Rabu, 05 November 2008


Mount Bromo
Mount Bromo is one of the most famous and most beautiful volcanoes in Indonesia. It is located in Tengger, in East Java. Mount Bromo is one of two volcanoes that were created following a massive eruption which created an enormous caldera in which are the active Mount Bromo and the non-active Mount Batok. The caldera has seen been filled with grey sands, and is called Laut Pasir or Sand Sea. Trekkers walk through this expanse on their way to Mount Bromo. The scenery is reminiscent of earth in its primeval age or a moonscape. This is more so when a layer of mist carpets the caldera floor.

Standing at a height of 2392 meters, Mount Bromo isn't the tallest mountain in Java. That title goes to 3676 meter tall Mount Semeru, located to the south of Mount Bromo and within sight. Also called Mahameru, meaning "great mountain", Mount Semeru is one of the most active volcanoes in Indonesia constantly belching steam from its peak. An undulating plateau interrupted by valleys and lakes reaches right to the foot of Mount Semeru. They are all located within the Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park.

There is legend related to Mount Bromo and the region of Tengger. According to this legend, there was a 15th century princess named Roro Anteng from Majapahit who started a principality with her husband Joko Seger. They named the principality Tengger, an amalgam of the last syllable of both their names. Being childless for many years, the royal couple made a trip up Mount Bromo to seek the help of the mountain gods in granting them a child. The gods agreed to their request, telling them that they would have 25 children, but demanded that they sacrifice their final child. Together, the couple had 24 children. When the last and final child was born, Roro Anteng refused to sacrifice it. The mountain gods sent fire and brimstone until she finally relented. After the child was thrown into the crater of the volcano, his voice was heard asking that an annual ceremony be performed to appease the gods. The ceremony was still being performed to this day. It takes place on the 14th day of the full moon Kesodo, according to the Tenggerese calendar. Rice, fruits, vegetables, flowers and livestock are offered to the mountain gods.

Getting there
The nearest airport to Mount Bromo is Surabaya, about 3 hours away by bus. Most visitors to Mount Bromo access it from Cemoro Lawang, at the foot of the mountain. To go there from Surabaya's Juanda International Airport, take the Damri shuttle bus to the Bungurasih Bus Terminal. From there, take the Patas air-conditioned bus to Probolinggo. The journey takes about 2-3 hours.

At Probolinggo, it is another one hour to Ngadisari, a town about 6km northeast of Mount Bromo and the base camp for Mount Bromo trips. Another base camp is Cemoro Lawang, about half an hour from Ngadisari. You can get accommodation at Ngadisari so that you start off a little after midnight for the trip to Mount Bromo. Be sure to bring along warm clothing, and the temperature can drop to between zero and five degrees Celcius. From there, it is about half an hour to Cemoro Lawang. The foot of Mount Bromo is a 3-km hike from Cemoro Lawang. You can hire a pony for 50,000 Rupiah or a seat in a jeep for 40,000 Rupiah to take you to Mount Bromo. Private cars are not allowed.
What to see
The main sight is of course Mount Bromo. It is always bubbling, and its edges are tinged with sulphur. From Cemoro Lawang, take the path on the left fork. It leads to the Hindu temple at the foot of the mountain. From there, a steep 250-step path leads to the crater from which you can view the volcano. Be forewarned that Mount Bromo is an active volcano. As recently as 2004, two tourists were killed when the volcano spit out molten lava, reaching as far as the Hindu temple. If the mountain appears to be acting up, stay away from it for your own safety.

Mount Batok (2440m) is a dormant volcano at the northern centre of the huge caldera. It is now growing with vegetation, mostly cemara trees that can thrive in the volcanic ash.

To the north of the caldera is Mount Penanjakan (2770m). As it has a paved road, it can be reached by jeeps and even tour buses. It is crowded with tourists at around 5:00am. If you are here at a later time, you probably get the place all to yourself.

Senin, 03 November 2008

Madakaripura Waterfall

Madakaripura Waterfall
Near the village of Sapeh, district of Lumbang, about 33 km to the north east of Probolinggo, there is a spectacular waterfall known as Madakaripura. It is hidden in the dense forest of the mountain range of Tengger. It is very inspiring and adds the excitement of your visit to Mt. Bromo.

