INDONESIA NATURE TREK

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Lace up the hiking boots for an active journey through East Java’s spectacular volcanic landscapes. Travel from Yogyakarta to Bali in search of breath taking vistas, submitting majestic peaks and witnessing a live volcanic eruption along the way. After all this excitement, kick back on tropical Pemuteran Bay.
Tour Departure: 18 Oct'19.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival Jogja – Borobudar
Upon arrival to Yogyakarta’s Airport, our guide and driver will be waiting at the arrival’s hall.

Drive to hotel for check in and in the afternoon drive out to the famous Borobudur temple complex. This pyramid-shaped temple dates from the Buddhist history of the country and is today a world cultural heritage. It is said that the many terraces with stone reliefs guide you to the faithful the way to Nirvana.

Lunch will be provided at a local restaurant.

Please be sure you have enough energy, because in the night we will pick you up to do the challenging trekking at Mt. Merbabu.

The afternoon is at leisure and early dinner will be at the hotel.

Overnight at the hotel in Borobudur.

Meals Included: lunch and dinner.

Distance & journey times:
Transfer from Jogjakarta Airport to Jogjakarta city center (6 km): 20 minutes
Transfer from Jogjakarta to Borobudur (41km): 1 hour 20 minutes
Jogjakarta city tour: around 30 minutes walking
Transfer from Borobudur to Selo (36km): 1 hour 15 minutes

Day 2 Borobudur – Merbabu – Solo
Departure at night for your sunrise trek to one of Java’s highest mountains, Mt Merapi (the trek and view at sunrise is subject to weather condition).

You will depart from hotel around 00:00 and start your slow and steady climb to the summit. The trek takes around 5 to 6 hours and just before the sun rises, you will reach the top.

Rest your legs and sit down to await the rising sun. As it emerges, you will be amazed at the spectacular landscapes and awe-inspiring views of the area. Your guide might point you the surrounding volcanos, the Merbabu, Sumbing, Sindoro, Lawu and the Dieng Plateau.

After a light snack, water and coffee at the top, begin your 3 hour descent to the base of Mt. Merapi and get back to your guesthouse to rest until lunch time.

Lunch at your guesthouse with time to relax.

In the afternoon drive to Solo. Check-in at the hotel.

Rest of the day at leisure.

Meals Included: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Distances and journey time:
Trekking distance: 5-6 hour ascent; 3-4 hours descending
Elevation: +1500m
Average distance: 10km
Difficulty : hard

Day 3 Solo – Mojokerto (by train) – Tumpang
Start the day with an early morning pick up from the hotel. Head out alongside the guide to the Solo train station, boarding the Sancaka Pagi train. The scenic ride will be in an executive, air-conditioned class heading to Mojokerto in Eastern Java.

Note: Planned route is aboard Sancaka Pagi, departing 0755 and arriving 1055. Schedule subject to change without notice. Your guide will accompany on the journey.

Travelling by train in Java is a wonderful opportunity to meet locals and is also the best way to enjoy the volcanic landscapes of Central and East Java. It is suggested to bring warm clothes as the air conditioning is usually turned on high!

Upon arrival in Mojokerto, our driver will be waiting to provide transport to Tumpang village at the gates of the Tengger National Park.

Lunch will be provided at a local restaurant en route.

Dinner will be provided at the guesthouse.

Meals Included: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Distance & journey time:
Transfer from Solo to Mojokerto (282km) by train : 4 hours
Transfer from Mojokerto to Tumpang (90km) by car: 3 hours

Day 4 Tumpang – Ranupani – Ranu Kumbolo – Kalimati
After breakfast at the hotel, there will be a brief medical check-up provided. Continue by Jeep for the scenic drive to the southern gate of Bromo Tengger National Park and Ranu Pani.

Upon arrival at Ranu Pani Village, meet the local guide and team of porters and report to the National Park office. After a briefing on the Semeru ascent, safety and logistics start the challenging trek up Mt. Semeru.

Starting from Ranu Pani village and heading towards Ranu Kumbolo village, trek through bush and casuarina forest, which dominates the landscape. Make a stop along the way at the stone wall of Watu Rejeng (4 hours – approximately 10km).

After a picnic lunch, the climb will continue from Ranu Kumbolo (2400m) to Kalimati (2700m) through an undulating landscape of savanna (2 Hours – Approximately 5km), where the tents will be set up for the night.

Dinner is prepared by the team; overnight in tents at Kalimati Basecamp.

Meals Included: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Distance & journey time:
Transfer from Tumpang to Ranupani (28 km) by Jeep: 2 hours
Trekking (Ranu Pani – Ranu Kumbolo): 4hours
Trekking (Ranu Kumbolo – Kalimati): 2hours
Difficulty: Hard

Day 5 Kalimati – Mt Semeru Summit (Mahameru) – Ranupani
Start the ascent to the top of Mt. Semeru at approximately 02:00 in the morning.

The peak of Mt Semeru is 3,676m above sea level and is the highest mountain in Java and one of its most active volcanoes. Mt Semeru resembles a perfect cone, but, in fact, it is a dome form with a stripe field on the hillsides.

