Mount Semeru is Java’s highest volcano with a peak of 3,676 m above sea level. This active volcano is also known as Mahameru, which means “The Great Mountain”. This name is derived from the Hindu-Buddhist mythical mountain of Meru or Sumeru, the abode of gods.
You need three days to climb Mount Semeru. You can choose whether you depart from Malang or Surabaya.
Day 1: Surabaya or Malang – Tumpang
Pick-up in Surabaya or Malang. You meet your guide and drive to Tumpang. This trip takes four hours from Surabaya and one hour from Malang.
Check-in at a guesthouse and the rest of the day is free leisure.
Rise and shine early for today’s trek. After breakfast, you check out and depart one a 1,5-hour drive to Ranu Pane by private 4WD.
From Ranu Pane, you start climbing to Ranu Kumbolo; this takes approximately four to five hours. Ranu Kumbolo is located in a valley with a magnificent lake covering 12 hectares. This is our rest area at an altitude of 2,400 m ASL. You have lunch before continuing for three hours to Kalimati.
Wake up at 1 am to climb the summit of Mount Semeru via Arcopodo (2,900 m ASL) and Cemoro Tunggal (3,200 m ASL). This trek is the heaviest part of the trip.
You reach the crater’s rim after a 4-hour hike, just in time for the sunrise.
After a while, you start your descend back to Kali Mati base camp at 2,700 m ASL. After breakfast, you hike to Ranu Kumbolo to rest and have lunch.
After lunch, you walk to Ranu Pane where a jeep is ready to take you to Tumpang. Upon arrival in Tumpang, you are transferred to Surabaya or Malang, where this tour ends.
Private air-conditioned transport from Malang or Surabaya to Tumpang
All meals (3x breakfast, 3x lunch and 3x dinner)
Guesthouse in Tumpang
Based on twin share
All permits and donations
Masks in case gasses occur during the climb
Cook and porter during Mount Semeru’s climb
English speaking guide
Camping gear (sharing dome tent & kitchen equipment)
Return airfare ticket from/to Surabaya or Malang
Personal expenses, such as laundry services, phone calls, tipping and soft and alcoholic drinks
Other unexpected expenses
What to bring
Sweater and jacket
Trekking or sport shoes
Spare batteries for camera
Cash for personal expenses, airport tax, camera fee, beverages, etcetera
For this trip, a good level of fitness is required.
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All rooms are based on a twin share. A supplement is charged if you prefer single accommodation.
Minimum group size
The minimum group size for this activity is 2 people.
Cancellation of the trip
Mundooz reserves the right to cancel or to arrange an alternative trip for the following reasons:
Weather warnings sent by the meteorological agency.
The inability to ensure guest safety due to risks such as landslides and rockfalls along the track.
Natural disasters (or declared warnings issued by the “BMKG-Badan Meteorologi dan Klimatologi dan Gempa and TNBTS-Tanam Nasional Bromo Tengger Semeru)
The decision as to whether or not the tour will be cancelled is made minimum one day before the tour. The decision is communicated via the contact info provided by the customer. In the event of an earthquake, hurricane/typhoon, flood, incidents, accidents and/or epidemics, Mundooz reserves the right to make judgments and decisions regarding the shortening/cancellation of the tour, whether or not there are refunds, the amount, and the method of communication.
One of our goals during our Indonesia trip, was climbing Mt Semuru. We're really happy we chose to do the 3D/2N trip, as this gives you the opportunity to climb at your own pace without pushing yourself too hard. As Mt Semuru is the island's highest mountain/volcano, the view from the top is breathtaking. Don't hesitate to choose this trip if your goal is to reach the top of Mt Semuru!