If you planning on searching for Ijen’s blue flames, here some things you need to know.
- Best Enjoyed at Night
Start From your hotel or Homestay area Banyuwangi 12,30 at night because 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.
- 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 takes 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 the altitude but also the sulfur in the air. Your self taking a lot breaks just to catch your breath. True story.
- You may rent a gas mask
The smell is tolerable for the most part of 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.
- Wear Warm clothes and comfortable shoes
Make sure you’re prepared for the cold. You might also want to bring 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 250.000 IDR ( min 4 Pax )
Ticket : 100,000 IDR on regular days, 130,000 IDR on holidays