// 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

Gunung Sumbing cliffs as seen from the cement pillar on the northern rim, Kelud (Daniel Quinn, February 2011)Gunung Sumbing cliffs as seen from the cement pillar on the northern rim, Kelud (Daniel Quinn, February 2011)
Gunung Sumbing cliffs as seen from the cement pillar on the northern rim, Kelud (Daniel Quinn, February 2011)
First light looking east to Raung from Rengganis peak, Argopuro (Dan Quinn, December 2012)First light looking east to Raung from Rengganis peak, Argopuro (Dan Quinn, December 2012)
First light looking east to Raung from Rengganis peak, Argopuro (Dan Quinn, December 2012)
Gunung Raung from the path to Kawah Ijen (Daniel Quinn, July 2010)Gunung Raung from the path to Kawah Ijen (Daniel Quinn, July 2010)
Gunung Raung from the path to Kawah Ijen (Daniel Quinn, July 2010)
Gunung Arjuno seen from Gunung Welirang (Dan Quinn, June 2013)Gunung Arjuno seen from Gunung Welirang (Dan Quinn, June 2013)
Gunung Arjuno seen from Gunung Welirang (Dan Quinn, June 2013)

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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