Lumajang Regency, East Java, has many interesting natural attractions to visit. In addition to waterfalls, there are also panoramic spots that offer beautiful views from a height. One of them is Simbar Semeru in Lumajang, Indonesia, the best place to see Mount Semeru.

Simbar Semeru is one of the many natural attractions in Lumajang Regency.

This tourist spot located in the hilly area presents a beautiful panorama of Mount Semeru, the highest point of Java Island, which emits incandescent lava and hot clouds.

The atmosphere at Simbar Semeru Hill which is above the clouds with an exotic view of Mount Semeru (Photo: Antara)

The incandescent lava of Mount Semeru which is still erupting every 15-30 minutes can be seen from Simbar Semeru, complete with its roar.

Location of Simbar Semeru Lumajang

The location of Simbar Semeru is precisely in Oro-oro Ombo Village, Pronojiwo District, Lumajang Regency, East Java.

Also, read: Wayang Mountain in Lumajang, A Beauty with Mahameru Panorama.

From the center of Lumajang Regency, the distance is about 38 kilometers with a travel time of approximately 1.5 hours to the vehicle parking area. If you take a motorbike, getting to Simbar Semeru is quite easy because you just live along the main Lumajang-Malang road via the south lane.

Transportation to Simbar Semeru

Buses from Malang to Lumajang currently only reach Pronojiwo Terminal. Motorcycles are the right choice because they can cross the Gladak Perak Suspension Bridge.

From the parking area, you can walk to the panoramic spot or camp for about 1 hour. You can also use ojek services IDR 40,000 to get on and off.

Ticket Prices and Opening Hours of Simbar Semeru Lumajang

If you want to directly visit Simbar Semeru, you can come on Saturday and Sunday from 07.00 WIB to 17.00 WIB.

Taking information from, "Visitors can come outside these hours by confirming in advance at +62 812-3458-1789 (Simbar Semeru – Suhariyono manager).

The entrance ticket price of Simbar Semeru Lumajang is quite affordable. If only visiting (not camping), the entrance ticket price is only Rp 10,000 per person. The motorbike parking fee is IDR 5,000 and the car is IDR 10,000.

For camping, the fare is IDR 15,000. The motorbike parking fee is IDR 10,000 per night and the car is IDR 20,000 per night.

Simbar Semeru also rents camping equipment in the form of tents and mattresses. The prices are as follows:

  • 4 person tent: IDR 50,000
  • 2 person tent: IDR 40,000
  • Mattress: IDR 5,000

Visited by Foreign Tourists

Simbar Semeru, which began to be laid out again in early 2022, is now growing and even attracting foreign tourists.

Simbar Semeru tour manager Suhariyono said that foreign tourists began visiting on July 10, 2022.

Incandescent lava coming out of the crater of Mount Semeru, seen from Simbar Semeru, Lumajang, East Java.
Incandescent lava coming out of the crater of Mount Semeru, seen from Simbar Semeru, Lumajang, East Java. (Photo: Wikan Prasetya)

The first tourists to visit were from Singapore, followed by other countries, namely Malaysia, Vietnam, China, Russia, the Netherlands, Poland and Australia.

Simbar Semeru Facilities

Although located on a hill with an altitude of about 900 to 1,000 meters above sea level, tourists do not need to worry if they want to relieve themselves.

That's because there are already toilet facilities. There is already a toilet that is equipped with a toilet seat, so it can be used to defecate.

In addition to toilets, there are also coffee shop facilities. Visitors can order coffee to food.

Can camp at Simbar Semeru

Tourists can also camp at Simbar Semeru Lumajang. For information, the view of the incandescent lava of Mount Semeru can even be seen from the Simbar Semeru camping area.

Can camp at Simbar Semeru
Can camp at Simbar Semeru (Photo:

Tourists don't have to bother bringing tents from home. There are already tent and mattress rental facilities.

Tips for Seeing Incandescent Lava in Simbar Semeru Lumajang

Tips for seeing incandescent lava in Simbar Semeru Lumajang (, are as follows:

1. Camping

Camping is one of the best ways to watch incandescent lava at Simbar Semeru. That's because the orange incandescent lava from the crater of Mount Semeru can only be seen at night.

2. Come when the weather is clear

In addition to night, you also have to come when the weather is clear so that Mount Semeru is visible and not blocked by clouds.

Therefore, check the weather forecast when going to Simbar Semeru. Do not let it have traveled all the way, the weather is cloudy and rainy.

3. Confirm in advance

If you want to camp at Simbar Semeru, especially if the arrival is at night other than Saturday and Sunday, you need to confirm in advance with the manager.

For information, Simbar Semeru is open from 07.00 WIB to 16.00 WIB on Saturday and Sunday for non-camping. For camping, you can contact Simbar Semeru's Instagram at @simbarsemeru.

4. Bring a mirrorless camera or DSLR

Incandescent lava flowing from the crater of Mount Semeru can indeed be seen with the naked eye at Simbar Semeru.

However, of course, it would be a shame if such a good view was just seen. You can capture it through a mirrorless camera or DSLR.

5. Rent a tent so you don't have to bother

Simbar Semeru management provides tent rental facilities to visitors who want to camp.

There are tents with a capacity of 2 and 4 people, complete with mattress rental facilities. Visitors who want to rent can directly contact Instagram @simbarsemeru.

6. Take an ojek so you don't get tired

From the parking lot to the camping site, tourists have to walk for about an hour.

If you don't want to be tired, you can rent an ojek service. The fare is IDR 40,000 to go up and down. You can make a reservation through Instagram @simbarsemeru.

That's a little information about "Simbar Semeru in Lumajang, Indonesia, the best place to look at Mount Semeru". Hopefully, the information is useful for those of you who want to enjoy the beauty of Mount Semeru.