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Travel Tips to Mount Ijen

Travel Tips to Ijen Crater Banyuwangi

Ijen Crater

You need before to climb Kawah Ijen

Ijen Crater

If you planning on searching for Ijen’s blue flames, here some things you need to know.

  1. Best Enjoyed at Night

Start From your hotel or Homestay area Banyuwangi 12,30 at night because of the entrance fee ticket office open at 11.30pm and drive to Kawah Ijen approximately 1,5 hours. Make sure you have plenty of sleep. Hit sack early so you have enough energy to get you through the trek.

  1. Trekking around 2 hours one way

The ascent to the rim takes 2 hours. And from the ridge, descent to the crater where blue flames are taking 45 minutes. Of course, it all depends on how you fast.

But know that while a relatively easy climb, the environment may affect your speed. It’s harder to breathe because of the altitude but also the sulfur in the air. Your self taking a lot of breaks just to catch your breath. True story.

  1. You may rent a gas mask

The smell is tolerable for the most part of the journey, but it gets stronger and stronger as you move higher and closer to the crater. If you’re going down to see blue flames.

  1. Wear Warm clothes and comfortable shoes

Make sure you’re prepared for the cold. You might also want to bring an extra shirt because while it is almost freezing, you’ll be sweating a lot. But don’t bring too much.

5.Sunrise from the rim.

Hike to Mount Ijen including Enjoyed the sunrise.

Rent Gas Mask  IDR 30.000

Join Transport 300.000 IDR

Ticket : 100,000 IDR on regular days, 130,000 IDR on holidays

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