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Mount Semeru – Touching the roof of Java

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3 Days 2 Nights
Mount Semeru
Min Age : 10+
Adventure Details

Mount Semeru is the most popular volcanoes in Java island, located in the heart of Indonesia’s Ring of Fire. Mount Semeru (3,676 m) is the highest summit in Java. The mountain offers a good trail, a gorgeous savanna walk and a stunning campsite alongside the turquoise water and green hills of RanuKumbololake. From the highest point in Java, you will have a fantastic crater view with impressive live eruptions several times every hour.  See the glimpse of the excursion at the Trip Gallery section of this document.

Trip Summary
  • A trip exploring the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, Ranu Kumbolo lake and experience the impressive live eruption from the top of Java
  • Start/End: Surabaya International Airport or Malang Airport
  • Duration: 2 days 1 Night
  • Elevation 3,676m located in East Java, Indonesia
  • Trekking distance 42 km (round trip)
  • Elevation gain from the entry point of Mt Semeru : 1,576m
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate to Challenging

Departure & Return Location

Malang City or Surabaya City

Price Includes

  • 4 days of HASSLE FREE ADVENTURE, which include 3 meals a day and afternoon snacks during trekking
  • Certified and English speaking mountain guides
  • Mountain Entrance Fees
  • Roundtrip overland transfers from Malang airport or Surabaya Airport to Tumpang, Malang with private car
  • Round trip 4WD Jeep transfer from Tumpang to Ranu Pane the entry point of Mount Semeru
  • Simple medical checkup at local clinic (as required by Mt Semeru National Park)
  • One night homestay accommodation in Ranu Pane. Note: Homestay in Ranu Pane only provide modest facilities, meals will be cooked by local chef and it will be Indonesian food
  • One bottle of 1,500ml of mineral water/day/person for trekking
  • Standard first aid kit
  • Camping equipment, including comfortable tents, air mattress, lights, chairs and camping tables
  • Group Porter
  • Insurance provided by National Park

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Personal equipment
  • Extra meals and drinks
  • Private porter which carry your personal equipment (Jacket, Camera, Tripod etc)
  • Services not mentioned above

What to bring

  • Small rucksack (10 liter capacity)
  • Jacket
  • Sleeping bag. Note we can provide only standard (not down -sub-zero -sleeping bag), however please note that in summer, temperature in Semeru, in the day is around 5 – 20 degree Celsius. At night, the temperature is usually below 5 degree Celsius, and it could drop to below zero degree Celsius especially towards the summit. If you need warmer sleeping bag, please bring your own
  • Long trouser
  • Raincoat
  • Balaclava
  • Buff
  • UV protector & Lip Balm
  • Gloves and socks
  • Headlamp
  • Trekking shoes
  • Trekking pole
  • Personal Medicine
  • Sunglasses
  • Passport and copy of passport
Note Before Hiking Mount Semeru
  • The national park put a strict 600 people threshold per day to preserve the environment of Mount Semeru. Visitors are encouraged to confirm the booking way in advance to secure the spot. Depends on the season, the quota fill up fairly quickly starting from 3 months until 3 days in advance of the hiking day. Holidays and weekends are definitely the most booked days
  • Furthermore, every hiker must present a health certificate/ fit to climb letter from a clinic or doctor during registration to prove they have an adequate level of fitness. In practice, this will be a simple medical checkup at local clinic that has to be conducted one day before hiking day
  • The National Park recommends the climb only until Kalimati campsite, thus the National Park insurance only cover until safe hiking zone in Kalimati. Climbers still allow to climb the peak of Mt Semeru but at their own risk


• We will pick you up at Surabaya airport, then depart to Malang (estimated driving time 4 hours)
• Quick stop in Tumpang to obtain health certificate in local clinic, then continue with 2 hours jeep ride to Ranupane village (2,100 asl) the entry point of Mt Semeru
• Meals
• Overnight in a local homestay in Ranupane


• Start trekking to RanuKumbolo campsite (Altitude: 2,400m), it takes approximately 3 hours
• Lunch break in RanuKumbolo
• Start trekking to Kalimati campsite (altitude: 2,700m), approximately 2 hours
• Dinner at Kalimati campsite
• Stay overnight camping at Kalimati campsite
• Total trekking distance: 18 km approximately 5-6 hours
• Total elevation gain -/+ 600m
• Meals


• Early wakeup at 00:00
• Light breakfast before summit attack
• Summit Mt Semeru approximately takes 4 hours, this would be the most challenging part in Semeru, the last 3 km from Kalimati campsite to the top of Mt Semeru with 976 meters of altitude gain. After summit then going back to Kalimati campsite, approximately 1-2 hours
• Brunch at Kalimati campsite
• Trek down to Ranupane, jeep ride to Tumpang, then transfer back to Surabaya, ETA in Surabaya at 8-9 pm
• Meals