MOUNT IJEN TREKKING

Mount Ijen Sulfur Trekking

Beside the two volcanoes and a rain forest mountain in Bali, you also do not missed

Ijen volcano in East Java contains the world's largest acidic volcanic crater lake, called Kawah Ijen, famous for its turquoise color. The active crater measuring 950x600 m is known for its rich sulfur deposits which are being quarried.
The volcano is one of several active strato volcanoes constructed over the 20 km wide Ijen caldera, the largest caldera in Java.

Eruptions from Ijen are very hazardous because of the risk of the lake draining to form catastrophic lahars. You will take a ferry from Gilimanuk harbor in west Bali to Ketapang harbor in East Java. The trip will started from the regency of  Banyuwangi and there will be a organized Jeep 4x4 will take you to the starting point passing the steep road and forest to trek to the Ijen crater.

On the way trekking to the crater, you will often meet a lot of workers carrying down the sulfur of no less than 80 – 90 kg on his shoulder.

Reaching on the rim of the crater, you may continue the trip down to the lake and to the center of steam where you’ll see a hundred of workers to digging the sulfur. This is one of the most dangerous job of the world.

 

Background:

The Ijen volcano complex at the eastern end of Java consists of a group of small strato volcanoes constructed within the large 20-km-wide Ijen caldera. The north caldera wall forms a prominent arcuate ridge, but elsewhere the caldera rim is buried by post-caldera volcanoes, including Gunung Merapi strato volcano, which forms the 2799 m high point of the Ijen complex. Immediately west of Gunung Merapi is the renowned historically active Kawah Ijen volcano, which contains a nearly 1-km-wide, turquoise-colored, acid crater lake. Picturesque Kawah Ijen is the world's largest highly acidic lake and is the site of a labor-intensive sulfur mining operation in which sulfur-laden baskets are hand-carried from the crater floor. Many other post-caldera cones and craters are located within the caldera or along its rim.

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*Mount Ijen Crater Procedural

There are two optional procedures to Ijen Crater as follows;

  1. Direct from Bali to Ijen Crater ( 19 – 20 hrs )
  • We’ll pick you up at your hotel around midnight ( depending on where you are staying )
  • 00 am local time ( Bali time is 1h a head than Java time ), arrival at Ketapang harbor East Java, from there the organized Jeep will drive you until the starting point.
  • 30 – 05.45 am Arrival at the starting point, a short briefing and information by our trekking guide.
  • 30 am Arrival on the rim of the main crater. 15 minutes after having your breakfast, we’ll continue the trip down to the center of sulfur and the turquoise lake.   ( Suggested use a masker to protect your brightness ).
  • 45 am begin to descent to the car parking
  • 15 am Arrival at the finishing point where the Jeep waiting for you and will drive you returning to Ketapang harbor.
  • 45 – 12.00 pm Take a ferry back to Bali
  • 00 – 07.00 pm Arrival at the hotel.

 

Price:

  • USD 260 2pax
  • USD 340 3pax
  • USD 420 4pax

 

Overnight at Ketapang hotel ( 31 – 32 hrs )

  • 00 pm We’ll start the trip from Bali heading to East Java
  • 00 pm local time ( Bali time is 1h a head than Java time ), arrival at Ketapang harbor East Java, and the hotel just near  by.
  • 00 am ( The next day ) The organized Jeep will pick you up at the hotel and drive you heading to the starting point
  • 30 – 04.45 am Arrival at the starting point, a short briefing and information by our trekking guide.
  • 30 am Arrival on the rim of the main crater. 15 minutes after having your breakfast, we’ll continue the trip down to the center of sulfur and the turquoise lake.   ( Suggested use a mask to protect your brightness ).
  • 45 am Begin to descent to the car parking
  • 15 am Arrival at the finishing point where the Jeep waiting for you and will drive you returning to the hotel.
  • 45 – 11.00 Arrival at Ketapang hotel
  • 45 – 12.00 pm Check out from hotel and take a ferry back to Bali
  • 00 – 07.00 pm Arrival  back at the hotel in  Bali.
  • ( Hotel, breakfast and lunch at local rest on the way back to Bali are include, dinner and beverage is exclude )

 

Price:

  • USD 335 2pax
  • USD 415 3pax
  • USD 495 4pax

 

*Mount Ijen Crater Trip Details

  • Class of Hiking Easy to Moderate
  • Hiking Duration of 4 – 5  Hours  ( both ways )
  • Temperature of 18 – 10 °c

 

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