Mount Semeru, East Java is the highest volcano in Java Island Indonesia with an altitude 3,676 meters above sea level. The crater summit of Mount Semeru known as Jonggring Saloko. This volcano settled administratively in the two districts namely Malang, Pasuruan and Lumajang regencies. Mount Semeru is the one volcano in East Java Island who have preferred by huge of mountain trekkers. The view from Semeru crater really mesmerizing that stands higher than other mountains, Mount Semeru is still part of Mount Bromo Tengger National Park and located very closed from Mount Bromo location.
Before this volcano, there is a beutiful lake named Kumbolo, located between Lumajang, Pasuruan and Malang regency. The trekker lovers mostly stop to spend their time to enjoy the sunrise from this lake. Kumbolo Lake also spelled Ranu Kumbolo (Indonesian language). it has 15 hectare wide and 2.400 meters high under Mount Semeru , to enjoy the sunrise from Kumbolo, need to stay for 1 night by camping with the porter service, Kumbolo Lake is the rest area before continue trekking to the Crater. The start time of Semeru climbing package is from Ranu Pane (parking lot).
Trekking Requirement to Semeru Summit Volcano and Ranu Kumbolo
- Bring medical check from yourself country or you can find around Surabaya or Malang
- Bring Copy ID card/Pasport
- Using Trekking Shoes and Pole
- Mouth mask and mineral dringking
- Flashlight, Jaket, Golves and Hat
- Personal medicine
- Using porters for camping service trekking care
Mount Semeru Eruption
Semeru Volcano East Java erupted since at 1818, at least 55 eruptions have been recorded (10 of which resulted in fatalities) Semeru has been in a state of near-constant eruption from 1967 to the present. At times, remaining eruption always occured in small levels in every 20 minutes or so.
Mount Semeru Derivation
The name “Semeru Volcano” is named from Mahameru, the central world-mountain in Buddhist cosmology and by extension Hinduism. As stated in legend, it was transplanted from India. the tale is recorded in the 15th-century East Javanese work Tantu Pagelaran. It was originally placed in the western part of the island, but that caused the island to tip, so it was moved eastward. On that journey, parts kept coming off the lower rim, forming the mountains Lawu, Wilis, Kelut, Kawi, Arjuno and Welirang. The damage thus caused to the foot of the mountain caused it to shake, and the top came off and created Penanggungan as well. Indonesian Hindus also hold a belief that the mountain is the abode of Shiva in Java.
Information of Semeru Volcano East Java Indonesia
The best time to enjoy Mount Semeru Trekking is in summer season between Mei – November months, Along rainy season between Januari – April nomally closed for trekking due to alarmed sometime occured a landslide from the steep slopes and also slippery trekking condition.
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