Semeru Trekking Tour
Day 1 (Surabaya – Malang – Ranu pane): Our fully-air conditioned car/minibus picks you up at Surabaya airport. We suggest that your flight shall land before 00 A.M. The car then transfers you directly to Malang for thorough medical checkup before trekking. As a Standard Operating Procedure, the medical checkup can save visitor from unexpected hazards. The minibus/car is changed with 4 WD jeep, and it drives up and down to Ranu pane, the closest village at the foot of Mount Semeru. 2.5 hours driving to Ranu pane through countryside lets you to enjoy apple plantation and tropical rainforest. Arriving at the first base camp of Ranu pane, take a rest and spend one night at a mountain lodge. The place is about 2,100 meters above sea level. Accommodation available for one night stay is homestay.
Day 2 (Ranu Pane – Ranu Kumbolo – Kalimati): Trekking tour to Ranu Kumbolo starts after having breakfast. It takes 13 kilometers to arrive there (2,400 meters above sea level). At noon, while preparing the lunch, you can enjoy the beauty of Ranu Kumbolo Lake or take some photographs. The lake has pure water and if you are lucky, you can take pictures of wild grouse flying in the sky. Further trekking to Kalimati will be steeper and harder, but don’t miss the magnificent lake behind you from the spot where you stand. Kalimati is at 2,700 meters above sea level when you will have your dinner and stay overnight in an open savannah. It is the best place to monitor Mount Semeru and see stars in the night sky. Accommodation available at this high spot is tent.
Day 3 (Kalimati – Mahameru – Ranu Pane – Bromo): On day 3, you are required to wake up at midnight to start trekking to Arcapada (2,900 meters above sea level). Head lamp is mandatory for this night view trekking. Trekking to the summit of Mount Semeru called Mahameru at 3,676 meters above sea level takes 3-4 hours through steep sand dune. All goods you have shall be left in Arcapada or Kalimati to make your movement easy and light in weight. Make yourself enjoy the sunrise from the top, but it depends on the weather. Sunrise may be blocked by occasional eruption from the vent locally named as Jonggring Saloka Crater. Visitor shall stand back minimum 500 meters away from the vent. After witnessing the sunrise, go back to Kalimati to take a rest and have breakfast, and further walk down to Ranu Kumbolo for lunch. In the afternoon, walking down to Ranu Pane and taking 4WD jeep will transfer you to Cemoro Lawang village. You will stay overnight near Mount Bromo. Accommodation available in Bromo area will be homestay.
Day 4 (Bromo – Surabaya/Malang): You will be woke up at midnight to join another jeep to reach the viewpoint in Mount Penanjakan (2,700 meters above sea level) as the best spot to witness the sunrise in Mount Bromo area. The jeep then drives you back to the homestay to have breakfast. Our car then transfers you back to Surabaya airport, but you have an option to continue your tour and combine them with other program.
Opening season: May – November during dry season
Temperature may reach between 2 °C and 15 °C.