Visiting the mountains can be tricky most of the time, especially if you are not experienced yet. But don’t worry, Mount Bromo is one of the easy mountains to hike. Even if you are not interested in hiking, you can still enjoy beautiful sceneries and activities that can surely refresh your mind and soul from the hours working every day. To help you prepare for your trip, here are some tips and tricks for your future mount Bromo tour.
Know the route
There are two popular routes; from Surabaya and from Malang. With the route Malang-Tumpang-Gubugklakah-Ngandas-Jemplang-Bromo, you need 2.5 hours of travel to reach mount Bromo. This route is a favorite among tourists rather than the Surabaya-Probolinggo one. Although the terrain is quite steep, the scenery is really good and pleasing to the eye.
Prepare for cold weather
With an altitude of 2,329 meters above sea level, Mount Bromo has a temperature below 10 degrees Celsius. So, you should always prepare thick jackets, socks, mittens, or anything that you usually need to keep yourself warm.
Why mask, you say? Well, unlike other mountains, Bromo has gusts of wind mixed with sand. If you are allergic to dust, this is very bad news for you. So, get your mask (and goggles) ready for the mount Bromo tour.
Sure, there are heaps of people selling foods all around the mount Bromo. But as you might expect, it will be extremely pricey because it is a place of attractions, after all. We encourage you to bring your own food from home, whether its a snack or even a ready to cook a meal if you want to camp. It will save a whole lot of money in the run. But if you don’t plan on cooking or bringing a lot of food, maybe buying from the locals will be a good choice. Remember, know where to shop and knowing a bit of phrase to bargain will be really helpful.
Whenever this tip comes out, people will roll their eyes. Really, sunscreen? It’s not a beach were not going to sunbathe! But you have to be really careful, the sun is still up there, it won’t go away. The sunlight that falls on the top of a mountain turns out can damage the skin. In order to anticipate this, you must protect your body with sunscreen to decrease the risk of skin cancer.
Hopefully, our mount Bromo tour tips and tricks can help you in the future.