Things You Should Know About Tumpak Sewu Malang

November 16, 2019

Tumpak Sewu Malang is getting famous and popular today. This waterfall is even claimed as Niagara of East Java. It is because the water flow is wide, just like Niagara Waterfall.

Moreover, the road that you need to pass to reach the waterfall is pretty challenging. Suitable for you who love adventure. If you are interested to visit Tumpak Sewu Waterfall, here are several things that you should know first about it.

The Location

Tumpak Sewu Waterfall is located on the border between Malang and Lumajang. The locals often call this waterfall Grojogan Sewu, Coban Sewu, or Coban Tumpak Sewu. The location of this waterfall is administratively included in Lumajang. But it can be accessed more easily from Malang. If you drive your own vehicle, Tumpak Sewu is around 66 Km away from Malang and it requires around 2 hours to reach the place. Around 100 meters away from the border of those 2 cities, you will see direction to Panorama Post where you will be able to see the outstanding panorama of Tumpak Sewu.

The Paradise for Landscape Photographers

Once you have parked your vehicle, you need to walk to a location where you can see Tumpak Sewu Waterfall from above. If the weather is nice, you will also be able to see Mount Semeru as the background of the waterfall. The waterfall looks gorgeous thin curtains, framed by the green forest around it. This panorama is surely breathtaking for whoever sees it, especially if you are a fan of landscape photography. If you have photography as a hobby, do not miss to visit this stunning waterfall.

Be Brave and Prepare Your Stamina

If it is not enough for you to witness the beauty of Tumpak Sewu Malang from above, you can go down to see it more closely. But, you should prepare your stamina and guts. Be prepared physically and mentally. The path that you must pass to reach the waterfall’s location is quite hard and challenging. Both from Lumajang or Malang. You have to pass land cliffs with help from bamboo stairs that do not look sturdy at all. In several spots, you need to hold on ropes only. Once you have reached the bottom of the abyss, you have to walk in the river flow against the water flow to reach the waterfall. However, those challenges should not be a big deal if you are an adrenaline junkie, right?

Different Point of View

Once you get under Tumpak Sewu Waterfall, the view you see in front of your eyes will be slightly different if you see the waterfall from above. If the waterfall looks pretty from above, it will look strong and majestic if you look it from the bottom. You will feel small under the waterfall. You can get close to Tumpak Sewu Waterfall because the water flow is not really strong. So, it is still safe to be near the waterfall. If the afternoon is coming close, go directly back. Given the thought that the path is pretty hard and dangerous.