Best Ijen Trekking Tour Start from Banyuwangi East Java Indonesia. Ijen Trekking will start from your Hotel in Banyuwangi. Ijen Trekking the hike up takes 1.5-2 hours averagely, It starts from Paltuding (The Parking Area). Ijen Crater or Ijen Plateau or known to Indonesians as Kawah Ijen, is one of the top recommended volcano in Indonesia to be visited. Many travelers recommend to do the night hiking up to Ijen Crater to catch the Magical Ijen Crater Blue Flame or also known as Ijen Crater Blue Fire. To get this you have to arrive at the top before sunrise of 6am.
Ijen Trekking Difficulty
You start off from the base camp (Paltuding) for the 4 km trek up the caldera rim at 1:45 am in the morning. Ijen Trekking 1 Km flat, 2 km up and 1 km descend. The trek begin with a rather normal straight and wide route with no rocks, which snakes up steep slopes for about an hour, so nothing to really worry about.
You will reach shortly before 4 am the crater rim and then walked down into the caldera. It is a bit of a tough scramble, although there is a rough path and on parts some woody handrails, but it is not marked, so be careful where you put your feet, especially in the dark. If you don’t feel comfortable going all the way into the crater, you can also appreciate the flames from a higher distance. It can also be complicated further with significant amount of sulphur smoke. There is only space for one person at a time on the path down the crater, so you follow the person in front of you.
Advice: There is no public toilet anywhere once you have left the base camp, so use the toilet there before you start the trek (unless you don’t mind the “nature bush toilet” along the way).
Ijen Trekking Tour
Ijen Trekking Tour starts from your hotel in Banyuwangi At 01:00 AM (early morning), We will travel with 4WD vehicle (Jeep) to go to the village of Licin with english local guide and then continue to the slope of Mount Ijen, passing through plantations and rainforest. This is one of the few remaining on the island of Java with giant ferns and plants, big trees, this journey takes approximately an hour from Banyuwangi city. Arriving at the parking area of Mount Ijen. Approximately 1 until 1.5 hours will be required to ascend slope of mount Ijen to reach peak of Ijen Crater and along the path, You will enjoy the blue fire. Resting on the edge of the crater at an altitude of 2883 meters and enjoy best panorama of the lake of sulphate where reflects spectacular view in the surrounding walls to give the impression like doom. The sulfur mining workers go down into the crater and climb back up by passing dangerous path on the edge of Ijen Crater with the load as much as 80 kilograms on their shoulders. You will also enjoy the beautiful scenery in the crater of Ijen as one of God’s amazing creation. Do not forget to take pictures in this area as a proof that you have visited one of the most amazing places on earth. After You enjoyed the natural scenery at Crater of Ijen and then descend the slope of Mount Ijen until vehicles parking area where our vehicle is waiting for escort you Back to the hotel in Banyuwangi. Ijen Trekking Tour Services Finish.
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