Semeru - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

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About Semeru

Semeru, or Mount Semeru, is an active volcano in East Java, Indonesia. It is located in the subduction zone, where the Indo-Australia plate subducts under the Eurasia plate. It is the highest mountain on the island of Java. This stratovolcano is also known as Mahameru, meaning 'The Great Mountain. The name derived from the Hindu cosmology's mountain of Meru or Sumeru, the abode of gods.

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Ranu Kumbolo

Ranu Kumbolo

6.47km from Semeru

Ranu Kumbolo is a mountainous lake located in Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, East Java, Indonesia. The lake is part of easiest route from Ranu Pani to Mount Semeru peak. There are hiking camp area around the lake. Ranu Kumbolo is part of easiest route from Ranu Pani to Mahameru peak.

Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park

This is a national park located in East Java, Indonesia. It is the only conservation area in Indonesia that has a sand sea, the Tengger Sand Sea, across which is the caldera of an ancient volcano from which four new volcanic cones have emerged. This unique feature covers a total area of 5,250 hectares at an altitude of about 2,100 metres. The massif also contains the highest mountain in Java.

Sewu Waterfall

Sewu Waterfall

13.64km from Semeru

Tumpak Sewu, also known as Coban Sewu, is a tiered waterfall that is located between the Pronojiwo District, Lumajang Regency, and the Ampelgading District, Malang Regency, in East Java, Indonesia. The waterfall is overshadowed by Semeru, an active volcano and the highest mountain in Java. The Glidik River is a meltwater source fed from the mountain, which is the primary flow for the waterfall.

Mount Bromo

Mount Bromo

18.68km from Semeru

An active volcano and part of the Tengger massif, in East Java, Indonesia. 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 the Javanese pronunciation of Brahma, the Hindu creator god.

Gunung Batok

Gunung Batok

19.32km from Semeru

Mount Batok is a cinder cone located in East Java, Indonesia. This volcano has an elevation of 2,440 meters above sea level and is located between four regencies: Probolinggo Regency, Pasuruan Regency, Lumajang Regency, and Malang Regency. The location of Mount Batok is west from Mount Bromo. This mountain is one of the inactive volcanoes located within the Tengger caldera. Mount Batok is part of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park.

Madakaripura Waterfall

Madakaripura Waterfall

29.6km from Semeru

200 meters tall waterfall with rainlike streams tumbling down the walls of a cylindrical canyon.

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