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Jun 1, 2010

Mount Bromo

One of the things that ought to be proud of Indonesia, a mountain located in Probolinggo, East Java, was listed as the third best in the world of big mountain for climbers without the use of porters. Mount which has a height of 2392 meters above sea level, the defeat of the rival is Mount Elbrus in Russia and Mount Olympus in Greece.

Mount the status of 'active' this does have an exotic landscape that attracted tourists to try to climb and enjoy the view presented from its peak. The easiest and most popular route to climb is from Lawang Cemoro which can be accessed from the town of Probolinggo. To reach the peak of Mount Bromo, must first pass through the crater of sand. Enough to make a climb for one hour only, then the peak of Bromo already exists in front of the eye.

From the top of Mount Bromo, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery, like the crater of Mount Semeru was hot and still in a single series with the Mount Bromo. Like mountains around the world in general, the most preferred time to reach the top of Bromo is at sunrise.

As for the residents of Mount Bromo, the Tengger tribe, Mount Brahma (Bromo), believed to be the sacred mountain. Once a year the community held a ceremony Yadnya Tengger Kasada or Kasodo. This ceremony is held at a temple which is under the northern foot of Mount Bromo and Mount Bromo was continued to the summit. The ceremony was held at midnight to early morning every full moon around the 14th or 15th of the month Kasodo (tenth) according to the Javanese calendar.

Mount Bromo and its natural beauty rituals continue to be maintained, making Mount Bromo to be special in the eyes of the tourists and get international recognition, natural keeksotisan Indonesia continues to gain recognition in the eyes of the world, it is our duty to guard it.

Mount Bromo is one tourist destination in East Java. These natural attractions are located in the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park in the eastern city of Malang, East Java.

Visitors not only local tourists, even many who come from abroad. With the typical scenery makes Bromo worthy destination. What are the privileges of Mount Bromo? Cold, so you'll feel when you first get out of the car. The temperature here reached 10 degrees to 0 degrees Celsius even during late morning. So, you should prepare for cool clothes, hats kupluk, gloves, socks, scarves to cope. But, if you forget about the equipment, there are many vendors that offer merchandise such as hats, mittens, or scarves.

Bromo Sunrise view from Pananjakan

Regular visitors visiting this area since the early days with the aim of seeing the rising sun. To view them, you have to climb Mount Pananjakan which is the highest mountain in the region. Field which must pass to get to Mount Pananjakan a heavy field. To reach the foot of Mount Pananjakan, you have to go through the desert-like area that can make you get lost. We had to climb Mount Pananjakan, narrow roads and lots of sharp turns would require a high driving skill. For that reason, many visitors who choose to rent a car Hardtop (jeep type) driven by the community. Surrounding communities come from Tengger tribe friendly with the visitors.

Up above, there are many shops serving coffee or hot tea and a bonfire to warm bodies tebitnya time while waiting for the sun. There are also stores that rent warm clothing. Watching the sunrise is an interesting event. The proof, the visitors are willing to wait since five o'clock in the morning facing east so as not to lose this moment. You were not always able to see this event, because if the cloudy sky, the appearance of the sun is not seen clearly. However, when the sky is clear, you can see the roundness of the sun in the first place only as small as a match pins, slowly enlarge and eventually form a full circle and give information so that we can see mountains scenery in this area. Among others, Mount Bromo, Mount Batok, or Mount Semeru is the highest mountain in Java Island.

Bromo crater and Ocean Sand

Slopes of Mount Bromo crater

Done see the sunrise, you can go back down the mountain and headed for Mount Bromo Pananjakan. Sunlight can make you see the scenery around. Apparently you go through the sea of sand that covers 10 km ². Arid areas filled with sand and only a little overgrown with dried grasses. Gust of wind, making the sand fly and can be difficult for you to breathe.

To reach the foot of Mount Bromo, you can not use the vehicle. Instead, you must hire a horse with a price of USD 70 000, - or if you feel strong, you can choose to walk. But, it is worth noting that walking is not easy, because the sun is blazing, long distance, the flying dust can make travel more difficult.

Now, you have to climb the stairs that number reached 250 stairs to see the crater of Mount Bromo. At the top of Bromo is 2392 m high above sea level, you can see the crater of Mount Bromo that emits smoke. You can also cast your gaze downwards, and saw the sea of sand with a temple in the middle. It's really incredibly rare and extraordinary that we can enjoy.

Have the dry season, not the rainy season, so you'll get a perfect view of the moment.
Prepare cold protective clothing, such as the guard house, headkerchief, scarves, gloves, jackets, shoes and do not forget because the weather here is cold enough.
Bring your glasses are also for protection from dust in the sand during Segoro Wedi.
Do not be above the Bromo dikawah 9am to avoid the risk of poisoning.
The most appropriate timing depart from Surabaya or Malang is about 12-1 o'clock at night.


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Author : Adityo Hardo Firmanto / 111061034


  1. Thanks for sharing with the nice pictures.
    How to get there from Malaysia?

  2. Hire a horse with a price of USD 70 000 ? Expensive