Tumpak Sewu Waterfall tour to visit a spectacular waterfall like Niagara, but in Malang Regency, East Java Indonesia.
Visit Tumpak Sewu Waterfall, a wide, tiered waterfall in East Java Province. Situated in the border between the regencies of Lumajang and Malang, Tumpak Sewu boasts a spectacular view and rewarding trekking paths for travelers with all fitness levels.
There are two entrances to Tumpak Sewu: from Lumajang and Malang. The Malang entrance is the best option for getting the ultimate waterfall view.
The Beauty of Tumpak Sewu Waterfall
The Tumpak Sewu stream comes from Glidih River, originates in Mount Semeru. The waterfall consists of several streams that form a wide curtain, with the height of 200m from the viewing point to the waterfall base. Lush vegetations surround the top of the waterfall. If you see the waterfall within the right time and angle, you may see a beautiful rainbow at the bottom.
The waterfall drops on one side of a circular cliff formation. The bottom part is a small pond, surrounded by moss-covered rock formations. Travelers unable to complete the trekking can go to the viewing point near the parking lot of Malang entrance, which takes around 45 minutes. You can see both the waterfall and Mount Semeru in afar, especially around 8:00 am to 9:00 am (with permitting weather).
Travelers with better fitness levels can trek to reach the bottom part of the waterfall. The trekking duration is around 1.5 hours of descending and 1.5 hours of ascending. Despite the challenging trails, Tumpak Sewu Waterfall is still safe for trekking, because several trails are equipped with metal stairs and rails, along with bamboo and ropes.
Beautiful Karst Formation in Tetes Cave
When you are in Tumpak Sewu, don’t forget to visit the nearby natural karts caves. The Tetes Caves (Gua Tetes), which means “the caves of dropping”, have unique formations that look like water curtains. Hidden behind the sheer curtains of small waterfalls, these caves look almost magical, especially with the lush surroundings.
Tetes Caves are only 200 m away from Tumpak Sewu (about 10 minutes of trekking), and they both get the streams from the same river. The unique shapes of the caves are the results of natural formation by water and elements, forming drop-like shapes, crevices, and natural tunnels. Many people love wearing a raincoat and walking through the water curtains.
In some parts of the caves, the water forms small, shallow pools. You can stand in them to refresh your mind or have cool photos taken. Just like with Tumpak Sewu, Tetes Caves are better visited in the morning, especially between the 8:00 am, and 9:00 am.
Enjoy Your Time during Tumpak Sewu Waterfall Tour
If you intend to visit Tumpak Sewu, plan it so you can also see the Tetes Caves. Since morning is the best time to see the view, you should leave early from the nearby city or regency. For example, you need to start driving from Malang at 6:00 am to see the waterfall caves under the best condition.
We recommend you bringing raincoat, waterproof adventure shoes (or at least trekking shoes), and jacket, as the temperature can be quite cold. You can also pack your precious items (wallet, camera, phone), and place them in a Ziploc bag.
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