Tips For Hiking Mount Bromo Without A Tour

October 8, 2019

Tips for Hiking Mount Bromo Without A Tour

For nature and adventure enthusiast, Mount Bromo is very special, It is one of the spots that must be visited at least once in your lifetime. Besides the stunning natural landscape, Mount Bromo also offers one of the best spots to see the sunrise in Java Island. So, it is not surprising that this mount is always crowded with tourists, visitors, and hikers every day. There are a lot of tours and travel services which offer their tour packages to Mount Bromo. They will provide the accommodation, transportation, and private guide to accompany you exploring Mount Bromo.

But sometimes, it is more fun to hike with your friends instead of with a tour. If you agree and are interested in it, here are some tips for hiking Mount Bromo without a tour.

Know the Best Time to Hike Mount Bromo

Before you hike Mount Bromo to either see the sunrise or explore its natural beauties, you should know the best time to hike the mountain first. The best time to hike Mount Bromo is during the dry season. During the dry season, the weather will be bright and your hiking will not be disturbed by a cloudy sky. The hiking track will not be slippery either. In addition, you will be able to clearly witness the outstanding sunrise view and the best golden sunrise view.

The Access to Reach Mount Bromo

Once you have known the best time to hike Mount Bromo, this is time to know the access to go to the mountain. In order to hike and explore Mount Bromo, you can start in Malang City. With a route of Malang to Tumpang to Gubugklakah to Ngandas to Jemplang to Bromo, you need to spend around 2.5 or 2 hours to reach the mountain. This route becomes the most favorite route of many hikers and visitors compared to the route of Surabaya –  Probolinggo. Even though the track will be pretty rough, the breathtaking natural view along the trip will never disappoint you.

Do not Miss Bringing Foods and Drinks

Because you are hiking Mount Bromo without a tour that will prepare you meals, snacks, and drinks, you have to bring them by yourself. Never forget to bring your own food and drinks. At least, bring bread, an instant porridge, and enough water with you to keep your stamina during the hike. Even though there are many stalls which sell food and beverages in Mount Bromo area, you can save more money if you bring them by yourself. Isn’t it one of the reasons why you hike the mountain without a tour, anyway?

Bring or Rent A Rainfly Tent

There will be no guide that will wake you up or pick you up to bring you seeing the sunrise on Mount Bromo. So, if you are not a morning person, you can spend a night on the mountain so you will not miss the sunrise. However, you should bring or at least rent a tent that has a rainfly. It is purposed to keep the tent safe though being hit by strong winds.