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.
Day 2: Tumpang – Ranu Pane – Ranu Kumbolo – Kalimati
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.
Tonight you camp in Kalimati at 2,700 m ASL.
Day 3: Kalimati – Semuru summit – Ranu Kumbolo – Surabaya
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
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Minimum group size
The minimum group size for this activity is 2 people.