About this Expedition
Explore the site of the largest volcanic eruption in recorded history at Mt. Tambora. Located on the northern coast of Sumbawa Island in the district of Dompu and Bima, you'll hike through dense jungle and cross savannas before attempting to summit Mt. Tambora.
If you can overcome this monumental challenge, you'll be rewarded with stunning views from the summit as you stand inside the magnificent 7 kilometer wide crater.
Difficulty level of
Push through thick jungle foliage and cross savannas to reach basecamp
Summit a 3,088m volcano
Endure a 1500 meter ascension along steep and gnarly trails to reach camp
Summit the Volcano
Ascend to the crater rim of the volcano, site of the most destructive force of nature in recorded history.
Make your way to the Pancasila Viallage where you will stay under the roof of the local villagers.
Trek up steep and gnarly trails to reach camp 1 at around 2080M altitude.
Climb up the mountain to reach the Crater Rim, where you'll watch the sunrise and clouds roll over one of the most powerful volcanoes.
D1: Bali-Bima-Pancasila Village
This morning we will fly from Bali to Bima on Sumbawa Island. Then we will continue by vehicle to Pancasila Village for 5-6 hours. Lunch en route. Stay overnight in home stay.
D2: Pancasila Village (500m)-Pos 5 (2,080m)
We start hiking today. We aim for Pos 3, which will take7-8 hours. The trek is steep and gnarly because of thebushes and fallen tree. We set our camp here and rest.
D3: Pos 5-Crater Rim-Pancasila Village-Bima
At dawn, we hike to crater rim. 2-3 hours hike to the crater rim through rock and scree. On the top, you can see the enormous crater of Mount Tambora. It’s possible to explore the rim a little bit. After that, we descend back to Pancasila Village and continue straight back to Bima to catch our flight back home.