We have received some frequently asked question by our clients regarding the view point for expecting sunrise at Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. There are some reasons that usually travelers want to get good view for their documentary and memories, and also considering other aspects such as children-friendly, senior citizen-friendly, less-crowded place.
MOUNT PENANJAKAN VIEW POINT: 2770 M
This view point is the most famous spot, and well developed. It is also the highest point that offers nice vista of the sunrise and view of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. Because of this nature, this spot is most wanted and can be very crowded for sunrise. On low season, you just need to walk about 10 minutes to the view point. However on the peak and high season, as there are more than hundreds on 4WD parking along the road, that you would need to walk longer, can be about 30 minutes and even more. You will meet motorbike taxi drivers offering for a ride to the view point, the walk can be chaotic.
Mount Penanjakan is about 45-60 minutes drive from Cemoro Lawang (ProboLinggo) or Tosari (Pasuruan) by 4WD or usually called Jeep. About 2.5-3 Hours drive by 4WD from Tumpang (Malang).
KINGKONG HILL VIEW POINT
This view point is not so far from Mt Penanjakan, only about 15 minutes drive. This view point offers similar view as Mount Penanjakan, in some month, you the sunrise hides behind a hill. However the view of Mount Bromo Tengger Semru is just as stunning as from Mount Penanjakan View Point. It takes only about 5-10 minutes walk.
Love Hill is located nearby Kingkong View Point, similar height with Kingkong and the view is similar as well. This can be alternative to see sunrise if the other two above are crowded.
SERUNI VIEW POINT.
It is about 2,300 M, not as high as Mount Penanjakan. The View is stunning, in some months the sunrise is also blocked by hill. Yet, this view point is like seeing sunrise mount Bromo closer. When Mount Bromo is active and the caldera closes for visitors, we recommend you to stay in Cemoro lawang/Probolinggo area, that you can go to this view point by walking from your hotel in Cemoro Lawang, about 1 hour drive. This spot usually i still safe for viewing Mt Bromo which is usually closed within radius 2 km when it is active.
To get to the view point you must walk about 30 minutes in a little steep path. Some locals offers horse ride here.
If you stay in Cemoro Lawang area, you will need to walk about 1 hour to 1.5 hours to the view point.
This view point is less crowded.
MENTIGEN VIEW POINT
This view point is located very close to Lava View Lodge Bromo, you can walk for few minutes from Lava View Lodge. Mentigen is not so high and usually always quiet. You can see the sunrise almost on every season as it is unblocked by hill.