Semeru Climbing Notes
Please submit any useful information about climbing Semeru that may be useful to other climbers. Consider things such as access and accommodation at the base of Semeru, as well as the logistics of climbing to the summit.
March 21, 2014
Izal Isa from Singapore
16 April or 16 May. Is the climb open for climbing? How much does the permit cost?
July 06, 2012
Indonesia Journey from Indonesia
Semeru is the highest volcano in Java island. The entrance gate is Ranupani village (2200 M) or about 3 hrs jeep driving from Tumpang Malang city.
The trek starting from Ranupani is relatively flat to reach Ranukumbolo lake campsite (2400 M). It can be done by 4 hrs trek with easy grade. Continue trek to Kalimati campsite by pass through the pine forest will takes about 4 hrs walking.
On the next path is being challenge starting from Kalimati campsite towards to summit cone. Normally, the summit day start at 02.00 am and will takes about 5 hrs ascend.
Its not allowed to stay camp on the summit because of natural gas from the active crater "Jengrong Seloka".
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