Estimated trekking time is 3-4 hours on sand and stone terrain. During the hike, there will be plenty of photo opportunities and also many chances to see its frequent eruptions. After reaching the top, start the descent back down to basecamp for breakfast before returning to Ranu Pani Village.

Dinner and accommodation tonight are both at the house of a Local Ranger in Ranupani.

Alternative program: If it is not possible to climb Mt. Semeru due to natural circumstances we cannot control, we will offer an alternative trek to Welirang Volcano.

Meals Included: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Distance & journey time:
Transfer from Ranupani to Bromo: 1 hour
Trekking to summit Mount Semeru: 3 hrs
Trekking down to Ranupani: 6 hrs
Difficulty: Very Hard

Day 6 Ranupani – Cermorolawang – Bromo Summit – Cemorolawang
After breakfast in the morning, transport will be provided by 4x4 vehicle to cross the Tengger region, the Caldera of Mount Bromo, and finally arriving in Cemorolawang.

Upon arrival, check-in to the hotel and freshen up before the next journey. Lunch will be provided at hotel.

In the afternoon, enjoy a walk through the exotic Tenggerese Villages, crossing a sea of sand to the base of Mount Bromo. Climb the volcano and summit the rim of the crater via approximately 250 steps (2329 M). Alongside the guide, discover some scenic viewing points around the crater before descending the volcano.

After the explorations, return to the hotel for dinner and relax for the evening.

Overnight in Cemorolawang.

Meals Included: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Distance & journey time:
Transfer from RanuPani to Cemorolawang: 1hour
Trekking around Mount Bromo: 3 hours Difficulty: Easy
Difficulty: Hard

Day 7 Cemorolawang – Mt. Penanjakan – Ketapang
Start the day early for the departure by Jeep to Seruni Village- the starting point of the day’s sunrise trek. Start trekking to Mount Penanjakan (2770 M) for the magnificent sunrise of Mount Bromo.

After sunrise, trek back down the mountain to enjoy breakfast at the hotel before returning to the Ketapang area.

Check-out of the hotel and transfer to Ketapang, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Upon arrival, enjoy the rest of day at leisure in the resort.

Dinner will be provided at hotel

Overnight in Ketapang

Meals Included: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Distance and journey time:
Transfer from Cemorolawang to Seruni (5 km) : 10 minutes
Transfer from Cemoro Lawang to Pasir Putih (126 km): 4 hours
Transfer from Pasir Putih to Ketapang (109km): 3 ½ hours
Trekking to Mount Penanjakan : 2 hours
Difficulty: Easy

Day 8 Ketapang –Trek to Ijen Crater – Pemuteran
Awake early again this morning for an excursion to Mt Ijen. Breakfast is served at the hotel before setting off by 4x4 Jeep.

Reach Paltuding, the base camp of Kawah Ijen located at 1,850m. The trek to the top is 3 kilometres and follows a wide, packed dirt pathway for about 1 hour 30 minutes. At the top of Mt Ijen is a large crater lake surrounded by sulphur mines. During the walk, it is highly likely to encounter local miners carrying loads of up to 70 kg, often barefooted, down the mountainside. Upon reaching the top (2,368m), enjoy views of the Crater Lake which is 200 meters deep and contains about 36 million cubic meters of steaming, acidic water. Local authorities only allow watching the scenery from the rim of the crater; it is strictly forbidden to walk down to the lake shore due to very toxic fumes. For anyone wishing to walk down to observe the ‘blue fire’, a disclaimer must be signed. Alternative program: if it is not possible to climb Mount Ijen due to natural circumstances we cannot control, we will offer an alternative program to Kaliklatak coffee and rubber plantation.

Return to the hotel late in the morning.

In the afternoon, transport will be provided to the Ketapang ferry terminal near Banyuwangi.

Check-in before crossing the Bali straits to the island of Bali by local ferry (45-minute journey.)

Upon reaching Gilimanuk on Bali’s western shores, continue by road to the village of Pemuteran.

Check in at the hotel in Pemuteran.

The Javanese guide and driver will return to Java; meet the Balinese guide and driver the following day at 14:00 Dinner and overnight in Pemuteran.

Meals Included: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Distance & journey time:
Transfer from Ketapang – Banyuwangi – Paltuding Ijen base camp (38km) : 1 hour 15 minutes each way
Transfer from Ketapang harbor East Java to Gilimanuk harbor Bali (6 km) by ferry: 45 minutes
+ 1 hour time difference between Java and Bali Transfer from Gilimanuk to Pemuteran (32 km) : 1 hour
Trekking: 4hours
Difficulty: Easy

Day 9 Pemuteran – Airport Denpasar – Departure flight to Australia
After breakfast at the hotel, spend the morning at leisure until transport (provided) to the airport for your flight back to Australia.

Meals Included: breakfast.

Distance & journey time:
Transfer from Pemuteran to Ngurah Rai Airport (130 km): 4 hour

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