If you planning on searching for Ijen’s blue flames, here some things you need to know.
Mount Ijen / Kawah Ijen
Although Indonesia landscape is dotted with volcanoes, Mount Ijen one of the most spectacular natural formations you would ever experience. Positioned the peak of the mountain, exactly 2,443 meters above sea level, a caldera lake retains the saltiest water in the world. This turquoise acidic crater lake with foggy sulfur fumes is the main highlight at Ijen The best time to visit the crater is early in the morning to catch the sunrise. Also, a time when you can watch the labor-intensive sulfur mining operations in action, during which sulfur-laden baskets are carried by hand from the crater floor.
Ijen Blue Fire
Electric-blue flame of Ijen, tourist numbers increased. The phenomenon has occurred for a long time, but beforehand there was no midnight hiking. A two-hour hike is required to reach the rim of the crater, followed by a 45-minute hike down to the bank of the crater. The blue fire is ignited sulfuric gas, which emerges from cracks at temperatures up to 600 °C (1,112 °F). The flames can be up to five meters (16 feet) high; some of the gas condenses to a liquid and is still ignited. It is the largest blue flame area in the world and local people refer to it as ‘Blue fire’
Mount Ijen Location
Indonesia’s Kawah Ijen volcano, located near the eastern tip of Java Island, Banyuwangi East Java. From Banyuwangi town or Ketapang Ferry around 1,5 hours drive.
How to get to Kawah Ijen Banyuwangi East Java
How to Get from Jakarta to Banyuwangi East Java by Plane
The easiest way, of course, is to take the short (1 hour 25 minutes) flight from Jakarta to Banyuwangi Blimbingsari. There are currently eight flights a day with Garuda, Citilink, Lion, and PT. Nam Air.
from Bali to East Java by Private Car and Ferry
The fastest way overland (and sea) to get from Bali to Banyuwangi is hiring a driver and car to take you directly from your Bali hotel to your Banyuwangi. The ferry that runs only sea route from Bali to Java, from Gilimanuk ferry port in West Bali to Ketapang port in East Java, is a vehicle ferry. Your hotel can arrange a driver. The entire journey should take around 4 -5 hours; the ferry takes 45 minutes and the drive from Ketapang to Banyuwangi first Trip visit Ijen Crater is around 1,5 hour.
from Surabaya to Mount Ijen by Private Car or by Train
The fastest way overland (and sea) to get from Bali to Banyuwangi is hiring a driver and car to take you directly from Surabaya to Banyuwangi around 8 – 9 hours drive.
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By Train from Surabaya or Yogyakarta to Banyuwangi
Time Schedule from Yogyakarta ( Tugu Train Station )
- Wijaya Kusuma 18.16 PM – 07.02 AM
- Executive IDR 380.000 ( USD 38 )
- Economy IDR 280.000 ( USD 28 )
- Sri Tanjung Economy 07.00 am – 20.50 pm IDR 94.000 (USD 10 )
Time Schedule from Surabaya Gubeng Train Station
- Sri Tanjung ( Economy ) 14.00 – 20.50 IDR 90.000 ( USD 10 )
- Mutiara Timur Malam ( Executive ) 22.00 – 04.15 IDR 270.000 ( USD 30 )
- Mutiara Timur Malam ( Economy ) 22.00 – 04.15 IDR 190.000 ( USD 20 )
We will start at midnight from the hotel, and hike up and into the volcano’s crater. It’s no easy task—you’ll trek more than four miles and ascend to heights of nearly 10,000 feet, with only the light of the moon to guide you—and that’s if it’s out. Starting off the list is climbing Ijen crater, where you can enjoy the sight of blue flames on its crater. The flame is a reaction caused by combustion between sulfur that comes in contact with air. The climb to Ijen is quite a trek but the view from the top of the peak is very rewarding. Trying to catch a glimpse of the blue flames is quite a task as it requires a strenuous climb and the flames do not occur every day. Also, you have to leave around midnight and arrive in the crater area early dawn to see just how spectacular it truly is. We advise that you wear a mask once you’ve reached the crater to protect you from the sulfur. Around the time the clock strikes three or four, you’ll have arrived at the bottom of the crater, and laid your eyes upon one of the most alien sights on our planet: Blue fire spewing out of the ground! The vibrant blue hue of these flames, which results from heavy sulfur deposits in the volcano, is best seen during the darkest part of the night, hence your needing to wake up long before the crack of dawn.trekking back down to parking area and arrive hotel usually at 09.00 am
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- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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