Mt. Semeru (or Mahameru, the great mountain) is an activestratovolcano located administratively in Lumajang regency. However, Semeru is most accessible from Malang, thanks to the good transportation infrastructure. Being the highest volcano on Java island at 3676masl, Semeru is very popular and prestigious among trekkers. This volcano has a spectacular lava dome crater, which crashes every 20 to 30 minutes, ejecting a high thick grey smoke. Climbing Mt. Semeru will surely be your unforgettable one in a lifetime experience.

Trip Code SB01
Trip Style Hiking, Trekking, Camping
Accommodation Type Homestay, Tent
Activity Per Day 5-11 hours of walk per day
Age Requirement 10+ (according to National Park’s regulation)
Trip Highlights
  • Trek to highest volcano in Java island
  • Trek to one of the most beautiful volcanic lake in Indonesia
  • Experiencing the life of Tengger tribe
  • Panoramic view towards volcanoes in East Java
Brief Itinerary Day 1     Surabaya – Tumpang

Day 2     Tumpang – Ranupani – Ranu Kumbolo – Kalimati

Day 3     Kalimati – Summit of Mt. Semeru – Kalimati – Ranupani – Tumpang – Surabaya

Note :

It is obligatory to hand original health certificate to the registration office of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park in Ranupani. This health certificate can be obtained directly from your local hospital / general physician (on your own expense) or in small clinic  in Tumpang (fee is included in the package price).


Note : You can read here, a full french version of “Ascension du Semeru

Day 1

Pick up in Surabaya – Transfer to Tumpang

You will be welcomed by your guide at your point of arrival. You will drive for 3 hours to Tumpang with our private air conditioned car. There’s a possibility to do Malang city tour to the infamous flower market, Chinese temple, and Candi Jago Tumpang, a 13th century temple. You will sleep and have dinner at Rani Homestay.

Accommodation : Homestay

Included Meals   : D

Distance by car  : 105 km (2.5 hours)

Day 2

Tumpang (600m asl)– Ranupani(2100m asl) RanuKumbolo Lake (2400m asl) – Kalimati Basecamp (2700m asl)

You will have brakfast at 06.30 am, and go to small clinic nearby to obtain health certificate which is an obligatory requirement from the national park. You will then go by jeep to Ranupani, the starting point of the hike. You will see the rain forest along the way, and pass through Ngadas village, from which you can have a peek of the summit of Mt. Semeru. After this scenic drive, you will arrive to Ranupani, one of the highest villages in Java, at the elevation of 2100m above sea level. From this village, you will walk for 3 hours to RanuKumbolo lake (2400m asl), in which you will have a lunch break at the lake shore. After lunch, you will continue hiking for 2 hours to Kalimati basecamp (2700m asl), in which you will have dinner and camp for a night.

Accommodation     : Tent (1 tent for 2 persons)

Included meals       : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3

Kalimati(2700m asl) – Summit (3676m asl) – Ranupani(2100m asl) – Tumpang (600m asl) - Surabaya

You will wake up at 00.30 to have coffee and some snacks before hiking the summit of Mt. Semeru. You will walk the steep sandy slope of the volcano with over 900m of altitude gain for about 4 hours. You will see the beautiful sunrise and spectacular 360 degree view over East Java from the top of Mt. Semeru. You will descend to Kalimati campsite for about 1.5 hours. After having your well deserved breakfast and nap, you will descend back to RanuKumbolo lake to have lunch. After that, you will do the last 3 hours of walk to Ranupani village. You will then go to Tumpang village by 4WD jeep for 1.5 hours. You will then take a car to Surabaya airport. End of service.

 Accommodation     : –

Included meals       : Breakfast, Lunch



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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 4 reviews
May 29, 2017

The service has been excellent, my wife and I are very happy with our trip and the service provided. The kindness and Zen attitude of our guide Galuh is something that we really appreciated and made our trip so enjoyable. We want to thank you all the team for the great time we had. Also thanks for arranging the transfer from hotel to airport on our last day.

June 5, 2017

The pre-trip arrangement was excellent. The trip itself was also excellent. The guide, the driver, the porters, and whole team were excellent. Everything was really good. I hope I will come back to visit you

August 9, 2017

This is our second visit and we enjoyed our stay at Rani Homestay

August 31, 2017

It was such a wonderful experience hiking with Rani Adventure, Hiking a mountain usually takes long preparation time, but for this trip I wasnt prepared at all, only done it the day before the trip, and even with all my unpreparedness I still feel overprepared, because I did not use most of my gears. Rani prepared everything for you, the tent, sleeping bags, camping mattresses.

I always feel save in this trip, because Rani made sure everything is by the book, we even have health check by the local clinic, in my many times hiking mountains in Indonesia, I never have to get health certificate first.

The food is the highlight of this trip for me, between the pre hike breakfast and post hike dinner at Rani Homestay, the food prepared by the porter is nothing but amazing, fried rice, tempe, bakwan, assorted fruits, fried chicken, spagetthi, fried noodle, chicken soup, it was a banquet in the mountain. Oh and that fried banana, I dont know who brought that nutella but Rani… fried banana and Nutella is a must have on all your trip.

Summit attack was the hardest but having two guides as the first and last man always keep us feel save, and thank you for that welcoming hot tea and biscuit on the summit, it was so comforting.

Overall, hiking a mountain can be a hassle but with Rani Adventure, she makes it all hassle-free and fun. Thanks Rani.

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