Your Driver as your guide will pick you up at 12:00 a.m in your hotel ( Pemuteran / Western Bali area ). And your driver will pick you up in Lovina / Northern Bali at 11:30 a.m. From your hotel your driver as your guide will take you to Gili Manuk Harbour. At 12:40 a.m you will cross by Ferry to Ketapang Harbour In East of Java. Need about 30 minutes to arrive in Ketapang. Because Bali and Java have a one-hour time difference, maybe you arrive in Ketapang about 12:40 a.m too. From Ketapang to Mount Ijen start point it will take about one and a half hour. At 02:40 a.m or 03:00 a.m from start point you will start to climb with your profesional Guide. The Guide will give you flashlight because you climb trough the darkness. Normal time needed to climb is about 1 half to 2 hours and you will reach on the top of Vulcano around 04:30 a.m. Sunrise time usally in 05:00 a.m or 05:20 a.m. While waiting the sunrise your guide will make bonfire because on the top temperature is very cold. You will be amazed to see the sunrise with a beautiful panorama of colorful sky. After see the sunrise, from the top you will see incredible Ijen crater with the lake that looks green. It is the perfect background to take pictures. Your guide will take photos for you as many times as you want. Other interesting things is on the way climb down you will see amazing view of the Mount Ijen with best panorama and view of other mountain.
12:00-11:30 a.m WITA ( Middle of Indonesian Time ) : Pick up time from your Hotel lobby
12:50 a.m WIB ( Western Indonesian Time ) : Arrival at Ketapang Harbour
02:40 or 03:00 a.m WIB : Start Hiking
04:30 or 05:00 a.m : Get to the top of Volcano
05:50 a.m : Start heading back
06:40 a.m : Arrival at parking area
08:30 a.m WITA : Arrival in Bali
09:00 a.m : Breakfast
10:00 a.m : 1 hour body massage or foot massage.
Down the crater of Mount Ijen is an action that is prohibited by the government and is very dangerous because rocks can be landslide at any time. So don't go down there!
The first thing to do is selecting the right dates for exploring Mount Ijen, it is perfect to go there in a summertime from April to October. You will see the best view of sunrise at Mount Ijen in those months.
Enjoy your best exploration on Mount Ijen !