The allure of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park is undeniable, capturing the hearts of adventurers like our team of extreme sports enthusiasts.

“Bromo holds a special place in our hearts. It’s not just about indulging in our passion; it’s also about the breathtaking landscapes and refreshing climate that this destination offers. For those seeking easy access to awe-inspiring mountain vistas, Bromo is a dream come true,” our team shared enthusiastically.

To showcase the park’s splendor, we invited our team to explore every nook and cranny, partake in a plethora of activities, and share their firsthand experiences. Curious to see Bromo Tengger Semeru through our team’s lens? Join us as we delve into their adventures and hear their tales firsthand.

Tips: Start your journey as early as possible (we recommend starting around 3:00 a.m.) to avoid having to navigate your way through the crowd for the best spots to view the sunrise.

1. Cinta Hill

For those seeking an alternative spot to witness the sunrise when Penanjakan I becomes overcrowded, Cinta Hill offers a compelling option. With its lower vantage point compared to Penanjakan I and a less steep route, Cinta Hill provides a picturesque setting for sunrise viewing. Formerly a popular spot for romantic outings, earning its name “Cinta” which means “love” in English, it holds a special charm for couples. However, it’s essential to be respectful of local customs, as the Tengger tribe often utilizes this location for their offerings.

2. Kingkong Hill

Nestled adjacent to the enchanting Cinta Hill, Kingkong Hill emerges as a captivating alternative for sunrise seekers when Penanjakan I teems with crowds. Ascend to its majestic heights, navigating through a slightly steeper route, and find yourself enveloped in an expanse of beauty, enclosed by protective fences that frame its grandeur. Renowned for its awe-inspiring cliff formations resembling the noble visage of the legendary King Kong, this hilltop sanctuary beckons adventurers with its unparalleled charm.

Choose Kingkong Hill not only for its panoramic sunrise vistas but also as a strategic base for exploring the myriad wonders surrounding Mount Bromo. Positioned at a lower altitude than other sunrise-viewing locales, it offers a swift transition to nearby attractions, ensuring an immersive journey through Bromo’s mesmerizing landscapes.

3. Mentigen Hill

Immerse yourself in the unparalleled beauty of sunrise at this proximate viewing spot from Cemoro Lawang village. Prepare to be enraptured by a 360-degree panorama: to your left, the sun ascends; to your right, Mount Bromo and Mount Batok stand in majestic proximity; behind you, a quaint village unfolds; and before you, verdant slopes unfurl. A mere 5-minute stroll from the car park leads to the most sought-after tourist spot, where nature’s spectacle unfolds in all its glory.

As a team, we are compelled to share a tip: amidst the extended dry spell, this hill flourishes in breathtaking hues, its foliage a captivating mosaic of colors. Dare to ascend to the peak, where tranquility reigns and the vista unfolds in unparalleled splendor. Embrace the serenity, soak in the beauty, and let the magnificence of this vista linger in your memories.

4. B29 Peak

Witness the breathtaking spectacle of Mount Semeru shrouded in ethereal white clouds as the sun ascends at dawn. Unlike its counterparts, the B29 peak boasts a flat terrain, offering an unparalleled perspective on the sunrise. From this vantage point, behold the sun’s radiant emergence from behind the silhouettes of Mount Lemongan, Raung, and Argopuro, painting the sky with hues of gold and pink. Upon arrival at the car park, a brief 150-meter walk leads you to the summit, although for added convenience, opt for an ojek (motorcycle taxi) ride for Rp60.000 for a roundtrip journey.

Our team recommends commencing your journey from Lumajang instead of Probolinggo, where lighter traffic ensures a smoother and more enjoyable travel experience. Prepare to embark on a journey of unparalleled beauty and serenity, as you ascend to the B29 peak and bear witness to nature’s grandeur unfolding before your eyes.

5. Teletubies Hill

Immerse yourself in a picturesque landscape adorned with endless stretches of verdant savannah, unfolding across rolling hills as far as the eye can see. A beloved destination for travelers seeking the ideal backdrop for captivating photographs, this hilly terrain offers an enchanting setting for casual trekking adventures. For added convenience and a touch of local charm, consider renting a horse to traverse the undulating hills, with rental fees starting from Rp100.000 per person. Whether you’re an avid photographer, a nature enthusiast, or simply seeking a tranquil escape amidst nature’s embrace, this destination promises a memorable and rejuvenating experience.

6. Luhur Poten Temple

Marvel at the majestic Luhur Poten Temple nestled at the base of Mount Bromo, an iconic shrine steeped in spiritual significance. A leisurely 25-minute stroll unveils this architectural marvel, offering a glimpse into the cultural tapestry of the region. Alternatively, opt for a horse ride to explore the foot of Mount Bromo and witness the temple’s grandeur in style. As you venture around the temple grounds, heed the signs marking sacred areas, respecting the sanctity of the site. Maintain a respectful demeanor, refraining from excessive noise as local devotees frequent the temple to pay homage. For a truly immersive experience, time your visit during July or August to witness the revered Yadnya Kasada ceremony, a cultural spectacle steeped in tradition and reverence. Prepare to embark on a journey of spiritual discovery and cultural immersion amidst the enchanting landscapes of Mount Bromo.

7. Bromo Crater

Embark on an awe-inspiring journey to witness the crater of Mount Bromo up close and experience the thunderous rumbles of this active volcano. A scenic 45-minute trek from the car park leads you to the summit, offering a thrilling ascent amidst the rugged terrain. To aid your climb, a staircase equipped with sturdy steel handrails awaits, ensuring a safe and steady ascent to the peak. As you venture closer to the crater, don’t forget to shield yourself from the potent sulfur odor by wearing a mask or mouth-cover, and brace against the mountain’s fierce winds with a jacket or scarf.

For those seeking a more leisurely ascent, consider renting a horse to transport you to the base of the staircase, offering a convenient roundtrip journey for Rp150.000. Prepare to be captivated by the raw beauty and primal power of Mount Bromo as you stand in awe of nature’s breathtaking spectacle.

As the sun sets on your adventure at Mount Bromo, let the memories of its majestic crater and rumbling sounds of its active volcano linger in your heart. Whether you chose to ascend on foot, aided by the sturdy staircase, or ventured atop a horse to reach its summit, your journey was a testament to the indomitable spirit of exploration. As you bid farewell to this iconic destination, may the lessons learned and experiences gained inspire future adventures and ignite a passion for discovering the wonders of our natural world. Until we meet again, may your travels be filled with wonder and discovery.