANI – CEMORO LAWANG
Morning after breakfast we return to Ranu Pani village. By 4 wheel-drive Jeep, we drive you on to Cemoro Lawang village crossing the Bromo’s sea of sand area for your overnight stay at the closest situated hotel to the caldera, Bromo Permai hotel. (B,L,D)

EXPRESS TOUR TO ENJOY SEMERU

DAY 01: MALANG – TUMPANG – RANUPANI – RANU KUMBOLO
Morning drive to Tumpang village in 1,5 hour where we change our ride to 4 wheel-drive jeep to reach Ranu Pani village, the starting point to climb Mt. Semeru. Upon arrival, we start our trekking through the tropical rain forest of Mt. Semeru to Ranu Kumbolo in 3 hours. Set up our tent for overnight. Meals provided by our guide. (B,L,D)

DAY 02: RANU KUMBOLO – KALIMATI
We proceed our way to reach the summit camp of Mt. Semeru, Kali Mati campsite in 3 hours trekking. On arrival, our guide team will prepare your lunch while you relax and enjoy the surrounding’s view. Overnight in tent. (B,L,D)

DAY 03: SUMMIT of MT. SEMERU – RANU KUMBOLO
Early morning wake up! We climb to the summit of Mount Semeru (3,676 M). Reach the crater’s rim in 2,5 hours walking, watch sunrise if arrive early. Taking photograph and some rest then descend down base camp for breakfast. Trekking back to Ranupani then proceed to Ranukumbolo for another overnight, here you’ll appreciate the beauty of surrounding’s nature. (B,L,D) DAY 04: RANU KUMBOLO – RANU PANI – CEMORO LAWANG
Morning after breakfast we return to Ranu Pani village. By 4 wheel-drive Jeep, we drive you on to Cemoro Lawang village crossing the Bromo’s sea of sand area for your overnight stay at the closest situated hotel to the caldera, Bromo Permai hotel. (B,L,D)

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