Have you ever thought about hiking on an active volcano? If yes then its time to visit Mount Bromo in Indonesia. Mount Bromo is an active volcano located in East Java. The word ‘Bromo’ is derived from the Javanese pronunciation of the word Brahama, which in Hindi means God. This active volcano is located in the middle of Crater called the ‘Sea of Sand’. There are a total of five volcanos located inside this Crater. While Mount Bromo is smaller in height as compared to the other volcanos of Indonesia but its landscape and spectacular view are to die for. You will be mesmerized by its stunning beauty.
If you think about hiking Mount Bromo it should take you around 30-40 minutes depending on your speed. If you cannot walk all this way up on your own, you can also take a horse to haul you up the hill. Most people visit Mount Bromo before the sun is up. As the view that you see from the top of Mount Bromo during sunrise is breathtaking.
When you get down from Mount Bromo you will see the spectacular ‘sea of sand’. You can feel the sand from this barren landscape brushing against your face. If you are a first-timer here it's better if you take the jeep tours. Because if you drive on your own, the sand is so soft and thick at some places that your vehicle can get stuck. Above all be ready to get covered in sand from head to toe.
The best time to visit Mount Bromo is during the months of April- October, which is the dry season.
The nearest cities from mount Bromo are Malang and Probollingo. Mount Bromo is around a 1.5-hour drive from Probollingo.
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