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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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!!...
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.
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!
World famous tourist explore! That is the Gunung Bromo climb. Too early in the morning most guests have been waked up by the motel- or hotel-service to watch the incredibly outrageous sunrise. The walk to Gunung Bromo is an easy one by just falling in behind the tourists. Follow the guides and the sure-footed cute little horses across the crater floor straight up through the corridor of white painted rocks. Stay behind the person with the torch or you may fall into a steep ditch.
By the time you've crossed the lava plain and started up Gunung Bromo, it will have started to get light. At the top of a rise you'll see a steep 256 step concrete staircase up to the rim. This is a hard, cold, and dusty climb! The best thing against the cold is a blanket borrowed from the motel/hotel, your beach-towel, or just a lot of sarungs, like the Tenggerese do. For sure when back in town you've experienced an upmost stunning climb.
Enjoy Your Climb & Have Fun!
The main attraction of climbing Mt Semeru must be its summit. Having a closer look of its crater (Jonggring Saloko) is thrilling the climbers. It is adviced not to be too close to the crater.
Also, climbers can enjoy great view of the sunrise from the top.