4 Epic Destinations at the Foot of Mount Semeru
Who doesn’t know Mount Semeru Java? One of the most famous mountains in Indonesia and is the highest on Java Island. At the peak, you will be stunned with epic views of Mahameru, located at an altitude of about 3,676 meters above sea level.
Mount Semeru is standing in two regencies in East Java, namely Lumajang and Malang in Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. If you stay long in Indonesia, besides explore Yogyakarta, traveling around Semeru is also fun. Here are some tips for you, you don’t need to walk all the way to the top because there are also many exciting destinations at the foot of the mountain
List of Nature Attractions at the Foot of Mount Semeru
- The Lake of Ranu Kumbolo
The first is Ranu Kumbolo, which is very popular among local and international travellers. Apart from the beauty of Ranu Kumbolo, this site is famous because the location is one of the most accessible routes to get to the top of Semeru. So, every climber will definitely pass it.
This lake at the foot of Semeru has impressive natural views that can make every eye astonished. It is so beautiful that it is even called a piece of heaven in Mount Semeru. The lake at an altitude of 2,400 meters above sea level is filled with flower gardens, fenced with hills that often become a camping area, and offers super beautiful sunrise view.
- Ranu Regulo
Another beautiful lake at the foot of Semeru is Ranu Regulo which has clear turquoise water and offers views of shady trees and hilly landscapes. The temperature is around 4 to 10 degrees Celsius. Because it is located at an altitude of 2,100 meters above sea level with an area of about 0.75 hectares. Besides being a camping location, Ranu Regulo is also perfect for fishing.
- Kertowono Tea Garden
This tea garden is located at an altitude of 1,200 meters above sea level in the Gucialit Village area. On this spot, tourists can also enjoy the dashing landscape of Mount Semeru along with other mountains such as Raung, Lembongan, and Argopuro.
This tea garden is a legend because it has existed since 1910 and is a Dutch heritage site currently managed by PTPN (PT Perkebunan Nusantara) XII. No wonder the garden area still has colonial traces like the old Dutch buildings with large doors and windows.
- Oro-Oro Ombo Flower Field
Not only a gorgeous flower bed, but this place also offers views of weeds and savanna decorated with pine trees and hilly landscapes in an area of 20 hectares. The type of flower itself is verbena which has a purple crown and can grow up to 2 meters. The stem of this flower is covered with white hairs that feel a bit rough to the touch. In the morning, these flowers will look radiant from dew under the sun.
The peak of Mount Semeru and the slopes has epic views of lakes, tea gardens, and flower fields that blend beautifully with the savanna. A vacation to one of these destinations is guaranteed because the scenery is truly extraordinary. And lastly, don’t forget to bring your camera!