October 10, 2011

Mboys Expedition to The Top Mahameru June, 28 - July, 4, 2008 (preparations)

Mount Semeru is the highest mountain in Java 3,676 meter above sea level. Dry seasons is the best times to climb this mountain from May till September. During the wet/rainy seasons, usually there is a storm an landslide in the top of the mountain. Landslide sometimes happen in the middle track between Ranu Pane and Ranu Kumbolo.
We can start from Malang the second biggest city in East Java. From Malang the climbers can ride mini bus to Tumpang. There is a market and a Hindu’s Temple in Tumpang Village. There are two option of vehicles from Tumpang to Ranu Pane Basecamp. Rent an open Jeep, it cost 500,000 ID Rupiahs, or the cheapest ones using Truck together with vegetables and local peoples only 35,000 ID Rupiahs for one person.
We will pass Gubuk Klakah village. Here there is a National Park office and we must register first. From this Village we will pass a dusty road with sand to Ngadas village. We can see some wonderfull panoramas a long the journey on the way to Ranu Pane village.

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