Day 01 = SURABAYA - TRETES - PONDOK WELIRANG (L / D)
Upon arrival in Surabaya (must be early flight-no later than 8h00), meet and greet assistance by our experienced trekking guide then direct transfer in private minivan to Tretes where you will be dropped off behind Surya Hotel and Cottages from which we are to start trekking to the first stop at Kop-Kopan, a water spring, to have picnic-style lunch. The trail is rather steep and stony but it is clearly marked as it has been roamed by traditional sulfur-miners extracting sulfur blocks from the crater. After lunch, continue walking to reach Pondok Welirang (makeshift huts used by sulfur porters to stay overnight) by late afternoon around 16.00. We will have our dinner and set our tent here.
Day 02 = PONDOK WELIRANG - SUMMIT - TRETES - SURABAYA (B / L)
04h00 after taking simple breakfast start climbing to Mt. Welirang's flat crater complex. The first one we pass is extinct but a bit higher up is much bigger, active crater from which the sulfur is mined. At the highest point, the view is marvelous. Upon completion, down to Pondok Welirang to have lunch and to reorganize the luggage. After lunch, further down to Tretes where you will be collected by our driver and will be transferred further down to Surabaya.
Mt. WELIRANG = Camping/Tent (01 night only).
- Private AC Transport (Surabaya-Tretes and Tretes-Surabaya)
- Accommodation in tents
- Full board meals
- Porters and Cook
- English speaking guide
- Trekking permit
- Entrance fees/donations.
THINGS TO BRING:
- Good trekking shoes,
- Sleeping bag,
- Personal medication and clothing.
We can also organize a more comprehensive program by combining Mt. Welirang (3.152 m) and the nearby Mt. Arjuna (3.339 m). Such a trekking program usually takes 4 Days / 3 Nights to accomplish.