Raung, the hardest in java, the biggest in java.  Welcome to mount Raung, you’ll be making the great adventure at an altitude 3000 meters above sea level. After days of wet on tropical forest southern Raung. When you stand on a ridge of the giant crater, that’s when a fear will coming. A blend of amazement with beauty and extraordinary fear. That’s when your hands grip towards the rocks getting stronger. As strong as a hand grip to a strand of rope that binding on all climbers become one.

Mount Raung is an active volcano, has a crater sized 1800 x 2200 meters with a depth of 500 meters. The second biggest volcano crater in Indonesia ring of fire after mount Tambora in Sumbawa island. Located on the eastern tip of Java island adjacent to the Ijen mountain. Covers an area of two districts, namely Bondowoso and Banyuwangi.

Trekking the rain forest, climbing the south wall, creeping along the crater ridge, is one dream for those who prefer a more challenging adventure than the other volcanoes. Equator Indonesia invites you to attend here.

A. Raung Trekking 7D/6N (Expedition – Puncak Sejati, via Glenmore)

ITINERARY

DAY 0

Pick you up from Jember or Banyuwangi city. Transfer to Sengonan village, Glenmore (Raung expedition starting point). The village located at southern of Raung. Overnight at Sengonan village.

DAY 1

Expedition is getting started from Sengonan village (583 meters above sea level). Expedition team will bring their own luggage, supported by porters. A man will carrying 20-25 kilograms, and a woman will carrying of 15-20 kilograms. Transfer to Batas Proyek (975 meters above sea level) by truck. Then,  the long journey is getting started. We are going through the sloping wet forests, giant trees is dominantly here. Clump, spiny rattan is one of any annoyed trees, we must skipping. Before twilight, we’ll arrive at Lembah Kelana (1356 meters above sea level). Overnight at Lembah Kelana.

DAY 2

Second days, still going through the sloping wet forests. We will walk along the day into the valley before Punggungan Pinus (Pine Ridge). Punggungan Pinus is a narrow ridge and steep, pine vegetation dominantly here. We’ll arrive at edge of the valley called Camp Rotan (1839 meters above sea level). Overnight at Punggungan Pinus.

Tropical rain forest with giant trees

 

DAY 3

Climb Punggungan Pinus (1900-2100 meters above sea level). The wind blowing hard here, because open hill here. Only a shade of pine trees, some of which collapsed. Sometimes red forest berries become a fresh food here. After long trekking, we’ll arrive at Camp Pinus (2211 meters above sea level). Camp Pinus is a place under the giant pine trees. The midpoint of the journey. For the first time we can seeing the south wall of Raung. Overnight at Camp Pinus.

DAY 4

The journey after Camp Pinus is more difficult and steeper than before. Pine trees dominantly here. Cantigi and Anaphalis javanica (edelweisz) began to be encountered. Until the limit of vegetation, the trees will begin to decrease. Vegetation of ferns and moss began to be found. Raung south wall are increasingly seen frightening. We’ll arrive at Basecamp Cantigi (2924 meters above sea level). Fenced by clump and trees of cantigi. In front of us is the rocks area of Raung south wall rocks. No vegetation there, just edelweisz and small ferns. Tomorrow morning, we’ll climbing the south wall. Overnight at Basecamp Cantigi.

DAY 5

Early morning, we’ll doing summit attack. We’ll walking with moving together system. All climbers will be united with single rope. All luggages will be left at basecamp, except equipment and logistic for the flying camp in Lembah Sultan (valley of the emperor). After 3 hours walk from Basecamp Cantigi, we’ll arrive at Glenmore Peak/South Peak (3285 meters above sea level). Giant crater has been seen. South ridge of the crater with any sharp peaks seem scary. That ridge will we pass through to reach Puncak Sejati  Raung (real peak of Raung). We will go down along the ridge towards Lembah Sultan (3209 meters above sea level). A roomy place on the south ridge of the giant crater. We’ll sleeping here tonight. All luggages (except climbing equipment) will be left here. Lembah Sultan is 30 minutes from Glenmore Peak.

The journey to Puncak Sejati Raung will be started. Teamwork is absolutely needed. We’ll climb any peaks of south ridge, then traverse some rock walls. Climb up, climb down, then across any water pool with edelweisz surrounding there. This place called Kolam Air (water pool). So beautiful. 3 hours from Lembah Sultan, we’ll arrive at Satu Bumi Step (3301 meters above sea level). A vertical wall that must be passed with traversing or climbing with a rope. One hour climbing from Satu Bumi Step, we’ll reach Puncak Sejati  Raung (3349 meters above sea level), our final destination. No more higher. Raung south wall has been climbed.

Began to foggy afternoon, we will go down towards Lembah Sultan. We’ll build a flying camp here. Night temperature is very cold here. Overnight at Lembah Sultan.

