If you like volcanoes, you should visit Ijen Crater, it’s so beautiful I went there twice — in a sequence weekend. I started the trip from Malang, by land at 11pm. Yes, we go so late because of the trip from Malang to Ijen took about 7 hours. Actually, it only about 250km from Malang, from Malang to Bondowoso only took about 4 hours.

Arak arak, Bondowoso
After Bondowoso, we continued our trip to Sukosari, from here the road goes from smooth to hell. It took about 2 hours from Bondowoso to Ijen camp at Paltuding — sorry, not on the maps, because the position at google maps point it wrong. Before paltuding, We pass PTP. Its a plantation owned by PTPN Indonesia, the road is smooth. Arrive at paltuding at 6am, we’ve prepared for a 3.2km hiking to the crater.



Hiking to Ijen Crater
Just watch out, the road to crater is slippery, lots of sands, so you should use a hiking shoes.



Sulfur miner at Ijen Crater

Occasionally you came across sulfur miner. These guys are tough, walk up and down about 4-5 times a day, carrying sulfur from the Ijen Crater. Ijen Crater is also a sulfur mining place.

Take a break after 300 or 400 meters walk to catch breath. And after about 1.5 hour walk, you will find yourselves at Ijen Crater.


Here’s some photos


Ijen Crater


Ijen Crater


Ijen Crater


Ijen Crater