// 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

Views from the top of Gunung Liman (Dan Quinn, December 2012)Views from the top of Gunung Liman (Dan Quinn, December 2012)
Views from the top of Gunung Liman (Dan Quinn, December 2012)
Sunset over Argopuro as seen from the small campsite on Raung (Daniel Quinn, July 2011)Sunset over Argopuro as seen from the small campsite on Raung (Daniel Quinn, July 2011)
Sunset over Argopuro as seen from the small campsite on Raung (Daniel Quinn, July 2011)
Looking at the Hindu Temple from Gunung Batok at Bromo (Dan Quinn, February 2013)Looking at the Hindu Temple from Gunung Batok at Bromo (Dan Quinn, February 2013)
Looking at the Hindu Temple from Gunung Batok at Bromo (Dan Quinn, February 2013)
Tourists at Bromo (unknown photographer, 1900-1940) Courtesy TropenMuseum ArchivesTourists at Bromo (unknown photographer, 1900-1940) Courtesy TropenMuseum Archives
Tourists at Bromo (unknown photographer, 1900-1940) Courtesy TropenMuseum Archives

Map of East Java’s Ribus

 

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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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