This waterfall is believed to be the sacred waterfall since it was right here that the Great Prime Minister of Majapahit, Gajah Mada, spent the rest of his life and practiced asceticism by meditating under this waterfall. Paying a visit to this object and enjoying the lush mountain greenery would be an unforgettable experience. Words cannot describe the magnificent Madakaripura adequately.

This object, with a height of 620 m above the sea level, is on a gentle slope with a friendly atmosphere. You can feel the roar as the water falls from a height of 200 m creating an awe-inspiring waterfall. It is more likely a happening of something that takes place in a fairy land.

The best time to see the falls is between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. when the sun is high enough to light up the valley's bottom. One may bathe in the falls' pure natural water, which, it is said, cures rheumatism and all kinds of disorders besides preserving youth and vigor.

During the rainy season, visitors will have to be careful as overflowing may occur occasionally. Attention should be paid to notes of warning. This waterfall, which is quite easy to be visited, is just 6 km from Sukapura, the gateway of Mt. Bromo (www. petra.ac.id)

Travel Guide

Bromo isn't the highest mountain in Java — that honor goes to nearby Mount Semeru at 3,676m — but it's probably the most famous one. Bromo is in fact only one of many peaks inside the massive Tengger Caldera, but it's easily recognized as the entire top has been blown off and the crater inside constantly belches white sulphurous smoke. The inside of the caldera, aptly dubbed the Laut Pasir (Sea of Sand) is coated with fine volcanic sand and the overall effect is unsettlingly unearthly, especially when compared to the lush green valleys all around the caldera.
The major access point is Cemoro Lawang at the northeast edge, but there are also trails from Tosari (northwest) and Ngadas (west). The village of Ngadisari, on the road from Probolinggo about 5.5 km before Cemoro Lawang, marks the entrance to the national park. Both Cemoro Lawang and Ngadisari are rather picturesque, with brightly-painted houses and flower beds outside.
Get In
By plane
The nearest major airport is in Surabaya, three to four hours away by car (and more by bus).
By bus
The nearest larger town is Probolinggo, on the north coast of Java. It's about one hour from Probolinggo to Ngadisari and another half hour all the way to Cemoro Lawang, and it's (just) possible to visit on a day trip, although most visitors prefer to climb overnight and see the sunrise.
To go there, take a 'Damri' shuttle bus from the Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, to go to the Bungurasih bus terminal(terminal Purabaya). Then, take an express Patas air-conditioned bus for a 2-3 hours ride from Surabaya to Probolinggo.
Get Arround
It's a fairly easy 3-km hike from Cemoro Lawang to the foot of Mount Bromo. Alternatively, you can hire a pony to do the drudge work for you, or have it even easier and do the trip by jeep. Private cars are not allowed inside the caldera. You can join the jeep package at Rp40.000 per person at the Probolinggo entrance office. On the next morning 4am, the jeep departs from hotel to catch the sunrise at Mount Batok (costs Rp40.000 per person for entering the compound). After the sunrise, go down to Mount bromo. You can hire a horse (Rp50.000) to bring you up and then You walk thru the last stair-case to reach the top of Mount Bromo.
Unfortunately, some overly-enthusiastic crowd members can be rather annoying with their loud laughters and blinding flashes. Therefore, it would be pleasant, if everyone try to maintain a certain level of decency so that the "sun-rise watch" experience becomes more enjoyable.
See And Do
When timing any activities in the area, bear in mind that sunset is soon after 5 PM and sunrise is correspondingly early at around 5:30 AM. This means you'll usually need to get up by 3:30 AM or so to get there in time for dawn.
Mount Batok (2440m) is a brown volcanic cone at the north center of the caldera. Unlike the other nearby peaks it is no longer active and actually has some vegetation growing on it, mostly the local cemara tree that somehow manages to survive even on volcanic ash.
Mount Bromo, edges tinged with white sulphur and always bubbling, is the main sight. To reach it on foot, pick the left fork at Cemoro Lawang's solitary crossing, then head down the ramp into the caldera and then across the caldera to the Hindu temple at the foot of the mountain. From the temple a steep path of 250 steps leads to the edge of the crater and a precarious meter-wide ledge from where to gaze into the volcano.
Mount Penanjakan (2770m), located just north of the caldera, is a mountaintop viewpoint accessible by paved road from Tosari and hence popular with jeeps and even tour buses. Most of the crowd comes to see the dawn at 5 AM, and you'll likely have the large concrete observation post to yourself if you arrive later in the day.
Viewpoint #2, along the trail from Cemoro Lawang to Mt. Penanjakan, is an excellent way to get a stunning view of the caldera (see pictures above) without the crowds. To reach it, head west from Cemoro Lawang (past Cemero Indah) for 6 km, past farms and fields. The paved road eventually turns into a twisty mountain trail that ends with a flight of stairs on the right, and the viewpoint (with concrete shelter) is at the top. Allow 1.5 hours for the climb up at a steady pace, and bring along a torch if attempting this at night.
From here, you can continue onto Mt. Penanjakan by following the trail upward, after which the trail merges onto the paved road to the viewpoint (total time about 60 minutes one way). If planning to return the same way, mark the spot where the trail emerges onto the road (if you pass a stone lantern on the way down, you've gone too far!), and note that descending on this section can get slippery due to loose sand and rocks.

