Saturday, 5 November 2011

Bromo : Travel to the amazing Mountain view

Mt Bromo is a scenic tourist destination in East Java. The volcano is noted for its spectacular sunrises, and majestic views across to Semeru volcano to the south.Bromo has a height of 2392 meters above sea level, located in four regions, namely Probolinggo, Pasuruan, Lumajang, and Malang Regency. Mount Bromo mesh body shape between the valleys and canyons with a caldera or a sea of sand covering approximately 10 square kilometers. Mount Bromo has a crater with a diameter of ± 800 meters (north-south) and ± 600 meters (east-west). Meanwhile the danger area is inside the circle with a radius of 4 km from the central crater of Bromo.

Tourist attraction of Mount of Bromo is a natural phenomenon with the peculiarities natural causes that are not found elsewhere, namely the crater in the middle stretch of the crater with sand sea that surrounds it. Ocean sand of Bromo-Semeru National Park is the only conservation area in Indonesia which has an area of about 5250 hectares. You can ride and climb Mount of Bromo via the stairs and see the sunrise. Look at how charming and fascination when the sun rising and setting of , this will be a deep personal experience when you see it directly.

In addition to the desert and vast grass, from the top of Mount Bromo is still active, you can also see the splendor of Mount Semeru, towering through the clouds. The tourists who visit of Bromo usually also want to enjoy the spectacular views of sunrise. Pananjakan hill is the highest point in the of Bromo-Tengger making it the most appropriate place to see the sunrise. From this Pananjakan sunrise will indeed seem obvious and very beautiful. Additionally you will find a temple that is still used by the Tengger tribe to worship. You also can watch from nearby farming activities potatoes, carrots and cabbage are done by people in the cliffs of the steep hill.
For the people of Bromo, the Tengger tribe, Mount Bromo is believed to be sacred mountain. Once a year the community held a ceremony Yadnya Kasada or Kasodo. This ceremony is took place in a temple located at the foot of Mount of Bromo and proceed north to the top of Mount Bromo. Kasodo ceremony held each year (December / January) on the full moon. Through the ceremony, the Tengger tribe beg or ask for an abundant harvest starting reinforcements and a remedy for various diseases, in particular by offering to throw offerings into the crater of Mount of Bromo, the Tengger community while others had to descend the cliffs of the crater and reached to catch the offerings thrown into the crater, as a symbol of blessing from the Almighty.

How to get there

From Jakarta - Mount Bromo
(PATH : Probolinggo - Tongas – Lumbang – Sukapura – Sapikerep – Wonokerto – Ngadisari- Cemoro Lawang)

Almost all of the national airline its routes from Jakarta to Surabaya, so you do not have difficult to obtain tickets. Landed at Juanda Airport. There is an option at Juanda Airport Damri buses that take us to the bus station Bungurasih Surabaya. after it select majors Jember bus or Banyuwangi. Ask for the bus conductor, that you want to go down in Probolinggo.

In Terminal Probolinggo, you can ride into the village transportation department Ngadisari District, will cost about 25 thousand rupiahs. But do not be surprised. The Transport passengers will wait until the car is full, then later it was leaving. (To get to Cemorolawang the route is: Probolinggo — Tongas / Ketapang — Sukapura — Ngadisari approximately 42 km by private or public transportation means, and from Ngadisari to Cemorolawang about 3 km can be reached either on foot or by jeep.)

To view the sunrise form the Mount Bromo The best location is at Mt Penanjakan. You need to rent a jeep hardtop car to take you across the sea of sand. Rental rates of about 300 to 400 thousand rupiahs per car. For this case you can rent a car with a few tourists venture. One car enough for seven people. You should've ordered this jeep at night. Owner of the hotel at 03.00 am will wake you up to go view the sunrise.

To move up to the summit crater of of Mount Bromo you can take the stairs up to the peak. You can hire a horse with a cost of 100 thousand rupiahs. You'll ride a horse with a guided horse owners so you can be secure in the saddle a horse without worrying about his horse ran away.

Where to stay

Cafe Lava, Cemoro Lawang.
The location is very close to the park entrance. With the relatively cheap price (around Rp. 120 000 / room), accommodation is suitable for you who want a little frugality.

Beautiful pine, Cemoro Lawang, Phone: +62 335 541019
This inn has views directly to Mount Bromo and bathrooms equipped with hot water. The drawback is that some travelers have had bad experiences with the high cost of rental travel / vehicle to Bromo. Room rates range from Rp 200,000 s / d 600,000.

Hotel Bromo Permai, Jl Raya Cemoro Lawang, Ngadisari, Phone: +62335 23 459.
The location is quite strategic but the price of each room is relatively more expensive than other lodging inn in the vicinity.

Lava View Lodge, Cemoro Lawang, Phone: +62335 541 009.
Is the most classy hotel in the area Cemoro Lawang, although it seems a bit to look better from outside than inside. Have clean rooms and is equipped with hot water for bathing. Price of about Rp. 375 000 / night.

Yoschi's, Phone: +62335 541 018.
Inn is legendary among backpackers. Located about 3 km from Cemoro Lawang with fairly cheap price of about Rp. 100,000 / night.

Java Banana Bromo,Wonotoro, Sukapura, Probolinggo. Phone: +62335 541 193.
An intimate boutique hotel with beautiful views. Java Banana Bromo is a hostel as well as cafes and galleries, also offer mountain bike rentals if you want adventure in the Bromo with MTB. Prices start from USD 650 000 includes travel by 4x4 jeep to Mount Bromo.

Grand Bromo Hotel , Village Sukapura, Probolinggo. Phone: +62335 581 103.
Is the second largest and most luxurious hotel in the area after the Java Banana Bromo. Located in Sukapura, about an hour away from Cemoro Lawang. Price of about Rp. 600 000 is included tour to Bromo.

Bromo Cottages, Tosari, Pasuaran, Phone: +62335 515 253.
Although named cottages, actually Bromo Cottages is a top class hotel with about 100 rooms. Available car rental services and travel services / tours. Prices start around Rp. 600,000.

Surya Indah Bromo Homestay, Wonokitri Village, Phone: +62343 571 049.
A simple inn with a strategic location to see the sights of Bromo. Suitable for you who want to save money with a price of about Rp. 120 000 / night.


*It is recommended to visit during the dry season because when the rainy season *would be difficult to enjoy the panoramic view of the sunrise at Penanjakan
*Try not to come on a holiday (Saturday / week) for lodging and food prices rising rents.
*Bring extra clothing, jackets, handkerchiefs, head coverings to warm as the temperature is quite cold.
*Bring an umbrella because the Cemoro Lawang is often good local rainfall in the dry season and rainy season.
*Try to be familiar with the people around because people are very happy to mingle with the tourists. Exploit information from them so we can estimate the cost to be incurred during travel in Bromo


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