Friday, May 7, 2010
IJEN MOUNT , Banyuwangi - Idonesia Raya
Mount Ijen is an active volcano located in Banyuwangi regency, East Java, Indonesia. This mountain has a height of 2443 m and has erupted four times (1796, 1817, 1913, and 1936). To climb the mountain may depart from Bondowoso or from Banyuwangi.
To reach Mount Ijen from Banyuwangi, Banyuwangi route can ride public transportation - Smooth - Guava. From Jambu Paltuding continues to travel with a motorcycle taxi or car ride vegetable carrier. The main gate to the Nature Reserve Nature Trail is located in Paltuding crater, which is also a Post PHPA (Forest Protection and Nature Conservation). Alternative routes are Bondowoso - Wonosari - Tapen - Sempol - Paltuding. Other facilities that can be enjoyed by visitors such as tourist cottages and shops that sell the purposes of climbing to see the beauty of Ijen crater.
From Paltuding walk a distance of about 3 km. Initial trajectory as far as 1.5 km quite heavy because of the rise. Most of the lines with a slope of 25-35 degrees. Apart from rising too sandy soil structure thereby increasing the weight of the foot because they have to withstand the weight in order not to sink to the rear.
After beritirahat at Bunder Post (postal unique because it has a circle) then the path is relatively little flat. Besides tourists / hikers in suguhi scenery very beautiful mountain range. To descend into the crater should be across the rocky terrain as far as 250 meters with a steep conditions.