If we could only use one word to describe Bromo, we’d say ‘magnificent.’ Bromo is where an active volcano surfacing in an immense sea of sand. Surrounded by mountains as well as local legends and myths, it has been attracting volcano enthusiasts, sunrise lovers, and happy-go-lucky travelers, leaving them speechless.
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Mount Bromo (2,392 m) is a part of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park which covers a massive area of 800 square km in East Java. Among other mountains in the region, Bromo is one of the holiest. Once a year, the tribe of Tengger held a spiritual ceremony, Kasada, where they throw offerings to the crater of Bromo.
The sea of sand upon which Mount Bromo stands is enormous. You can hire a jeep or a horse to get to the foot of it. While climbing up the 250-steps to the crater rim you will hear eerie cracking sounds resulting from volcanic activity. Occasionally, the crater will emit columns of fumarole towering up to the infinity.
Bromo is famous for its spectacular sunrise. The most popular site to embrace the dawn is Mount Pananjakan (2,770 m) which is accessible by rented-Jeep—plus a little moderate-hike. To secure the best spot, tourists usually start their journey to Pananjakan really early, around 3 or 4 am. Wearing a warm jacket is a must because it is going to be really cold (0-10 degrees Celcius).
Although tourists usually prefer the Probolinggo route, Bromo is also within reach of Malang, Lumajang, and Pasuruan. #EscapeWithUs