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.
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;
Overnight at Ketapang hotel ( 31 – 32 hrs )
*Mount Ijen Crater Trip Details