Tengger Caldera Things to Do

  • A cliff between Bromo and Batok
    A cliff between Bromo and Batok
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  • Start of trail and first crossing
    Start of trail and first crossing
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    Don't forget to look up
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    Take sunglasses

    by aveeshkumar Written Sep 24, 2008

    When climbing Mt Bromo, you first have to go across a sea of sand (about 3 km across) - on foot, pony, motorbike or jeep. Then you have to walk/pony for about a kilometer and then climb the final 252 vertical steps.

    All this while volcanic sand (which is heavier and seems more mettalic) lashes across your face and eyes. Sunglasses, esp. the ones that totally cover your eyes would have been very helpful

    Once at the top of the stairs and peering into the smouldering crater below you cant see much if there is too much dust in your eyes.

    So sunglasses and/or scarf highly recommended....

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    KESADA RITUAL

    by RoyJava Updated Aug 18, 2007

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    No, haven't joined this remarkable festival though, studied and researched the KESADA ritual intensely. It's also named the "Karo Feast", a Tenggerese All Soul's Day and a New Year's Feast combined. It's held in the Bromo crater once a year, on the 14th day of KESADA, the 12th month of the Tenggerese year (usually in February, get some information at Surabaya Tourist Office).

    The folk origines of this annual ceremony to commemorate deceased ancestors and relatives goes back to Majapahit times. Offerings are carried, some of bamboo poles, by thousands of worshippers who hold oil torches, and climb to the top of Gunung Bromo by foot and horseback.

    Hundreds of people come together at a time perchin' all along the razor-thin edge over roaring jets of steam 200 m below. Those who wish to ask special favors of the Bromo God bow their heads in front of their village priest and make their wishes known to him. All people throw their offerings of paddy, fruit, flowers, vegetables, incense etc. into the crater ...

    Another special ritual is included, the one that is predicting that the soul on the 1000th dying-day is travelling to the South, just like the Javanese Queen of the South once did. I.E. after She ended Her seclusion-time in the Sand-Sea (Segara Tanpa Tepi).

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    CARY VENSELAAR
    "Ratu Kidul Travelling"

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    Bromo's sulphur fumes

    by black_mimi99 Updated Nov 21, 2006

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    Mount Bromo is one of the Indonesia active volcano. From the crater, can be seen sulphur fumes comes out, and when the wind blow the smoke of the sulphur, we need bandana to cover our face, cos smeel not good and also the eyes feel pain.

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    Flat sea of sand

    by black_mimi99 Updated Nov 21, 2006

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    After see sunrise from mount Penanjakan then we go down by 4WD jeep again to mount Bromo (2392 m) We passing by the flat sea of sand till to the place where we can rent horse riding to the feet of the mount Bromo, then we climb the step stairway till to the top of mount Bromo. In the center of the plain we will meet a Hindu temple or pura like in Bali.

    flat sea of sand and temple - mi's

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    Marble Info Map

    by black_mimi99 Written Nov 21, 2006

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    We will see this marble map when we are on the penanjakan viewpoint, and from here we can read the information about Mount Bromo (2,392 km), Gunung Batok (2,440 km), Segara Wedi Lor (2,432 km), Segara Wedi Kidul (2,490 km),
    Mount Kursi (2,501 km), Mount Jantur (2,703 km). Widodaren (2,614 km).

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    Edelweiss

    by cokes Updated Sep 4, 2006

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    This is the 1st time I encountered a flower like this as the Edelweiss is only found in high places and where better to see it at Mt Pananjakan. I spoke to one of my Indonesian friend who took the flower home to his wife. He said the flower stays green for a long time and that he`ll give it to his wife as a symbol to say that his love is everlasting.

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    Mt Semeru

    by cokes Written Sep 4, 2006

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    This is really one great mountain and its very notorious as it always seems to be puffing clouds of ash every now and then. Its also the highest mountain in Java at 3.676 meters above sea level and its also known as Mahameru or Great Mountain.

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    Hindu Temple

    by cokes Written Sep 3, 2006

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    There is a Hindu temple right at the bottom of Mt Bromo. How it managed to stand there for so long...who knows. According to my guide the local people come here once a year for some festival as they believe there God and Goddess lives in Bromo.

    The temple is a reminder that some of the Hindu Tengger people stayed behind when the Majapahit empire fell and many others fled to Bali.

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    Mt Penanjakan

    by cokes Updated Sep 3, 2006

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    I travelled to Mount Penanjakan through Tosari and I would advice you get a really strong vehicle to ride up there. Normally you can hire a jeep to ride up. The view from here is best as its the hightest point to get a view of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. Its cool up here so do dress warm when you come here.

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    On top of the world...

    by BluBluBlu Written Jul 9, 2006

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    Mount Bromo is a great experience! O got up about 4.30 am and walked up the final lip of the crater, and then decended through clouds into the crater, following markers across the sand. Its like a lunar landscape! Some people trotted across on donkeys, but I enjoyed the walk. You then climb the inner crater and stare down on the rumbling lava below, as the sun climbs in the sky! Wonderful!

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    Beautiful scenery - Mt Penanjakan

    by blue_sky04 Written Mar 26, 2006

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    A visit to Mt. Bromo is not complete without visiting Mt. Penanjakan. The fact that Mt. Penanjakan is higher than Mt. Bromo makes this place as a good view point to see the whole area of Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park.

    You can climb up Mt. Bromo to see the sunrise and then take a jeep ride to Mt. Penanjakan to get a great view like the one on the picture or you can go to Mt. Penanjakan by jeep early in the morning to enjoy both the sunrise and wonderful scenery of the area before exploring Mt Bromo. You can find the jeep to hire around the hotels in Mt Bromo area.

    View from Mt. Penanjakan
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    Climbing up Mt Bromo caldera

    by aukahkay Written Feb 4, 2006

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    The ascent to the caldera of Mt Bromo starts early in the morning. After watching the magnificent sunrise from Mt Penanjukan from a distance, take a horse ride to the foot of Mt Bromo. It is another 245 steps to the caldera rim. Remember to bring along warm clothing because the temperature can be as low as 5 deg C in the early hours of the morning.

    Sunrise over Mt Bromo Taking the horse ride to the foot of Mt Bromo The burning caldera of Mt Bromo Walking up 245 steps to the caldera rim
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    Up-close & personal with Mt.Bromo

    by zafilm Written Dec 26, 2005

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    To be at the top of mount Bromo is absolutely worth travelling. You have to climb up 250 step from the mount itself. Nice view from the top & its really awesome to be at the massif active volcano!!...

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    Tequila Sunrise

    by zafilm Written Dec 25, 2005

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    Well....its a cloudy day on this month of December. Part of it been hid by the dark cloud. Miss the spectacular view of the magical moment. But, its really magnificent view from the top, where massif mount bromo & other volcanic land took place.

    Admission 2000 Rupiah from Taman Nasional Bromo Tengger semeru.

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    MOUNT BATOK

    by RoyJava Updated May 10, 2005

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    Like Mount Batur on Bali, Bromo is a crater within a crater. Legend has it that the great Tengger crater was dug out with just half a coconut shell by an ogre smitten who was in love with a princess. The King noticed that the ogre fulfilled the task he had set, which was to be completed in one single night.

    So the King ordered his servants to pound the rice, and the cocks started to crow thinking dawn had broken. The coconut which the ogre flung away became Mount Batok ... the trench became the Sand Sea, and the ogre died of exhaustion.

    It's said that the still closed Mount Batok could cause a huge, dramatic catastrophe if the Gods aren't appeased by offering ceremonies and rituals. Try to get a view at Bromo by climbing Mount Batok ... you will fall silent!

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