WARNING: September 08: The direct way from Cemoro Lawang up to Penanjakan and Viewpoint #2 is hardly damaged because of landslides but is yet still usable. It can be tricky to spot the dangerous parts in the dark! You need a good lamp for every hiker!
The most popular local product, at least based on the number of hawkers selling them, appears to be the Bromo hat, a colorful wooly hat with "BROMO" embroidered on it. Scarfs and extra warm clothing are also popular, and useful if you are not prepared for the cold mountain air.
Eat & Drink
Every lodge has an attached restaurant, and simple roadside warung sell basic Indonesian dishes and mugs of hot Javanese coffee (kopi panas). There is no nightlife in the party sense of the word, but all restaurants are open at 3 AM as that's when everybody wakes up to see dawn over Bromo.
Waroeng Basuki. Nice eatery serving many traditional Indonesian items like tahu tek (tofu/beancurd), rujak cingur (fruits with a sweet and spicy sauce garnished with ox-nose) and also serves Chinese food. Reasonably priced.
Java Banana Bromo. It's a cafe with a very nice gallery, their specialty is in the coffee and banana snacks and drinks. Some traditional and western foods and beverages are also available.
There are plenty of accommodation options around the mountain. Facilities at Cemoro Lawang side of the caldera are rather basic, but there are good hotels in Sukapura and Probolinggo.
Java Banana Bromo, Wonotoro, tel. +62335541193, [1]. It's a lodge, cafe, and gallery.
Bromo Cottages, Tosari, tel. +62-31-515253, [2]. Despite the name, it's actually an upmarket hotel. Net rates from US$47 for a double.
Cemoro Indah, Cemoro Lawang 0335-541019 (http://www.bromotrail.com) It has a nice view of Mount Bromo and provide hot water. You can sit down in its restaurant and view the Mount Bromo directly.
Lava View Lodge, Cemoro Lawang, tel. +62-335-541009. The most upmarket option in Cemoro Lawang, located at the caldera edge some 500m west of the village and price is more up then other hotel
Yoschi's, Ngadisari, tel. +62-335-541018. Cozy guesthouse done up to look like a Balinese temple. Note that the cheapest rooms here don't have hot water.
Stay healthy
Temperatures on Mount Bromo are refreshingly cool during the day (although sunburn is still a real danger), but outright cold at night, as temperatures can drop to zero in the summer and are rarely much above 5°C in winter. If needed, you can rent jackets and hats at Cemoro Lawang and the Penanjakan viewpoint.
Stay safe
Mount Bromo really is a live volcano that erupts with disturbing regularity: in 2004, two tourists were killed and five injured when the mountain spit out molten rock as far as the temple. Keep your distance if the mountain is acting up.
Pay attention to the geologists who can normally accurately predict the state of the volcano and the associated danger level.
Get out
All roads into Mount Bromo are dead ends, so you'll have to go back the way you came unless you are an experienced hiker and prepared to hike across the caldera to villages on the other side.

