Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The amazing mountain in Indonesia, Gunung Bromo

Gunung Bromo is a common designation for Mount Bromo. Cold, that's how you'll feel when you first get out of the car. Temperature here reached 10 degrees, even to 0 degrees Celsius when the morning. So, you should prepare for winter clothes, hats skullcaps, gloves, socks, scarves to cope. But, if you forget the equipment, there are many peddlers offering wares such as hats, gloves, or scarves.

Looking the Sunrise on the Mount Bromo from the Mount Pananjakan.

The regular visitors visiting this area since the early days in order to see the sunrise. To see it, you have to climb Mount Pananjakan who is the highest mountain in these region. Terrain that must be traversed to get to Mount Pananjakan is the rugged terrain.

To reach the foot of Mount Pananjakan, you have to go through a desert area that can make you get lost. When You need to climb Mount Pananjakan, narrow streets and a lot of sharp turns must be require a good driving skill. For that, many visitors choose to rent the hardtop car (a type of jeep) who driven by the surrounding community. The surrounding communities come from the Tengger tribe who very friendly with the visitors.

Up above, there are many shops serving coffee or hot tea and a fire to keep warm while waiting for the sunrise. There are also stores that rent the warm clothing. Watching the sunrise is the interesting event. The proof, the visitors are willing to wait since 5 am facing the eastern so that not to lose this amazing moment.

You do not always get to see this event, because if the cloudy sky, the appearance of the sun is not seen clearly. However, when the sky is clear, you can see the light roundness of the first sun who very small, slowly enlarge and eventually form a complete sun and enlighten so that we can see the view of the mountains in this region. Among others, Mount Bromo, Mount Batok, and Mount Semeru that is the highest mountain in the Java Island.

Bromo crater and the Ocean of Sand

Finished of watching the sunrise, you can go back down the mountain Pananjakan and went to Mount Bromo. Sunlight can make you see the scenery around. You will pass through the sea of ​​sand which covers 10 km ². The arid area who filled with sand and only a little overgrown grasses that dry out. Wind, making the sand fly up and can be difficult for you to breathe.

To reach the slopes of Mount Bromo, you can not use the vehicle. Instead, you should hire a horse with Rp.70.000.00 ($ 7.00) or if you feel strong, you can choose to walk. However, it should be noted that walking is not easy, because the sun is very hot, very long distances, and the flying dust can make you heavier.

Now, you have to climb the ladder whose numbers reach 250 stairs to see the crater of Mount Bromo. At the top of Bromo whose height 2392 m from sea level, you can see the crater of Mount Bromo that emit smoke. You can also cast your gaze down, and saw the sea of ​​sand with a temple in the middle. Really incredibly rare and extraordinary that we can enjoy. The amazing mountain in South East Asia, Indonesia.