// Jawa Timur

East Java contains some of the largest and most impressive mountain massifs in Indonesia and there are relatively few hikes that can be completed in a single day. The provincial capital is the city of Surabaya, which has an international airport, and the area is served by reasonably good railway services, connecting Banyuwangi, Malang and Surabaya with destinations in other Java provinces.

Semeru, Java’s highest peak, Arjuno, Argopuro, Lawu, and Raung are all world-class mountain hikes. Butak and Ijen (Merapi) offer splendid views but are much less well-known than they deserve to be. Bromo (Pananjakan) is perhaps the most famous viewpoint in Indonesia, and understandably so. Penanggungan is a fascinating, holy mountain easily climbed as a day trip from Surabaya. Liman is the highest peak in a large, remote mountain range not yet famous with hikers. Baluran is the most easterly mountain in Java, though infrequently climbed. Lamongan (Tarub) is a superb double-peak with a spectacular deep crater. Kelud is one of the most volatile volcanoes in Indonesia and its summit cliffs are the domain of serious rock climbers only. Pulau Bawean (Gunung Tengghi) is an island 150km north of Surabaya which looks like it might offer a decent hike to the island highpoint.

A Selection of Photos of East Java’s Ribus

Semeru (Andy Dean, April 2010)Semeru (Andy Dean, April 2010)
Semeru (Andy Dean, April 2010)
A lower Penanggungan peak, as seen from one of the ancient temples (Daniel Quinn, March 2010)A lower Penanggungan peak, as seen from one of the ancient temples (Daniel Quinn, March 2010)
A lower Penanggungan peak, as seen from one of the ancient temples (Daniel Quinn, March 2010)
Bromo and Semeru seen from a Denpasar-Jakarta flight (Dan Quinn, July 2013)Bromo and Semeru seen from a Denpasar-Jakarta flight (Dan Quinn, July 2013)
Bromo and Semeru seen from a Denpasar-Jakarta flight (Dan Quinn, July 2013)
The summit of Gunung Lawu (Chris Whiting, October 2012)The summit of Gunung Lawu (Chris Whiting, October 2012)
The summit of Gunung Lawu (Chris Whiting, October 2012)

Map of East Java’s Ribus

 

Download these peaks as a kml file.

Statistics and Links to East Java’s Ribus

Name Elevation Prominence Ribu Category Island Bagging Info
Semeru 3,676 m 3,676 m Google MarkerSangat Tinggi Java Yes
Arjuno 3,339 m 2,811 m Google MarkerSangat Tinggi Java Yes
Raung 3,332 m 3,069 m Google MarkerSangat Tinggi Java Yes
Lawu 3,265 m 3,118 m Google MarkerSangat Tinggi Java Yes
Argopuro 3,088 m 2,745 m Google MarkerSangat Tinggi Java Yes
Butak 2,868 m 1,673 m Google MarkerTinggi Sedang Java Yes
Ijen (Merapi) 2,803 m 1,218 m Google MarkerTinggi Sedang Java Yes
Bromo (Pananjakan) 2,782 m 586 m Google MarkerSpesial Java Yes
Liman 2,563 m 2,130 m Google MarkerTinggi Sedang Java Yes
Kelud 1,724 m 938 m Google MarkerSpesial Java Yes
Lamongan (Tarub) 1,667 m 1,108 m Google MarkerKurang Tinggi Java Yes
Penanggungan 1,653 m 1,020 m Google MarkerKurang Tinggi Java Yes
Baluran 1,265 m 1,022 m Google MarkerKurang Tinggi Java
Ringgit 1,249 m 890 m Google MarkerSpesial Java Yes
Pulau Bawean (Gunung Tengghi) 655 m 655 m Google MarkerSpesial Java
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