Legend Of Bromo (Indonesian Language)

Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Upacara Kesodo di Gunung Bromo

Daerah Tengger merupakan gugusan daerah pegunungan yang menjulang antara 1700-2000 m di atas permukaan laut. Daerah ini merupakan desa-desa di lembah perbukitan yang mengitari Gunung Bromo sebagai pusatnya. Dalam masyarakat Tengger adat merupakan bagian kehidupan yang penting. Adat itu terpelihara dengan baik karena berfungsi sebagai pengatur kehidupan masyarakat dan kepercayaannya. Banyak dongeng di kalangan mereka yang bercerita tentang asal-usul berbagai upacara dan gunung-gunung yang tersebar di sekitar Gunung Bromo. Adat dan religi telah menjadi bagian kehidupan masyarakat Tengger dari masa ke masa.

Roro Anteng dan Joko Seger yang mendambakan keturunan
Salah satu upacara besar masyarakat Tengger yang sangat dikenal oleh masyarakat Indonesia adalah upacara Kesodo yang diadakan setiap tahun pada bulan ke duabelas menurut hitungan pranatamangsa masyarakat Tengger. Menurut legenda, upacara ini bermula dari Roro Anteng dan Joko Seger yang sangat mendambakan anak. Mereka sudah lama berkeluarga, namun belum juga dikaruniai seorang anak pun.

Pada suatu malam ketika Joko Seger sedang asyik bersamadi memohon berkah kepada sang dewata, ia melihat suatu cahaya yang menyala di kejauhan. Joko Seger segera mengajak isterinya mendatangi cahaya tersebut karena mengira tentulah cahaya tersebut berasal dari dewa-dewa yang turun ke bumi. Setelah sampai di tempat cahaya tersebut, ternyata cahaya itu berasal dari cahaya kawah Gunung Bromo. Walaupun agak kecewa karena tidak bertemu dengan dewa-dewa, namun sepasang suami isteri tersebut bersumpah di depan kawah Gunung Beromo bahwa jika kelang sang dewata atau Hong Pukulon mengabulkan permohonan mereka dan mereka dikaruniai anak sebanyak 25 orang dan hidup semua, maka anak yang bungsu akan dikorbankannya ke dalam kawah Gunung Bromo tersebut. Sumpah tersebut mereka maksudkan sebagai ungkapan rasa terima kasih mereka berdua.

Ternyata beberapa bulan kemudian dewata betul-betul mengabulkan permohonan mereka, karena tampak gejala-gejala bahwa Roro Anteng akan segera mempunyai putera. Akhirnya terkabullah permohonan mereka, dikaruniai anak sebanyak 25 orang yang sehat-sehat semua. Anak-anak Joko Seger dan Roro Anteng sudah hampir menjelang dewasa, namun Joko Seger atau Sang Tengger lupa akan janjinya dahulu, yaitu mengorbankan puteranya yang bungsu.

Pada suatu saat bermimpilah tetangga Sang Tengger, jika Sang Tengger tidak segera menepati janjinya, maka seluruh daerah akan terkena mala petaka dan semua keluarga Sang Tengger akan dihabisi. Kemudian tetangga tersebut menceritakan mimpinya kepada Sang Tengger. Sang Tengger dan isterinya sangat terkejut. Mereka ingat akan janji mereka dahulu. Sang Tengger dan isteri sangat bersedih hati, mereka kasihan terhadap nasib anak bungsu mereka. Rupanya anak bungsu mereka yang bernama Kesumo telah mendengar pembicaraan antara tetangga dan ayahnya. Kesumo berpikir, kalau memang demikian janji ayahnya dahulu kepada dewata, maka janji itu harus ditepati. Kesumo rela berkorban demi keselamatan warga sekitar dan keluarganya. Dengan hati yang mantap dikemukakannyalah maksudnya kepada ayah dan ibunya. Hanya untuk itu Kesumo memohon agar ia dikorbankan di kawah Gunung Bromo tepat di tengah malam bulan purnama tanggal 15 bulan purnama sidi. Ia meminta agar seluruh rakyat di daerahnya mengiringkannya ke kawah Bromo untuk menjalankan penguburan sebagaimana yang telah dijanjikan oleh ayahnya.