South wall trek

South wall trek

DAY 6

This morning, we’ll climb down the south wall of mount Raung. Taking all luggages in Basecamp Cantigi, then going down to the jungle. We’ll walking along the day to go down until Pintu Rimba (the door of the jungle, 1260 meters above sea level). There is a giant banyan tree with its roots forming five foot sticking in the ground. Batas Proyek is one hour from here. We’ll spend last night in mount Raung here. Overnight at Pintu Rimba.

DAY 7

Down to Sengonan village, 4 hours trekking across the farming area. Goodbye mount Raung, big adventure here.

Transfer to Jember or Banyuwangi city. End of services.

 

INCLUDE

  • Transportation (with AC), Jember / Banyuwangi – Sengonan, Glenmore – Jember / Banyuwangi
  • Guide
  • Porter (carry up some of our food, some water for cooking, tents, camping equipment)
  • Climbing equipment
  • Tents
  • Basecamp at Sengonan village (simple house, simple room)
  • Snack and water
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner along the expedition
  • Entry ticket for domestic guest

NOT INCLUDE

  • Porter for private equipment / own drink water / camera equipment
  • Entry ticket for foreign guest
  • Other trip request
  • Insurance

 

WHAT TO BRING

  • Jacket
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping matras
  • Long trouser, shirt and substitutes
  • Rain coat
  • Head gear
  • Gloves and socks
  • Headlamp or torch
  • Trekking shoes
  • Gaiter
  • Carrier bag (80 L up)
  • Private medicine
  • Copy of Indonesian KTP or passpot
  • Medical Certificate of Health from hospital / doctor

 

PRICE

contact us by e-mail info@equator-indonesia.com or mobile phone / whatsapp+6281328173781 (jarody hestu)

 

NOTES FOR RAUNG TREKKING EXPEDITION

  • Minimum age of climber is 17 years old
  • Maximum age of climber is infinite
  • Have a  sufficient experience in outdoor activities
  • Mastering basic rope techniques and basic climbing techniques.
  • Currently, not suffering the disease
  • Have a good physic
  • Maximum climbers for a team is 8 persons
  • A man will carrying the burden of 20-25 kilograms, and a woman will carrying the burden of 15-20 kilograms. Must be bring your own water.
Raung crater panorama from Puncak Selatan

Raung crater panorama from Puncak Selatan

 

B. Raung Trekking 3D/2N (North Summit, via Sumberwringin)

 

ITINERARY

DAY 1

5 – 10 am                             : Pick you up from Surabaya city. Transfer to Sumberwringin village (Raung starting point, normal route from north ridge).

11 am                                    : Raung trekking is getting started.

11 am – 5 pm                     : Soft trekking to Pos 3. Overnight at Pos 3.

DAY 2

6 – 8 am                               : Breakfast at Pos 3.

8 – 4 pm                               : Trekking to Pondok Demit, next camp. Overnight at Pos 7, Pondok Demit.

DAY 3

4.30 – 6 am                         : Summit attack to Raung north peak (3100 meters above sea level).

6 – 7 am                               : At Raung north peak, not the highest point. But, the big crater still visible from here.

7 – 8 am                               : Trekking down to Pondok Demit.

8 – 10 am                             : Breakfast at Pondok Demit.

10 am – 5 pm                     : Trekking down to finish point, Sumberwringin.

5 – 10 pm                             : Back to Surabaya. End of services.

 

INCLUDE

  • Transportation (with AC), Surabaya – Sumberwringin – Surabaya
  • Guide
  • Porter (carry up our food, water, tents, camping equipment)
  • Tents
  • Snack and water
  • Day 1 : lunch, dinner, day 2 : breakfast, simple lunch, dinner, day 3 : breakfast, simple lunch, dinner
  • Entry ticket for domestic guest
  • Insurance

 

 

NOT INCLUDE

  • Porter for private equipment / camera equipment
  • Entry ticket for foreign guest
  • Other trip request

 

WHAT TO BRING

  • Jacket
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping matras
  • Long trouser, shirt and substitutes
  • Rain coat
  • Head gear
  • Gloves and socks
  • Headlamp or torch
  • Trekking shoes
  • Private medicine

 

PRICE

contact us by e-mail info@equator-indonesia.com or mobile phone / whatsapp+6281328173781 (jarody hestu)

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • Send e-mail to info@equator-indonesia.com for trip request, our reply with trip package attachment will be sent 3 days later.
  • Please confirm the trip 3 – 4 weeks before with down payment (50 % from total price).
  • Down payment with bank transfer / western union / paypal.
  • Full payment before / after the trip, cash payment.
  • Currently, not suffering heart disease.
  • Prepare your physics as good as possible.
  • If client canceling the trip, the payment cannott be refunded.
  • If a cancellation due to force majeure (volcanic activity, earthquake, search and rescue operation, forest fires), payment will be refunded

 

 

Raung crater, taken from 3 spot

Raung crater, taken from 3 spot

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One Response Comment

  • diana  January 31, 2014 at 4:59 am

    Good afternoon.
    May I know the cost for mt.raung trip? And is there any available date from 21-29th june? Tq

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