Kawah Ijen Tour | Volcanoe Trekking

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 0 comments
Kawah Ijen Banyuwangi
A vast volcanic area dominated with three cones of Mt. Raung, Merapi, and Ijen itself (2368m). Reached Kawah Ijen from Banyuwangi region give you extra bonus landscape of beautiful rain forest area surrounded by Robusta coffe plantation, rubber, cloves, and greeny rice field terrace along the way go.

Sights and Activities
Kawah Ijen Hike
The magnificient turquoise sulphur lake lies at 2148 m above sea level with last eruption in 2012 where sulphuric smoke spread over the area, increasing lake water temperature and bubles on its surface. One hour trek trough 3 km steep trail under temperate climate will be very challenging trek to get to the top of the volcanoe. 

Blue Flame Phenomenon
Kawah Ijen Blue Flame Banyuwangi
Blue Flame
The flame as a result of sulphur combustion that happened naturally, this amazing mystical flame only could be seen during the midnight. It will be gone when the sunrise coming up the horizon then the view will be replaced with stunning thickly cloud under the sun light.

A Heavy Load
Kawah Ijen Sulfur porter
Ijen Sulfur Miner
Around 300 collectors works here extracting sulphur that produced by Kawah Ijen, they load the sulphur traditionally with bamboo basket weigh around 80 kg on their backs. It is incredibly tough work for low daily reward (600 IDR/kg), work under not proper safety equipment, no accident assurance, make work here like in a hell. We all are ready to die, but scared from hunger, a motto that keep them on fire to work.

Tour Packages
Kawah ijen night trek | 
12.15 am : - leaving Kampung Osing Inn  then head to kawah ijen area
01.30 am : - arrive at paltuding 
                 - start hike the crater for 3 km
03.00 am : - star trek viewing on the crater top
                 - arrive  blue flame spot at the crater bottom
                 - sunrise and join sulphur mining activities
08.00 am : - arrive back at Kampung Osing
                 - breakfast 

Kawah ijen day trek | 
03.30 am : - leaving Kampung Osing Inn directly head to kawah ijen
04.30 am : - arrive at paltuding post
                 - hike up 3 km to the crater top
06.00 am : - sunrise time and enjoy the green lake view
08.00 am : - arrive back at Kampung Osing Inn



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