RANU KUMBOLO LAKE – HIDDEN PARADISE AT THE FOOT OF THE MAHAMERU

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For those of you doing climbing hobby, less complete your experience if you haven’t stepped forward to Ranu Kumbolo. Why should to Ranu Kumbolo? That’s a question for the mountaineers and climbers generally Semeru in particular. If you liked trekking while visiting nature, try visit Ranu Kumbolo on the slopes of Mount Semeru in East Java. Will definitely be an experience that won’t be forgotten.

Ranu Kumbolo is a lake with an area of approximately 15 hectares. Its location is at an elevation of 2,400 mdpl on the slopes of Mount Semeru, and entered in the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. Ranu Kumbolo is a freshwater lake located within the auspices of the Government of Lumajang, East Java that is located in a small Mountain, at the foot of Mount Semeru.

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For nature lovers and backpackers, Ranu Kumbolo is a place that is not foreign anymore. Because it is a transit point for those who will continue the journey to climb the peak Mahameru on Mount Semeru  which is the the highest peak on the island of Java.With the discharge water is never the less, Ranu Kumbolo always gets attention from hikers to set up tent/camping in this place.

The entrance to Lake Ranu Kumbolo is The Village Of Ranu Pani on the border of Lumajang and unfortunate. To get into the area of the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park at Ranu Pani, climbers need to take care of the administration of the National Park Office is located at the entrance of the climb. You have to show an identity card and certificate from a doctor. healthyAt the entrance of the ascent, there were several inhabitants of Ranu Pani which offers the services of a porter and ready to help carry stuff. They can also be a signpost.

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Trek to Lake Ranu Kumbolo the form of footpaths, surrounded typical tropical forest the green shade. After walking down the line for a little over 3 hours, there is a giant niche with water colored bluish nodes in it. That’s Lake Ranu Kumbolo!

Ranu Kumbolo Lake – a Paradise Behind Mount Semeru

Arriving at  Ranu Kumbolo you can pitch a tent, on the edge of the lake for the night. There are many branches of a tree around the Lake for making a campfire in the evening. Cooking and eating together in a tent in a cold mountain-style is a pleasure all its own. Let alone accompanied by drinks hot chocolate, coffee or ginger. Bring a jacket and pockets of sleep is very recommended if staying at Ranu Kumbolo.

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In the morning when sunrise , is a very decisive moment in waiting and specials in the Ranu Kumbolo lake. Sunrise and appeared on the sidelines two hills above the Lake, similar to our views of the images in the book small time first!  A  a giant mirror reflecting a view that is on it, an extraordinary nature paintings. We can capture those special moments with the use of the camera as keepsakes.

RANU KUMBOLO LAKE HIDDEN PARADISE AT THE FOOT OF THE MAHAMERU

There is a unique behind the beautiful Ranu Kumbolo, i.e. when the sun began to rise in between the two pieces of green hills that appear slowly and make the eye attention we can’t refuse to enjoy it. Not to mention the atmosphere of the Lake when the mist began to fall in the afternoon, combined with truly stunning views of lake water could not be unspoken.

When the night arrives we will become constellations of the Milky Way Galaxy that are not necessarily we can see when we are in the big cities because of the dazzled  city light so brightNext to it there is a hill called “Hill of love” supposedly if we climb to the Hill this by imagining the people that we love with no turning back then we will be happy with him.

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Really, trekking and enjoy the scenery at Lake Ranu Kumbolo very engrossing and is an extraordinary experience. Especially if in doing joint closest friends and people you love. But the higher we climb the more good anyway his temptation. Because of the higher, then the sight of Ranu Kumbolo from the hill will look more beautiful.

In the Lake there are also inscriptions remains of Majapahit and there is also a memorial to those who died at the time of the ascent Mahameru peaks.

Access And Preparation Into Ranu Kumbolo

Mount Semeru was indeed not just any mountain. In elevation mountain  this could reach 2,400 mdpl minus 5 degrees at night if the weather is nice. Then the extra preparation required for the camping in the area of the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park  These. It could look around the area of plants and ice-covered tent.

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Then prepare equipment like, thick shirt/jacket, especially the waterproof, as well as socks and t-shirts, gloves/cover of the head and ears, and also do not forget to bring a sleeping bag and a tent was also made of the parasite.

For heading into Ranu Kumbolo you can get off at the terminal of Probolinggo or ride a bus heading east of Malang kencong or ambulu and get off at the town or klojen, why so? Because it can more quickly access to Senduro. From the Klojen you take a minibus heading to Senduro and get off at Senduro market. You can rent a jeep hardtoop to post Ranupani the last village at the foot of Semeru. Here there are checkpoints, there are also stalls and cabin lodging.

You need to know that the climber must do registration before climbing on the post Ranu Pani. It is intended for security and also the actions of rescue if there is something about the climber at the time on the trip.

RANU KUMBOLO LAKE HIDDEN PARADISE AT THE FOOT OF THE MAHAMERU 5To reach the Ranu Kumbolo, climbers have to walk down a path for approximately 5-7 hours of post registration Ranu Pani. The local forestry department office providing retreat outposts consist of post 1 to post 4. This trip will be paid off with the beauty of Lake Ranu Kumbolo. Happy hiking and discover the paradise of Ranu Kumbolo behind mount Semeru.

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