Backpacking to Bromo questions
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Jun 24, 2012 6:20 AM Last Post By: smwong
Jun 23, 2012 2:39 AM
Backpacking to Bromo questionshi all! I'm planning a backpacking hike to bromo in a budget and i had a couple questions...
first of all, what'd be the best method to go there? i'm planning to take the train from Yogyakarta to Malang, but i'm stumped on the next step. will i have to contact a touring agency or something?
second: i want to camp in the park. i've heard that its possible but would you recommend it?
Jun 23, 2012 11:40 PM
I'm Indonesian, local Probolinggo.
Yeah, u can go via Malang, Pasuruan, or better Probolinggo.
U can get Bromo via Lumajang but it's 2 far from Jogja.
From Malang u have 2 get Tumpang, 23 km from the city, by taxi or public transport letter TA or AT.
Then get jeep from Tumpang 2 Bromo (not Pananjakan), probably IDR 550K-650K.
Or can go via Probolinggo.
Get Sritanjung train at Lempuyangan Jogjakarta station at 7.30 am, or Logawa at 9 am, direct arriving Probolinggo (at 4 pm or 6 pm).
From Probolinggo train station get yellow car 4 IDR 5K 2 Bayuangga bus station, then get public transport bison 2 Cemorolawang, normally pay IDR 25K, the car drives when full passangers, commonly at noon. Or u rent the car 4 IDR 250K, drop only.
I recommend u not 2 contact tour agency.
Don't pay the package, but transport only if use it.
Yeah, u can camp on the park, on camping ground (400 m above Lava View), at Pananjakan 2 or 1, or on the sand sea.
Jun 23, 2012 11:50 PM
You can get a bus from Malang to Probolinggo. ( I did the reverse in July 2006.)
Then from bus terminal in Probolinggo get a local bus up to Cemoro Lawang where
most back packers stay. Camping out is NOT a good idea for many reasons and one
of them being it is really freezing overnight. It was so cold I could not bring myself to
have a cold mandi ( Indonesian Bath) the next morning at 4.30 am. We had been warned about
cold so bought socks at the local shop and I hired a jacket but had to give back and froze.
Make sure you have warm socks and a warm jacket to go and view the sunrise.
Jun 24, 2012 12:03 AM
Jun 24, 2012 6:20 AM
4I just did the trip in the reverse direction, from Bromo to Ranupani to Malang then to Yogya.
I agree with 1, ie get to Probolinggo by bus or by train, then enter Bromo from Cemoro Lawang mainly because there is no public transport from Tumpang to Bromo and you have to pay a high price to rent a jeep for this sector.
There is no need to go to a tour agent before you reach Bromo. Then if you really need someone to take you around in Bromo, you can easily find a jeep in Cemoro Lawang,
Edited by: smwong
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