Mount Semeru Summit (the highest volcano in East Java)


Mount Semeru Summit (the highest volcano in East Java)

Mount Semeru Summit (the highest volcano in East Java)

Mount Semeru is one of the most active volcano in Java Island Indonesia. This volcano known as is the highest mount in Java, with elevation 3,676 meters above sea level. Its altitude is almost similar with Mount Rinjani Lombok at 3.726 meters above sea level. Semeru Crater called as "Jonggring Saloko" the spelling of Java Languange. Semeru Volcano administratively located between of two districts, namely Malang and Lumajang districts and still included in ​​Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park.

According of geographical science, Semeru National Park located between 8 ° 06 'latitude and 112 ° 55' east longitude that consist of Dipterokarp Hill forest, Upper Montane forests, and the Forest Ericaceous or mountain forest. "Mount Semeru Volcano" known as the best tourism for Volcano Trekking Tour after Mount Rinjani Trekking Tour, Most trekkers from all the world enjoy Semeru Climbing Tour to enjoy the spectacular view and sunrise from the highest mount in East Java.

Semeru Eruption is differerent with Mount Bromo eruption In 1913 and 1946 The Crater Jonggring Saloka has a dome with a height of 3744.8 m to the end of November 1973. To the south, the dome is to break the edge of the crater caused lava flow leads to the south side covers an area Pronojiwo and Candipuro in Lumajang. Semeru Volcano East Java erupted since at 1818, at least 55 eruptions have been recorded (10 of which resulted in fatalities) Semeru has been in a state of near-constant eruption from 1967 to the present. At times, remaining eruption always occured in small levels in every 20 minutes or so.

The name “Semeru Volcano” is named from Mahameru, the central world-mountain in Buddhist cosmology and by extension Hinduism. As stated in legend, it was transplanted from India. the tale is recorded in the 15th-century East Javanese work Tantu Pagelaran. It was originally placed in the western part of the island, but that caused the island to tip, so it was moved eastward. On that journey, parts kept coming off the lower rim, forming the mountains Lawu, Wilis, Kelut, Kawi, Arjuno and Welirang. The damage thus caused to the foot of the mountain caused it to shake, and the top came off and created Penanggungan as well. Indonesian Hindus also hold a belief that the mountain is the abode of Shiva in Java.

The best time to enjoy Mount Semeru Trekking is in summer season between Mei – November months, Along rainy season between Januari – April nomally will be closed for trekking activity due to rainy season has go on that sometime occured a landslide from the steep slopes and also slippery trekking condition.

To reach Mount Semeru summit, You can start your tour from Surabaya Airport, Malang or Banyuwangi Ketapang Harbor. The nearest way is from Surabaya through Malang route using the public transportation or by Travel Agency in Surabaya or Travel Agent in Banyuwangi or Malang. If you also have vacation for Mount Bromo tour, You can directly start your trip by the rental Jeep tour from your hotel around Mount Bromo for 2 hours driving. 

Semeru Climbing tour have duration 3 days and 2 nights by camping at Kumbolo Lake and Kalimati Village, Semeru Summit trekking will start at the second night at 01.00 AM from Kalimati Village. For the trekking safety, very suggested to use the local guide, porters and the trekking facilities. 

Trekking Requirement to Semeru Volcano and Ranu Kumbolo
  • Bring medical check from yourself country or you can find around Surabaya or Malang
  • Bring Copy ID card/Pasport
  • Using Trekking Shoes and Pole
  • Mouth mask and mineral dringking
  • Flashlight, Jaket, Golves and Hat
  • Personal medicine
Semeru Trekking tour from Surabaya, Malang, Banyuwangi and Yogyakarta