Kawah Ijen By Night

July 30, 2018

Kawah Ijen By Night

Climbing Kawah Ijen by Night to Capture Best Moments

There’s no better time to climb Kawah Ijen than starting it at midnight. Climbing Kawah Ijen by night will allow you to reach the crater on time to enjoy sunrise.

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Why Climbing by Night?

The most common reason that people have when they climb Mount Ijen in Banyuwangi, East Java, Indonesia is to be able to enjoy the sun peeps slowly behind the mountain. Another popular reason is that they want to witness rare beautiful phenomenon of Blue Flame that generally occurs before the sunrise. The natural phenomenon is extremely rare since there are only two places on Earth which are known to have it, they are Indonesia and Iceland. In addition, Kawah Ijen acidic crater lake is one of the most popular tourism objects in Indonesia.

Every year, thousands of tourists both local and foreigner come to Mount Ijen to visit the crater. You will find a lot of people walking to the mount with the same reasons as yours. So, there is no more perfect time to climb to the crater than at night. The way to Kawah Ijen is about 3 km long from the last post of the mount’s mountaineering track, Pos Paltuding. You will need approximately 1.5 and 2 hours of walking to reach the top of the mount. Climbing Kawah Ijen by night will really give you great experience that you’ll never forget.

How to Climb Kawah Ijen Volcanic Crater Lake

It has been started before that the best time to hike the Mount Ijen is at night. Most of time, tourists who want to visit the crater will start their journey at 1 P.M or 2 P.M. This is such an ideal time since with two hours of climbing, it is estimated that you will reach the crater at 4 or 5 in the morning. You will have some time to take a rest at the top of the mountain before you are ready to enjoy the sunrise. There will be a lot of hotels and affordable inns you can find just at the slope of the mountain to allow you start your journey in such ideal time. Climbing in the late morning will also make it possible for you to enjoy starry sky and fresh air, something that you cannot have if you live in big city.

Following the hiking path will not be difficult at all since there is paved track available which is mainly use by local sulfur rock miners. You don’t even need any experience as mountaineer at all if you want to successfully climb the mountain. The only need you need to prepare is your physic and proper outfits to wear. Since you will go to the top of mountain, you will need good stamina. Also, the atmosphere around Mount Ijen is cold and sometimes drops up to 20C so that you need thick clothes, jackets, and gloves. Gas mask is also needed since the air will be mixed with sulfur smoke but you don’t need to be worried about the sulfured air since most tourists have no problem with it.

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