Mount Semeru is included within the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. Has an area of 50,273 hectares, this National Park are also located other mountains such as Mount Bromo, Mount Widodaren and Batok Mount. But amongst all this mountain, mount Semeru is the most towering IE has an altitude of 3,676 masl.
Mount Semeru is one of the most active volcanoes are there in Indonesia. According to the record, mount Semeru is always pulled out a puff of smoke at once every 20 minutes, a puff of smoke in the local language is commonly referred to as ‘ wedhus gembel’, besides thickened puff of smoke the mountain also released material such as sand and gravel as well.
The Summit of Mount Semeru named Mahameru is popular among climbers. This mountain seems to be a magnet that always attract the attention of climbers to conquer the height. Of course it’s a challenge as well as the experience for the climbers.
Clignet a Netherlands nationals (1838) was the first climber to conquer the peak. Next followed by the next climber i.e. Van Gogh (1911) and Junhuhn (1945). Then the climbers and the country of origin then arriving to do the climb.
In addition to the location of the climb, mount Semeru was also becoming a tourism attraction. It is set in the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. In addition to serve as a tourism attraction, mount also has a vegetation as well as a habitat for various species of fauna. Throughout the hike, you can find orchids and endemic flower edelweiss that exist in certain points.
The Hindu community in Bali, considered Mount Semeru as the father of Mountain as well as for lifting the God Shiva. It is also a cause always holding the ceremony offerings as a form of homage to the God Shiva and the blessing prayer requests and safety for local people.