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Hunting for Rising Sun on Mt. Bromo, East Java.

Early Sun rise on Mt. Bromo from Pananjakan.Early Sun rise on Mt. Bromo from Penanjakan.

Mount Bromo (Indonesian: Gunung Bromo), is an active volcano and part of the Tengger massif, in East Java, Indonesia. At 2,329 metres (7,641 ft) it is not the highest peak of the massif, but is the most well known. The massif area is one of the most visited tourist attractions in East Java, Indonesia. The volcano belongs to the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. The name of Bromo derived from Javanese pronunciation of Brahma, the Hindu creator god. Sulfur is collected from inside the caldera by workers.

Mount Bromo sits in the middle of a plain called the “Sea of Sand” (Javanese: Segara Wedi or Indonesian: Lautan Pasir), a protected nature reserve since 1919. The typical way to visit Mount Bromo is from the nearby mountain village of Cemoro Lawang. From there it is possible to walk to the volcano in about 45 minutes, but it is also possible to take an organised jeep tour, which includes a stop at the viewpoint on Mount Penanjakan(2,770 m or 9,088 ft) (Indonesian: Gunung Penanjakan). The viewpoint on Mount Penanjakan can also be reached on foot in about two hours.

Hike up Mount Penanjakan in time to catch the sunrise over Mount Bromo. It takes about 1-2 hours hike to the first vantage point. Sun rises at 5.30am, therefore usually you have to plan when to start hiking depending on your fitness level. Maps and information are readily and easily available at one of the many official locations. Extra tip is that you may want to hike earlier to avoid the crowd and get a good spot as you may find a lot of people crowding the vantage point to view the sun rising over Mount Bromo. If you have the time and energy, there is another less-crowded vantage point higher up with unobstructed view of the sunrise. Find and scale the slope behind the shelter to get to the higher flat land.

 

 

 

Series photo of  Sun Rising over Mt. Bromo.

 

Early Sun rise2 on Mt. Bromo from Pananjakan.Early Sun rise-2 on Mt. Bromo from Pananjakan.

 

 

 

Early Sun rise3 on Mt. Bromo from Pananjakan.Early Sun rise-3 on Mt. Bromo from Pananjakan.

 

 

 

Early Sun rise4 on Mt. Bromo from Pananjakan.Early Sun rise-4 on Mt. Bromo, with Mt. Semeru far away behind,  from Penanjakan.

 

 

 

 Early Sun rise5 on Mt. Bromo from Penanjakan.Full Sun rise on Mt. Bromo from Penanjakan.

Early Sun rise6 on Mt. Bromo from Penanjakan.Full Sun rise on Mt. Bromo from Penanjakan.

Early Sun rise7 on Mt. Bromo from Penanjakan.Full  Sun rise on Mt. Bromo, Mt Semeru behind,  from Penanjakan.

Early Sun rise-8 on Mt. Bromo from Penanjakan.Full Sun rise on Mt. Bromo crater from Penanjakan.

Best time to go

 

June – August where there is less rain but more tourists. August is also the month for the Kesada / Kesodo festival for the Tengger people if you are interested.

But that being said, Indonesia being a fairly mild weather of just rain and shine, anytime is a good time to go Mount Bromo, only check out for local weather when you are there for best clear sky for your sunrise experience. If you do not have much days then hope for the best when you are there.

Trek down Mount Penanjakan and up to Mount Bromo summit. Here you can trke down and then across 3 km sand of sea and then upwards to summit the caldera of Mount Bromo. It takes about 1-2 hours again depending on your fitness level.

 


 

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