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Mount Semeru Volcano

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Address: Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, Malang, Indonesia
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Excellent escape (for me) from daily routine

Been there on Aug 2016 for 5 days and 4 nights. My second time to Ranu Kumbolo lake, gorgeous as usual.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Banda Aceh, Indonesia
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Banda Aceh, Indonesia
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been there on Aug 2016 for 5 days and 4 nights. My second time to Ranu Kumbolo lake, gorgeous as usual.

Thank Sab2390
Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This famous mountain became even more famous after "5 cm" movie, resulting in increase in visitor and also, their waste. To climb Mount Semeru, you'll need to prepare: - Health Certificate (Surat Keterangan Sehat), that you can obtain from your doctor either in hospital, clinic, or public health facility (Puskesmas) - ID and copy of Identity - An IDR 6.000... More 

Thank FarahMahardika
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

you must to be well prepare for climbing this mountain. make sure yo go there in a good weather. Starting on very Early morning to get the beautiful sunset at morning. you will find the best Sunset on the top!!!

Thank itammomoinfo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

once i came here.. on december 2015 .. i celebrating new year in this mountain.. medium track especial when u summit. track: dust, rock view: green sabana, forest. ranu kumbolo lake. the best time to hike this mountain is on april to august

Thank onewaytrip22
Bandung, Indonesia
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I went there alone and it was a blast. I took a jeep from Tumpang to Ranu Pane and stay there overnight. Then I started hiking from the morning until Ranu Kumbolo. The trek wasn't difficult, just a closed forest and a long journey. I arrived at Ranu Kumbolo around 2-3pm and camped there. Ranu Kumbolo is a really beautiful... More 

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Kuala Belait, Brunei Darussalam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Took a trip to mt semeru on the 7 dec 2016. December is a rainy season but we took our chance knowing early months nxt year semeru will be closed. Few tips prior to climbing semeru. One needs to be physically and mentally fit. The hike fm ranu pane to kalamati campsite took about 8 hrs incl. Of break. We... More 

Thank R B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We were 18 and spent 2 nights at Ranukumbolo and 1 night at Kalimati (when we summit to Mahameru). Tho it was raining in Kalimati but thanks God the wheater was soo friendly when we summit. It amazing although fogs everywhere on tje top of Mahameru. Nevertheless, it was amazing experience summit in rainy season.

Thank Delfi A
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Hello everyone! I went there last October 2016 with a 8 of my friends. Take us 4 hours drive from the Juanda Airport of Surabaya to Ranu Pani. First night,19/10/2016 we stay in RanuPani before start to hike to Kalimati early in the next morning (8.30am after the safety briefing). We pass by the beautiful Ranu Kumbolo and have a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

really enjoy hiking semeru, especially the the beautiful natural scene when doing it. visit it if you really are adventurous!!!

Thank Imaduddin A
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

I heard someone elses guide say Semeru puffed some smoke out every 25 minutes and more or less bang on, a little cloud appeared and then slowly puffed away. i waited again and again and it was an absolute delight. I told others as they turned up to watch and they were all as delighted . Its like standing in... More 

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