{Hiking Series} Indonesia - Mount Semeru (3,676m): Java's highest mountain!

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Singapore, Singapore 237978


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Mount Semeru (3767m) is the highest mountain in Java and is an active volcano. It is a challenging 2D1N trek. Come join us on this trek!

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Mount Semeru, also known as "Mahameru" -'The Great Mountain' is the highest mountain in Java and is an active volcano. It is a challenging 2D1N trek, but the challenge of completing it and the view at the summit makes it worth the effort!

The route takes you past the picturesque Lake Kumbolo while hiking across the grasslands of Oro-Oro Ombo and camping at the base of Mount Semeru. Early next morning, we'll attempt the summit push of Mount Semeru. It is especially tiring, as you ascend up the steep and narrow ash slopes but the reward at the end makes it worth the while. see the amazing views from the highest peak of Java, where you can see the full crater of Mount Bromo and other mountains in the distance. Sometimes, there would be small eruptions so you can even see the ash plume.

This is a short trip focused on summiting Mount Semeru(3,676m). It requires only 1 days of leave due to Hari Raya Puasa holiday. Those who wish to extend can do so!

The trek from Ranupane Village to the Kalimati Basecamp is 15km. It is a gradual elevation of around 880m. The trek from Kalimati Basecamp to the Summit is around 900m ascent on a steep ash slope. After descending, we have to trek 15km back to Ranupane Village.

Who is this for?

This is for anyone who wishes to challenge themselves. Semeru is very similar in difficulty to Rinjani. If you are looking for a rewarding trek or looking to try your first multi-day trek, this is for you.

"Beginners" are welcomed, but a lot of perseverance and willpower is required for this trek. Fitness will help a lot, if not to maximize success!

Be prepared to walk 6-8h per day during the trek.

Why 2D1N and not 3D2N?

Many people think that the extra day will help the summit, but the fact is the extra day of trek is only after the summit. This means that you spend 1 day camping at the lake on the descent instead of heading out to the village.

It is a 3 hours difference and although it is more tiring, I think camping there is quite cold and hard to sleep due to the noise.

So although it is a long day, the itinerary is focused on getting the Surabaya once we descend because it is possible and more comfortable in my opinion.

**This trip is dependent on the opening of the national park, which is usually on 1st May every year.

Total Duration: 4 days

Trek Duration: 2D1N

Leave Needed: 2 Days

Flight timings:

07:50 Singapore - 09:05 Surabaya

10:10 Surabaya - 13:30 Singapore

Flight cost: ~268 SGD based on SQ

Trek Duration: 2D1N

Itinerary :

Day 1 : Surabaya - Ranupane Homestay (3.5h drive). Lunch and medical check up on the way.

Day 2 : Ranupane Village - Ranu Kumbolo (Lake) - Kalimati Basecamp (15km trek, ~6h)

Day 3 : Kalimati Basecamp (1am) - Semeru Summit (5am)- Kalimati Basecamp (8am) - Ranu Kumbolo(Lake) - Ranupane Village - Surabaya (11pm)

Day 4 : Surabaya - Singapore

Suggested stay in Surabaya: My Studio Hotel Juanda Airport ( ~11$ per night) with free airport shuttle.


Trek Cost: 375 SGD

Minimum Pax to go: 6

If interested, please RSVP and I will set up a WhatsApp group and organize a pre-trip briefing session!

Whatsapp: +65 97511216

Price Includes:

Private Land Transportation to and from Surabaya

Mountain Guide + Porters for equipment

Tent, Mattress and Sleeping Bags

Homestay accommodation in Ranu Pane Village

Entrance Fee for Semeru National Park

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trek

Medical check-up fee for Semeru trekking in local hospital

Price Excludes:

Flights and Airport Tax

Airport transfer (on the last day)

Personal Travel Insurance

Meals at Ranupane homestay/Surabaya/

Accommodation in Surabaya

Driver/Guide/Porter Tips



This trip is organized by Little Monsters Travel Pte Ltd.

TA Number: 03117

Whatsapp: +6597511216

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