Last December 2015, I had the opportunity to explore the eastern side of Indonesia starting from Lombok to the Gili Islands, to Bali and to East Java before heading out to Surabaya for the train ride to Jakarta. With that backpacking trip, I managed to snag a couple of mountains along the way.
These three mountains are a gem on their own and are worth separate trips if you can’t afford a week-long backpacking. I am looking forward to post a brief write-up for each climb:
1. Mt. Rinjani (Lombok)
2. Ijen Plateau - Blue Fire (Banyuwangi)
3. Mt. Bromo (Cemoro Lawang/Probolinggo)
You might ask me if I want to return to these mountains. Yes, I do and I will. After-all, you don't climb the same mountain twice.