Semeru Trekking

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Surabaya - Malang - Ranupani (Dinner)

Arrival Surabaya before noon (airport/station/hotel), then transfer to Malang for a medical check as our standard operating procedure for Semeru Trekking in a medical clinic. Then embark in our Jeep 4WD. Then continue to the village of Ranupani through a wonderful countryside with terraced apple orchards, a primitive rainforest with possible observations of leaf-eating monkeys. After 2.5 hours drive, arrive at the first base camp, Ranupani (2100 m).

Night in a mountain refuge in Ranupani

Day 2: Ranupani - Ranu Kumbolo - Kalimati (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Morning trek through trails in the middle of mountain shrubs and bushes for about 13 kilometers to reach the tranquility of the lake (Ranu Kumbolo at 2400 m) for lunch,  the trek continues to Kalimati (2700 m), an open savannah. You will seek after the best place to pitch your tent and provide the best place to monitor the continual gusts spouting from the vent of the Mount Semeru.

Day 3: Kalimati - Mahameru (Peak) - Ranupani - Bromo (Breakfast, Lunch)

Around midnight, departure for Arcapada (2.900 m) to try the hardest part to the summit (3.676 m). The bright sunrise (subject to the weather) on the top highlighted by continual flushes and sometimes rashes spouting from the vent are breathtaking rewards (beware: stay at least 500 m from the vent). Then, go down to Kalimati for breakfast and get off at Ranu Kumbolo for lunch.  In the afternoon, hike to reach Ranupani to meet our jeep and transfer to Cemoro Lawang Bromo for the night near Mt. Bromo.

Day 4: Bromo - Surabaya Airport (Breakfast)

Early wake-up call and join another jeep to ride to the Mt. Penanjakan (2700 m) offering bird’s eye view of the entire national park with Mt. Semeru is the highest far in the background. After sunrise, return to the hotel for breakfast and the next transfer to Surabaya Airport for the departure flight around 13:00.

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