To start Mount Semeru trekking package an air-conditioned vehicle picks you up at Surabaya airport. We suggest that your flight shall land in the morning time (around 8 a.m). The car then transfers you directly to Malang for a thorough medical checkup before trekking.
As a Standard Operating Procedure, the medical checkup can save you from unexpected hazards. The car is changed with a 4 WD jeep, and it drives up and down to Pane, the closest village at the foot of Mount Semeru. 2.5 hours driving to Ranu Pane through countryside lets you enjoy apple plantation and tropical rainforest.
Arriving at the first base camp of Ranu Pane, take a rest and spend one night at a camp. The place is about 2,100 meters above sea level.
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 a tent.
On day 3, you are required to wake up at midnight to start trekking to Arcapada (2,900 meters above sea level). A headlamp 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 move easy and light in weight.
Make yourself enjoy the sunrise from the top, but it depends on the weather. Sunrise may be blocked by an occasional eruption from the vent locally named as Jonggring Saloka Crater. You 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 to transfer you to Cemoro Lawang village. You will stay overnight near Mount Bromo. Varied options for accommodation from homestay to luxurious hotel are available.
You will wake up just after midnight to join another jeep to reach the viewpoint on Mount Penanjakan (2,700 meters above sea level) as the best spot to witness the sunrise in Mount Bromo area. Standing at this peak of mount allows you to see the beautiful scenery of Mt. Bromo and Mt. Semeru all in one straight view.
Mountainside trekking takes 20 minutes on foot to reach Bromo Volcano, and make sure that you have good shoes and fitness. Our 4×4 jeep drives you back to your hotel for breakfast, shower and packing. You will leave Bromo area and transfer to Surabaya or Malang.