Mentigen Hill Bromo : Beautiful Sunrise In The Clouds

June 21, 2023

Mentigen Hill Bromo is one of the best alternative locations to watch the sunrise in the Bromo area. This area is lower than other locations, but you can still see beautiful light from this spot.

It is also a convenient camping spot for you to enjoy Bromo in its entirety. You can hunt for the Milky Way when the weather is clear.  


Mentigen Hill is situated in Ngadisari village, Sukapura, Probolinggo Regency, East Java. This hill is on the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, East Java, Indonesia. 

Nestled amidst the picturesque surroundings of the park, it presents a serene environment where visitors can unwind and reconnect with nature. The hill offers panoramic views of the iconic Mount Bromo and its surrounding volcanic landscape, creating a surreal experience for all who venture there.

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How To Get There 

To reach Mentingen Hill Bromo, travelers can fly to Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, the capital city of East Java. 

From Surabaya, you can take a private car or join a tour to Bromo. The journey to Bromo takes approximately four hours. Upon reaching the national park entrance, visitors can either trek to Metingen Hill, it only takes 15 minutes to walk from the entrance or hire a local jeep for a more convenient and adventurous ride.

The terrain is also not too difficult. You can even hire ojek services offered by local residents. For a round-trip ojek service, you’ll need to pay Rp50,000 per person. But, you can get half the price for one way only. 

Because of its convenient location, Mentigen Hill is suitable as a camping destination for families. Along the way, you will be spoiled with beautiful views of the Bromo Mountains and the Tengger Mountains.

Mentigen Hill Bromo Attraction 

Best Camping Spot

Mentigen Hill is a permitted camping area in Bromo. This hill is commonly used for day and night camping to hunt sunrise and milky way.

Milky Way

Just like the other viewpoints in Bromo, this hill offers a beautiful Milky Way if the sky is clear. 


Sunrise from Mentigen Hill also looks so beautiful. After the sun shines you will be presented with stunning views such as Mount Semeru, Mount Semeru, Mount Batok, Mount Bromo, the sea of clouds, to the sandy expanse in the caldera of Mount Bromo.

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Recommended Activities 


Enjoying Bromo from Mentigen Hill by camping is the right choice. You can camp for a day and night here to enjoy the atmosphere of Bromo.

You can enjoy an unhurried sunrise at this place, and you can also watch the Milky Way here.

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Seeing Sunrise 

Metingen Hill offers a plethora of activities to cater to the interests of every visitor. One of the highlights is watching the mesmerizing sunrise over the Bromo landscape. 

Setting off early in the morning, travelers can climb the hill and witness the captivating moment as the sun paints the sky with vibrant hues, casting a golden glow on the entire scene. 

The panoramic view from the top of the hill is simply breathtaking and promises to be an unforgettable experience.

Although access is easier than other viewpoints, you should still be careful. Because the road to the top of this hill is still in the form of a path and narrow. 

The right and left of the route are filled with ferns and ferns. But, it gives its own aesthetic impression. This hill has a lot of spots that can be used to set up a tent. If you’re lucky, you can set up your tent overlooking the view of Mount Batok, Mount Semeru, and Mount Bromo with its sea of sand. Don’t forget to wear a mask!


For adventurous souls, trekking to Mount Bromo itself is a must. With the guidance of experienced local guides, visitors can embark on a journey to the volcano’s crater and be awestruck by its magnificent presence. 

The savannah and sea of sand surrounding the volcano also offer an opportunity for off-road exploration on rented motorcycles or jeeps, adding an adventurous twist to the trip.

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Milky Way Hunting 

Mount Bromo has several uniqueness, besides the crater and sunrise that can be enjoyed in the morning, there are also other wonders that can only be witnessed when it is dark at night.

One of them is a view of the Milky Way, a collection of millions of stars that look like dust and gas forming the disk of a galaxy called the Milky Way.

When visiting Mount Bromo, besides enjoying its beauty, it is also important to capture this natural wonder with a smartphone camera or personal cellphone. Or if you are a photographer, you can use your photography gear for the best result. 

Mentigen Hill is one of the Milky Way hunting locations. You can enjoy the milky way clearly when the night is dark and there is no light.

To get the best milky way photos, camping, and hunting at night are recommended.

Don’t forget to pack your best photography gear as well as snacks and drinks.

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Recommended Tips 

Before starting this Mentigen Hill and Bromo trekking, make sure and pay attention to the following things to make your climbing trip easier.

  • Wear clothes that are appropriate for the activity you are hiking in
    Choosing clothes that are suitable for your activity will help you get through the activity because you feel comfortable.
  • Choose friendly hiking trails, especially if you are a beginner and not used to challenging physical activities such as trekking and mountain climbing.
  • Wear shoes that are comfortable and appropriate for your hiking activities
    If possible, wear special trekking shoes or sports shoes with grips on the base. These are useful for gripping rocks and soil to prevent slipping.
  • Bring your trash bag
    Always remember not to leave your trash wherever you are. So it’s better to bring your trash back down and find a trash can, rather than leaving your trash on the summit.
  • Bring enough supplies with you
    Bring enough water and snacks to put in your backpack. You’ll need them when you’re done hiking.
  • Bring enough cash
    If you want to buy something, you should do so at Ngadisari, the post before going up to Mentigen Hill. After Ngadisari, you won’t see any more facilities.
  • bring a camera or cell phone with a good quality camera
    You’ll be capturing a lot of memorable moments here, so prepare a good camera or a phone with a quality large-resolution camera.
  • Prepare your camping gear if you want to camp at Mentigen Hill.  Make sure you have bought and prepared your needs in Ngadisari.


What to Bring 

The following equipment that you should bring when you do activities at Mentigen Hill, as follows:

  • trekking shoes
  • backpack containing drinking water and snacks
  • flashlight
  • camera or cell phone
  • garbage bags or plastic 
  • hat
  • gloves
  • thick jacket
  • blanket
  • camping equipment (for those of you who will camp at Mentigen Hill)
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To buy food and drinks, you can do it at stalls in Ngadisari Village.


In conclusion, Mentigen Hill in Bromo, Indonesia, offers an enchanting escape into nature’s embrace. With its stunning location, diverse activities, and breathtaking views, it promises an unforgettable experience for all who venture there. 

You can check our Bromo package if you are interested in seeing the sunrise and the milky way after reading this review. Feel free to contact us.