Itulah salah satu legenda yang menceritakan tentang asal usul terjadinya upacara Kesada di kalangan masyarakat Tengger. Masih terdapat cerita semacam ini yang menceritakan asal usul upacara Kesada, yaitu cerita tentang Kyai Gede Dadap Putih yang mempunyai seorang putri angkat, bernama Putri Tiban. Sewaktu putri tersebut telah berkembang menjadi seorang gadis remaja yang canti, datanglah seorang pria bernama Kyai Bimo meminangnya. Pinangan itu ditolak oleh Putri Tiban. Karena pinangannya ditolak, marahlah Kyai Bimo. Putri Tiban dikutuknya agar tidak akan mendapat jodoh selamanya.

Kutukan tersebut menjadi kenyataan. Sampai lanjut usia Putri Tiban tetap tidak mendapatkan jodoh. Akhirnya atas petunjuk Kyai Dadap Putih yang sakti, Putri Tiban disuruh mersamadi meminta kepada dewata agar dikaruniai anak. Permohonannya pun dikabulan oleh dewata. Putri Tiban dikaruniai 25 anak, tetapi karena beratnya penderitaan untuk menghidupi anak yang banyak itu, Putri Tiban memohon kepada dewata agar terhindari dari kemiskinan yang amat sangat. Sebagai imbalan pengorbanan Putri Tiban menjanjikan salah seorang anaknya untuk dikorbankan ke dalam kawah Gunung Bromo.

Permohonan Putri Tiban rupa-rupanya dikabulkan oleh dewata dan kehidupannya mulai membaik, terhindar dari kemiskinan. Akhirnya dengan perasaan yang berat Putri Tiban mengorbankan salah seorang anaknya dimasukkan ke kawah Gunung Bromo. Selanjutnya masyarakat Tengger dan anak cucu Putri Tiban menganang hari korban tersebut sebagai peringatan dan tanda terima kasihnya kepada dewata. Perkembangan kemudian menunjukkan bahwa korban itu mulai dilengkapi dan diganti dengan mengorbankan sebagian dari hasil bumi dan ternak peliharaan. Korban ini diselenggarakan pada setiap bulan Kesada.

Pada hari Kesada upacara yang paling penting, yaitu upacara korban dan upacara pengujian dan pelantikan kepala adat Dukun. Para dukun muda diuji oleh Kepala Dukun Pusat (Ketua Dukun) yang berkedudukan di Ngadisari. Korban-korban yang dilabuh ke kawah Bromo antara lain adalah ternak seperti ayam dan kambing. Di samping itu ada juga yang melabuh uang dan hasil tanam. Yang paling banyak dilabuhkan adalah bibit kentang karena kentang adalah tanaman yang banyak terdapat di Tengger.

Upacara Kesada dimulai pada pagi hari di Poten Gunung Bromo. Dukun senior yang dibantu oleh dukun-dukun dari seluruh Kabupaten Probolinggo, Lumajang, Malang dan Pasuruan mulai membakar dupa dan menguyubkan akan melaksanakan upacara Kesada. Setelah mengheningkan cipta yang ditujukan kepada Hyang Maha Agung, para arwah serta dewa-dewa, maka barulah semua benda-benda korban dilabuh ke dalam kawah Gunung Bromo.

Selain orang-orang yang datang untuk berkorban ke Gunung Bromo, banyak pula orang yang datang ke sana untuk melakukan marit, yaitu mengumpulkan barang-barang yang dilabuh untuk mereka manfaatkan atau dibawa pulang. Jika setelah barang-barang korban dilabuh, para pemarit berlarian menuruni kawah untuk mengambil barang labuhan. Hal ini memang tidak dilarang oleh ketua adat. Bahkan ada anggapan bahwa bibit kentang yang diambil dari lahuban akan tumbuh lebih subur daripada bibit biasa.

Upacara Kesada dimulai pada saat langit di sebelah timur nampak terang, yaitu sekitar jam 04.30 dinihari dan berakhir besok paginya. Masyarakat yang akan mengikuti upacara sudah berangkat lebih dini, berbondong-bondong menuju Poten tempat dimulainya upacara.

Itulah sekelumit tentang upacara Kesada di Tengger yang masih berlangsung sampai sekarang. Kiranya upacara yang unik tersebut tidak akan pernah dapat diceritakan dengan kata-kata tanpa harus menyaksikannya sendiri ke sana. Masyarakat Tengger adalah masyarakat religius yang selalu memegang teguh adat dan kepercayaan mereka.

