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