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
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    Sunrise from Mount Penanjakan viewpoint

    by ukirsari Updated Sep 14, 2004

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    The best place to see the sunrise over the mountaineous range of Bromo-Tengger-Semeru Nationak Park. Wake up early about 3.25 AM then passing sea of lava sand using 4WD jeep, hiking up to the viewpoint at Mount Penanjakan [2770 m]. If you want to have trekking to this point, it takes about 2 hours from Cemoro Lawang.
    I am proudly addressing this sunrise and the clouds and the mist all over as Negeri di Awan [taken from a song of Katon Bagaskara, a famous Indonesian singer], means: a land behind the clouds

    Sunrise over Negeri di Awan (c) ukirsari
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    Awaiting her gets cough

    by ukirsari Updated Sep 14, 2004

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    As active volcano in Tengger Massif, sometimes can be seen Mount Semeru or Mahameru [means: the Great Mountain] got cough. Pretty impressive, like smoking :) If you want to see sunrise from the summit of Semeru, should be start trekking around 2.00 AM from basepoint Arcopodo.

    Semeru from far distance of Bromo (c) ukirsari
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    A palemoon rises ....

    by ukirsari Updated Sep 14, 2004

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    An unforgetable moment to see the sunrise is where I see the horizon in gradation colors from orange, light orange into light blue and blue. Sun will comes out soon but there, still a palemoon 'hanging' on the sky [see the small white one on the left top]. Remind me of a theme song in Lord of The Rings III, performed by Annie Lennox:
    across the sea, a palemoon rising, the ships can carry you home ....
    but here are not ships. there are ... clouds

    Moon over horizon (c) ukirsari
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    Astonishing moonscape views of Tengger Massif

    by ukirsari Written Sep 14, 2004

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    After finding sunrise from Gunung Penanjakan viewpoint, just turn my head to the right and here is .... another gorgeous view in front of me! The whole of Tengger Massif landscape with Gunung Semeru further away.

    Tengger Massif landscape, Bromo (c) ukirsari
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    Tengger Caldera

    by ukirsari Written Sep 14, 2004

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    In inner rim of Mount Bromo to direction of its peak or summit, can be seen the whole of plain lava sand in the caldera. It's also a moonscape scenery with a pura [Hindu temple] nearby. And the clouds were roll-over. During mid-day, the temperature is hot, since the sands easily absorb the heat from the sunlight meanwhile in the night, the temperature going to zero! Several of my crazy fellow when I was in high school doing crazy with open tent in this area. Me? thanks but no, thanks :)

    Bromo's caldera with Hindu temple(c) ukirsari
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    The marble map

    by ukirsari Written Aug 10, 2004

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    On the main entrance, we can find the map of the mountain range of Bromo, made from marble. Here, you can read about; Mount Bromo (2,392 km above sea level), Segara Wedi Lor (2,432 km), Segara Wedi Kidul (2,490 km), Widodaren (2,614 km), Gunung Batok (2,440 km --and I always called this as 'Pudding Mountain' 'coz its shape is so geometrical, just like my favorite pudding made by my beloved Mum :D), Gunung Kursi (2,501 km) and Gunung Jantur (2,703 km). Gunung means 'mountain', and segara wedi means 'ocean of sands' (desert).

    The marble map of Bromo (c) ukirsari
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    Stairway to Heaven

    by ukirsari Written Sep 14, 2004

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    Another nice place to see the sunrise after viewpoint at Mount Penanjakan is Mount Bromo [2392 m] herself! Wake up at 04.30 AM and start to climb the steep stairway. A mystical condition sometimes happened in this climbing >> ask your buddy who climb together and the answer always vary :)

    @rie, 2 years ago from 2004 at Bromo stairway
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    Cemoro Lawang district

    by ukirsari Written Sep 15, 2004

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    Cemoro Lawang or Cemara Lawang taken from Java lingo, literally means: pinewood gate. Since this small-lively district known as a place with "thousand" pinewood around. So flush and greenery. My brother sometimes address it as "somewhere in Europe." Yes, Buddy, it's sooooo cool!
    Cemoro Lawang situated right on the edge of Tengger crater with many access to reach lava sand of Bromo and climbing to the summit of Bromo, Batok, Kursi or even Semeru.

    Cemoro Lawang, Bromo (c) ukirsari
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    Bromo's flat sea of sand and Pura

    by ukirsari Updated Sep 14, 2004

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    An impressive scenery where flat sea of sand 'trapped' by Tengger crater and its steep walls. And in the center of this plain, there's a Hindu temple [so called pura] where the Tenggerese praying and put the offerings. Especially during annual ceremony Yadnya Kasada [Hari Raya Kasodho].

    Tengger crater and steep walls (c) ukirsari
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    The Summit

    by blue_sky04 Written Mar 11, 2005

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    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.

    The summit
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    Mount Bromo

    by blue_sky04 Written Mar 10, 2005

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    This mountain is one of the main attractions in this National Park.

    Main things to do:
    - Get up very early in the morning to see the sunrise from its top
    - See its smoky caldera
    - Enjoy the sunset from its top
    - Experience the local culture, especially the Kasada Ceremony

    Other things to do? you can walk around the areas or it's up to you....:-)

    Mt Bromo
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    Mount Semeru or Mahameru

    by blue_sky04 Written Mar 11, 2005

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    One of the most notorious volcanoes in Indonesia, this mountain is a favorite place for mountain hiking lovers. Mt Semeru is the highest mountain in Java Island. Both domestic and international hikers have climbed its peak (3,676m). However, some of them have become the victims of this mountain's volcanic activities or its dangerous surroundings. Still this mountain is admired by those who seek adventures in the wilderness.

    Mt Semeru
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    Sunrise

    by blue_sky04 Written Mar 10, 2005

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    Waiting for the sunrise on top of Mt Bromo.
    What you need to see the sun?
    - a sacrifice. Forget your long sleep. Must get up around 3:30-4:00 AM.
    - warm clothes. It's pretty cold there in the morning. It's windy sometimes
    - patience. Waiting...... please.....
    - good camera
    - good position. The benefit of arriving there first or earlier than others is that you can choose the best place. The crowds can block your view and your chances to get the best pics.

    The rests.... it's up to you -- You can bring snacks and warm drink up there if you want.

    The sun is still hiding
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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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    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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