Tulisan ini diambil dari:
Tim Koordinasi Siaran Direktorat Jenderal Kebudayaan. 1991. Aneka Ragam Khasanah Budaya Nusantara II. Jakarta: Departemen Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan.

About Bromo (2)

145 km south of Surabaya

One of the most actively promoted attractions in East Java today is the excursion to Mount Bromo, situated in Tengger. It is a vast mountain, an eruption of massive proportions blew off its top leaving a huge caldera in which two peaks are located. One is the active volcano of Bromo and the other is the non-active of Mount Batok.

The uniqueness of the area's characteristic is a reminiscent of a moonscape rather than anything related to the earth offers such breathtaking experiences, like observing sunrises and gazing into the volcano's crater

Mt. Bromo is about 2,382 meters above sea level. Time has filled the caldera with grey sand and this expanse, which you walk across en route to Bromo itself, is known as the Sand Sea. It is about 10 km.

Across the Sand Sea is Mount Batok with its almost perfect cone. To the south, Mount Semeru, the highest mountain in Java provides a fining backdrop for this unearthly scene. While crossing the Sand Sea, low-lying fog which often envelops the caldera's floor, adds to the mystery of the surroundings. As the temperature drops several degrees, the combination of cold air and the strange echoing of horse's hoofs creates a fantastic sensation of walking across a huge frozen lake. Temperatures at the top of Mt. Bromo range about 5 to 18 degrees Celsius.

In the south, there is a rolling upland plateau dissected by valleys and dotted with several small scenic lakes extending to the foot of Mt. Semeru, a towering grey forest-skirted cone dominating the southern landscape. The offering ceremony of Kasodo is held each year by Tenggerese on the 14th day of full moon Kesodo (Tenggerese Calendar). Inhabitants of Tengger Mountain gather at the rim of Mt. Bromo's active crater to present annual offerings of rice, fruits, vegetables, flowers, livestock, and other local products to the God of the mountain. As adherents of religion combining elements of Hinduism and Mahayana Buddhism, they ask for blessing from the supreme God Hyang Widi Wasa.

Tourists are driven to the small town of Ngadisari, about six km north-east of Bromo. It is the base camp of the expedition. Necessities for the trip include a torch, warm clothing and some alcoholic drinks as a protection against the freezing temperature which hovers between zero to five degrees Celsius (33 to 41 degrees Fahrenheit). From Ngadisari, the ascent to the crater takes about two hours on foot. On horse-back (ponies can be hired) the excursion takes about an hour and a half. Excursions normally start around midnight.

Ngadisari also has hotel facilities. This enables trippers to stay the night and get up somewhat later than midnight for the trek to Bromo. The last stage of the trip is the flight of steps leading to the rim of Bromo's crater, and, finally, the incomparable view of the rising in the east.
Mount Bromo Horse Guide

Road To Bromo :

Bromo Crater [3 km] :on foot, on horse back, or by jeep-horse
Surabaya - Pasuruan [60 km] :by bus
Pasuruan - Tosari [41 km] :by minibus
Tosari - Wonokitri/ Penanjakan [3 km] :by minibus, it would be better
:by car with 4 wheels drive
Wonokitri - Mt. Bromo Crater [11 km] :on foot
Surabaya - Pasuruan [60 km] :by bus
Pasuruan - Purwodadi [29 Km] :by minibus
Purwodadi - Nongkojajar [18 km] :by minibus
Nongkojajar - Mt. Bromo Crater [21 km] :by minibus
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Fee To Bromo (English Language)

Package Mount Bromo Trip 3
Package from Surabaya to Mount Bromo two days one night.
Only US$ 150.00/person(hotel Bromo Lava View Bungalow or Bromo Permai)
and US$ 180 (hotel Bromo Permai Bungalow)
- Transport AC from Surabaya to Hotel Near Mount Bromo
- Guide speaking English
- Jeep (local Mount Bromo transportation) to Mount Penanjakan Mount Bromo
- 1x Dinner In hotel Mount Bromo
- Horse to ride to near crater Mount Bromo
- Entree fee to Mount Bromo
- 1 night Accomodation near Mount Bromo
- Breakfast in Hotel

- extra expenses
- Drink as you want/lunch if necesary
- Tipping
- Any extra services

If you interested Book Now a while posible !!
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To see the spectacular sunrise and the beautiful views from the top of mount Penanjakan, than visit near the crater of the active volcano, Mount Bromo is espectacular as the wonder of the word. you come we will serve you and show you the most beautiful sunrise and experiences to ride the reel horse in here. come and call us or e-mail us, we will glad to serve you.

