Semeru or Mount Sumeru is the highest volcano in Java, with Mahameru peak, 3676 meters above sea level (masl). Crater at the summit of Mount Semeru known Jonggring Saloko.
Semeru has a hill dipterocarp forest, dipterocarp forest Upper Montane forest, and forest Ericaceous or mountain forests.
The position of this mountain lies between the administration and Lumajang Malang Regency, with its geographical position between 8 ° 06 'S and 120 ° 55' East Longitude.
In 1913 and 1946 Crater Jonggring Saloka have dome with a height of 3744.8 M until the end of November 1973. The south, the dome is to break the edge of the crater caused lava flow leads to the south including the Pronojiwo and Candipuro in Lumajang.
It takes about four days to climb the peak of Mount Semeru commute. To climb the mountain can be reached via semeru or Lumajang Malang city. Of our poor city terminal ride public transportation to the village of Overlapping. Connected again with a jeep or truck vegetables are widely available in the market behind the terminal cost per person Mixed with 20,000, - up to Ranu Pani Pos.
Previously, we stopped at Gubugklakah to obtain a license, with the details, Rp.6.000 license fee, - to a maximum of 10 people, park entrance tickets Rp.2.000, - per person, per person Rp.2.000 Insurance, -
By using vegetable truck or jeep trip starts from Mixed to Ranu Pani, the last village at the foot of semeru. Here there are checkpoints, there are also shops and cottages. For climbers who brought a tent will be charged Rp 20,000, -/tenda and when carrying the camera also will be charged Rp 5,000, -/buah. In this post, we are able to find porters (local residents to help indicate the direction of climbing, lifting and cooking). Climbers can also spend the night in the guard post. In Pos Ranu Pani also there are two lakes namely Ranu Pani (1 ha) and Ranu Regulo (0.75 ha). Located at an altitude of 2200 masl.
After arriving at the gate "welcome", note continues to the left toward the hill, do not follow the wide street toward the garden of the population. In addition to the usual path passed the climbers, there is also a shortcut that is usually used by local climbers, this route is very steep.
Initial pathway ramps, down slopes hills dominated by reed plants. There are no signs pointing toward the street, but there are signs at every 100m distance measure. There are many fallen trees and branches above his head.
After walking about 5 miles down the overgrown hillside edelweiss flower, and will arrive at Watu Rejeng. Here there is a steep rock is very beautiful. Beautiful scenery and the valley towards the hills, overgrown with fir and pine forests. Can sometimes see clouds of smoke from the top semeru. To reach Ranu Kumbolo still have a distance of about 4.5 Km.
Founded in Ranu can Kumbolo tent. There is also a hikers hut (shelter). There is a lake with water that is clean and has beautiful scenery, especially in the morning to watch the sunrise on the sidelines of the hill. There are many fish, sometimes wild grouse. Ranu Kumbolo located at an altitude of 2,400 m with an area of 14 ha.
Of Ranu Kumbolo should prepare as much water as possible. Ranu leave Kumbolo then climb steep hills, with beautiful views over the lake behind. In front of the hill lies a vast meadow called oro-oro Ombo. Oro-oro Ombo surrounded by hills and mountains with beautiful views, wide prairies with pine-covered slopes as in Europe. From behind the Mt. Kepolo visible peak Mt. Semeru belching smoke wedus trash.
Further into the pine forest where birds and deer sometimes encountered. This area is called Cemoro Cage.
Kalimati heading at an altitude of 2,700 m, here to set up a tent to rest. This postal form large meadow at the edge of pine forest, so a lot of available twigs to make a bonfire.
There are springs Resources Mani, to the west (right) edge of the forest track Kalimati with a distance of 1 hour round trip. In Kalimati and in Arcopodo many rats there are mountains.
To go Arcopodo left (East) runs about 500 meters, then turn right (south) down the little meadow Kalimati. Arcopodo within 1 hour of Kalimati through pine forests are very steep, with a land prone to landslides and dusty. We can also camp in Arcopodo, but less stable soil conditions and frequent landslides. We recommend using goggles and masks because a lot of fly ash. Arcopodo located at an altitude of 2.900m, Arcopodo is the last area of vegetation on Mount Semeru, the rest will be through the dunes.
Arcopodo to the summit of Semeru takes 3-4 hours, through the dunes are very steep and easily degenerate. As a travel guide, in this path there are also several small triangular red flag. All luggage should stay in Arcopodo or in Kalimati. Ascent to the summit made the early morning at around 2:00 am from Arcopodo.
Cendurung daytime winds north toward the summit of the crater carrying poisonous gas Jonggring Saloka.
The climb should be done in the dry season is June, July, August and September. Should not climb in the rainy season due to frequent storms and landslides.