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 Besar) is a very friendly island 150km north of Surabaya which offers a decent hike to the island highpoint.

A Selection of Photos of East Java’s Ribus

Map of East Java’s Ribus

 

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Statistics and Links to East Java’s Ribus

Name                           

Elevation   

Prominence   

Ribu Category     

Island        

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

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