Mount Welirang, located in the East of Java, Indonesia, is a twin volcano to Mount Arjuno. Standing at 3156 meters high, Mount Welirang has lots of sulphur deposits along the trail. Should there be an eruption to Mount Semeru, Mount Welirang can be the alternative trekking destination with amazing view of the region.
Take a flight from Singapore to Surabaya, Indonesia. Arrange for a transport and transfer to Batu City via Malang for an overnight stay before the trek.
This is a 2 days 1 night under-rated guided trek.
Part 1 : Batu – Sumber Brantas – Basecamp (Mount Kebar)
You will need a transport from Batu City to Sumber Brantas Village, where the trailhead is. There are a few trails to choose from. The travelling took about 45 minutes to reach there. Just 4 to 5 hours of trekking and you will arrive at the basecamp Mount Kebar, for an overnight stay.
Accomodation : Tent
Part 2 : Basecamp – Summit- Batu
Attempt the summit trek as early as 1am for sunrise moments. If you are lucky, you may be able to experience the wonders of glowing blue flame along the way. However, you may be choked by the toxic gases (sulphur dioxide) emitting from the holes created naturally in the mountain. The summit trek takes about 3 hours, and it is rocky but manageable. The sight and smell of sulphur is visible at the crater rim and the volcano is still actively boiling it. After which, descend and head back to Sumber Brantas Village and back to Batu.
1. Travel Agent Package for 4 Days 3 Nights as at 2014 (Depending on your program)
*More than 10 pax: IDR 2.750.000 / Pax
*6 – 9 pax: IDR 3.000.000 / Pax
*3 – 5 pax: IDR 3.500.000 / Pax
*Min 2 pax: IDR 4.000.000 / Pax
Includes Services such as:
- Transport in private minibus with air-conditioner
- English speaking local guide
- 4WD Jeep (Mt. Pananjakan & Bromo)
- Entrance Tickets based on program
- National Park Permit
- Mineral water
- Fullboard meals and snacks for trekking
- Medical Check
(At Malang for medical check up as the standard operation procedure for semeru trekking)
- Rescue Team
2. Rental of Sleeping Bag – IDR25.000 / Pax
(Please note that the package does not include sleeping bag rental. Type of Sleeping bag needed is down sleeping bag)
3. Tips for Porters / Drivers – IDR100.000 for each porter (Depends on you but good to give)
4. Tips for local Guide – IDR700.000 (Depends on you)
Local Guide Recommended – Pak Bernardi
For additional activities, you may consider a sunrise tour to Mount Penanjakan and Mount Bromo. Both mountains are considerably accessible, however, there may be more visitors during peak period.
Sunrise Tour to Mount Penanjakan
A 4am ride for about 1 to 2 hours from Batu City via Jeep ride to catch the amazing sunrise over Mount Bromo at Mount Penanjakan.
Rim of Mount Bromo Tour
Jeep tour can be arrange to visit the Rim of Mount Bromo. Don’t forget to enjoy the magnificent view of the Sea of Sand along the way! It takes about 45 min of walking to reach the rim. However, it gets really crowded during the peak period.