Moun Ijen Trekking – Ijen Crater is a group of strato volcanoes, in Java, Indonesia. The active crater at Kawah Ijen / Ijen crater It is inside a larger caldera Ijen, which is about 2 kilometers wide. The Gunung Merapi strato volcano is the highest point of that complex. The name of this volcano resembles that of a different volcano, Mount Merapi in central Java, also known as Gunung Merapi; there is also a third volcano named Marapi in Sumatra. The name "Merapi" means "fire" in the Indonesian language. East of Gunung Merapi is the Ijen volcano, which has a one-kilometer-wide turquoise-colored acid crater lake. The lake is the site of a labor-intensive sulfur mining operation, in which sulfur minner-laden baskets are carried by hand from the crater lake floor. Many other post-caldera cones and craters lake are located within the caldera or along its rim. The largest concentration of post-caldera cones forms an east/west-trending zone across the southern side of the Ijen caldera. The active crater lake at Kawah Ijen or Ijen Crater has an equivalent radius of 361 metres (1,184 ft), a surface of 0.41 square kilometers (0.16 sq mi). It is 200 meters (660 ft) deep and has a volume of 36 cubic hectometers (29,000 acre·ft).
An active vent at the edge of the lake is a source of elemental sulfur, and supports sulfur mining operation. Escaping volcanic gasses are channeled through a network of ceramic pipes, resulting in condensation of molten sulfur. The sulfur lake, which is deep red in color when molten, pours slowly from the ends of these pipes and pools on the ground, turning bright yellow as it cools. The sulfur miner break the cooled material into large pieces and carry it away in baskets. Sulfur Miner must carry loads, which range from 75 kilograms (170 lb) to 90 kilograms (200 lb), up 300 metres (980 ft) to the crater rim, with a gradient of 45 to 60 degrees and then 3 kilometers (miles) down the mountain for weighing. Most sulfur miners make this journey twice a day. A nearby sugar refinery pays the sulfur miners by the weight of sulfur transported; the typical daily earnings were equivalent to approximately $13 US. The Sulfur miners often use insufficient protection while working around the active crater lake and complain of numerous respiratory afflictions. There are 200 sulfur miners which extract 14 tons per day or only 20 percent of the daily contincontinuously.
2 Days 1 Night Adventures
Day 01 : Bali to Banyuwangi (L)
MBA Bali Tours driver will pick up you at your hotel lobby in Bali, after that will drive to Gilimanuk harbor, Arrive at Gilimanuk around 11.20 AM and then wait for a ferry to Java island. From Gilimanuk ( Bali ) to Ketapang ( Java ) its about 45 – 60 minutes, arrive at Java island, heading to the north west and get lunch at Banyuwangi City . After lunch we will check in at Hotel at Ketapang Village of Banyuwangi.
Day O2 : Mount Ijen Crater – Bali (B/L)
Early wake up at 05.00 AM and then get breakfast at hotel, after breakfast we will driver by Jeep or Land Rover to starting point at Paltuding village, reach wildlife at the park ranggers station to begin hike the ijen crater, and then climb to the top of Ijen Crater and see the spectacular View of the Ijen crater, climb to the top of mount Ijen Crater is easy. When you are on the top of mount Ijen Crater you will be very much tempted by smooke and will give you a short brief how to breath with the mask in case the wind blow this very toxic gas to your face.Rest a long in the rim of the Volcano crater lake at an elevation of 2883 mt above sea leavel.the Crater lakes carieng colour and smooke wafting from bright yellow sulfur lake deposit a long the shore create a landscape both they sow likely barrent & vibrantly a life. what sulfur minner deccend into the Ijen crater and re emerge carrying up to 80 kilo's or more on bamboo basket along the threachers path, One of jewels in the east java, Ijen crater have attractive and spectacular view to travellers from all over the world along shady trial with spectacular views.,After finish explore spectacular view of Ijen Crater and Ijen Lake, we will go down to the starting point at Paltuding Village then we carries you through coffee& clove plantation arround the village of licin and into one of java's last rain forrest, . and then drive back to Ketapang and get ferry to Bali or to your next Destination.
2 Days 1Night : Standard budget USD 268/Person
2 Days 1Night : Deluxe budget USD 338/Person
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The Price Inclusive :
• Transportation with Full AC, with English Speaking as your Guide
• Meals (B, L, = Breakfast and Lunch )
• Accommodation on hotel based on twin share
• Entrance & donation fee,
• Jeep or Land Rover
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• Any personal expenses
• Fees for camera on the park
• Personal medicine
• Laundry service, phone call and other personal services
• Tips & gratuities, etc.