Mt. Raung Trekking Program via Sumberwringin 4D3N
Mt. Raung is a part of Ijen mountains, the most eastern mountains in Java island, these mountains extend in the area of 4 regencies of East Java, they are Bondowoso, Jember, Situbondo, and Banyuwangi. Mt. Raung itself was popular by it hardest mount trekking activity in all around Java, because of no water resources along the trekking route and need technical climbing skill with ropes to reach it highest peak.
The highest peak of Mt. Raung is 3332 meters above sea level, there are 2 popular trekking routes to climb Mt. Raung, the first is via Sumber Wringin, Bondowoso and the second is via Kalibaru Jember, only the last route will take the climbers to the highest peak of Mt. Raung which needs technical climbing skill with ropes to do that, and the first route will only take the climber to “Tusuk Gigi peak” but wonderful enough to enjoy it amazing caldera and no need for technical climbing skill with ropes to reach this peak.
Day 1 – Tour start from Surabaya
We will pick up you at Surabaya in the morning, could be at the airport, train station, your hotel or any other place inside Surabaya city, next we will drive to Sumberwringin village at Bondowoso, it will take around 8 hours drive, lunch will be served on the way at a local restaurant. At Sumberwringin village, we will stay at the base camp of Mt. Raung and stay overnight.
Day 2 – Start Mt. Raung Trekking
Early breakfast at the base camp, and then using local truck we will drive to shelter “Pondok Motor” this is the first trekking shelter after the base camp, any vehicle can only drive until this point, so from here we will start the true trekking to the peak of Mt. Raung. Next, we will trek up following the trekking path, passing some shelter are Pondok Sumur, Pondok Tonyok and then Pondok Demit, here we will set a camp to stay overnight.
Day 3 – Summit attack
Around 03:30 am We will start summit attack, from the Pondok Demit takes around 2 hours 30 minutes to reach the peak of Mt. Raung, passing some shelter are Pondok Mayit, Pondok Angin and then vegetation limit which is marked by the tomb of Deden Hidayat, and continue to the peak. In the peak of Mt. Raung we can see it wonderful sunrise and it amazing crater.
When we did with peak, we will trek down to the camp point, and then continue trekking down at whole day. We will arrive at base camp on the late afternoon. Overnight at the base camp.
Day 4 – Back to Surabaya
After breakfast, we will drive back to Surabaya, it will take around 8 hours drive, lunch will be served on the way at a local restaurant. Arrive at Surabaya in the evening and finish the tour.
1. Transportation for pick up and drop off
2. Highway and parking fee
3. The guide from Keliling Nusantara
5. Homestay at the base camp (2 nights)
6. Mineral waters
7. Meals during the program including trekking logistic
8. Camp equipment
9. Entrance tickets
1. Personal expenses