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Fee To Bromo (From East Java-Indonesian Language)

Bulan Agustus - musim kemarau untuk daerah Gunung Bromo dan sekitarnya.

plan 1 via Cemorolawang

Usul tinggal di cafe lava view, ekonomis dan kamarnya tidak diterpa angin gunung yang minta ampun dinginnya. Nikmatilah makan malam atau minum teh di hotel Lava View ( satu group ), karena lokasinya paling mantap untuk menikmati indahnya gunung bromo dengan lautan pasirnya.
Tarif sekitar Rp150 ribu ( twin bed ) / malam Biaya makan sekitar Rp20 ribu di Cemorolawang - warung Biaya makan sekitar Rp40 ribu - padang pasir - tempatnya exotis

plan 2 via Tosari - paling dekat ke Penanjakan.

Tinggal home stay - tarif mungkin sekitar Rp500,000 ( low season ) untuk 1 rumah dgn 3-4 kamar tidur
Biaya makan sekitar Rp20 ribu - hanya ada 1 depot saja.
Tempat 2 yang perlu:

1. Penanjakan 1 - nonton sun rise

2. Penanjakan 2 - nonton sun rise juga

3. ranu pani - base camp sebelum mendaki gunung semeru

4. padang savanna

5. nongkojajar ( jika via Tosari ) view nya cakep, cocok untuk penggemar landscape

6. pasar nongkojajar - pasar ternak sapi - cuma hari rabu dan minggu - hunting human interest

Tarif sewa jip ke Penanjakan sekitar Rp250ribu, ke Ranu Pani sekitar Rp750 ribu
Kapasitas per jip untuk 5 orang.
Kalau ke nongkojajar sih tidak perlu jip, tapi mobil biasa sudah memadai.

Ada lagi :
Acara KASODO tanggal 14 - 15 September 2008.

Bulan agustus adalah Peak Season, banyak turis dan hotel2 full book.
Saya habis dari BROMO minggu lalu, hotel Lava View, Bromo Permai, Cemara Indah, Yoschi Hotel penuh turis.

Jeep Pananjakan - Bromo tertera 275.000 tapi sudah menjadi 300.000
Kuda hanya ke Bromo 75.000 dari cemoro lawang. Tambah 60.000 kalau ke tangga naik kawah bromo.
Kalau mau ke Savana nego alot ke sopir jeep tambah 100.000. Lsg. tanpa tawar nambah 150.000.
Jeep langsung ke Ranu Pane (Basecamp I ke Semeru) 450.000 (pp).

Tiket masuk 6.000 (Tamu lokal) dan 25.000 (Tamu Manca Negara)

Coba telepon dahulu utk book hotel:
Bromo Permai (CemoroLawang Ngadisari) 0335 541021 (100.000 s/d 600.000) ++ Pajak 21%
Lava View (Cemoro Lawang Ngadisari) 0335 541009, 541020
Cave Lava (Cemoro Lawang Ngadisari) 0335 541020
Yochis (Ds. Wonokerto Sukapura) 0335 541018
Ucik Tengger (Ds. Wonotoro Ngadisari) 0335 541014
Dyah Ayu Roro Anteng (Ds Wonotoro Ngadisari) 0335 541029

Rekomendasi kalau dapat ke 1. Hotel Lava View, 2. Cemara Indah, 3. Bromo Permai. Lokasi sangat dekat ke Bromo kadi dapat jalan kaki turun ke Lautan Pasir dan jalan naik ke kawah Bromo.

Ada penginapan Baru JAVA BANANA (Tarif sangat mahal, memang untuk tamu berduit), dan ada Galery Cafe nya...tayangan foto tentang Bromo milik Bp. Sigit Pramono (Mantan Dirut BNI).

Info tambahan dari sebelumnya sudah lengkap. Selamat hunting.

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