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Mount Ijen

Ijen, East Java, Indonesia

1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

About Mount Ijen

It has a one-kilometer-wide turquoise-colored acidic crater lake. The lake is the site of a labor-intensive sulfur mining operation, in which sulfur-laden baskets are carried by hand from the crater floor.

Attractions near Mount Ijen

Mount Raung23km from Mount Ijen

Raung is one of the most active volcanoes on the island of Java in Indonesia. It is located in the province of East Java and has a 2-kilometer-wide and 500-meter-deep caldera surrounded by a grayish rim. The difference in the color of the rim and the flanks of the volcanoes is caused by the rim’s lack of vegetation compared with the healthy and extensive vegetation on the flanks. It is one of the paradise for trekkers.

Baluran National Park29.84km from Mount Ijen

Baluran National Park is located in Situbondo Regency, East Java, Indonesia. It has a relatively dry climate and mainly consists of savanna, as well as lowland forests, mangrove forests and hills, with Mount Baluran as its highest peak. It is one of the beautiful places in Indonesia which is a paradise for trekkers.

Meru Betiri National Park65.27km from Mount Ijen

Meru Betiri National Park is a national park in the province of East Java, Indonesia, extending over an area of 580 km2 of which a small part is marine . The beaches of the park provide nesting grounds for endangered turtle species such as leatherback turtles, hawksbill turtles, green turtles, and olive ridley turtles. It is one of the beautiful places in Indonesia.

Alas Purwo National Park73.11km from Mount Ijen

Alas Purwo National Park is situated on Blambangan Peninsula in the Banyuwangi Regency, at the southeastern tip of East Java province. The park is famous for its wild Banteng and surfing location at Grajagan Bay. The park's name means first forest or ancient forest, in accordance with a Javanese legend that says the earth first emerged from the ocean here. It is one of the beautiful and adventurous place where you can spent your valuable time.

Lake Tamblingan96.53km from Mount Ijen

Lake Tamblingan is a caldera lake located in Buleleng Regency, Bali. The lake is located at the foot of Mount Lesung in Munduk administrative village, Banjar subdistrict, Buleleng Regency, Bali, Indonesia. The lake is one of the three lakes that formed inside an ancient caldera, the other lakes to the east of Lake Tamblingan are Lake Buyan and Lake Bratan.

Gitgit Waterfall99.3km from Mount Ijen

Gitgit Waterfall is a waterfall on Bali, Indonesia. It is located on the north of the Southeast Asian island between the old island capital of Singaraja and the inland village of Munduk. The waterfall is a popular tourist destination in Bali, known for its height and the surrounding attractive foliage and natural swimming pools, accessible by a rocky walking trail.

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What visitors say about Mount Ijen

Liji George
Liji George
Dec 2017
Unforgettable experience! Crazy Hikes, Blue fires and Sulphur miners..Worth it
Subash Ckd
Subash Ckd
Aug 2014

It is inside a larger caldera Ijen, which is about 20 kilometres wide. The Gunung Merapi stratovolcano is the highest point of that complex. The name "Gunung Merapi" means "mountain of fire" in the Indonesian language. This world renowned sulphur mine is worth your visit if you ever set foot on East Java. Basic physical fitness is required during the 3 hour walk towards the crater. The most fun part is you walk in the dark which makes it extra memorable. The slopes during the journey can be pretty steep at almost 45 degrees. However for non active folks who like to experience this place can still make it by walking slower and stopping more often throughout the journey. One for the most eye opening part of this trip is witnessing the hardship of the local workmen. There are extremely limited jobs available to the village men hence many chose to work here.