Climbing Kawah Ijen

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Climbing Kawah Ijen

Climbing Kawah Ijen

Nature Adventures

Hiking

Recommended Age Range

Teens and Up

Business Days

Open Everyday

Activity Duration

5-6 hours

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Perched at an elevation of 2,600 meters in Eastern Java, Kawah Ijen is a stunning natural wonder that captivates with its surreal beauty and unique features. This active volcano is renowned for its turquoise-colored acid crater lake, a sight that is both awe-inspiring and humbling.

The trek to Kawah Ijen is a journey of about 3 kilometers, with 1.5 kilometers of it being a somewhat steep climb. Despite the incline, the path is well-marked, making it accessible for most hikers. Along the way, you’ll encounter a former volcanology viewing post, which now serves as a quaint spot to grab a drink and take in the breathtaking views.

One of the most fascinating aspects of Kawah Ijen is its active sulphur mine. As you ascend, you’ll cross paths with the local sulphur miners. Witnessing their strength and balance as they navigate the rugged terrain and carry heavy loads of sulphur is a humbling experience that adds a human element to the natural spectacle.

The combination of the stunning landscape, the vibrant crater lake, and the sight of hardworking miners make a trip to Kawah Ijen a memorable experience. Whether you’re an avid trekker, a nature lover, or a curious traveler, this volcano offers a unique adventure that leaves a lasting impression.

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