Mentingen Peak in Bromo Mountain, East Java Province - Indonesia
It is without a doubt Penanjakan Views are the best spots to witness the golden sunrise. Is there any other option? For those looking for an alternative, there is Mentingen Peak. It is still part of Bromo Mountain, actually. The exact location is in Ngadisari Village and it belongs to Sakapura District, Probolinggo, Indonesia. Not only tourists can watch a majestic sunrise, but they can also witness grandiose mountains like Batok, Bromo, and Pasir Berbisik. The peak resides in 2,273 meters above the sea level which is quite perfect for such kind of activity.
The best view of sunrise indeed appears in the dawn. Thus, tourists must have been there before it is too late. Due to its high location, visitors would feel like living in the sky. Even the clouds can be seen clearly and closely there. When it comes to the nuance, it is similar to that of the B29. Several jeeps are park neatly there. Tourists can even rent one either to go up or down the site. Not to mention they can use the jeep to get around Mentingen. The purpose is indeed to make the adventure more comfortable and simpler. Later, in the afternoon, they can witness another stunning nature view, which is the sunset!
Exploring Mentingen Peak
The best time to visit Mentingen Peak is indeed in the morning or before that. One thing, a thick fog appears sometimes so it may block the view of the sunrise. Despite the condition, the ray of the sun appears charming and unique even though it is covered by the fog! No wonder, people consider it romantic and amusing. This also explains why some couples visit Mentingen to do honeymoon or simply spending a good time with their couple.
The next charm of Mentingen Peak is the lush savanna. That means tourists can explore the location and walk around the grass freely. Lots of flowers also grow there. According to the locals, that area often becomes a place for a pre-wedding session and other romantic events, which everyone can try as well. On top of that, it is also suitable as the background for photography (as an alternative object to the subviews). Therefore, no one should forget to carry their camera when visiting Mentingen!
Another thing to do in Mentingen Peak is trekking. Some people prefer walking to renting a jeep when reaching the hill. Despite the tiredness, it is definitely more fun for those who love an adventure. Surrounded by nature and refreshing air, a route to reach the peak won’t be quite challenging for tourists. They can start from Cemoro Lawang, Indonesia. The hiking would take about 30 minutes or more depending on tourists’ stamina.
- Cemoro Lawang
- Mount Bromo Viewpoint
- Bromo Mountain
- B29 Peak
How to Get There
From Lumajang City, tourists can take Gabugklakan Raya Street and head to Probolinggo District (51.2 km) of Indonesia. Later, their next destination would be Sukapura Sub-District and Ngadisari Village. Once arriving at Cemoro Lawang (the entrance for trekking), they can either go by foot or jeep to reach the hill.
Where to Stay
- Lava View Lodge
- Nadia Hotel
- Huni Raya Bromo
- Jiwa Jawa Bromo
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