Tengger Caldera Off The Beaten Path

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    Madakaripura Waterfall

    by black_mimi99 Updated Nov 21, 2006

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    Near the village of Sapeh, district of Lumbang, about 33 km to the north east of Probolinggo, there is a spectacular waterfall known as Madakaripura. This waterfall is believed to be the sacred waterfall since it was right here that the Great Prime Minister of Majapahit, Gajah Mada, spent the rest of his life and practiced asceticism by meditating under this waterfall.

    To come near to this waterfall don't forget bring umbrella or wear raincoat, and don't bring many thing, cover the camera w/ plastic, cos the water direct hit us from top. And also wear sandal and short pant, cos the small river we must over is not an easy way, have stones and slippery, so must extra becareful.

    This waterfall have 3 complex....and this one is the 2nd and 3rd.

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    Madakaripura Waterfall 1st

    by black_mimi99 Written Nov 21, 2006

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    And here is the 1st of Madakaripura waterfall. I can feel the roar as the water falls from a height of 200 m creating an awe-inspiring waterfall. And under the waterfall here we can find a lake where we can swim there.

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  • A quiet walk along the ridge in the dry season

    by vhearman Updated Jun 14, 2006

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    If you are looking for a great walk near Cemoro Lawang village, go past the entrance booth or boomgate marking the start of the Bromo-Tengger National Park and turn left towards the Lava View Hotel. (This left turn is almost immediately after the national park entrance booth)

    Keep walking towards Lava View Hotel. Stop outside Lava View, to admire the fabulous views of the mountains across the Sand Sea from here. Keep walking on the same path, past the hotel. About five minutes later you reach a lookout hut. From here, you can already see Mt Semeru, which is normally hidden behind Bromo from certain vantage points.

    You can continue walking along this path which takes you along the ridge opposite from Bromo and Batok Mountains. We did this walk early one morning from 6am to 8am after checking it out the previous evening. In the morning, we went much further. It's a path used by families of farmers transporting their produce to market and local people generally. The path is a real walking path, not even horses seem to climb up to this path, so it's very relaxing and allows you to see Bromo and other mountains close-ish at your own pace.

    In two hours, we experienced a very tranquil part of East Java with wonderful views. The sun was quite warm and the air dry at those altitudes. The walk is moderate difficulty, with slight inclines but not steep. With supervision, children over 10 years old could go on this walk. Seniors with a moderate level of fitness could do it. Good for those who don't want to mountain-climb, but keen to do a bit of bushwalking. If you have walked around the village a few times (most of us would have!), then try this tranquil walk.

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    Zodiacal Bowls

    by RoyJava Updated May 10, 2005

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    Dutch anthropologists have researched the famous, though forgotten, "Zodiacal Bowls" of Tenggerese priests. These sacred 13 heirlooms (jimat) are used with every event, each filled with water when used. Special about these bowls are the decorated pictures, all of the Western Zodiac. I just read about these Zodiacal Bowls and, asking around I heard about the date of 1320 and 1430 AD, and the Aquarius (February) is named Kumbha (same name and same symbolics as the famous Hindu festival Maha Kumbha Mela). So I decided to go back once for the true legend about ...
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    Madakaripura Waterfall 3rd

    by ukirsari Written Sep 16, 2004

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    About 26 km south off Bromo to direction Probolinggo, can be found nice waterfall called Madakaripura [the sacred waterfall for Mahapatih Gadjah Mada's meditation]. Gadjah Mada is the famous prime minister in Majapahit era, with his memorable idioms "amukti Nusantara tan hana mangrua" [will do my best to the unity of Nusantara ~ ancient Indonesia plus south east Asia].
    This waterfall complex has 3 waterfall and this is the third.

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    Rano Kumbolo

    by Bonobo2005 Updated Jun 6, 2003

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    view on the Lake

    We ended up camping at the tranquil Lake Kumbolo.

    The trail goes through dense forests, now and then opening up for breathtaking views along the slopes of Mt. Semeru and other peaks.

    Around the lake there are good campinggrounds. Wood is quite easily to find. We rented gear from the guesthouse in Ranopani but it was not sufficient.

    It was freezing and we stayed around the fire all night as we were terribly cold. No change going up Mt. Semeru for us this way.

    Tip: rent 2 sleeping bags each or bring your own!
    Tip: On weekends/holidays students head for the lake as well (and they'll bring in huge stereoblasters and like to party all night)

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    a walk through the sand sea

    by Bonobo2005 Updated Jun 6, 2003

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    From the village of Cemoro Lawang on the northern rim to the village of Ranopani on the southern rim is about 25 great km's. Calculate 5-6 hours of walking.

    First we traversed the barren sandsea for a couple of hours. This is enclosed by the huge walls of the caldera and actually consists of volcanic ashes. Again a very unusual experience.

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    Towards the Southern Rim of the Tengger Caldera

    by Bonobo2005 Updated Jun 6, 2003

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    Southern side of Bromo

    Surprisingly the barren moonscapes gives in to lush landscape with green rolling hills and beautiful mountainflowers as you go more south.

    From there you can scramble over the southern rim following an overgrown trail with grass as tall as most legs and head further towards thr village of Ranopani.

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    Walk from Penanjakan Viewpoint to Bromo / Batok

    by Bonobo2005 Updated Jun 6, 2003

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    Mt. batok in front

    A nice hikingtrail from the famous viewpoint goes down to the sandsea and to Mt. Bromo.

    Especially if you're on a rush visit it's a great way to see a bit more than the 2 (still excellent) touristspots and a 4WD car.

    Guide can be useful if you want to do more off the beaten track hikes in short time.

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    Mount Batok: excellent viewpoint, no tourists

    by Bonobo2005 Updated Jun 6, 2003

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    Mt. Bromo from Batok summit

    Just in front of Mt. Bromo you can see the cone of Mt. Batok (2442m). It is rarely climbed by tourists, but feasible and certainly recommended.

    From here you oversee the crater of Mt. Bromo from a very different angle. Brilliant!

    Quite hard though, you need both hands and feet, but short. Say little less than 1 hour to the top. Ask directions to the foodstall owners or better, bring a guide. On the top some spectacular campspots if you like!

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    Madakaripura Waterfall 1st

    by ukirsari Updated Mar 3, 2005
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    The first and fartest away waterfall in Madakaripura area. Below this waterfall is a huge cave where the pilgrimages take sacred water and praying.

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    Gunung Welirang from distance

    by ukirsari Written Sep 16, 2004
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    From Gunung Penanjakan viewpoint, can be seen Gunung Welirang [start climbing that usually made by the trekkers is from Malang].

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    Madakaripura Waterfall 2nd

    by ukirsari Written Sep 16, 2004
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    There are 3 waterfall in Madakaripura and this is the second. It's the hugest and water has fallen about 50 metres plus.

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