Usually, watching the crater of the mountain closely to the steep trail must trace all odds of nature. However, without those kind of struggles, tourists can reach Bromo crater rim easily. The crater is located in Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. A stretch of vast sea of sand is in between the gate of the park and the crater. Visitors are crossing the sandy ocean towards the crater either on foot, by jeep or riding horses just like a cowboy horseback.
Before reaching the crater, Pura Agung Luhur Poten is hugely standing in a sea of sand. This is the place where the locals, Tengger tribe, praying. Every year, the locals celebrate their ritual, Yadnya Kasad. At the event, they use holy water taken from the sacred spring in Widodaren Cave. Not so far from Bromo, stands Mount Batok. From the Batok peak, tourists can enjoy the beauty of Mount Tengger’s caldera complex; Tengger savanna, and Watangan mountain lined namely Widodaren, Kursi, Segara Wedi Kidul, Segara Wedi Lor, Bromo, up to Semeru.
Located at 3,676 meters above sea level, climbing to the top of Semeru, the highest mountain in Java, has become a hiking challenge. Ranu Pani, Ranu Regulo and Ranu Kumbolo, are three lakes that will be passed on Semeru climbing lane. These three lakes are located at an altitude of 2,000 meters above sea level. Ranu Kumbolo is the largest lake with enchanting beauty. Cold air can reach below 4 degrees Celsius in July to September. Before getting tothe summit of Mount Semeru, the climber will pasts the ever tiring hill pastures, The Rise Step of Love, green savanna of Oro-oro Ombo, mountain fir forest, Bajangan, Kalimati and Arcopodo.
The expansion of savanna with ‘Teletabis’ hills and their beautiful verdant in the rainy season, yellowing flower when the seasons come and fadedly brown flower when dry season struck, can be found in the south of Mount Bromo. The charm of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park in Malang, East Java, has never faded over time.